January 19, 2010 - MUSAC, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Castilla y Leon - Four new projects
January 19, 2010

Four new projects

Four new projects

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

30 January – 6 June, 2010

YORGOS SAPOUNTZIS, Pre – Bellevue
Loud Flash. British Punk on Paper
. The Mott Collection
AUGUSTO ALVES DA SILVA, Iberia

30 January – 28 March, 2010

Avenida de los Reyes Leoneses, 24
24008 León
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MUSAC begins January 30 its Fifth Anniversary exhibition schedule, with four new projects including:
PRIMER PROFORMA 2010
BADIOLA EUBA PREGO
30 exercises 40 days 8 hours a day

MUSAC presents this coming January 30, 2010 four new projects, as part of the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León’s Fifth Anniversary exhibition Schedule. The museum’s more than 4,000 m2 of exhibition space will host PRIMER PROFORMA 2010 BADIOLA EUBA PREGO30 exercises 40 days 8 hours a day, a project by MUSAC and artists Txomin Badiola, Jon Mikel Euba and Sergio Prego that constitutes a new approach to creating artistic projects that goes beyond conventional notions of exhibiting and pedagogy implemented to date by the museum and the artists themselves. The independent project space Laboratorio 987 will host Pre-Bellevue, the first solo show in Spain by Greek artist Yorgos Sapountzis. The Showcase Project shall exhibit Loud Flash. British Punk on Paper, a survey of the aesthetics and politics of British punk and its legacy to modern culture and society. Last but not least, MUSAC will exhibit the audiovisual installation Iberia by Portuguese artist Augusto Alves da Silva, a collaboration project between MUSAC and the Serralves Foundation of Porto.

Project: 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: 30 January – 6 June, 2010:

- January 30, 2010. Launch of the project
- February 8 Quarantine. Beginning of PROFORMA work encounters
- April 10. Opening of the exhibition PRIMER PROFORMA 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. PROFORMA is a proposal to provide suggestions and information, specifying the terms and conditions for cooperation. PROFORMA is essentially a stage, a structure in anticipation of a commitment between MUSAC, artists Badiola, Euba and Prego, 15 volunteers and other agents.
On a practical level, the scheduling of PRIMER PROFORMA 2010 BADIOLA EUBA PREGO 30 exercises 40 days 8 hours a day will be:

- 30 January, 2010: Presentation of the project. Opening of three exhibitions. Each artist will unveil an exhibition containing the conditions necessary for its later development. Each proposal will be presented in a varying degree of completion in terms of finished works.
- 8 February – 20 March: Quarantine, 40-day confinement of the three artists in their exhibitions 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, is targeted towards a transformation, both of the people involved and of the exhibitions themselves. The development of the quarantine will be available online at www.primerproforma2010.org
- 10 April: Opening of 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.

From that point on, PROFORMA will be able to take on a life of its own due to its prototypal nature, leaving it open to be performed by others in the future

Title: Pre – Bellevue
Artist: Yorgos Sapountzis (Athens, 1976)
Curator: Tania Pardo
Coordination: Luisa Fraile
Venue: Laboratorio 987, MUSAC
Dates: 30 January – March 28, 2010
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The Greek artist Yorgos Sapountzis (Athens, 1976) will hold his first solo show in Spain at Laboratorio 987. The show consists of a site-specific project created for the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León and fundamentally based on the concept and limitations of public space, its conventions and its annihilation through the appropriation and construction of a personal heterotopia, in allusion to the Foucaultian term, which makes reference to the heterogeneous space that the contemporary city actually is.

Title: Loud Flash. British Punk on Paper. The Mott Collection
Curators: Susanna Greeves, Carlos Ordás
Venue: MUSAC Showcase Project
Dates: 30 January – 28 March, 2010
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From 30 January, 2010, MUSAC shall exhibit Loud Flash. British Punk on Paper, a survey of the aesthetics and politics of British punk and its legacy to modern culture and society. This exhibition examines the imprint punk has left on the visual language of the larger part of contemporary art and on the anti-elitist and DYI ethos of artists, bloggers and musicians. This threefold exhibition begins in the Showcase Project, where a selection of gig posters, zines, flyers and other objects held in artist and former punk figure Toby Mott’s extensive private collection will be shown. An edition of five plates will also be exhibited: reproductions of some of the posters on show, along with texts written by authorities on the subject. The project will culminate on 27 and 28 March in a punk aesthetics seminar in which several experts will analyse punk’s legacies and prevalence in various spheres and disciplines, from art to music and politics.

Installation: Iberia
Artist: Augusto Alves da Silva (1963, Lisbon)
Venue: Auditorium vestibule, MUSAC
MUSAC OFF Project: Collaboration between MUSAC and the Serralves Foundation of Porto
Dates: 30 January – 28 March, 2010.
* Iberia is one of the works in the exhibition Sem saída / Ensaio sobre Optimismo, curated by João Fernandes at the Museu Serralves (23 October, 2009 – 31 January, 2010)
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From 30 January to 28 March 2010 and within the framework of its 5th anniversary events programme, the Castilla y León Museum of Contemporary Art (MUSAC) shall host Iberia by Augusto Alves da Silva, one of Portugal’s most highly acclaimed artists of the 1990s. In Iberia, viewers will be confronted with a random projection of more than five thousands of images captured by the artist in the course of a journey by jeep across Spain. In his installation, Alves da Silva combines snapshots taken using a device mounted on the windscreen of his 4×4, which create the impression of riding in the vehicle, with sounds of the Spanish radio stations he tuned into along the way.

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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