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Highlight #24: Myriad Communication Methods

Various media in Spain, Italy, Netherlands

<Barcelona> 1962 Negatiu, b/n, 35 mm Col·leccio MACBA. Centre d'Estudis i Documentacio. Fons Xavier Miserachs ⓒHereves de Xavier Miserachs

Spain, Barcelona <MISERACHS BARCELONA>

18 September 2015 ~ 27 March 2016_Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA)

Xavier Miserachs is one of Barcelona’s most famous photographers. The artist’s neorealism style represents the decade of Spain’s economic recovery in the 1950s, bringing new energy to depictions of the city.
The show focuses on the images from his seminal photography book Barcelona, blanc I negre. The publication drew from two sources of inspiration: the first was MoMA’s “The Family of Man” exhibition that drew on the humanistic side of photography and the second was William Klein, whose urban images portrayed cities with an originality that impressed Miserachs. It is through such photo books as these that layered narratives are built on an interchange of high and low culture.

The exhibition features large murals, shop windows, enlargements and projections, proposing new ways of seeing the photos of Barcelona, blanc I negre. Opening with a twilight panorama of the cinema, the exhibition then leads visitors into displays that evoke the style and setting of the photo book’s publication. The exhibition closes with the entirely of the book on display.

  • <Barcelona>

    1962 Negatiu, b/n, 35 mm Col·leccio MACBA. Centre d'Estudis i Documentacio. Fons Xavier Miserachs ⓒHereves de Xavier Miserachs

    <Barcelona> 1962 Negatiu, b/n, 35 mm Col·leccio MACBA. Centre d'Estudis i Documentacio. Fons Xavier Miserachs ⓒHereves de Xavier Miserachs
  • <Barcelona>

    1962 Negatiu, b/n, 35 mm Col·leccio MACBA. Centre d'Estudis i Documentacio. Fons Xavier Miserachs ⓒHereves de Xavier Miserachs

    <Barcelona> 1962 Negatiu, b/n, 35 mm Col·leccio MACBA. Centre d'Estudis i Documentacio. Fons Xavier Miserachs ⓒHereves de Xavier Miserachs
  • <Barcelona>

    1962 Negatiu, b/n, 35 mm Col·leccio MACBA. Centre d'Estudis i Documentacio. Fons Xavier Miserachs ⓒHereves de Xavier Miserachs

    <Barcelona> 1962 Negatiu, b/n, 35 mm Col·leccio MACBA. Centre d'Estudis i Documentacio. Fons Xavier Miserachs ⓒHereves de Xavier Miserachs

Italy, Milano <PHILIPPE PARRENO: HYPOTHESIS>

22 October 2015 ~ 14 February 2016_Fondazione HangarBicocca

French artist Philippe Parreno is opening a show at the contemporary art space HangarBicocca. He presents investigations of reality and fiction in diverse media, such as drawing, photography, sculpture, animation and performance.
Over the last 20 years, the artist has endeavored to redefine the experience of the exhibition beyond mere presentations of artworks. He works across a span of fields and collaborates with other influential artists, architects and musicians. This show will feature a selection of those partnerships.

A central piece in the exhibition is Another Day with Another Sun (2014) in collaboration with Liam Gillick. Produced by the LUMA Foundation, the work features a spotlight that resembles a luminous planet that slowly orbits across the vastness of the venue and throughout the space. Visitors will also be able to see Parreno’s Marquees (2013) and The Crowd (2015).

  • <Danny The Street(detail)>

    2015 Exhibition view of <Philippe Parreno H{N)Y P N(Y} OSIS> Park Avenue Armony, New York Courtesy Pilar Corrias, Barbara Gladstone, Esther Schipper. Photo ⓒAndrea Rossetti

    <Danny The Street(detail)> 2015 Exhibition view of <Philippe Parreno H{N)Y P N(Y} OSIS> Park Avenue Armony, New York Courtesy Pilar Corrias, Barbara Gladstone, Esther Schipper. Photo ⓒAndrea Rossetti
  • <TV Channel(detail)>

    2013 On screen: Alien Seasons, 2002. Exhibition view of <Anywhere, Anywhere, Out Of The World> Palais de Tokyo, 2013 Courtesy the Artist, Pilar Corrias and Esther Schipper Photo ⓒAndrea Rossetti

    <TV Channel(detail)> 2013 On screen: Alien Seasons, 2002. Exhibition view of <Anywhere, Anywhere, Out Of The World> Palais de Tokyo, 2013 Courtesy the Artist, Pilar Corrias and Esther Schipper Photo ⓒAndrea Rossetti
  • Installation view of <Solaris Chronicles>

    2014 Luma Foundation, Arles, France Courtesy the Artist Photo ⓒAndrea Rossetti

    Installation view of <Solaris Chronicles> 2014 Luma Foundation, Arles, France Courtesy the Artist Photo ⓒAndrea Rossetti

Netherlands, Hague <SHOW MORE>

3 October ~ 13 December 2015_Stroom Den Haag

The Internet holds an integral place in modern society. This exhibition pays tribute to artworks that utilize online resources. Choreographer Bruno Listopad and the architect and artist Nikola Knežević work together to present a selection of YouTube videos by what they call “non-artists.” The featured creators tailor and create a curated image of themselves and their desires, challenging traditional notions of art and artist.

The exhibition focuses on real phenomena that impact and affects urban lives in myriad ways.
The show emphasizes the idea of the Internet as a “panoptical museum” and an unmatched archive. Part of the Stroom Den Haag’s “Culture of Control” program, the exhibition tackles ideas of control via self-surveillance, nudging, anamorphic electronics, and military urban planning. Also, It presents individuals whom YouTube to expose themselves voluntarily to the view of strangers. ■ with ARTINPOST

  • Installation shot of <SHOW MORE> at Stroom Den Haag, 2015

    Photo: Gerrit Schreurs, courtesy Stroom Den Haag

    Installation shot of <SHOW MORE> at Stroom Den Haag, 2015 Photo: Gerrit Schreurs, courtesy Stroom Den Haag
  • Installation shot of <SHOW MORE> at Stroom Den Haag, 2015

    Photo: Gerrit Schreurs, courtesy Stroom Den Haag

    Installation shot of <SHOW MORE> at Stroom Den Haag, 2015 Photo: Gerrit Schreurs, courtesy Stroom Den Haag
  • Installation shot of <SHOW MORE> at Stroom Den Haag, 2015

    Photo: Gerrit Schreurs, courtesy Stroom Den Haag

    Installation shot of <SHOW MORE> at Stroom Den Haag, 2015 Photo: Gerrit Schreurs, courtesy Stroom Den Haag

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