May 15, 2015 - MUSAC, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Castilla y Leon - Summer 2015 exhibition programme
May 15, 2015

Summer 2015 exhibition programme

Ana Mendieta, Untitled (Glass on Body Imprints), 1972. Series of six colour photographs. MUSAC Collection.

Summer 2015 exhibition programme​
Self-Timer Stories
Javier Codesal. Put On Your Body
Primary Sector
Guided Tour: Artist, Museum, Spectactor
[Works from the MUSAC Collection]

MUSAC, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León
Avda. Reyes Leoneses, 24
León
Spain

www.musac.es

MUSAC, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León (León, Spain) hosts four new shows during the summer of 2015. Self-Timer Stories is a group show that explores the creation of a self-portrait via self-timer through works from theFederal Austrian Photography Collection in interplay with international and Spanish artists. Put on Your Body is a mid-career show devoted to one of Spain’s most accomplished video artists. Primary Sector is a group show that reflects on the importance and presence in the region of Castile and León of the sector of the economy that makes direct use of the natural resources. Last but not least, Guided Tour: Artist, Museum, Spectactor is an exhibition featuring works from the MUSAC Collection that intends to look back on, rethink and question the narratives, functions and conventions of the art system.

Self-Timer Stories
16 May–13 September 
Artists:
Bernadette Anzengruber, Renate Bertlmann, Katrina Daschner, Carola Dertnig, VALIE EXPORT, Esther Ferrer, Heidi Harsieber, Sharon Hayes, Matthias Herrmann, Juan Hidalgo, AA Bronson & Matthias Herrmann, Birgit Jürgenssen, Barbara Kapusta, Susi Krautgartner, Friedl Kubelka (aka vom Gröller), Roberta Lima, Anja Manfredi, Dorit Margreiter, Ana Mendieta, Michaela Moscouw, Laurel Nakadate, Lilo Nein, Cristina Núñez, Carlos Pazos, Sasha Pirker, Àngels Ribe, Constanze Ruhm, Hans Scheirl, Toni Schmale, Carolee Schneemann, Peter Weibel, Hans Weigand, Martha Wilson, Francesca Woodman
Curator: Felicitas Thun-Hohenstein
Exhibition co-organised with: Museum der Moderne Salzburg
With the collaboration of: Bundeskanzleramt Österreich Kunst, Austrian Cultural Forum Madrid

This group exhibition, titled Self-Timer Stories, shows works from theFederal Austrian Photography Collection—situated in the Museum der Moderne Salzburg—in interplay with works form the MUSAC Collection and international and Spanish works from the field of extended photography. The leitmotif of the exhibition is the creation of a self-portrait via self-timer. This practice, popular both in everyday life and in art, reciprocates with technical developments and shows itself in the release cables appearing in the compositions, the digital remote-control release, or the extended hand. 

Javier Codesal: Put on Your Body
18 April–6 September
Curator: Manuel Olveira

Put on Your Body is a mid-career survey show of the work of Javier Codesal, a pioneer in video art in Spain. The show centres on one of the main subject matters in Codesal’s work, namely, the body. Whether addressed from its private or social aspects, this theme runs throughout the whole show, that comprises 25 works dated from 1988 to 2015—the most recent produced specifically for this exhibition—leveraging the body to examine the difficulties in probing, understanding and encompassing the human experience. 

Primary Sector
16 May 2015–10 January 2016
Artists: Paco Algaba, Alfonso Borragán, Álvaro Laiz, Asunción Molinos Gordo, Javier Riera, Antje Schiffers
Curator: Manuel Olveira

The exhibition Primary Sector reflects on the importance and presence of the landscape, agriculture and livestock, hunting, mining, etc., in the Spanish region of Castile and Leon through works produced specifically for this show by artists Paco Algaba, Alfonso Borragán, Álvaro Laiz, Asunción Molinos Gordo, Javier Riera, andAntje Schiffers. On the one hand, it documents the change of economic paradigm that has made some areas of the primary sector inviable, but, on the other, it highlights these activities for their essential and undeniable value.

Guided Tour: Artist, Museum, Spectactor [Works from the MUSAC Collection]  
16 May–20 September
Artists: Antoni Abad, Ana Laura Aláez, Eugenio Ampudia, Matthew Barney, Lina Bertucci, Daniele Buetti, Colectivo Centro de Arte Ego, Anne Collier and Matthew Higgs, DR. Hoffman, Sandra Gamarra, Dora García, Ruth Gómez, Andreas Gursky, Candida Höfer, Zhang Huan, David Iturregui, Christian Jankowski, Isaac Julien, Juan del Junco, Miki Leal, Juan López, Cristina Lucas, Joan Morey, Ángel Núñez Pombo, Ana Prada, Pipilotti Rist, Manuel Sáiz, Thomas Werner, Cerith Wyn Evans.
Curator: Paco Barragán

Guided Tour: Artist, Museum, Spectator is a group show featuring works from the MUSAC Collection. The underlying idea of the exhibition is to look back on, rethink and question the narratives, functions and conventions of the art system. Through a total of 30 works by 29 international and Spanish artists, the show endeavours to explore issues such as the meaning of the museum in our present-day society; its power to engage with citizens and to exert an influence in the environment it operates in; and possible strategies to liaise with new audiences. 

 

 

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