January 28, 2009 - MUSAC, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Castilla y Leon - Five new exhibitions until June 21st
January 28, 2009

Five new exhibitions until June 21st

Virtual Romeo, 2007
Installation Variable Dimensions
Photo by Anders Sune Berg
Courtesy of the artists

Five new exhibitions until June 21st

Elmgreen & Dragset,
Marina Núñez, Kirstine Roepstorff,
Mateo López, Point d’ironie

January 31st – June 21st, 2009

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

www.musac.es

MUSAC TO HOST FIVE NEW EXHIBITIONS UNTIL JUNE 21st

MUSAC presents on January 31st five new exhibitions. Celebrated Scandinavian artists Elmgreen & Dragset are to open an extensive site-specific project, made up of twelve striking large-format installations, six of which they have developed specifically for MUSAC. The Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León is to host the first major exhibition in Spain for Danish artist Kirstine Roepstorff. Under the title The Inner Sound that Kills the Outer, the show brings together over 50 works produced between 2005 and 2008 in a range of formats (collage, painting, sculpture and mixed media), in an attempt to provide an overview of the artist’s prolific production. Under the title of FIN (END), MUSAC will show the work of Marina Núñez (Palencia, 1966). This site-specific project including over 20 videos and a large visual installation approaches post-humanisation, taken as the process whereby we transcend certain features of our humanity that have become obsolete. In the independent space Laboratorio 987 and by the title of Deriva, Colombian artist Mateo López will show his first solo exhibition in a Spanish institution. MUSAC’s Showcases are to host a project focused on Point d’ironie, a publication established in 1997 by French fashion designer agnès b. in cooperation with Swiss curator Hans Ulrich Obrist and French artist Christian Boltanski.

Title: Trying to Remember What We Once Wanted to Forget
Artists: Elmgreen & Dragset
Michael Elmgreen (Copenhagen, 1961) and Ingar Dragset (Trondheim, 1969)
Curator: Agustín Pérez Rubio
Coordinator: Eneas Bernal
Venue: MUSAC, Halls 1, 4, 5, 6
Dates: 31 January – 21 June 2009
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Celebrated Scandinavian artists Elmgreen & Dragset are to open their latest exhibition on 31 January 2009 at MUSAC. The artist pair shall take over a total floor space in excess of 2,500 m2, making their forthcoming show a milestone in their career. Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset, working with their curator, have developed a project that tackles the fine line between the personal and the collective, exploring the problems we face when our voracious public sphere encroaches on the private.

Title: FIN (END)
Artist: Marina Nuñez (Palencia, 1966)
Curator: Tania Pardo
Venue: Halls 2.1 and 2.2
Dates: 31 January – 21 June 2009
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The Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León is to unveil an exhibition by the title of FIN (END), showing the work of Marina Núñez (Palencia, 1966). This site-specific project including over 20 videos and a large visual installation approaches post-humanisation, taken as the process whereby we transcend certain features of our humanity that have become obsolete. Resorting to an aesthetic that echoes the episodes by Hieronymus Bosch, Núñez plunges the viewer into a world of desolation haunted by eerie ghosts, micro-organisms and lifeless seas – hellish scenes that project us into a post-human future; i.e., what will be left once it’s all over.

Title: The Inner Sound that Kills the Outer
Artist: Kirstine Roepstorff (Copenhagen, Denmark, 1972)
Curators: Solvej Helweg Ovesen and Agustín Pérez Rubio
Coordinator: Helena López Camacho
Venue: Halls 3.1 and 3.2
Dates: 31 January – 21 June 2009
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MUSAC, is to host the first major exhibition in Spain for Danish artist Kirstine Roepstorff. Under the title The Inner Sound that Kills the Outer, the show brings together over 50 works produced between 2005 and 2008 in a range of formats (collage, painting, sculpture and mixed media), in an attempt to provide an overview of the artist’s prolific production. Alongside her more widely acclaimed works, MUSAC presents the artist’s most recent production, including the installation Quiet Theatre (2008), produced in collaboration with Copenhagen’s U-TURN Quadrienial for Contemporary Art. The piece brings a new approach to collage techniques, placing them within a theatrical and performative context.

Artist: Mateo López (Bogotá, 1978)
Title: Deriva (Adrift)
Curator: Tania Pardo
Venue: Laboratorio 987, MUSAC
Dates: 31 January – March 2009
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Colombian artist Mateo López (Bogotá, 1978), a leading figure in his generation, is to hold his first solo exhibition in Spain at MUSAC’s Laboratorio 987. Under the title of Deriva, the artist will showcase a complex installation combining drawings, sculpture, photographs, found objects, models… Deriva follows up on one of his major works to date, Diario de Motocicleta (Motorcycle Diary), where he crossed Colombia on a motorbike, later compiling an installation of drawings, diaries, survey maps, photographs and sculptures that draw the viewer into his journey as an active witness. For Deriva, Mateo López will again draw up an installation out of the body of material used in his publishing project by the same name, which shall also be on display

Project title: Point d’ironie
Venue: MUSAC Showcases
Dates: 31 January – 21 June 2009
Curator: María Inés Rodríguez
Coordinator: Carlos Ordás
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Opening 31 January, MUSAC’s Showcases are to host a project focused on Point d’ironie, a publication established in 1997 by French fashion designer agnès b. in cooperation with Swiss curator Hans Ulrich Obrist and French artist Christian Boltanski. Roughly four times a year, an artist is granted full control of the Point D’Ironie paperscape in a hybrid publishing project: part magazine, part poster. For the MUSAC Showcases, Point d’ironie curator and editor María Inés Rodríguez has designed an installation where an entire set of magazines, from the first issue to the most recent, is used to cover the available space. In addition, 10,000 copies of the magazine, carrying the works of Robert Crumb, Hugues Reip and Melanie Counsell, amongst others, will be circulated free.

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

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