October 20, 2010 - MUSAC, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Castilla y Leon - Three new shows
October 20, 2010

Three new shows

Three new shows

Avenida de los Reyes Leoneses, 24
24008 León
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Laboratorio 987
CGEM: Notes about Emancipation

Isabel Carvalho, Carolina Caycedo Carla Fernández, Adriana Lara, Judi Werthein
23 October 2010 – 16 January 2011

Showcase Project
Pulgar. Editorial Project

23 October 2010 – 16 January 2011

MUSAC OFF
Multiple Landscape. Latin America in the MUSAC Collection
Art the Fundación cerezales Antonino y Cinia

24 October 2010 – 16 January 2011

This upcoming October 23rd & 24th, MUSAC to unveil three new shows stemming from the context of the project MODEL KITS. Thinking Latin America from MUSAC’s Collection, on the occasion of which the entire programme of exhibitions and activities from June to December 2010 at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León are based on Latin America

On October 23rd, as part of its 5th anniversary exhibition program and in its Laboratorio 987 exhibition space, the MUSAC will be presenting the project CGEM: Notes about Emancipation, a group show by the artists Isabel Carvalho, Carolina Caycedo, Carla Fernández, Adriana Lara and Judi Werthein (Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1973) that reflects on the concept of Emancipation. From this premise, the five artists will exhibit in the MUSAC’s Laboratorio 987 a selection of pieces collaboratively produced with different associations and local groups in from the city of León. On the same day, MUSAC’s Showcases will unveil a site-specific project focusing on contemporary art magazine Pulgar, published by Venezuelan artist and curator Luís Romero since 1999. Alongside this initiative, MUSAC will jointly publish a special issue of the magazine highlighting art publications and editorial projects produced in Latin America, under the title PULGAR #26 NAVEGAR. Independent Art Publications in Latin America. On Sunday October 24th MUSAC will present at the Fundación Cerezales Antonino y Cinia (Cerezales del Condado, León) the exhibition Multiple Landscape. Latin America in the MUSAC Collection, as part of the MUSAC Off program, an initiative by the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León in order to show its Collection beyond the museum’s limits. All three projects stem from the context of the show Models Kits. Thinking Latin America from MUSAC’s Collection, on the occasion of which the entire programme of exhibitions and activities from June 2010 to January 2011 at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León will be based on Latin America.

Exhibition title: CGEM: Notes about Emancipation
Artists: Isabel Carvalho (Paranhos, Portugal, 1977), Carolina Caycedo (London, UK,1978), Carla Fernández (Saltillo, Coah, Mexico, 1973), Adriana Lara (Mexico City, Mexico, 1978), Judi Werthein (Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1973).
Curator: María Inés Rodríguez
Coordinator: Helena López Camacho
Venue: Laboratorio 987, MUSAC
Dates: October 23rd 2010 – January 16th 2011
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Emancipation, in the broadest sense of the term, refers to any action that allows a person or a group of people to attain a state of autonomy by succeeding in freeing themselves from some authority or power to which they are subjected. Echoing the commemoration of the historical cries of independence of a series of Latin American countries, the MUSAC’s Laboratorio 987 presents a group of artists who have produced a body of work focusing on this issue.

Over the past two hundred years great changes have shaken the Latin American continent and the whole world. The transformations on political, social, economic and cultural levels, and their repercussions in the public sphere, have been topics of analysis on the part of experts, yet they also make for recurring topics in contemporary art. In this sense, artists act as witnesses of their time, as passeurs, critics, or analysts, expressing themselves through their work and questioning the cultural construction of history. The exhibition CGEM: Notes about Emancipation, conceived as a global project generated by the four guest artists, will include a series of activities that will activate the space and allow public participation.

Title: PULGAR
Curators: Luis Romero and Eneas Bernal
Venue: Showcase Project. MUSAC
Dates: 23 October 2010 – 16 January 2011
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Pulgar is a free magazine published independently in Caracas (Venezuela) and supported by the Prince Claus Fund (Holland). The magazine, edited since 1999 by artist and curator Luís Romero (Venezuela, 1967) defines itself as an ‘occasional publication’. This term is a key factor in understanding the magazine’s founding concept: a tool for alternative creative dissemination based on the excellence of its published materials. Not complying to a specific periodicity or a luxury status, its clearly defined visual identity responds only to the curatorial rigour demanded of each new issue. With a track record of over 20 issues designed and produced by curators and artists from around the world, Pulgar currently attracts a faithful readership in Latin America, Asia and Europe.

The site-specific project designed for MUSAC’s Showcases is structured around a display reviewing the magazine’s evolution from its establishment in the late 20th Century to the present through a representative selection of material that has appeared on its pages. It highlights some of the regular features that have defined Pulgar‘s approach, such as exchanges between artists, networked productions or the highly rigorous curatorial gazes sustained throughout the magazine’s successive issues.

In parallel, MUSAC will co-publish a special issue of the magazine focusing on art publications in Latin America, under the title PULGAR #26. NAVEGAR. Independent Art Publications in Latin America. With a print run of 4,000 copies, the publication shall focus on publishing practice(s) as one of the axes guiding contemporary visual creation in Latin America today. From the vantage point that Pulgar provides, an essay will delve into the growing vitality and interest of the processes and ideas, as well as the sustained creativity that underpin the sphere of publishing in Latin America through a wealth of contributions. This special issue will feature contents provided by a range of contributors and editorial projects including Ácido Surtido (Argentina), Revista Recibo (Brasil), Revista Asterisco (Colombia), Revista Lengua (Dominican Republic) Revista Juanacha (Peru), populardelujo (Colombia), Revista Mogo (Panama), Art-porcentual (Cuba), Nuevo Arte Informativo, NOI (Venezuela – Cuba), ramona(Argentina) and Revista Plus (Chile).

MUSAC OFF
Exhibition title: Multiple Landscape. Latin America in the MUSAC Collection
Artists: Sergio Belinchón (Valencia, Spain, 1971), Andreas Gursky (Leipzig, Germany, 1955), Gilda Mantilla (Los Angeles, EE.UU., 1967), Diego Opazo (Santiago de Chile, Chile, 1966), Caio Reisewitz (São Paulo, Brasil, 1967), Miguel Ángel Rojas (Bogotá, Colombia, 1946).
Curators: Agustín Pérez Rubio, María Inés Rodríguez, Octavio Zaya
Coordination MUSAC: Koré Escobar, Carlos Ordás
Coordination Fundación Cerezales Antonino y Cinia: Rosa María Yagüez, Zaida Llamas
Venue: Fundación Cerezales Antonino y Cinia (Cerezales del Condado, León)
Dates: October 24, 2010 – January 16, 2011

MUSAC, in collaboration with the Fundación Cerezales Antonino y Cinia, will inaugurate this upcoming 24 October the show Multiple Landscape. Latin America in the MUSAC Collection, as part of the MUSAC Off program, an initiative by the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León in order to show its Collection beyond the limits of the site containing the museum. The show, a specific project for the space of the Fundación Cerezales Antonino y Cinia (Cerezales del Condado, León), revolves around works belonging to the MUSAC Collection related to Latin American Landscape, both by Latin American artists and artists coming from other contexts. The artists selected for Multiple Landscape – Sergio Belinchón, Andreas Gursky, Diego Opazo, Raimond Chaves y Gilda Mantilla, Miguel Angel Rojas, Caio Reisewitz- approach and reflect on the vast diversity of Latin American landscape from different formats, techniques and conceptual frames. The choice of the landscape genre as thematic axis of the exhibition is also in connection to the environment of the Fundación Cerezales Antonio y Cinia and the institution’s clear vocation in the development and promotion of the natural and human environment of the area. Last but not least, Multiple Landscape is both set within, and acts as complement of the exhibition MODEL KITS. Thinking Latin America from the MUSAC Collection, that can be seen at MUSAC until January 9th, 2011.

Press releases and high resolution images at www.musac.es/prensa/
MUSAC Press office: prensa@musac.es / (T)0034 987 091103

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