September 7, 2011 - MUSAC, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Castilla y Leon - Four exhibitions
September 7, 2011

Four exhibitions

Dan Graham, “Body Press,” 1970–73
Col. Fundação de Serralves – Museu de Arte Contemporânea, Oporto.
Photo: Arquivo fotográfico Fundação de Serralves – Museu de Arte Contemporânea, Oporto.

Paradigm Shift. Serralves Collection 60′s 70′s
Fermín Jiménez Landa & Lee Welch, Amikejo
at the Laboratorio 987
Daniel García Andújar, CAPITAL
at the Showcase Project
Serafín Álvarez, Entre las cosas no designa una relación localizable. P4 project

From 24 September, 2011

Avda. Reyes Leoneses, 24
24008 León, Spain
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MUSAC presents Paradigm Shift, the first large showing of The Serralves Foundation Collection at a Spanish museum.

MUSAC, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León (León, Spain) presents four new exhibitions this upcoming 24 September. Paradigm Shift is the first large showing of works from the Collection of the Serralves Foundation – Contemporary Art Museum (Oporto, Portugal) ever to take place at a Spanish museum. The independent project space Laboratorio 987 opens a specific project by Fermín Jiménez Landa & Lee Welch, the fourth and final show of the Amikejo yearly exhibition series, curated by Latitudes (Max Andrews & Mariana Cánepa Luna). MUSAC’s Showcase Project shall present CAPITAL, a graphic performance, a theoretical meeting/workshop and an installation by Daniel García Andujar. Last but not least, local artist Serafín Álvarez, one of the four artists chosen in the 1st Call for Exhibition Projects from the Platform to Support Art in Castilla y León, P4, presents Entre las cosas no designa una relación localizable [Between things does not designate a localisable relationship]

Paradigm Shift. Serralves Collection 60′s 70′s
Vito Acconci, Helena Almeida, Armando Alvess, Giovanni Anselmo, Richard Artschwager, John Baldessari, Artur Barrio, António Barros, Lothar Baumgarten, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Christian Boltanski, Marcel Broodthaers, Fernando Calhau, Alberto Carneiro, Manuel Casimiro, Lourdes Castro, Jan Dibbets, Valie Export, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Hamish Fulton, Anna Bella Geiger, Gilbert & George, Dan Graham, Hans Haacke, Ana Hatherly, Alex Hay, Sanja Iveković, Joan Jonas, Imi Knoebel, Jannis Kounellis, David Lamelas, Álvaro Lapa, Gordon Matta-Clark, Cildo Meireles, Robert Morris, Leonel Moura, Matt Mullican, Antoni Muntadas, Bruce Nauman, Maria Nordman, Claes Oldenburg, Dennis Oppenheim, Gina Pane, Lygia Pape, Jorge Pinheiro, Adrian Piper, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Vítor Pomar, Martha Rosler, Dieter Roth, Reiner Ruthenbeck, Julião Sarmento, Gerry Schum, António Sena, Richard Serra, Robert Smithson, Ângelo de Sousa, Francesc Torres, Ana Vieira, Lawrence Weiner, Hanna Wilke, Gilberto Zorio.

Curators: João Fernandes and Agustín Pérez Rubio
24 September 2011–8 January 2012

The exhibition, focusing on a selection of over 80 works by 62 contemporary artists belonging to Portugal’s principal contemporary art collection, surveys a period of shifts in artistic language—the 60′s and 70′s—that ushered in the new contemporary. With Paradigm Shift, MUSAC opens its exhibition space to a referential era, the decades spanning the 1960′s and 70′s. This period has been crucial to understanding the most up-to-date artistic practices that represent the core of our exhibition programming here at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León.

Through a selection of works from the Serralves Foundation Collection, Paradigm Shift presents an overview of a period that redefined the nature of art and its place in life, creating a new grammar that, even today, establishes the perimeters of what we consider to be contemporary art. In the mid 1960′s, within a context of social and political change, a revolution in artistic practice broke loose both on form and content levels. From this, a myriad of concepts would emerge: brainchildren of the prevailing social milieu. Read more about the project

Fermín Jiménez Landa & Lee Welch, Amikejo at the Laboratorio 987
Exhibition Series curated by Latitudes (Max Andrews & Mariana Cánepa Luna)
24 September 2011–15 January 2012

Amikejo is a series of four exhibitions by artist duos at MUSAC’s Laboratorio 987. Amikejo was a tiny state that existed from 1908–1920 between the Netherlands, Belgium and present day Germany and was founded on a desire to foster more effective international communication through the synthetic language Esperanto – Amikejo means ‘place of friendship’ in Esperanto. This episode-place was a unique synthesis of cartography, language, nationhood, politics, economics and subjectivity, and is entreated as a twin site to Laboratorio 987 by lending its name and conceptual borders to the exhibition series. Fermín Jiménez Landa (Pamplona, Spain, 1979) & Lee Welch (Louisville, USA, 1975) did not know each other before the invitation to participate in Amikejo. As if engaged in international diplomacy, the artists have had to understand each other personally and artistically before issuing what might be regarded as a joint statement based on what they have agreed and negotiated, in the form of an exhibition. Jiménez Landa and Welch have chosen to establish their collaboration in relation to the notion of the micronation and devices which delineate sovereignty—borders, stamps, anthems, and so on. Their project refers to other historical episodes in addition to Amikejo itself as well as taking inspiration from methodologies, which combine fixed parameters with improvisation, such as the directing technique of filmmaker John Cassavetes. Read more about the project

Daniel García Andújar, CAPITAL at the Showcase Project
Curator: María Inés Rodríguez
24 September 2011–15 January 2012

CAPITAL is a graphic performance, a theoretical meeting/workshop and an installation produced by Technologies to the People/MUSAC, for MUSAC’s Showcase Project.

Daniel G. Andújar’s artistic practice has, for years, been based on the rereading, reappropriation, and recontextualization of audiovisual material. CAPITAL departs from a workshop that took place in León, which allowed him to explore aspects of social cooperation as the best way to support a model that allows the distribution and expansion of its contents to the participants, the users, and the audience. It is a project that treats the cultural user as an active and emancipated individual, thus questioning the role of the audience as a passive element and a static consumer. Read more about the project

Serafín Álvarez, Entre las cosas no designa una relación localizable. P4 Project
Curator: Agustín Pérez Rubio
24 September–13 November 2011

MUSAC presents Entre las cosas no designa una relación localizable [Between things does not designate a localisable relationship], a project by Serafín Álvarez (León, 1985), one of the four artists chosen in the 1st Call for Exhibition Projects from the Platform to Support Art in Castilla y León, P4, assigned to the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León. P4, the Platform to Support Art in Castilla y León, is an alliance to foster the creation, production and exhibition of contemporary art in Castilla y León. Coming about in 2011 thanks to an initiative from MUSAC, P4 comprises Centro de Arte de Caja Burgos (CAB) in Burgos; Domus Artium 2002, (DA2) in Salamanca; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León (MUSAC) in León and Museo Patio Herreriano, in Valladolid. Read more about the project

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