March 27, 2016 - Tabakalera - 2016 exhibition programme
March 27, 2016


Nunca me imaginé...(Cover detail), 1995. Publication. Concepción, Chile: CEPSS. Courtesy Cristían Rodriguez.

2016 exhibition programme

International Centre for Contemporary Culture
Andre zigarrogileak plaza, 1
20012 Donostia-San Sebastián

T +34 943 01 13 11
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Tabakalera—International Centre for Contemporary Culture—aims to inspire reflection on contemporary issues through a programme of seminars, presentations, workshops, screenings and exhibitions, as well as to support artists and cultural agents through different production programmes.

Through the exhibition programme, Tabakalera intends to contribute to the new production of works, to stimulate thought and reflection about our contemporaneity and to encourage discussion around contemporary art—by also finding ways of different publics can approach art.

To achieve this, the exhibition programme we propose for 2016 covers different issues that connect art and cultural production to our contemporaneity and that encourage new artistic production as well as knowledge production.

Arenzana Imaz Intxauti Montón Peral
January 15–April 3, 2016

Through this exhibition curated by Peio Aguirre and Beatriz Herráez we present the work of five mid-career artists emerged from the Basque context. After the 25 years of their careers, they meet again with a selection of works ranging from painting, sculpture, installations and silkscreen printing that take them down memory lane. Miren Arenzana, Iñaki Imaz, Gema Intxausti, Idoia Montón and Alberto Peral have also produced new works for the exhibition.

Maryam Jafri: The Day After
April 15–June 26, 2016

We present The Day After, an exhibition by Maryam Jafri in co-production with Betónsalon. The artist articulates the exhibition around the concept of the archive and three different aspects around it: the archive as an artwork represented by "Independence Day 1934–75," her ongoing collection of photographs of the celebration of the independence day of African and Asian colonies; the archive as a case study figured by different case studies related to colonial issues elaborated with different collaborators; and the archive as property, depicted with the "Versus" series of photographs. The exhibition has been made possible with the collaboration of Danish Arts.

Anarchivo SIDA
Anarchivo SIDA is the result of over three years of research by the collective Equipo re around the politics of HIV/AIDS and its influence in cultural, visual and performative production in non-hegemonic countries such as Chile and Spain, amongst others. Through a display designed by Carme Nogueira the research will be supported by materials, videos and art works and accompanied by a specific public programme that will tackle several related issues with different collectives. This project will be co-produced by San Sebastian 2016 European Capital of Culture.

Yto Barrada
July 8–October 9, 2016

In summer 2016, Tabakalera will present the first solo exhibition in Spain by Yto Barrada, which includes films, photographs, prints and sculptures from her new body of work, as well as selected earlier pieces. Among others, a selection of videos explore the practices of a smuggler, a magician, and members of the fossil trade in Morocco. A photo series documents a collection of North African toys collected by a French ethnographer. In subtle and compelling ways, the work engages questions of history, geography, geology, the invention of tradition, and the meaning of the modern.

Agency of Living Organisms Pauline Doutreluigne
October 21, 2016–February 12, 2017

The last exhibition of 2016 will be devoted to the project developed by Pauline Doutreluigne during her residency in Tabakalera in autumn 2015 as a result of the first open call for curatorial projects. In abolishing the borders dividing art, science, activism and inventions, Agency of Living Organisms proposes to undertake actions while building a structure of engagement with artists confronting urgent societal and ecological phenomena.

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