June 20, 2017 - MUSAC, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Castilla y Leon - herman de vries: chance & change / Hybris / Adriana Bustos: From the Observatory / Provincia 53 / Province 53
June 20, 2017

MUSAC, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Castilla y Leon

herman de vries, chance & change, 2017. Courtesy of the artist.

herman de vries
chance & change
June 17, 2017–February 4, 2018

Hybris
A Possible Approach to Ecoaesthetics
June 17, 2017–January 7, 2018

Adriana Bustos
From the Observatory
June 17–November 19, 2017

Provincia 53 / Province 53
September 16, 2017–January 7, 2018

MUSAC, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Castilla y Leon
Avda. Reyes Leoneses, 24
24008 León
Spain
Hours: Tuesday–Friday 11am–2pm,
Tuesday–Friday 5–8pm,
Saturday–Sunday 5–9pm,
Saturday–Sunday 11am–3pm

T +34 987 09 00 00
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herman de vries
chance & change
June 17, 2017–February 4, 2018

Hybris
A Possible Approach to Ecoaesthetics
June 17, 2017–January 7, 2018

Adriana Bustos
From the Observatory
June 17–November 19, 2017

Provincia 53 / Province 53
September 16, 2017–January 7, 2018

MUSAC, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Castilla y Leon
Avda. Reyes Leoneses, 24
24008 León
Spain
Hours: Tuesday–Friday 11am–2pm,
Tuesday–Friday 5–8pm,
Saturday–Sunday 5–9pm,
Saturday–Sunday 11am–3pm

T +34 987 09 00 00
prensa@musac.es

www.musac.es
Facebook / Twitter

herman de vries. chance & change

chance & change is the title of the first solo show in Spain by herman de vries (Alkmaar, The Netherlands, 1931), a site-specific project for MUSAC. The show covers a large span of the artist’s practice, from the sixties right up until the present, through a selection of sculptures, installations, drawings, collages and four new works produced specifically for this project. 

Ranging from his first works created within the framework of the ZERO art movement, which explored the idea of chance, to his more recent output which uses nature as raw material, the exhibition reflects the versatility and coherence of the practice of an artist who combines science, art, philosophy and nature in his production. 

Hybris. A Possible Approach to Ecoaesthetics

Artists: Elena Aitzkoa, Amy Balkin, Zigor Barayazarra, Jorge Barbi, Guillem Bayo, Basurama, Luna Bengoechea Peña, Joseph Beuys, Juanli Carrión, Jacobo Castellano, Carma Casulá, Agnes Denes, Nicole Dextras, Bárbara Fluxá, Regina José Galindo, Nilo Gallego / Felipe Quintana, Fernando García-Dory, Andy Goldsworthy, Newton & Helen Mayer Harrison, Basia Irland, Patricia Johanson, Maider López, Lucia Loren, Ana Mendieta, Pablo Milicua, Fina Miralles, Santiago Morilla, Vik Muniz, Amor Muñoz, Xavi Muñoz, Teresa Murak, Katie Paterson, Asia Piaściky / Monika Brauntsch, Herman Prigann, Vegonha Rodríguez, Adolfo Schlosser, Alan Sonfist, Hiroshi Sunairi, Juan Zamora

Hybris. A Possible Approach to Ecoaesthetics wishes to encourage a rethinking on the potential of art as a tool for action as well as for subjectification in relation to the environmental concerns of today.

The show creates a landscape that speaks to political, economic and social ecology based on the gazes of around forty international, national and local artists. All of them contribute, in one way or another, to a rethinking on how to maintain the balance of the ecosystem, whether by working with nature through gestures that have more to do with the symbolic, or else by searching for some kind of more tangible impact. In their works, both the content as well as the form speak of ecology from an eco-aesthetic approach that goes beyond a simple critique of the well-known consequences caused by climate change. The exhibition adopts a respectful attitude to the environment, in a response to the hubris or excess characterising the present, with the goal of seeking alternatives that will help to bring about a paradigm shift and to collaborate towards a more habitable future for everybody.

Adriana Bustos. From the Observatory

From the Observatory is the first solo show in a Spanish museum by Adriana Bustos (Bahía Blanca, Argentina, 1965), an artist interested in documentary practices who uses installation, video, photography and drawing as a means to develop a narrative discourse predicated on reflections around social, political and religious oppression in a non-linear interpretation of history.

Bustos’s work engages with historical events that happened on both sides of the Atlantic, in different time periods ranging from the colonial era to the present day. Her practice is based on field work in which the artist undertakes highly varied research into history, social and natural sciences. Her associative capacity and the juxtaposition of data translates into works that, akin to educational sources, proportion apparently disordered and unconnected information on people, objects, advertising, maps, documents, routes, genetic codes or botanical studies, which Bustos employs to outline a non-linear story which can be used to reread certain historical events.

Provincia 53 / Province 53

Provincia 53 is a group exhibition about Western Sahara, a disputed and partially Moroccan-occupied territory in the Maghreb region of North Africa. Formerly occupied by Spain, in 1961 the colony known as Spanish Sahara became a Spanish province, the province 53, in an attempt made by Franco's dictatorship to legitimize the occupation. This exhibition aims to reflect on the concepts of Land and Territory from an aesthetic and political perpective.

Provincia 53 is organized in collaboration with the Centro de Arte y Naturaleza (CDAN) in Huesca (Spain). 

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