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Biennale of Sydney, NIRIN 2020

Biennale of Sydney, NIRIN 2020

14 March - 08 June 2020
Biennale of Sydney (Sídney, Australia)
The 22nd Biennale of Sydney NIRIN is an artist- and First Nations-led endeavor that will bring together artists, makers, scientists, academics and thinkers from around the world. They will deliver artworks, insights, ideas and projects that challenge dominant narratives, share Indigenous knowledge, displace conventional notions of the centre and reimagine the role of the arts institution. Brook Andrew, one of Australia’s most distinguished artists, is Artistic Director of the exhibition. AC/E supports the participation of through the PICE grants of Colectivo Ayllu and Josep Grau-Garriga. For the 22nd Biennale of Sydney, Colectivo Ayllu are proposing a site-specific and immersive installation at Artspace, incorporating work created during a residency at the Australian Print Workshop (APW) in August 2019. They will create a labyrinthine installation of large-format printed works with multiple stations, addressing issues of racism and coloniality. For the 22nd Biennale of Sydney, there will be a new display of Josep Grau-Garriga’s Alterpiece of the Hanged Men. This is an existing work dating back to the 1970’s, in which the artist would create epic, large-scale installations of multiple tapestries in dialogue with non-museum spaces. Presented on large, scaffolded structures, these installations would reference both religious and historical iconography in dedication to the victims of the Franco regime in Spain. Presented in a central position and reaching high up into the ceiling, a special presentation of Alterpiece of the Hanged Men will hold a pivotal position within an intervention into the Old Courts at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, a monumental space that memorialises a very difficult and oftentimes one-sided Australian history. The Biennale of Sydney is a renowned, large-scale exhibition of international contemporary art situated across multiple sites in Sydney and beyond that takes place every two years. Over nearly half a century, and twenty-one exhibitions, the Biennale of Sydney has commissioned and presented bold artistic and curatorial endeavours and showcased exceptional works of art by more than 1,800 national and international artists from more than 100 countries.
Clos de Tres Cantos artistic residencies 2020. Patricia Esquivias

Clos de Tres Cantos artistic residencies 2020. Patricia Esquivias

01 March - 30 June 2020
Clos de Tres Cantos (Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico)
The first edition of the artistic residences that will be held at Clos de Tres Cantos in 2020 has the participation of the Spanish artist Patricia Esquivias and the curatorship of Viviana Kuri. The project mixes viticulture, oenology, gastronomy, music and plastic arts with a strong commitment to the environment and sustainable development and has been designed by CHARCO, a collective that starts from creative activity and artistic research as shared practices to develop actions to connect with the local and link with the social. This program takes place in Valle de Guadalupe, in the Mexican state of Baja California, and together with the second edition of Vena and the first of Bruma, wants to contribute to increasing the sculptural park started in 2018 in the first edition of Vena that has as its aim to give added value to one of the most important wine regions in the world and the most prominent in Mexico.
Poured Architecture: Sergio Prego on Miguel Fisac

Poured Architecture: Sergio Prego on Miguel Fisac

Postponed
Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts (Chicago, United States)
Poured Architecture: Sergio Prego on Miguel Fisac establishes a dialogue between the work of the late architect Miguel Fisac (1913–2006) and the work of the artist Sergio Prego (b. 1969) and it is curated by Carlos Copertone, Patxi Eguíluz, and Iker Gil. Sergio Prego (b.1969) is a Basque sculptor and part of the generation that was formed in the experimental space Arteleku in San Sebastián, though for over two decades he has been based in New York City. During the five years he spent in Vito Acconci’s studio, Prego was the only artist in a group of engineers and architects who contributed to the work of the classic conceptual artist. Throughout his career he has questioned and reformulated his allegiance to that tradition, and the performativity and institutional criticism of the art of the 1960s, by means of video, space intervention, sculpture and pneumatic architecture. Along with ItziarOkariz, Sergio Prego represented Spain at the 2019 Venice Biennale. Miguel Fisac (1913–2006) was a key figure in Spanish architecture of the second half of the twentieth century and his works contributed to the modernization of architecture in Spain. He graduated from the School of Architecture of Madrid in 1942, and his first work was completed that same year: the Church of the Holy Spirit, built upon the remains of the auditorium of the historic Student Residence in Madrid. During a trip to Sweden, he encountered the work of Gunnar Asplund, which influenced Fisac’s architectural perspective. Always working with new materials, his style evolved over time: from abstract classicism he transitioned to using brick, which in turn he later abandoned for concrete— especially pre-stressed concrete, the method Fisac patented. Some of his most emblematic works are from this latter period, such as the Hydrographical Study Centre and the Jorba Laboratories. He was awarded the Gold Medal for Spanish Architecture (1994), the Antonio Camuñas Award (1997), and the National Architecture Award (2002).