Fundació Vila Casas acquires Oriol Vilapuig’s work during Barcelona Gallery Weekend

During the last edition of Barcelona Gallery Weekend 2023 (14.09.2023 – 17.09.2023), the Fundació Vila Casas acquired the work Teoria dels cossos II, by the artist Oriol Vilapuig. In this work, the questioning of the body through plastic, artistic and conceptual reflection is superimposed on the quotation from “Teoria dels cossos” (1966) by Gabriel Ferrater.

The gallery would like to thank the Foundation and all its tean for their confidence in a work of such artistic interest as Vilapuig’s.

“La curiositat del cos, que tu fa massa temps que en dius desig” – Gabriel Ferrater, “Teoria dels cossos”, 1966

Jean Denant installs the Mattes Basses project in the Haut Languedoc Regional Park en pleine nature!

After 4 years, the artist Jean Denant installs the work Mattes Basses in the Parc régional du haut Languedoc en pleine nature. Described by the artist himself as “a sculpture in the landscape for the sake of the landscape”, the work is part of his production in which he reflects on the rural landscape as an artistic element per se.

The Fundació Vilacasas hosts the exhibition “Des de més enllà del temps” by Fina Miralles

Curated by Maia Creus y Maria Lluïsa Faxedas, the exhibition Des de més enllà del temps de Fina Miralles presents the visual relationship between writing and the artist’s plastic production, previously published in Fina Miralles. Paraules fèrtils 1972-2017. In the words of the curators, “the figure runs through Fina Miralles’ entire pictorial corpus, with images that refer to the indigenous past common to all human beings, the presence of the biological mother or the cosmic tree, and the beings of the water; we also find a gallery of mythological spirits, from the ancestral power of the totem to the spirit of the forest, of day and night, or the flowering of the plant kingdom”.

The exhibition will be open from 14.09.2023-14.01.2023 at the Espai Volart of the Fundació Vilacasas (Barcelona).

Gloria Oyarzabal at PhMuseum Days 2023 International Photo Festival (Bologna)

From 22.09.2023 to 24.09.2023, the photographer Gloria Oyarzabal will take part in the PhMuseum Days 2023 International Photo Festival. Under the title Appunti per un’orestiade africana – a democracy in fatigueOyarzabal examines the concept of universal democracy. Based on Pier Paolo Pasolini’s pseudo-documentary Appunti per un’Orestiade Africana (1970), the photographer creates a political essay on the invention of freedom, reflecting on the post-colonial condition of African countries.

Orlan presents the exhibition “Tornar-se” in São Paulo (Brasil)

In the Brazilian context of the São Paulo Biennial, the French artist ORLAN presents Tornar-se. the first major retrospective of her complete oeuvre in Brazil. From photographs to videos and sculptures, the exhibition curated by Alain Quemin and Ana Paula C. Simioni traces a journey from the 1960s to the present day. On view from 02.09.2023 to 28.01.2023 at SESC Avenida Paulista.

“Memoria vivida”, exhibition by Pilar Aymerich at the Circulo de Bellas Artes (Madrid)

The Sala Picasso del Circulo de Bellas Artes (Madrid) is hosting one of the major retrospectives of Pilar Aymerich (National Photography Award 2021), a key figure in contemporary Spanish photography. From 19.09.2023 to 07.01.2024, the exhibition  Memoria Vivida will allow visitors to enjoy her career from the 1960s to 2007, accompanied by archive material that will provide an in-depth look at her production and context.

Exhibition curated by Neus Miró and organised by Circulo de Bellas Artes and La Fábrica; with the collaboration of Centre d’Art Tecla Sala.

Atlas, exhibition by Miguel Trillo at Sala Concepción Arenal (Espacio Cultural Los Arenales, Cantabria), PHotoESPAÑA

The exhibition Atlas by the artist Miguel Trillo, represented by the RocioSantaCruz gallery, documents the boom of the 1980s from the perspective of urban tribes. The exhibition will be held at the Sala Concepción Arenal (Espacio Cultural Los Arenales, Cantabria) from 01.09.2023-31.10. 2023, the freedom experienced by young people during the transition to democracy can be enjoyed through three series: Asiatown, which focuses on the attitudes of the youth culture that has emerged in the mega-cities of the Asian continent; Fictions, a journey into the universe of manga, otakus and cosplayers; and Pasarela Street, snapshots of the audience at the fashion weeks held in the cities that set the trends today.

Exhibition framed in PHotoESPAÑA programation.

Oriol Vilapuig presents “Formes d’oli i aigua”

The artist Oriol Vilapuig presents the project “Formes d’oli i aigua” in the Church of Sant Joan d’Isil. Located in the emblematic setting of Pallars Sobirà, the Romanesque building houses the expansion of “Son”, Vilapuig’s intervention at the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya in 2020. In both projects the artist uses the frottage technique to transfer the sculptural reliefs of different stone spikes from the 11th and 12th centuries in highly symbolic drawings.

From 07.21.2023 to 08.31.2023 – Church of Sant Joan a Isil (Alt Àneu, les Valls d’Àneu)

“Miedo divino”, exhibition by Montserrat Soto at the Palacio Quintanar (Segovia)

The artist Montserrat Soto will inaugurate the exhibition Por divina at the Palau Quintanar in Segòvia on 07.07.2023. The exhibition, which will be open from 07.07.2023 to 15.11.2023, presents a research process that brings together 15 years of work, from images and texts to photographs and sculptures. Curated by Alicia Murría, the exhibition offers a reading of the structure of the centuries based on civilisations and their preservation of the thinking of those characterised as “dominated” by “dominators”.

Antoni Campañà “Icônes Cachées. Les images méconnues de la guerre d’Espagne (1936-1939)” at Pavillon Populaire (Montpellier)

Du 29.06.2023 au 24.09.2023, le Pavillon Populaire de Montepellier (France) réunit les plus importantes photographies prises par Campañà pendant la guerre civile espagnole (1036-1939). L’exposition s’intitule Icônes Cachées. Les images méconnues de la guerre d’Espagne (1936-1939). Les commissaires Arnau Gonzàlez i Villalta, Plàcid Garcia-Planas Marcet et Toni Monné Campañà y classent par thèmes certaines des images les plus importantes de la production de Campañà.

Certains des blocs sont : Ante la guerra, Golpe de estado y revolución, Matar a Dios, Las milicianas, La ruta por el frente de Aragón, Las trincheras de Aragón y la muerte de Durruti, La Madonna Anarquista, Propaganda, Barcelona Soviética, Moviliación y guerra interna, Bombardos y hambre, Refugiados, Victoria franquista, Manipulaciones, La retirada, Comparaciones, Preludio de la Segunda Guerra Mundial et Franco eterno, guerra infinita.