Pursuing the goal of being an active subject in the support of emerging contemporary art, ART
Situacions is a private initiative of patronage based in Spain, founded by Pilar Forcada and Marcel Pascual, that constantly encourages artistic creation. This years’ edition focuses on an in depth investigation of the emerging contemporary art practices present today in Spain and Italy.
A committee, composed by Maria de Corral, Ilaria Gianni, Lorena Martínez de Corral and Vicente Todolì, was nominated to carry out a detailed research on the emerging panorama of artists active in the two countries. The curators chose by consensus the works of the artists in the show, which, according to all, represent an incisive overview of the younger generations working in Spain and Italy, and convey, through different nuances and forms, a portrait of the present time.
ART Situacions II, which will be touring between the Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Villa Croce,
Genova, the Museo di Arte Contemporanea di Roma (MACRO), and the Matadero, Madrid, intends to offer a privileged point of view on some of the most structured, poetic and coherent practices of today. The show acts as a polyphonic score, recounting through different narratives, articulate interpretations of the political, the cultural, the social, and the personal.
A cura di:
MARIA DE CORRAL, ILARIA GIANNI, LORENA MARTINEZ DE CORRAL Y VICENT TODOLI
Preview Stampa: 26 novembre 2015 ore 11.00
Inaugurazione: 26 novembre 2015 ore 18.00
Apertura al pubblico: 27 novembre 2015 – 31 gennaio 2016
The second edition of the ART Situacions exhibition, curated by María de Corral, Ilaria Gianni, Lorena Martínez de Corral and Vicent Todolí, promoted by Roma Capitale – Sovrintendenza Capitolina ai Beni Culturali and organised, under the direction of Pilar Forcada, by ART Situacions in collaboration with Zètema Progetto Cultura, comes to Rome’s Museum of Contemporary Art, the MACRO, from 27 November 2015 to 31 January 2016.
ART Situacions, a Spanish initiative which promotes and supports emerging contemporary art through private patronage, provides, in each exhibition, an exploration into the current art scene in a given country in juxtaposition with that in Spain. Portugal was featured as the subject of study in 2013, with the fledgling Italian art scene taking the spotlight this time round for the exhibition’s second edition.
ART Situacions II at the MACRO delves into the artistic poetry and expression present in the Italian and Spanish visual arts of today, featuring the work of Italian artists Ludovica Carbotta, Gabriele de Santis, Anna Franceschini, Diego Marcon and Alek O., alongside that of Spanish artists Miren Doiz, José Guerrero, Rubén Guerrero, Teresa Solar Abboud and Anna Talens, all of which were selected through the unanimous agreement of an expert committee formed by María de Corral, Ilaria Gianni, Lorena Martínez de Corral and Vicent Todolí.
The groups of artists selected represent an incisive synopsis of the young generations of creators currently working in the two countries, whose explorations transmit, through a diverse range of nuances and forms, an accurate portrayal of the modern age.
The exhibition aims to offer a stimulating and kaleidoscopic expedition, providing a privileged insight into some of the more structured, evocative and cohesive practices of this particular moment in history, at the same time as transmitting different interpretations commenting on the age in which we live.
The ART Situacions II touring exhibition, after opening at the Villa Croce Museum of Contemporary Art in Genoa (from 18 September 2015 to 15 November 2015), is now being shown at MACRO, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Roma (from 27 November 2015 to 31 January 2016), before moving on to Matadero Madrid (from 19 February to 8 May 2016).
Conscious that the system of values on which our society is based is currently in a state of complete redefinition, ART Situacions considers culture, and art in particular, to be an effective tool for fine-tuning the criteria that will move us forward towards change, a journey that highlights the uncertainties to which we, as human beings, are subjected. In response to the lack of opportunities with which the young generations of today are confronted, ART Situacions seeks to support and promote active explorations in the area of contemporary art and bring them to a wider audience.
The focus of ART Situacions is not on reflecting the tastes of the patrons behind the initiative, nor on showcasing any particular theme or artistic discipline, but on presenting a possible perspective which represents the art of today, exploring some of the most interesting and coherent dialogues.
Sponsor & organizer:
Greens Power Products, S.L.
Marcel Pascual, Director General
Av Ramon Ciurans, 2
08530 la Garriga, Barcelona
“ART Situacions” es una marca registrada propiedad de Greens Power Products, S.L.