April 18, 2018 - Tabakalera - Upcoming exhibition programme 2018
April 18, 2018


[1] Itziar Okariz, Climbing buildings, 2013 [2] Rosa Barba, Drawn by the Pulse, 2018. 35mm film sculpture. Film still © Rosa Barba. Produced by Tabakalera, Donostia. [3] Darcy Lange, A Documentation of Bradford Working Life, UK (The Fourth Situation: Grattan Ltd, a large mail order warehouse, 5th Study: Punch Card Operator—Janet Thornton), 1974. Photographic still. Courtesy of Darcy Lange Estate and Govett-Brewster Art Gallery. [4] Lara Tabet, Underbelly, 2017.

Upcoming exhibition programme 2018

International Centre for Contemporary Culture
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Tabakalera, International Centre for Contemporary Culture in San Sebatian presents the 2018 exhibitions. This exhibition programme aims to contribute to the creation of new artistic productions, encourages the reflection and debate around contemporary art and culture, and approaches different publics to the field of contemporary art. To achieve these goals, the exhibition halls of Tabakalera will host four exhibitions in 2018, during three exhibition seasons.

February 16–June 3
I Never Said Umbrella. Itziar Okariz
Curated by: Beatriz Herráez

Itziar Okariz (San Sebastian, 1965) is a sculptor who works through text, images and voice to address concerns linked to the politics of the representation of the body and to the production of space as the stage for this representation. Her artistic practice takes as subject matter questions relegated to a secondary level by those categories of Western thought that have placed the emphasis on the abstract and the bodiless. An approach based on the materiality of the language and the relationship between body and sculpture.

The exhibition at Tabakalera is the third and final chapter of a project that started at Basel's Kunsthaus Baselland in May 2017 and later passed through CA2M in Móstoles.

June 22–October 14
Rosa Barba: Drawn By The Pulse. 
Curated by: Cristina Cámara

The work of Rosa Barba (italian born, living in Germany) contests and recasts truth and fiction, myth and reality, metaphor and material to a disorientating degree, which ultimately extends into a conceptual practice.

In the center of her solo exhibition at Tabakalera, is the new filmic scupture: Drawn by the Pulse (2018). This piece from which the show takes its title, presents one of a series of new filmic sculptures on the subject of Rosa Barba’s ongoing research on Astronomy and Cinema, and is produced by Tabakalera. Filmed at the Harvard Astronomical Observatory it melts astronomic discoveries and cinematic techniques into one enigmatic piece. Other works in the show include a selection of single screen videos, 16- and 35mm films and two sculptural pieces.

October 26, 2018–February 3, 2019

The two exhibitions to be presented at Tabakalera next autumn, come both os the curating residency developed during 2017.

Curated by: Natasha Marie Llorens

Artists: Ayman AlAzraq and Emanuel Svedin, Nadia Barkate, Dages Juvelier Keates, Anna Luna Lopez, Jumana Manna, Omar Mismar, Jon Otamendi, Shane Aslan Seltzer and Chelsea Knight, Lara Tabet, Elizabeth Tubergen

Exhitibion Hall 1

L’intrus is an exhibition about how difficult it is to make an ethical, complex, picture of the stranger. Europe is in the middle of a migrant crisis that is testing the limits of its universalism along with its ability to see humanity in all human beings, and it also requires the work of artists, filmmakers, critics and curators to produce and discuss critically the aesthetic codes that govern how strangers are represented.

Darcy Lange
Curated by: Tractora Koop.

Exhitibion Hall 2

The project embarks on a dialogue between Tractora Koop. E. and Darcy Lange’s work. Darcy Lange (New Zealand, 1946-2005) is known for his real time documentary studies of people at work, which he called “work studies.” The studies reflect on a wide range of activities.  Tractora Koop. Proposes an experimental work structure based on the legacy of Lange’s pioneering video practice, and aims to offer new interpretations of the industrial reality in the Basque Country.

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