To close a prolific 2018, we invite you on Friday, December 21 to join us in three presentations. We will begin the afternoon with a talk by the artists Louis Arturo Aguirre (Camagüey, 1991) and Luis Enrique Milán Bouza (Ciego de Ávila, 1990) who are in Havana as part of the La Temporal residency program (first residency program for Cuban artists of the Visual Arts Development Center - CDAV) with the collaboration of Artista X Artista.
We will continue with the presentation of the project probableprobable by Julio Llópiz-Casal. probableprobable is a brand of clothes and other types of accessories, created by Julio Llopiz-Casal in 2016. It is fundamentally based on the intervention on textile surfaces and the recycling of clothing, objects and images of cultural history. Artisanal work is very important for the brand, although it does not reject the possibilities of serial industrial reproduction in any of its variants.
Rather than designing objects with the objective of being desired, it is likely that you are interested in designing a complicity. We are interested that those who use what we design feel that, rather than wearing a shirt or accessory, they have an attitude: before society, before the cultural industry, before politics. Those who use probableprobable are leaving an optimistic testimony, ironic and not at all naive, about the time that we have to live.
And to end the night we will have a talk of the Balada Tropical collective (integrated by: Amanda Alonso, Nelson Barrera, Jorge Pablo Lima, Víctor Piverno, Leonardo Luis Roque and Ricardo Martínez). Balada Tropical will present in his talk the projects Weightlifting Volume II (2012), Based on real events / Balada Tropical visits the Earth (2017), Cañas y Palmas (2018) and Cocktail Balada Tropical (2017); They will also present some of their works in the space.
Artista X Artista is pleased to invite you to the artist talk that will offer CarlosBunga (Porto in 1976, lives and works in Barcelona) in AxA headquarters next Friday, August 5th, 7 PM. Bunga, at the time spending holidays in Havana, kindly accepted our request to meet and introduce his work to the art public in Cuba.
While often using ordinary, unassuming materials such as packing cardboard
and adhesive tape, Bunga’s work involves a highly developed degree of
aesthetic care and delicacy, as well as a conceptual complexity derived from
the inter-relationship between doing and undoing, between unmaking and
remaking, between the micro and the macro, between investigation and
conclusion. Straddling the division between sculpture and painting, Bunga’s
deceptively delicate works are characterized by an intense study of the
combination of color and materiality, while at the same time emphasizes the
performative aspect of the creative act. (source: www.elbabenitez.com)
*First audition in Cuba
Anna María Guasch will present in Artista X Artista her last book The Art in the Global Era 1989-2015, the second part of a discourse started in The Last Art of the XX Century. The author analyses a period of constant flux and mixed categories in the definition of art. A period dominated by the creative capacity of interaction and dialogue, by a dying economy that questions the development sustained by the constant grow. A time sealed by politics that generated, and are generating, utopias without frontiers, and at the same times provokes radical processes of religious and territorial nature.
Following this presentation, on Friday June 3rd, Dr. Anna María Guasch and the artist Antoni Muntadas, will be doing a portfolio view of a group of previously invited artists.
The artist Yornel Martinez presents P350, a project of collaborative editing that, in his own words: “…Is a physical support, a magazine or a creative blog with open collaboration, a work in progress. The variety of numbers that make up the collection, allows to be seen the diversity of interests and the creativity of the people that work with this project. The methods of production are dissimilar: stencil, visual poetry, calligraphy, collage, doodles… The issues are not for sale; they circulate through the presentations organized by us. In its pages you can find from a poem by Antonin Artaud to a bus ticket; it´s a publication with tendency to collage and short circuit”
P350 can be consulted permanently at the Artista X Artista space, as a part of a collaboration between both platforms.
After the public presentation, the exhibition Artista X Artista (III) can be visit and will remain open to the public until May 6th.
The collaborators of P350 are : Omar Pérez/ Amílcar Feria/ Ítalo Exposito/ Luis Eligio Pérez (de OMni)/Elvia Rosa Castro/ Tamara Venereo/ Sandra Ramy/ Ailer/ Yaque-Mati/ Andrés Pérez/ Yerande González/ Rito Ramón Aroche/ Irving Vera/ Felipe Gaspar Calafell/ Danilo Maldonado (el sexto)/ Paco Myfriend/ Dojo Zen de Artemisa/ Julio Cesar Llópiz/ Maikel Iglesias/ Sergio Suarez/ Tamara Díaz/ Duhamel Xolot/ Amalia Iduate/ Alberto Ferrer/ Ana lyen/ Ricardo Ezquijarosa/ Orestes Hernández/ Raquel Cruz/ Lester Álvarez/ Luis Enrique (Chinito)/ Odey Curbelo/ Ezequiel Suárez/ Mario Castillo/ Dimitri Prieto/ Ricardo Alberto Pérez/ Orlando Hernández/ Víctor Méndez/ Frency Fernández/ Solveit Fong / Abel González/ Luis Trápaga/ Lía Villares/ Reynier Leyva (Novo)/ Gabriel Calaforra/ Laura Espinosa/ Amed Aroche/ Mira Kongstein/ Erika Flores y Periódica (Revista de arte contemporáneo en Colombia), Marc Roig y Rogier Decfos con WERKER Magazine, Jamila Medina/ David Beltrán/ José Manuel Mesías/ Héctor Antón Castillo/ jorge&larry/ Ernesto Santana/ Yornel J. Martínez Elías y el grupo de teatro “El ciervo encantado”.
Matadero Madrid is glad to open “We don’t know how to go back by ourselves”, the public presentation of the results of this year’s edition of El Ranchito Residencies Program Matadero Madrid – AECID. We don’t know how to go back by ourselves presents the work of eleven creators of Spain, Cuba and Finland, selected by open calls held by Matadero Madrid and the asociated centers of this edition: Artista X Arista (Havana), HIAP (Helsinski) and Tokyo Wonder Site (Tokyo).
This time, six Spanish creators participated on a twelve week residence in Matadero Madrid: Andrea Canepa with her project Anschauung, Arash Moori with Parasitic Noise, Belén with La nueva sinceridad, Fermín Jiménez Landa with El mal de la Taiga, Ferrán Pla with Lancelot Plissé and Pedro Luis Cembranos with GALAXIA M-50 (for magnetic tape and voice). Early in March, the other artist joined this six: the cubans jorge&larry with Estamos a merced del featuring and Luis Manuel Otero with De la serie museos necesarios, and the Finnish Anna Estarriola with Llega un mensaje post apocalíptico. Viene del futuro and Nastja Säde Rönkkö with A Walk with you / un paseo contigo; spending a residency period of six weeks.