March 29, 2010 - MUSAC, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Castilla y Leon - Three new projects
March 29, 2010

Three new projects

Three new projects

PRIMER PROFORMA 2010 BADIOLA EUBA PREGO
30 exercises 40 days 8 hours a day

10 April – 6 June 2010

Bringing Up Knowledge at Laboratorio 987
10 April – 6 June 2010

A – Z (from A to Z) at the Showcase Project
10 April – 6 June 2010

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MUSAC inaugurates three new projects this coming April 10th, coinciding with the Fifth Anniversary of the opening of the museum in April 2005

MUSAC presents this coming April 10th three new projects, on the occasion of MUSAC’s Fifth Anniversary. Basque artists Txomin Badiola, Jon Mikel Euba y Sergio Prego will unveil the exhibition PRIMER PROFORMA 2010, a space that has been altered as a result of the unfolding of events during the artistic experience carried out by the artists and 15 volunteers involved in the Proforma Quarantine (February 8th – March 20th, 2010), as part of the project PRIMER PROFORMA 2010 BADIOLA EUBA PREGO 30 exercises 40 days 8 hours a day. The Independent Project Space Laboratorio 987 will host Bringing Up Knowledge, a group show that explores the construction of knowledge and concepts of memory and history, and their respective transformations and interpretations by social, political, economic and/or religious agents. Last but not least, MUSAC’s Showcase Project will unveil the installation A-Z (from A to Z), a project by the artistic group Un Mundo Feliz that serves as presentation of the Documentary Archive of Artists from Castilla y León.

Exhibition title: PRIMER PROFORMA 2010 BADIOLA EUBA PREGO
30 exercises 40 days 8 hours a day

Artists: Txomin Badiola, Jon Mikel Euba, Sergio Prego
Curator: Agustín Pérez Rubio
Coordinators: Helena López Camacho, Carlos Ordás
Pedagogic coordination: Antonio González, Amparo Moroño
Venue: Halls 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6, MUSAC
Dates: April 10th – June 6th, 2010
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Between January and June 2010, MUSAC & artists Txomin Badiola (Bilbao, 1957), Jon Mikel Euba (Bilbao, 1967) and Sergio Prego (San Sebastian, 1969) take on the challenge of a project that will ultimately achieve something more than the sum of their three individual contributions by actively sharing the creative process. The result of this challenge is PROFORMA, a new experimental format seeking to generate new forms of action that include production, exhibition, and above all, the generation of knowledge and meaning in a realm of art practise taking place within a museum context such as MUSAC.

This coming April 10 MUSAC presents the exhibition PRIMER PROFORMA 2010, a modified space resulting from the development of the PROFORMA Quarantine between February 8 and March 20, 2010, by action of the artists Txomin Badiola, Jon Mikel Euba and Sergio Prego and a group of 15 volunteers, as part of the project PRIMER PROFORMA 2010 BADIOLA EUBA PREGO 30 exercises 40 days 8 hours a day.

On 30 January 2010 each artist unveiled an exhibition in MUSAC containing the conditions necessary for its later development. Each proposal was presented in a varying degree of completion in terms of finished works. Immediately afterward, on 8 February, the three artists began a quarantine, a 40-day confinement in their exhibition space, along with a group of fifteen volunteers; a working party with a programme consisting of 30 exercises to be completed in the allotted time. This experience in artistic work, within an exhibition apparatus, was targeted towards a transformation, both of the people involved and of the exhibitions themselves. This commitment leads us into a new experimental format, seeking to generate new forms of action that include production, exhibition, and above all, the generation of knowledge and meaning in a realm of art practise taking place within a museum context such as MUSAC.

Thus, on April 10th MUSAC presents the exhibition PRIMER PROFORMA 2010, a space that has been altered as a result of the unfolding of events during this artistic experience and the actions of those involved.

Exhibition Title: Bringing Up Knowledge
Artists: Alexander Apóstol, Simon Fujiwara, Fran Meana, Moris, Warren Neidich, Jenny Perlin, Diego del Pozo, Pedro G. Romero, Maria Ruido, Danh Vo
Curator: Octavio Zaya
Coordination: Helena López Camacho
Venue: Laboratorio 987, MUSAC
Dates: April 10th – June 6th, 2010
With the collaboration of the Museo de León

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Bringing Up Knowledge, curated by Octavio Zaya, is a group show by the artists Alexander Apóstol, Simon Fujiwara, Fran Meana, Moris, Warren Neidich, Jenny Perlin, Diego del Pozo, Pedro G. Romero, Maria Ruido, Danh Vo that explores the construction of knowledge and concepts of memory and history, and their respective transformations and interpretations by social, political, economic and/or religious agents. Curated by Octavio Zaya, Bringing Up Knowledge is the first collaboration between the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León and the Museo de León, two museum institutions that address art and its historical reality from different temporal premises: the present in the case of MUSAC and the past in that of the Museo de León.

The exhibition, which will occupy the Laboratorio 987 and part of the MUSAC facilities, and whose parallel activities will take place in the Museo de León, is not intended as an exhaustive or definitive project on these themes, but an exercise, a species of outline that explores, above all, the interest of some contemporary artists in the construction and deconstruction of culture, its genesis, contexts and determining factors.

Artist Simon Fujiwara will perform The Museum of Incest on the occasion of the opening of Bringing Up Knowledge on April 10th at 8.00 p.m.

Title: A – Z (from A to Z)
A project by: Un Mundo Feliz
Curator: Agustín Pérez Rubio
Coordinator: Carlos Ordás
Coordinator of the Documentary Archive of Artists from Castilla y León: Araceli Corbo
Venue: MUSAC Showcase Project
Dates: April 10th – June 6th, 2010
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As of April 10th the Showcase space of the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León will be featuring the presentation of the Documentary Archive of Artists from Castile and Leon, a project developed by the MUSAC for the purpose of documenting, publicizing and promoting the long term study of the careers of some of the most relevant contemporary creators from this Community. As a presentation of the project the installation A – Z (from A to Z) will be shown in the Showcase space. This installation, conceived by the artist group Un Mundo Feliz, affords an opportunity to consult documentation on the first 60 artists selected in 2010 to be a part of the Documentary Archive of Artists from Castile and Leon. The selection was carried out by a committee of experts including Victor del Río, Professor at the University of Salamanca, art critic and member of the Advisory Committee of MUSAC; Beatriz Herráez, Curator of the Montehermoso Centro Cultural and art critic; Alberto Martín, Technical Manager of the Cultural Activities Service of the University of Salamanca and art critic; and Teresa Velázquez, Curator and Head of Exhibitions at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía.

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MUSAC Press office: prensa@musac.es/ (T)0034 987 091103

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