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    Elly Strik. Ghost, brides & other Companions. Fantasmas, novias y otros compañeros

    Elly Strik. Ghost, brides & other Companions. Fantasmas, novias y otros compañeros

    Authors Carlos Gamerro, Victoria Noorthoorn, Beatriz Preciado, Bart Verschaffel, Ben Okri, Jean-Christophe Ammann

    Year: 2014
  • Publication
    photobooks. Spain 1905-1977

    photobooks. Spain 1905-1977

    Authors Horacio Fernández, Javier Ortiz-Echagüe, Concha Calvo, Rocío Robles, Mafalda Rodríguez, Angélica Soleiman, Laura Terré, Manuel Borja-Villel, Rosario Peiró

    Year: 2014
  • Publication
    139 Spring Street, NYC. 1973-1975

    139 Spring Street, NYC. 1973-1975

    Authors Gesine Tosin

    Year: 2014
  • Publication
    Playgrounds. Reinventing the Square

    Playgrounds. Reinventing the Square

    Authors Manuel Borja-Villel, Teresa Velázquez, Tamara Díaz Bringas, Lars Bang Larsen, Linda Nochlin, Lady Allen of Hurtwood, Rodrigo Pérez de Arce, Beatriz Colomina, Aldo van Eyck, Constant, Robert Filliou, Pier Vittorio Aureli, Marcelo Expósito, Graham St. John

    Year: 2014
  • Publication
    really useful knowledge

    really useful knowledge

    Authors What, How & for Whom, Marina Garcés, Raqs Media Collective, Luis Camnitzer, Trevor Paglen, Jacob Appelbaum, Fred Moten & Stefano Harney, G.M.Tamás

    Year: 2014
  • Publication
    Kerry James Marshall: painting and other stuff

    Kerry James Marshall: painting and other stuff

    Authors Dieter Roelstraete, Nav Haq, Okwui Enwezor, Bart De Baere, Manuel Borja-Villel, Jacob Fabricius, Laurence Rassel

    Year: 2014
  • Publication
    Richard Hamilton

    Richard Hamilton

    Authors Benjamin H.D. Buchloch, Hal Foster, Mark Godfrey, Richard Hamilton, Alice Rawsthorn, Paul Schimmel, Fanny Singer, Victoria Walsh

    Year: 2014
  • Publication
    White Fire. The Kunstmuseum Basel Modern Collection

    White Fire. The Kunstmuseum Basel Modern Collection

    Authors Manuel Borja-Villel, Bernhard Mendes Bürgi, Nina Zimmer, Georg Schmidt, Katharina Schmidt, Marguerite Arp-Hagenbach, Philip Ursprung, Thyerry de Duve

    Year: 2015
  • Video
    September, 2013
    Exhibitions

    In this video Manuel Borja-Villel, the director of the Museum, explains the works created by Gabriel Acevedo Velarde, Maria Loboda, Alejandra Riera and Manuel Saiz specifically for the Fisuras program.

    The project Paranormal Citizen, by Gabriel Acevedo Velarde, makes use of televised stories about paranormal experiences to analyse and create narratives about the intermediate space between institutions and individual subjectivity. Maria Loboda, in The Beasts, engages in a kind of contemporary archaeology that starts with the recontextualization of objects containing various strata of meaning, in such a way that what is shown - even though it is inscribed in a place of safety such as a museum - has a potentially threatening dimension. Poétique(s) de l’inachèvement [Poetics of incompleteness] initiated by Alejandra Riera is the title chosen by the artist for a project that lingers in certain experiences so dense that film cannot take them in, although it does accompany them. Finally, One True Art - 16 Responses to the Question What Art is, by Manuel Saiz, is a performative artistic experiment the aim of which is to formulate a definition of art or to reflect on the reasons that such a definition is impossible.

  • Video
    October, 2013
    Exhibitions

    In this video the artist Chris Killip explains his work in the field of photography and talks about his artistic influences. An essential figure in documentary photography, Killip’s work reflects the fascination and respect he feels for ordinary life and people, finding a form of expression that underscores the social and cultural peculiarities that characterised the period.
    The exhibition contains a selection of over a hundred images taken between 1968 and 2004.

  • Video
    October, 2013
    Exhibitions

    In this video, Manuel Borja-Villel, the director of the Museum, explains how this exhibition takes a close look at art produced in Spain and abroad during the 1980s and 1990s. Minimal Resistance centres on the search by artists of new spaces for resistance in a globalised world and it examines a series of dualities that polarized the period covered: from the global economic crisis to financial capitalism, from the potential of the collective to the recovery of the myth of the artist, from actions claiming public space to discourses around memory and the body, from a kind of theatricality emphasising scenography and architecture to performative languages and relational models and from the restoration of traditional genres to the appropriation of images from mass media and mass culture.

  • Video
    November, 2013
    Exhibitions Centro de estudios

    Armando Montesinos, curator of the exhibition, explains in this interview the keys of Idea: Painting-Force. The works of Alfonso Albacete, Miguel Ángel Campano, Ferran Garcia Sevilla, Juan Navarro Baldeweg and Manolo Quejido, dating from 1978 to 1984, comprise the proposal put forward in the exhibition in Palacio de Velázquez, Parque del Retiro. They carried out this activity at the height of the crisis affecting the modern movement and the idea of the avant-garde. Plus, they were working in Spain, in a setting that, on the hinge between the 70s and the 80s, was experiencing some newly-arrived democratic liberties and whose artistic scene had derived from the dominant acritical formalism to the emergence of the market and the aesthetics of success.

  • Video
    November, 2013
    Activities Live Arts

    This concert was organised in connection with the exhibition ± I96I. Founding the Expanded Arts. It is a performance of Inuksuit, a 1953 piece by John Luther Adams, conceived to be played by up to 99 musicians-percussionists, that took place on 6 October, 2013 in the patio of the Nouvel Building. The piece has been performed in New York, Melbourne, Canberra, Toronto, Berkeley, Ojai, Lisbon, the Hague and Belo Horizonte. 

  • Video
    December, 2013
    Exhibitions
    In the following video the curator of the exhibition, Jean-François Chevrier, and the Director of the Museum, Manuel J. Borja-Villel, explain the ways in which artists endeavoured to transform the idea of the biographical account and broke with the conventions of biographism to elaborate freely on the basis of certain elements taken from their own life history.
     
    The exhibition Biographical forms. Construction and individual mythology reviews the narrative dimension of art in its relationship with literary manifestations. The selection of works analyses the binomial “life and work” as well as the identity and biography construction mechanisms that operate throughout 20th century artistic activity.