July 9, 2009 - MUSAC, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Castilla y Leon - Ugo Rondinone, Kyong Park, Jorge Galindo, Cyprien Gaillard and Printed Matter
July 9, 2009

Ugo Rondinone, Kyong Park, Jorge Galindo, Cyprien Gaillard and Printed Matter

26. Januar 2008. (2008)
(verso)
Courtesy Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zürich
Photo: Stefan Altenburger Photography, Zürich
©the artist

Ugo Rondinone, Kyong Park, Jorge Galindo, Cyprien Gaillard at Laboratorio 987 & Printed Matter at the Showcase Project
July 11th 2009 – January 10th, 2010

Avenida de los Reyes Leoneses, 24
24008 León
(T) +34 987 09 00 00
(F) +34 987 09 11 11

www.musac.es

MUSAC, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, presents solo shows by Ugo Rondinone, Kyong Park , Jorge Galindo, Cyprien Gaillard and an editorial project on Printed Matter

On July 11th, Ugo Rondinone opens in MUSAC The Night of Lead, a complex and melancholic artistic experience that reflects Rondinone’s fascination with rituals, dreams, poetry and the everyday of the human condition. Kyong Park. The New Silk Roads, will be the first show featuring the ongoing ambitious urban research project of this urban planner, theorist and activist, carried out through different journeys along the intricate route between Istanbul and Tokyo. Madrid artist Jorge Galindo will show La Pintura y La Furia (The Painting & the Fury), a veritable manifesto of painting as a craft and the painter’s position in today’s World. The independent Project space Laboratorio 987 is to hold French artist Cyprien Gaillard’s first solo exhibition for a Spanish institution under the title Sedimented Landscapes, and the Showcase Project will host Printed Matter. Learn to Read Art, a project on the largest non-profit organisation in the world devoted to promoting publications made by artists. Also, from July 21st, a selection of MUSAC Collection travels to the MNBA, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (Buenos Aires, Argentina) under the title of HUÉSPED, the first show of the MUSAC Collection in Latin America.

Exhibition Title: The Night of Lead
Artist: Ugo Rondinone
Curator: Agustín Pérez Rubio
Coordination: Eneas Bernal
Dates: 11 July 2009 – 10 January 2010
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The Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León presents Swiss-born artist Ugo Rondinone’s solo debut in Spain. The Night of Lead spearheads the institution’s calendar of events for 2009, covering 2500 m2, half of the space normally allotted to temporary exhibitions. For his show at MUSAC, Ugo Rondinone employs a wide range of registers, accumulated during his last 20 years’ working experience. The result is a complex and highly melancholic artistic experience, a dreamscape that reflects Rondinone’s fascination with rituals, dreams, poetry and the everyday of the human condition. The Night of Lead is a project by MUSAC with the collaboration of Prohelvetia – Swiss Arts Council and FABA – Fundación Almine y Bernard Ruiz – Picasso para el arte.

Exhibition title: Kyong Park. The New Silk Roads
Artist: Kyong Park
Curator: Octavio Zaya
Coordination: Helena López Camacho
Dates: 11 July 2009 – 10 January 2010
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MUSAC presents Kyong Park. The New Silk Roads, the first show featuring the ongoing ambitious urban research project of the urbanist, theorist and activist Kyong Park, carried out through different journeys along the intricate route between Istanbul and Tokyo. With this exhibition, and the monographic publication accompanying it, MUSAC showcases and examines the complex conditions and relations shaping the cultural, social and political territories throughout the Asian continent, Eurasia and the Middle East that this activist of Korean origin describes as The New Silk Roads.

Exhibition Title: La Pintura y La Furia (The Painting and the Fury)
Artist: Jorge Galindo
Curator: Rafael Doctor
Coordinators: Kristine Guzmán, Luisa Fraile
Dates: 11 July 2009 – 10 January 2010
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MUSAC presents Madrid artist Jorge Galindo’s most recent body of work, La Pintura y la Furia (The Painting and the Fury), a veritable manifesto of painting as a craft and the painter’s position in today’s world. MUSAC’s walls will be lined with the larger part of this painter’s most recent work, and a faithful recreation of the artist’s studio will bring the very act of creation to life in front of the viewer, staged in such a way that the fury of the creative moment strikes the viewer with full force. La Pintura y la Furia is Jorge Galindo’s statement, a manifestation of the grandeur of an ancient craft; romantic but absolutely radical.

Title: Sedimented Landscapes / Paisajes sedimentados
Artist: Cyprien Gaillard
Curator: Tania Pardo
Venue: Laboratorio 987, MUSAC
Dates: 11 July – 18 October 2009
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Cyprien Gaillard (Paris, 1980), a leading figure in a new generation of French artists, is to hold his first solo exhibition for a Spanish institution at Laboratorio 987 in MUSAC. Under the title Sedimented Landscapes / Paisajes sedimentados, the artist will display etchings, paintings, drawings and two videos, all dealing with landscapes. His photographs and videos scrutinise the traces left by man on nature. Cyprien Galliard approaches landscapes, whether they be urban or rural, from an enthropic perspective, drawing on the concept coined by Robert Smithson.

Title: Printed Matter. Learn to read art
Curator: AA Bronson
Coordinator: Carlos Ordás
Place: Showcase Project
Dates: 11 July 2009 – 10 January 2010
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Starting July 11 2009 MUSAC’s Vitrinas project will be featuring Printed Matter, the largest non-profit organisation in the world devoted to promoting publications made by artists. AA Bronson, the organization’s director and the curator of this show, will create a display for MUSAC so that visitors will be able to get to know some of its most representative publications —dating from 1976 to our day— including large artists’ books, small format books, and magazines, catalogues, other artists’ editions produced by the organization & the piece Learn to Read Art, created by artist Lawrence Weiner.

Title: HUÉSPED. MUSAC Collection at MNBA
Curator: Rafael Doctor
Coordinator: Kristine Guzmán
Venue: MNBA (Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Dates: 21 July 2009 – 30 August 2009
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A careful selection of MUSAC Collection comes to the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes as a guest invited to the home of another, in a remote location, calling it to coexist with museum and a collection surroundings of a very different nature. Five will be the spaces- architectural and conceptual- in which the selected works from the Collection will be shown. Rather than focusing on one specific theme, the exhibition will survey contemporary art practices from the particular perspective of the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León. HUÉSPED is a project by MNBA & MUSAC with the collaboration of AECID and CCBA, a unique opportunity to present an atypical sort of collection, a distinct type of museum, in a city with a solid connection to modernity and increasingly bound to us on a cultural level.

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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