Sexta-feira, 27 de Abril de 2012

 

 

 

 

L’IMA présente, du 27 mars au 15 juillet 2012, une grande exposition d’art moderne et contemporain sur le thème de la représentation du corps et du nu dans les arts visuels arabes. La représentation du corps dans les arts visuels arabes constitue une matière jusqu’ici ignorée, une sorte de terra incognita pour le moins inexplorée. On aurait ainsi pu s’attendre à ce que ces représentations n’existent pratiquement pas dans la peinture arabe ; or, à travers le corps, c’est tout un pan méconnu d’une riche iconographie qui vient à se découvrir.

 

C’est à cette quête et à cette découverte tout à la fois, que sera convié le public d’une exposition pleine de surprises, Le Corps Découvert. Cette exposition a pour ambition de rassembler, sur deux étages, une large sélection d’oeuvres et de médiums permettant d’aborder cette question de manière synchronique et diachronique à la fois.

 

De la même manière qu’il s’est pris naguère d’un intérêt soudain pour les artistes chinois ou les artistes indiens, le monde de l’art s’est récemment tourné vers les créateurs arabes. L’Institut du monde arabe, organisateur depuis vingt-cinq ans qu’il existe, de plus d’une centaine d’expositions d’artistes arabes ne peut, bien sûr, que se féliciter d’un engouement auquel il ne se sent certes pas étranger.

 

Avec Le Corps Découvert, l’IMA entend présenter à son public, une exposition qui, à travers ce thème ample, complexe et fondamental à la fois, embrasse tout un siècle de peinture arabe ou, plus exactement, de pratique des arts plastiques. Car lorsque l’on parle ici de peinture, on entend le mot dans l'acception européenne ou occidentale du mot, bien évidemment, c'est-à-dire, selon celle qui est désormais reçue sur la scène internationale, à présent mondialisée.

 

 

 

LE CORPS DÉCOUVERT, Institut du Monde Arabe

 

 

 

 

 

L’IMA prend la nudité à bras «le Corps»

 

 


On n’est pas absolument sûr que se foutre à poil soit le signe de la modernité universelle, ni que l’art doive prioritairement être «engagé contre le fondamentalisme» avec des paroles plutôt qu’en changeant la musique, mais on trouve quelques œuvres stimulantes à l’expo «le Corps découvert» à l’Institut du monde arabe, à Paris. Dont ce Ping-Pong de 2009 (photo), installation vidéo d’Adel Abidin, Irakien vivant en Finlande (pays qu’il représentait à la Biennale de Venise 2007). On y voit deux pongistes smashant au-dessus d’une femme nue, dont la peau cinglée par les balles se tavèle de façon hallucinante. A noter aussi, Ghada Amer et The Large Black Painting (2001), couture répétitive de femmes dont on distingue à peine la nudité, cuisses écartées.

 

 

 

Continuar a ler no Libération.



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Quinta-feira, 26 de Abril de 2012

 

 

 

 

Résister au présent ? Ça commence par un coup de feu. Un slogan dessiné d'impacts de balles au-dessus de l'entrée, qui affiche dans son langage criblé : "Pas un seul jeune artiste ne résisterait à 50 000 dollars." Le ton est donné. Cette oeuvre du collectif Tercerunquinto lance dans une pétarade l'exposition que le Musée d'art moderne de la Ville de Paris consacre à la dernière génération d'artistes mexicains, "Resisting the Present" (Mexico). Cette oeuvre inaugurale fait référence à une phrase d'Alvaro Obregon, qui dirigea le Mexique de 1920 à 1924, et dénonçait par ces mots la corruption des militaires pendant la révolution des années 1910 : "Nul général ne résisterait à 50 000 pesos."

 

 

 

 

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Marquée par l’évolution politique et économique hors norme du Mexique au cours de ces vingt dernières années, et par le développement de ses institutions culturelles (MUAC-Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo, Museo Tamayo, Fondation Jumex, galeries, collectionneurs, lieux alternatifs…), la scène artistique mexicaine manifeste depuis plus de vingt ans un dynamisme à résonance internationale.

 

 

 

 

Continuar a ler no sítio do Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris.



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Quarta-feira, 11 de Abril de 2012

 

 

 

A vida vista através das janelas pode assumir uma dimensão simbólica, como no clássico filme de Alfred Hitchcock, Janela Indiscreta - em que se estabelece uma relação voyeurística entre o espectador e a tela do cinema -, ou tremendamente real, caso das pinturas que José Zaragoza mostra na exposição que inaugura hoje a Galeria Canvas-SP. Elas, segundo o artista, "foram inspiradas pelo medo que tomou conta dos nova-iorquinos que moravam em prédios, no verão de 1985", quando circulou a notícia que um furacão, vindo de Long Island, iria arrasar Nova York em três dias. Zaragoza, que filmava um comercial na cidade e tinha um apartamento em Tribeca, ficou igualmente com medo, como qualquer morador, ainda mais quando viu que todos os vidros dos prédios amanheceram cobertos com fita crepe em forma de X para que não estourassem.

 

O curador da exposição, Emanoel Araújo, diretor do Museu Afro-Brasil, considerou a ideia de criar obras de arte "a partir de um elemento tão pouco inspirador e prosaico" um desafio que Zaragoza aceitou e transformou num jogo de relações entre elementos díspares - a sugestão expressionista de vultos através da janela contra o formalismo geométrico ditado pelas esquadrias. Araújo destaca uma pintura na mostra que, diz ele, se caracteriza pelo realismo estrutural. Trata-se de uma estrutura metálica que imita a moldura de uma janela que se abre. "É uma pintura objeto que sugere movimento e até pede a participação do espectador."

 

 

 

Continuar a ler no Estado de São Paulo.

 

 

 

A partir de 10 de abril inaugura novo espaço para as plásticas em São Paulo, a Canvas-SP Galeria, nos Jardins, dirigida por Rodrigo Brant. Nas paredes, marcando a abertura da casa, a mostra "Windows" de Zaragoza.



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Sexta-feira, 30 de Março de 2012

 

 

 

Claridad: la vanguardia en lucha inaugura la temporada de exposiciones en el MNBA con una selección de obras del patrimonio revisadas por el guión curatorial de Sergio Baur, que traza un retrato de las vanguardias combativas a comienzos del siglo XX.

 

Una muestra puede exhibir una trayectoria estética, poner en diálogo a varios artistas, revelar cercanías entre obras. Pero a veces, pocas veces, una muestra apela al arte para retratar un clima de época.

 

Eso hace justamente Claridad: la vanguardia en lucha , la exposición que abre el año en el Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, dedicada a retratar el ambiente intelectual que, entre los años 20 y 40 del siglo XX, dio origen y acompañó el arte del compromiso social y la militancia política, que rechazó el "arte por el arte" para buscar en la renovación estética una herramienta para la denuncia social.

 

La vanguardia militante que retrata la muestra es, por cierto, una de las corrientes renovadoras de una época de notable vitalidad en los debates y los cuestionamientos al arte académico. En rigor, Claridad? cierra el ciclo abierto, hace dos años, con la muestra sobre el grupo Martín Fierro, la vanguardia estética que fue contrapunto y complemento de la que ahora despliega su utopía en la renovada sala del MNBA.

 

 

 

Continuar a ler no La Nacion.

 

 

 

Claridad: La vanguardia en lucha 

Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, até 20 de Maio.




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Quarta-feira, 21 de Março de 2012

 

 

 

As an exhibition, the New Museum Triennial is still so young that it seems almost premature to call it a New York institution. Yet in just its second iteration, “The Ungovernables,” which runs through April 22, the show has already established the very thing that even veteran surveys of contemporary art would envy: a clear identity, and one that doesn’t seem redundant with either the concurrently running Whitney Biennial –the sprawling, uptown event whose intense emphasis this year on time-based media such as film, music, and performance makes it the antithesis of the compact New Museum exhibition—or the various other museum-sponsored roundups like PS 1/MoMA’s “Greater New York.” Focusing especially on work made by very young artists––the first Triennial went by the asinine name of “Younger than Jesus”––many of whom are based outside the US and Europe, the exhibition brings a surprisingly underrepresented perspective on recent art, no easy achievement in a city with a gamut of commercial galleries and museums. The current show also tries to make a case for reading the work on view amid the political upheaval and messy, unfinished pursuit of democracy that has marked much of the developing world, but the artists don’t fit into this frame as snugly as the curators want to suggest.

 

The exhibition includes work by thirty-four artists or collectives, few of whom have previously been seen in New York. A large majority hail from countries other than the United States, with a preponderance of Latin American, Middle Eastern, and Asian artists. Curator Eungie Joo has emphasized the fact that many come from countries whose post-1970s existence—a span during which most of these artists were born—was marked by economic and political uncertainty: they were ungovernable in the pejorative, failed-state sense. But she also wants to underline the creative resistance and flexibility of young artists, in which she hears spiritual echoes of the ANC’s embrace of “ungovernability” as a political strategy against apartheid (the term was coined with the Soweto riots and the call to make South Africa positively ungovernable). In the catalog accompanying the show, Joo links the idea to continuing democracy movements across the globe, from the Arab Spring to the Occupy demonstrations.

 

 

 

Continuar a ler na The New York Review of Books.



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Terça-feira, 20 de Março de 2012

 

 

 

ONE OF THE THINGS that makes the contemporary art scene in Morocco so difficult to grasp—and so unlike the cultural infrastructures existing elsewhere in the region—is the fact that it has no center. Casablanca is the commercial hub, Rabat the seat of government. Asilah and Essaouira host major annual festivals for art and music. Tangier lays claim to the literary imagination. Marrakech, with its eleven-year-old film festival and two-year-old art fair, is the destination of choice for an incongruous mix of jet-setting expats, holidaymakers on a budget, and riad-refurbishing fashionistas quick to follow in Yves Saint Laurent’s footsteps. Galleries tend to cluster in Casablanca and Rabat. Serious museums are nonexistent. But in the past decade, an impressive network of independent spaces and artist-led initiatives has spread throughout the country, aided by the ease of inter-city travel and an art-historical narrative that has long assimilated efforts that are ephemeral, episodic, and dispersed.

 

 

 

Continuar a ler na Artforum.



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Sexta-feira, 16 de Março de 2012

 

 

 

NO wonder they call Bernardo Paz the “Emperor of Inhotim.”

About 1,000 employees, including curators, botanists and concrete pourers, swarm around Inhotim, his contemporary-art complex in the hills of southeast Brazil. Globetrotting art pilgrims absorb stunning works like Doug Aitken’s “Sonic Pavilion,” which uses high-sensitivity microphones placed in a 633-foot hole to deliver the bass murmur of Earth’s inner depths.

A whiff of megalomania seems to emanate from Inhotim’s eucalyptus forests, where Mr. Paz has perched more than 500 works by foreign and Brazilian artists. His botanical garden contains more than 1,400 species of palm trees. He glows when speaking of Inhotim’s rare and otherworldly plants, like the titun arum from Sumatra, called the “corpse flower” because of its hideous stench.

Mr. Paz, a lanky, chain-smoking, 61-year-old mining magnate, speaks in barely audible whispers. He married his sixth wife in October. He has white hair down to his shoulders and pale blue eyes, giving him an appearance reminiscent of the gaunt, debauched Brazilian rancher played by Klaus Kinski in Werner Herzog’s 1987 film, “Cobra Verde.”

 

 

 

Continuar a ler no New York Times.



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Quarta-feira, 22 de Fevereiro de 2012

 

 

 

Morocco's mystique is synonymous with its famous fans: William Burroughs and the beats in the 1950s, who hung out in Tangier when the city was an international zone, and the Rolling Stones, who went seeking thrills in Marrakech a generation later. It's the go-to place to get inspired and indulge in druggy dalliances – or at least that's the view from Europe. The Tangier-based artist Yto Barrada's photos, films and sculptures give us a different picture – of the struggles of the people who live there.

 

 

 

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Segunda-feira, 20 de Fevereiro de 2012

 

 

Thandi Sibisi, a daughter of farmers in the Zulu heartland, remembers arriving in the big city for the first time. "The bus dropped me in Gandhi Square in Johannesburg," she recalled. "I was 17 and had never even seen a double-storey building in my life. I looked around and it was like, 'I'm going to own this city'."

Eight years later, she has not yet quite conquered it all. But on Thursday she became the first black woman to open a major art gallery – named Sibisi, naturally enough, for someone so ambitious – in South Africa.

It is a sign, she believes, that anything is possible for the country's "born free" generation. "All I have to do is look at myself and my background," she said. "Growing up, I would never have thought I'd be exposed to so many opportunities. South Africa is free.

"I go all over the world and people are closed up and they can't express themselves. South Africa allows you to be you and to be whatever it is you want to be."

The country's visual arts scene, dominated by the white minority during racial apartheid, has not transformed as quickly as some would like.Gallery Momo, the first 100% black-owned gallery, opened in Johannesburg in 2003, while the national gallery in Cape Town has anon-white director for the first time in its 140-year history.

 

 

 

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La galería Isabel Aninat, de Santiago de Chile, era una parada obligada el jueves para los visitantes de Arco. La propia artista Valuspa Jarpa (Rancagua, Chile, en 1971), hablaba con unos y otros de su instalación,Minimal secret (a la venta por 75.000 euros). Lo que parece ser un bello cortinaje elaborado con planchas de impresión es en realidad un bosque colgante de secretos. Un gran enigma esculpido con textos procedentes de los documentos desclasificados por la CIA sobre el golpe de Estado contra el presidente chileno Salvador Allende.

Esta pieza de Jarpa es una de las más destacadas de las llegadas a la feria madrileña desde los distintos polos del imán de la vibrante escena latinoamericana. Se reparten entre los pabellones 10 y 8 de Arco. Pero sobre todo llaman poderosamente la atención de los paseantes del espacio Solo Projets Latinoamérica. Un solo artista, una obra y una galería. Y todas, 23 en total, latinoamericanas. Juntas resultan una de las propuestas más deslumbrantes de la actual edición de Arco. Comprometidos y rompedores, estos creadores no parecen haber sido uniformados por la globalización.

 

 

 

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