Corners of(f) Society

Colab Gallery
Weil am Rhein, Alemania
Noviembre 2018 – abril 2019

Proyecto en colaboración con Luce

Comisariado por Daniel Künzler

www.colab-gallery.com

Después de nuestra primera colaboración en 2015 que estaba enfocada en la idea del periscopio y de la posibilidad de ver a través de las paredes, volvimos a retomar el asunto con artilugios más portátiles y nuevos diseños para experimentar con ellos en diferentes situaciones por la ciudad. Los objetos fueron mostrados acompañados con fotos de las acciones que completamos con ellos.

Periscopios

 

Texto del comisario (en inglés):

On 24th November 2018, the Colab Gallery will openned its doors for the group exhibition “Corners Of(f) Society”, featuring seven international artists that work with, around and in urban areas.

We would like to ask visitors the question how and why places function, and which impact the geographical environment has on perception and behavior. If you have, e.g., several possibilities to reach a supermarket, you would choose a certain route according to your mood.

During your daily life, you efficiently choose the shortest way, that unfortunately leads along a noisy, four-lane road. Then again, you deliberately look for a route, that leads you away from the actual place of destination taking you to interesting places, an abandoned house, an open terrain or a park at the city’s´ outskirts. However, losing your orientation and just strolling along, can also be seen as something positive, something that triggers your thirst for adventure and allows unexpected things to happen. Every one of us has his daily rituals, that are not only determined by functionality.

You can tell stories about some places, others you will seek because you feel comfortable there or because you are striving for a certain mood, or because the atmosphere and aura there bring back memories. Wandering around means getting lost, being active, collecting things you find in the street, getting onto a metro, the next bus and climbing out somewhere else, having deleted the common reason for getting from A to B. It means actively soaking up the terrain, the people, the animals or the trash in the streets. Without perspectives and intention, there is more to discover.

The participating artists show with alert eyes aesthetic glances of cities, peripheries, and surprising encounters. We are looking forward to present the works of Relfy (Can), Cyop & Kaf (It), Swampy (Usa), Bruno Rodrigues & Fábio Vieira (Bra), Road Dogs (Fr), Raskalov & Makhorov (Rus), LUCE & Eltono (Es).

Muchas gracias a Danny, K100, Marc y a todo el equipo de Colab.

La ville et le mouvement

Le Pilori espacio de artes visuales
Place du Pilori, Niort, Francia
27 de septiembre – 10 de noviembre 2017
Exposición organizada dentro del marco del festival Le 4e mur por Winterlong galerie.
Artistas invitados: Jeroen Jongeleen y Eltono

www.winterlong-galerie.com

Détours

Seis itinerarios aleatorios de 20 minutos empezando en la puerta del espacio expositivo. En cada intersección la dirección que seguir está determinada echando un dado. El resultado se materializa con seis esculturas de madera pintada.

RUFO

Se pasea una pintura por la ciudad con la cara pintada arrastrandose en el suelo. El recorrido, haciendo un bucle por la ciudad, es determinado de antemano. La tabla es expuesta tal cual con un mapa mostrando los detalles del trayecto.

G.A.S

Sistema de impresión en el suelo aprovechando los movimientos de la calle. Cada grabado es expuesto al tráfico durante al mínimo una hora.

 

Fotos : Eric Surmont et Eltono
Vídeos : Victor Thiré

 

Downshifting

Redline Centro de Arte Contemporaneo
2350 Arapahoe Street, Denver, EE.UU.
30 de junio – 23 de julio 2017

Modo n.º19

(Texto en inglés)

Curated by Ramón Bonilla, Downshifting is a group exhibition that calls attention to the meditative quality of reductive art, which encompasses minimal, post-minimal, hard edge and geometrical work. Reductive art work is typically explored in terms of formal qualities like medium, rarely conjuring conversations that respond or reflect on political realities. For many artists around the globe, however, reductive work can provide a sanctuary from the hyperactivity and sensory-flooding that has come to be our everyday reality.

Working with 12 internationally-based abstract and minimalist artists, Downshifting will transform RedLine’s 6,000-square-foot exhibition hall into a sanctuary of abstract works with programming that explores sensory deprivation rather than spectacle and provocation.

Participating Artists:
Eltono (France)
Louyse Blyton (Australia)
Ramón Bonilla (Puerto Rico)
Sandra Fettingis (USA)
Andrew Huffman (USA)
Kristofer Hultenberg (Denmark)
Michael Mork (Denmark)
Gary Andrew Clarke (England)
Ashley Frazier (USA)
SEIKON (Poland)
Hyland Mather (USA)
Frank T. Martinez (USA)

www.redlineart.org

Modo n.º19

Downshifting exposición colectiva
Redline Centro de Arte Contemporaneo
2350 Arapahoe Street, Denver, EE.UU.
30 de junio – 23 de julio 2017

 

(Texto en inglés)

Curated by Ramón Bonilla, Downshifting is a group exhibition that calls attention to the meditative quality of reductive art, which encompasses minimal, post-minimal, hard edge and geometrical work. Reductive art work is typically explored in terms of formal qualities like medium, rarely conjuring conversations that respond or reflect on political realities. For many artists around the globe, however, reductive work can provide a sanctuary from the hyperactivity and sensory-flooding that has come to be our everyday reality.

Working with 12 internationally-based abstract and minimalist artists, Downshifting will transform RedLine’s 6,000-square-foot exhibition hall into a sanctuary of abstract works with programming that explores sensory deprivation rather than spectacle and provocation.

Participating Artists:
Eltono (France)
Louyse Blyton (Australia)
Ramón Bonilla (Puerto Rico)
Sandra Fettingis (USA)
Andrew Huffman (USA)
Kristofer Hultenberg (Denmark)
Michael Mork (Denmark)
Gary Andrew Clarke (England)
Ashley Frazier (USA)
SEIKON (Poland)
Hyland Mather (USA)
Frank T. Martinez (USA)

www.redlineart.org

Venturing Beyond

Somerset House
Londres, Reino Unido
Exposición comisariada por A by P
3 marzo – 2 mayo 2016

Footpaths
Cuatro performances de 15 minutos caminando
Tinta negra sobre papel Fabriano Rosaspina 285 g. 100 x 70 cm, vídeo de 2 minutos


Reglas :

  1. El participante selecciona un área en le espacio publico y define un periodo de tiempo.
  2. Camina alrededor del perímetro del área predefinida en el sentido del reloj.
  3. Cuando un intruso visible entra en el perímetro, el participante debe inmediatamente intentar alcanzar su punto de intrusión.
  4. Si el perímetro es penetrado de nuevo durante un intento de alcanzar un punto de intrusión, ese nuevo punto de intrusión se convierte en el objetivo a alcanzar.
  5. Una vez que un punto de intrusión ha sido alcanzado, el participante continua a caminar alrededor del perímetro hasta la próxima intrusión o hasta el final del limite de tiempo.
  6. Para terminar, un dibujo es generado como testigo de la experiencia.

www.a-by-p.com
www.somersethouse.org.uk/visual-arts/venturing-beyond

Oxymores

Ministerio de Cultura
182, rue Saint Honoré, París, Francia
3 de abril – 3 de mayo 2015

Périmètre au Sol es la medida exacta de la línea que separa el espacio público del espacio privado alrededor del edificio del Ministerio de Cultura en la calle Saint Honoré en París. Dibujé la línea obtenida sobre cuatro papeles grandes (3,70 m x 1,40 m), cada uno representando una fachada. El código de colores utilizado fue dos colores cálidos para las fachadas sur y oeste y dos colores fríos para las norte y este.

www.oxymores2015.fr

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Mapping The City‬

Somerset House
Londres, Reino Unido
Exposición comisariada por A by P
22 de enero – 15 de febrero 2015

www.a-by-p.com
www.somersethouse.org.uk/visual-arts/mapping-the-city

10 Promenades
Acrílico sobre madera 122 x 100 cm

Para Mapping the City, expuse una escultura representando las 10 caminatas no planificadas que hice en Pekín a finales de 2013 y principios de 2014. Quería enseñar los recorridos de una forma tan aleatoria como las camitas ocurrieron entonces decidí colgarlas desde su centro de gravedad en vez de su orientación cardinal.
Más información sobre el proyecto Promenades aquí: www.eltono.com/es/projects/promenades

Para consultas sobre precio y disponibilidad de esta obra, por favor contacte directamente con A by P: www.a-by-p.com/more-info/#contact

Bienal Artmossphere

Disculpa, pero esta entrada sólo está disponible en English.

Moscow, Russia
September 2014

RUFO – Rudimentary Unidentified Frictional Object

I have been doing research around the idea of “creating while walking” for a long time now (see the Promenades Project I did in Beijing: www.eltono.com/en/projects/promenades), my last idea was to register friction during a walk and I came up with the idea of RUFO – RUFO is a typical dog name in French and also the name of a toy dog that was released in the 80´s. I decided the four letters would stand for “Rudimentary Unidentified Frictional Object”.

Basically, I wanted to drag an artwork along a defined path and register the way it decays. I was doing tests around this idea when I was asked to participate in Artmossphere Biennial in Moscow so I decided to do the first RUFO experiment in the street of the Russian capital. I painted 11 wood boards with bold colored graphics and one by one dragged them around the city on different paths I had selected earlier (around the exhibition space, in random neighborhood, around the Red Square, around the hotel…). Each walk was between one and two kilometers, except for RUFO #9 where I walked for 2,5 kilometers and the painting almost disappeared entirely. Having the artwork interacting with the outside was crucial – showing artworks in the state they came out of the studio doesn’t interest me – my idea was to “print” the city onto each board turning them into witnesses of a walk, an experience. On the back of each board I showed the map of the walk and all the data generated (date, time, duration, distance and name of the streets wandered) – note that during the biennial, I showed reproductions of the back of the boards on spare boards for the people to understand better the story.

Pictures by Natalia Solovieva – Thanks to everybody at Artmosspere and to the people from Codered.