June 29, 2008 - MUSAC, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Castilla y Leon - Six new exhibitions until September 7th
June 29, 2008

Six new exhibitions until September 7th

Nocturama
(with Benoit Lalloz & Martial Gafione)
View of the Installation at MUSAC,
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León
May 17th – September 7th, 2008
Copyright: The artists
Photo by Francisco Arnoso “Pixi”
Courtesy of MUSAC

Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Ana Laura Aláez,
Carmela García, Hedi Slimane

May 17th – September 7th, 2008

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 SIX NEW EXHIBITIONS UNTIL SEPTEMBER 7th

Acclaimed French artist Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster inaugurates at MUSAC Nocturama*, her first one person project in Spain. Vasque artist Ana Laura Aláez returns with Pabellón de Escultura (Sculpture Pavilion) to the medium of her origins and the one in which she has produced the bulk of her work: sculpture. Carmela García unveils Constelación (Constellation), her most recent project, where she continues her ongoing exploration of gender and identity. Artist and designer Hedi Slimane continues his personal exploration of youth aesthetics in relation to music in a specific project for MUSAC. The space Laboratorio 987 will host from July 24th the show As Simple As a Line or a Circle by Salvador Cidrás and Nicolás Paris.

Exhibition Title: Nocturama*
* and promenade, cinelandia, solarium…

Artist: Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster
Curator: Marta Gerveno
Venue: Halls 4.1, 4.2, 5 and 6
Dates: May 17 – September 7, 2008
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MUSAC, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, presents Nocturama*, the first one-person project in Spain by the acclaimed French artist Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster. Through both the spatial intervention in the halls of Leon’s museum and the publication titled Nocturama, the creator will unfold myriad paths to help visitors position themselves within the contemplation and perception of a sophisticated work, full of references and essential in the international art scene.

Title: Pabellón de Escultura (Sculpture Pavilion)
Artist: Ana Laura Aláez
Curator: Agustín Pérez Rubio
Coordinator: Carlos Ordás
Venue: Hall 3 (3.1 and 3.2)
Dates: 17 May – 7 September 2008
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Opening on 17 May, MUSAC is to host Pabellón de Escultura, an exhibition project where artist Ana Laura Aláez, loyal perpetuator of the Basque tradition, bravely explores her own past with a project that reflects upon the formal essence as a pure artistic manifesto, where sculpture and architecture meet in a spatial vacuum. Pabellón de Escultura is a project that reclaims the very act of artistic creation: a political stance that confronts the artist’s world with the audience and the artistic environment.

Title: Constelación (Constellation)
Artist: Carmela García
Curator: Alberto Martín
Coordinator: Helena López Camacho
Venue: Hall 2
Dates: 17 May – 7 September 2008
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MUSAC is to unveil Constelación, Carmela García’s most recent project, where she continues her ongoing exploration of gender and identity. Produced specifically for the exhibition venue at MUSAC, Constelación addresses the relationships between a group of women who shared a specific place and time: Paris as a city, the Rive Gauche as a specific location, the years between the wars (the 1920s and 30s) as a timeframe. Working within these parameters, the artist documents and reconstructs the presence of a group of female identities who, through their cultural, artistic and social activities –and indeed their very lifestyle– shaped the debate on the modern woman, defying convention and the dominant hierarchies surrounding the roles of male and female, and modifying socio-cultural references and behaviours in a way that remains entirely relevant today.

Exhibition Title: HEDI SLIMANE_MUSAC
Artist: Hedi Slimane
Curator: Agustín Pérez Rubio
Coordination: Marta Gerveno
Venue: Hall 1
Dates: May 17 – September 7, 2008
With the support of Maraworld
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MUSAC presents on May 17 the project that the artist Hedi Slimane has produced ex profeso for the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León. Through a publication and an installation created expressly for this occasion, Slimane continues his personal exploration of youth aesthetics in relation to music as a factor of construction and transformation of identity.

Exhibition title: As simple as a line or a circle
Artist: Igancio Uriarte and Nicolás Paris
Curator: Tania Pardo
Venue: Laboratorio 987, MUSAC
Dates: 17 May – 6 July 2008
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Ignacio Uriarte (Krefeld, Germany, 1972) and Nicolás Paris (Bogotá, Columbia, 1977) are to establish a conversation that will confront their work at MUSAC’s project space Laboratorio 987. Both artists share the use of paper as their medium of choice, and subtlety and wit as their premise.

Exhibition Title: Campo de Agramante
A Project by: Rafael Doctor & Araceli Corbo
Display Design: Kristine Guzmán
Venue: Showcase Project
Dates: May 17th – September 7th, 2008
Collaboration: University of Salamanca Photography Centre
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The books selection reflects nacional and internacional photographers as Bleda y Rosa, Per Barclay, Rhona Bitner, Gregory Crewdson, Milagros de la Torre, Sarah Dobai, Ferran Freixa, Pierre Gonnord, Bill Henson, David Hilliard, John Hilliard, Sarah Jones, Delphine Kreuter, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Wendy McMurdo, Deborah Mesa-Pelly, Sarah Moon, Xavier Ribas, Paul Seawright and Alexander Timtschenko

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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