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On Kawara—Silence
BILBAO  •  Guggenheim Museum Bilbao  •  6 February - 3 May 2015
Organized with the cooperation of the artist, On Kawara—Silence is the first full representation of Kawara’s output, beginning in 1964 and including every category of work, much of it produced during his travels across the globe: date paintings (the Today series); postcards (the I Got Up series); telegrams (the I Am Still Alive series); maps (the I Went series); lists of names (the I Met series); newspaper cuttings (the I Read series); the inventory of paintings (Journals); and calendars (One Hundred Years and One Million Years). The exhibition also presents numerous drawings produced in Paris in 1964, and Kawara’s only two extant paintings of 1965, Location and Title, which herald the Today series. In conjunction with the exhibition, the Guggenheim has organized a continuous live reading of the artist’s One Million Years, the steady recitation of numbers from a vast ledger, which will be performed on the ground floor of the Guggenheim rotunda.

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao Website

Contact: Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
Avenida Abandoibarra, 2
48001 Bilbao, Spain
Tel: (34) 94 435 90 23

Chema Madoz: untitled 
Chema Madoz: untitled 
Chema Madoz
MADRID  •  Galería Elvira González  •  22 January - 14 March 2015

The exhibition -- the photographer Chema Madoz’s first at the gallery -- consists of 35 photographs taken between 2012 and 2014. These new black-and-white images continue the artist’s signature method of creating poetic and surprising visual metaphors out of everyday objects.

Long-established on the international art scene, Madoz was awarded Spain’s National Photography Award in 2000, and he was featured in one of the outstanding shows in the 2014 edition of Les Rencontres d’Arles (France), Europe’s leading international photography festival. Chema Madoz (born Madrid, 1958) began his professional career in 1990, having completed his studies at the Centro de Enseñanza de la Imagen in Madrid.

His first solo show took place in 1985 at the Real Sociedad Fotográfica in Madrid, and in 1988 the Sala Minerva at the Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid presented its first show of photography with work by Madoz. In the 1990’s, Madoz began using everyday objects to create dream-like Surrealistic images, a working methodology he has continued to employ up to the present day. “Madoz lets us know how many different lives might lie in wait within a matchstick or a staircase, if their destinies had not been to serve our need for fire or to conquer gravity,” writes the philosopher and art historian Luis Arenas.

Galería Elvira González Website

Contact: Galería Elvira González
General Castanos, 3
28004 Madrid
Tel: (934 91 319 59 00

Osvaldo Lamborghini; Teatro proletario de cámara
Osvaldo Lamborghini; Teatro proletario de cámara
Osvaldo Lamborghini; Teatro proletario de cámara
BARCELONA  •  Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona  •  30 January - 1 June 2015

Teatro proletario de cámara (Proletarian Chamber Theatre) brings to the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona the most comprehensive compilation of the visual work of Osvaldo Lamborghini (Buenos Aires, 1940 – Barcelona, 1985). The exhibition offers an insight into the sharp radicality of an artist still uncharted by the aesthetic accounts of the eighties. Osvaldo Lamborghini is one of the great figures of contemporary Argentine literature. With only three books published in his lifetime – El fiord (1969), Sebregondi retrocede (1973) and Poemas (1980) – alongside Novelas y cuentos (1988) and Tadeys (incomplete, 1994), which appeared posthumously, his legend has continued to grow, making him a true cult figure for several generations of Latin American and European writers. His work anticipates the contemporary graphic novel, the self-published fanzine, the aesthetics of comics and expanded literature, to mention some traditional book overflows. However, the exhibition at MACBA focuses on an as yet unexplored aspect of Lamborghini’s career: his vast visual production, made while living in Barcelona between 1981 and 1985, of so far unpublished photographic collages, which had been kept in the archive of the writer and poet since his death.

Accompanying the exhibition is a catalogue entitled El sexo que habla, including five essays written especially for the publication by novelists César Aira and Alan Pauls, philosopher Paul Beatriz Preciado, literary critic Antonio Jiménez Morato, and essayist and curator of the exhibition, Valentín Roma. The publication also features nearly two hundred illustrations documenting the variety of subjects, media and techniques in Lamborghini’s visual oeuvre.

Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona Website

Contact: MACBA
Plaça dels Àngels, 1
08001 Barcelona
Tel: (34) 93 412 08 10

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