Vídeos from Cal Cego in Arquipélago | Centro de Artes Contemporâneas, Açores


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Vídeos from Cal Cego in Arquipélago | Centro de Artes Contemporâneas, Açores

“Acciones en casa” by Bestué Vives, “Secret Strike Bank Building. Utrecht” by Alicia Framis, “Der Lauf der Dinge” by Fischli & Weiss, “Play dead, Real time (other way)” by Douglas Gordon,  “Portrait” by Antoni Muntadas,  “Violent Incident. Man-woman segment” by Bruce Nauman, “Teló seguit” by Perejaume and “Archivadores en archivo” by Ignacio Uriarte are shown at the exhibition “Liquid Time: video works from the collections of Maria e Armando Cabral and Cal Cego”, curated by Carolina Grau in Arquipélago. Centro de Arte Contemporâneas, Açores.

From 29, April to 30, July, 2017



Ignasi Aballí and Bestué Vives in Mataró| Art Contemporani


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Ignasi Aballí and Bestué Vives in Mataró| Art Contemporani

“Acciones en casa” by Bestué Vives and “Llistats” by Ignasi Aballí participate in the exhibition “El relat d’una exposició”, curated by students of 5th Course of the Angeleta Ferrer and Montserrat Solà Schools, Mataró

From March 1o, to May 21, 2017



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Pep Vidal

 (Rubí, 1980)

With a degree in mathematics and a PhD in physical sciences, scientific thought constitutes a vital experience that articulates his artistic practice. Infinitesimal changes, an obsession with measuring and an acceptance of the impossibility of exactitude in the measurement are the axes that articulate his artistic and scientific investigations.

In order to complete his doctoral thesis, entitled ‘Development of Numerical Algorithms for the Calculation of the Topography of the Mirrors for a Synchrotron’ (2014), Vidal installed himself in a hut he built himself outside the Hangar centre for visual arts production, where he was on an artist’s residence. It is no accident that the resulting publication of the thesis won a Miquel Casablancas prize that same year. A year later, in the context of the collective exhibition Hablo sabiendo que no se trata de eso [I Speak Knowing That It Isn’t about That], curated by Juan Canela at CaixaForum, Pep Vidal established himself inside Joseph Beuys’s installation Pain Space to revise the thesis and add notes of a more personal nature.

The infinitesimal changes which are constantly taking place and have a virtually infinite chaotic chain have been the driving force of many of Vidal’s art projects, as in the case of { } (La Capella, 2013), in which the desire to create a space in which nothing happens led him to construct, with the help of the ALBA synchrotron, a small empty space which he then covered with different materials to insulate it against changes in temperature, electromagnetic fields, fire, cosmic dust and so on, duly obtaining a cube with sides of 83 cm and a weight of around 850 kilograms.

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Pep Vidal

Oli d’una olivera (Oil from an Olive Tree), 2016

Sculpture | 752ml of olive oil  + organic remains

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Pep Vidal is a scientist as well as an artist, and carries out his artistic work in the space of intersection, convergence and divergence between the two ways of looking at the world. Infinitesimal changes and measurements are his primary starting points when it comes to defining his projects. One of the things that the realms of art and science have in common is curiosity, the tendency to set out from a concrete question or questions. Oli d’una olivera (Aceite de un olivo) [Oil from an Olive Tree] has its origin in a question which may seem naive, but for that very reason served to initiate a fascinating process of investigation: How much oil does an olive tree yield? The process that has led to the realisation and final form of the project is very similar to that by which oil is produced. If the production of oil involves a filtering of residues, the production of Oli d’una olivera (Aceite de un olivo) [Oil from an Olive Tree] entailed a filtering of ideas and variables.

At the beginning of the process, Vidal focused of the importance of monitoring and controlling production, taking this principle to the extreme: why not maximise the oil yield and minimise the size of the tree that produces the olives? As a response to the questions ‘how much oil does a bonsai olive tree produce?’ and ‘how much oil does a normal olive tree produce?’ he related a specific olive tree, growing in the Baix Penedès region, and a bonsai olive that he bought. The artist had previously carried out other projects relating the sizes of different objects or systems which have certain similarities and differences: we might recall f (t) = f (t-t°) (curated by Marina Vives in the Capella de Sant Roc, Valls, 2015), in which he planted an eight-year-old bonsai on the area of land it would need if it had not been cultivated as a bonsai, or Un humilde calcetín [A Humble Sock] (Fundació Tàpies, 2014), with its scale replica of the Tàpies sock reduced to a size of 20 microns, among others.

Ultimately, the most significant aspect of the comparison – or to put it another way, the nexus that links the full-size and bonsai olive trees – is artifice: the artifice to which the bonsai is subjected in order to control its size and the artifice to which the olive tree is subjected, planted in a particular environment in order to produce the olives that will give oil, an oil that is close related to the origin.

Measuring was and is the essence of the project, but measuring also entails the impossibility of absolute precision. Having discarded the option of a conventional pressing of the yield of a single olive tree, the alternative was a manual, homemade, do-it-yourself pressing, out of which, as in every experiment, came the discoveries: the residues, the solids and the liquids. The most valuable thing, the oil, is calibrated and weighed with the greatest possible precision and professionalism and duly certified, but unlike traditional production, in Pep Vidal’s process the residues are not eliminated but retained the final result, because the residues are also part of what comes from the olive tree, which is this case is not any old olive tree but a very specific olive tree, an Olea europaea growing in the Baix Penedès.

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Enric Farrés Duran at Festival Ingràvid 


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Enric Farrés Duran at Museu Empordà

Screening of “El Viatge Frustrat” by Enric Farrés Duran, at festival Ingràvid and concert by 13th Magic Skulls

Museu Empordà and Rambla, Figueres

8th of Octuber, 2016



Ignasi Aballí in  Advantages and Disadvantages of History for Life 

 

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Ignasi Aballí in Évora

“Personas” by Ignasi Aballí is included in the group show Advantages and Disadvantages of History for Life, curated by Paulo Pires do Vale

Forum Fundaçao Eugénio de Almeida, Évora, Portugal
From 24th of September, 2016 until 8th of January,  2017