2057Opening Thursday 29 November at 7 pm
ANTONIO VEGA MACOTELA
In 1977 Nieves Fernández opened Yerba in Murcia. With a clear critical and political character, the Gallery has been working during all these years, representing both national and international artists, being part of the contemporary art debate.
Confronting the challenge of a second generation gallery, we don’t want to commemorate what we have been, but instead celebrate the opening of a gallery that will turn 40 years more and will do so working and enjoying with the most fascinating contemporary artists. Those we felt for, and who, without any doubt, will write a chapter of the upcoming art history.
It is not about exploring a theme, but a utopia. However, all the artists presented in 2057 have implicit in their interventions the idea of sketch, and that the most important is not the final result but the process and its possible consequences, related with fate, essay and mistakes.
From the conceptual tradition, the exhibited works materialize or dematerialize in front of our eyes, questioning the limits, and the boundaries of the space, and, by extension, the sociopolitical system we inhabit. They are works that move, through an extreme graphic and formal simplicity, at the borders of the usual systems of representation.
Based in action, contact changes and the duality between control and the ungovernable, the conscious process of taking decisions every day, the space, and chance. After all the course over time.
Art is a motor of change and if we want to rethink the future, we have to stimulate imagination and, for this, nothing better than please ourselves inviting you to a trip, start ourselves a trip. For no other reason, but the pleasure of our ideal show.
Michel François, 1956 Belgium, has represented Belgium at the Venice biennial, and has exhibited in museums and institutions like the MACBA in Barcelona, SMAK of Ghent, the Centre Pompidou at Paris, Casa Wabi in Mexico, or the Miro Foundation in Barcelona. His work has also been included in numerous group exhibitions such as Documenta IX (1992), the São Paolo Biennial XXII (1994), Maison Rouge in Paris, Foundation Boghossian, Kunstmuseum of Bonn and Sonsbeek. Together with Ann Veronica Janssens he contributed to The Song (2009) by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker. Other collaborations with De Keersmaeker include En Atendant (2010) and Partita 2 (2013).
Marcius Galan, 1972 EEUU, has participated in group exhibitions at institutions and biennales including: the 29th and 30th editions of the São Paulo Biennale, 8th Mercosul Biennale and Biennale of the Americas (MCA, Denver, USA), Inhotim, Palais de Tokio, Paris, Museo de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, the Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellín, Colombia, the Musee d’Art Contemporaine de Lyon, or the Guggenheim d of Bilbao.
Helen Mirra, 1970 EEUU, has participated at the biennials of Sao Paolo and Venice, and realized solo institutional exhibitions including Culturgest, Lisboa, KW, Berlin, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Dallas Museum of Art, Kunstverein in Munich, the renaissance society in NYC, o the MIT of Massachussets. She has participated in group exhibitions at institutions as the Hammer Museum in LA, the Houston Museum, the New Museum in NYC, the Kunstverein, Hambourg, CA2M and Casa Encendida in Madrid…
Antonio Vega Macotela, 1980 México, has participated in documenta 14, Manifesta 9 and the biennials of Istanbul, New Orleans, and Sao Paolo. Institutions as the Paláis du Tokio, París, Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros and the Museo Carrillo Gil, México, CIFO, Miami, o Rijksakademie in Ámsterdam has exhibited his work.> DOSSIER (PDF)