ITZIAR BARRIO PRESENTS “THE MUSIC YOU WANT ME TO HEAR” GALERIA ADHOC ///// FEBUARY 6TH – APRIL 16TH 2014 ///// VIGO, SPAIN

MUSIC YOU WANT ME TO HEAR

Febuary 6th – April 16 2014

Adhoc Galería | rúa joaquín loriga 9, 36203 vigo – españa | t: +34 986 228 656 f: +34 986 441 543
http://adhocgaleria.com/web/project/the-music-you-want-me-to-hear/

The artist Itziar Barrio presents new and recently produced works around the ideas of power dynamics, desire, and constructed situations and realities. This exhibition is a collection of different pieces, each with its own meaning and individual characteristics. In relationship to each other they build a narrative underlaid by the dialogue between public and private, fiction and non-fiction, and the deconstruction of the cinematographic apparatus.

These works- from video, sculpture and photographs to silkscreen on latex- were produced within the context of the project THE PERILS OF OBEDIENCE.

KIM WALDRON’S “THE DO-IT-YOURSELF COOKBOOK”


Press Release

For immediate release

THE GALLERY’S 1ST PUBLICATION
“THE DO-IT-YOURSELF COOKBOOK” BY KIM WALDRON

Book launch at Oboro during the opening of Kim Waldron’s Beautiful Creatures exhibition
Saturday, March 9th at 5 pm.
http://www.oboro.net/en/activity/beautiful-creatures
Oboro – 4001, rue Berri, local 301, Montreal (Quebec) Canada H2L 4H2

For the first time Kim Waldron will be showing the entire Beautiful Creatures project. In order to understand how animals are transformed into the meat that we eat, during a one-month residency at English Harbour Art Centre in Newfoundland the artist put herself in the shoes of the slaughterer, the butcher and the cook. It’s with great pleasure that we are launching this book on the occasion of this comprehensive exhibition. The publication includes all of the Beautiful Creatures artworks produced between 2010 and 2013. Written by Kim Waldron, it also has a forward from art historian Mélanie Boucher.

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KIM WALDRON PRESENTS “BEAUTIFUL CREATURES” OBORO ///// MARCH 9 – APRIL 13 2013 ///// MONTREAL

http://www.oboro.net/fr/activite/beautiful-creatures-belles-betes

Kim Waldron, Beautiful Creatures, 2010

Opening

Saturday, March 9 at 5 pm
(a carnivorous treat prepared by the artist will be served, as well as some vegetarian options)

Oboro, 4001, rue Berri, local 301, Montréal.

For the first time Kim Waldron will be showing the entire Beautiful Creatures project (produced between 2010 and 2013). In order to understand how animals are transformed into the meat that we eat, during a one-month residency at English Harbour Art Centre in Newfoundland the artist Kim Waldron put herself in the shoes of the slaughterer, the butcher and the cook.

Round Table (in French)

Thursday, March 14 at 2 pm

Autopsie du mangeur (la suite) : la nourriture et la mort dans les arts et la littérature (in succession to ORANGE 2012) animated by Geneviève Sicotte, with Mélanie Boucher, Élise Desaulniers, Karine Hubert, Ianik Marcil and Kim Waldron.

Librairie Raffin, 6330 Saint-Hubert Street, Montréal.

ITZIAR BARRIO PRESENTS “CASTING THE PERILS OF OBEDIENCE” AT THE ABRONS ARTS CENTER ///// MARCH 29 – MARCH 30 2013 ///// NEW YORK

http://www.abronsartscenter.org/performances/itziar-barrio-casting-the-perils-of-obedience.html

Casting THE PERILS OF OBEDIENCE: A Performance is the second stage of visual artist Itziar Barrio’s exploration in power dynamics and constructed situations. Using the methods of casting, the performance will unfold the wills and desires of the actors to succeed and be recognized. By placing them within fictional and non-fictional parameters, whether movie scripts or their own lives, Barrio reveals the production of power through seduction.

Following an open call, actors will audition for four full days with theater director Niegel Smith and will undergo a selection process. Open to the public for only two days the entire process will be recorded and included in a resulting video piece. Exploring simultaneously the limits and in betweens of theater, film and performance art, the live recording emphasizes the experience that is being created by actors and audience.

The four selected actors will be part of THE PERILS OF OBEDIENCE, consisting of building a scene in real time. The first stage of the project was carried out in Spain during BAD, Bilbao Theater and Contemporary Dance Festival in 2010.

The fine line between the persona and the character finds its mirror in the audience, who executes its silent power by being present. Their presence implies a voyeuristic disposition and it functions to unveil the group dynamics and the negotiation of social roles and rules.

Pushing the actors to reveal their limits on stage, underlining the narratives present in any situation the performance frames an experience where conventions are decoded, contemporary fears of domination are confronted, and exhibitionism and social acceptability are critically examined.

THE PERILS OF OBEDIENCE is inspired by Stanley Milgram’s psychological experiments which began in 1961, a few months after the trial of the Nazi Adolf Eichmann. Milgram wished to test how much pain a person would inflict on another simply because this was asked of them for the purposes of a scientific experiment. As Hannah Arendt reminds us, “under conditions of tyranny it is far easier to act than to think.” Barrio analyzes how obedience to a higher authority, even in democracy, can lead to extreme consequences and can involve large numbers of the population.

Casting THE PERILS OF OBEDIENCE: A Performance is a recipient of NYFA’s Emergency Relief Fund Grant and sponsored by Etxepare Basque Institute.

ITZIAR BARRIO PRESENTS “WE COULD HAVE HAD IT ALL” AT S2A ///// JANUARY 30 – MARCH 18 2013 ///// NEW YORK

http://s2anyc.com/#happening-now

Itziar Barrio. WE COULD HAVE HAD IT ALL .2013. HD video 9’21. Video still

S2A is pleased to present Itziar Barrio: WE COULD HAVE HAD IT ALL.

In this multi-layered digital video, Itziar Barrio takes a line borrowed from popular music as the departure point for an elaborate exploration of performance, language, politics, and sexuality. Drawing its title from the chorus of British pop star Adele’s 2011 smash single, “Rolling In The Deep,” the work pays homage to the global appeal of Adele’s music while inquiring into the myth-like notion of total fulfillment.

The work is set inside the Teatro Arriaga, an historic theater in Barrio’s native Bilbao. A sequence of slow tracking shots and luscious stills, inspired by segments from Adele’s Live at the Royal Albert Hall concert video, capture an ornate interior, emptied of spectators yet intermittently haunted by the voices of two female poets asked by Barrio to collaborate on the project by responding to the lyrics in Adele’s hit song.

Maialen Lujanbio, whose voice can be heard as the video opens, is a Basque poet who practices an improvisational form of sung poetry known as bertsolarismo. Chavisa Woods, whose words follow in subtitle shortly thereafter, is an American writer living in New York. Reflecting on the social, economic, and erotic dimensions of fulfillment and its frustrations, the two poets enter into a dialogue with one another and with their pop star counterpart. Portrayed with vivid sensuality, the vacant theater itself becomes another performative figure with which the poets interact. As the video’s soundtrack—based on a looping Adel sample—slowly builds, the intertwining of music and image, Basque and English, song, text, and speech creates a viewing experience in which the conventions of public performance are redistributed like the sexual sensorium described in Woods’s poetry.

In its present installation, the stark contrast between the classically styled proscenium depicted in the video and the subterranean space in which the piece is projected echoes the juxtaposition in the work between the global spectacle of popular culture and more local and intimate modes of engagement. This in turn reflects a prevailing focus in Barrio’s artworks on the interplay between idealism and pragmatism, the universal and the particular.

 

 

 

ITZIAR BARRIO IN RESIDENCE AT SKOWHEGAN ///// JUNE 9 – AUGUST 9 – 2012 ///// NEW YORK ///// ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

www.skowheganart.org

Skowhegan
200 Park Avenue South, Suite 111
New York, NY 10003-1503


ITZIAR BARRIO PRESENTS “RETURN” AT THE SCREEN FESTIVAL – LOOP ///// MAY 17 – JUNE 2 -2012 ///// BARCELONA

www.loop-barcelona.com

CITY SCREEN’12 takes a step forward to the same extent as Screen from Barcelona .
Like its antecedent Off Loop, CITY SCREEN’12 will be displayed on multiple spaces of
the city, activating different types of community centers, organizations and shops, and
stimulating a wider circulation of present-day video creation.
www.screen-barcelona.com/webapp/fichafest?&id=164&id_page=screenfest.program.off_screen


ITZIAR BARRIO PRESENTS “RETURN” AT THE 11 HABANA BIENNIAL /////// MAY 11 – 18 -2012 ////// LA HABANA

www.bienalhabana.cult.cu


ITZIAR BARRIO PRÉSENTS “WE COULD HAVE HAD IT ALL” AT GOING PUBLIC – TELLING IT AS IT IS ? Symposium organized by ENPAP (European Network of Public Art Producers)

http://www.e-n-p-a-p.net/content/21/itziar-barrio

22-23-24 March 2012 Bilbao/ Vitoria-Gasteiz (Spain)

Organized by ENPAP
(European Network of Public Art Producers)

Registration is now open
(22nd free entry, 23rd submission fee, 24th by invitation)

More information and programme:
http://www.e-n-p-a-p.net/

Going Public – Telling it as it is? is a three-day symposium aimed at exploring storytelling as a mode for the production and reception of public art. It features a series of lecture performances in BizBAK UPV/EHU, performances and concert in Pabellón6ZAWP and artist commissions spread throughout the city of Bilbao, and is accompanied by a closed network meeting in ARTIUM centre museum (Vitoria-Gasteiz) that draws together selected professionals in the field.

Participant artists: Martha Rosler (USA), Phil Collins (UK), Itziar Barrio (ES/USA), Alex Reynolds (UK/ES), María Ruido (ES), Olof Olsson (SE), Falke Pisano (NL) & Francesco Pedraglio (IT), Asier Mendizabal (ES), Asli Cavusoglu (TR), Goldin + Senneby (SE), Patricia Esquivias (ES/VE), Jeleton (ES), OJO (US), Institut Fatima (DE/ES), Begoña+La Jawara Djs (ES)

ENPAP founders:
BAC-Baltic Art Center (SE)
consonni (ES)
Mossutställningar (SE)
Situations, University of the West of England (UK)
SKOR | Foundation for Art and Public (NL)
Vector Association (RO)


KIM WALDRON PRESENTS “BEAUTIFUL CREATURES” AT THE EXHIBITION “LA COLONIE” //// JUNE 20 – SEPT 26 2010 //// DESCHAMBAULT-GRONDINE

http://www.oeildepoisson.com/_programmation/_archives/100618_25ans_colonie/25ans_colonie.htm

 

L’exposition d’art contemporain présentée en différents lieux de Deschambault-Grondines est le fruit d’une collaboration exceptionnelle entre le centre d’artistes L’Œil de Poisson de Québec et l’organisme Culture et Patrimoine Deschambault-Grondines.

Dans le cadre des activités soulignant le 25e anniversaire de L’Œil de Poisson, le commissaire indépendant Jean-Michel Ross a sélectionné des créateurs auxquels il a demandé d’explorer cette notion de colonie tout en investissant des lieux patrimoniaux. Si le titre de l’exposition évoque les premières pages de l’histoire du Québec qui se sont écrites sur les rives du Saint-Laurent, il réfère aussi à la colonie de vacances, lieu privilégié pour l’apprentissage et le jeu.


KIM WALDRON PRESENTS “WORKING ASSUPTION” AT MUSÉE RÉGIONAL DE RIMOUSKI //// JUNE 20 – SEPT 12 2010 ///// RIMOUSKI

www.museerimouski.qc.ca

Rimouski – Le Musée régional de Rimouski vous invite à l’exposition estivale Au travail qui se tiendra du 20 juin au 12 septembre 2010. Marie-Ève Charron, originaire de Rimouski et critique d’art au journal Le Devoir, est commissaire invitée pour cette exposition d’envergure qui regroupe les œuvres de 12 artistes sur le thème du travail.

Aux antipodes des idées de vacances et de repos rappelant la saison estivale, cette exposition aborde le thème du travail sous trois angles différents; une approche introspective de l’artiste vis-à-vis son travail, la représentation du quotidien au travail et le travailleur dans son environnement. En peinture, photographie, vidéo, installation et en dessin, l’exposition Au travail tente de faire un tour de cette question.

Cette exposition est l’occasion unique de découvrir l’art de 12 artistes, issus de générations différentes, dont les carrières sont encore débutantes ou bien confirmées, perçant même parfois à l’échelle internationale.

À noter que les vernissages de nos expositions d’été se tiendront conjointement le 20 juin à 15 h.

Artistes : Mathieu Beauséjour, Catherine Bodmer, Pierre Bourgault, Sorel Cohen, Emmanuelle Léonard, Jean-Pierre Gauthier, Thérèse Mastroiacovo, Michael Merrill,
Julien Prévieux, Alana Riley, Kim Waldron, Klaus Scherübel

Heures d’ouverture du Musée régional de Rimouski (du 21 juin au 6 septembre): Du mercredi au vendredi, de 9 h 30 à 20 h. Du samedi au mardi, de 9 h 30 à 18 h