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Exhibition series from September to November 2020 by the UA Antoni Miró Research Chair

Translated by Irene Nieva Moratalla

Alicante, 7 October 2020. By María Asunción Soria Pastor

The purpose of the UA Antoni Miró Research Chair is the promotion and encouragement of contemporary plastic arts in the Region of Valencia. Various exhibitions will be scheduled from September to November 2020 and will take place at the exhibition room Llotja de Sant Jordi, the Ovidi Montllor Centre, the Alcoy Cultural Centre, and the University of Alicante Museum.

 

Temps d'art 2020 (Art Times)

The University of Alicante Museum (MUA) exhibits the art proposals of Pep Cantó, Jaume Cremades, and Andreu Alcaraz Valls in the exhibition hall El Cub. These proposals have been selected for receiving the exhibition production grants offered by the UA Antoni Miró Research Chair together with the Sabadell Bank Foundation.

Through his exhibition entitled Pintures de l'ànima, pintures de vida, Pep Cantó calls for the social rights fight; today and 80 years ago. His paintings denounce social injustices and homophobia, advocate for the struggle for gender equality, and show the terrible consequences of migratory waves. Obviously, there are also paintings on display that emerge from the confinement that has marked society and our lives today.

Through his exhibition entitled Étymon, Jaume Cremades expects the viewers to return to the intuitive origin of what we are, establishing new associations that change and broaden our perception of things and our relationship and connection with them. The work aims to capture a rare beauty, which lives in symbiosis with chaos. Those details exalt latent anxiety through a network of lines that refer to the beauty hidden behind plant structures and organic forms typically in nature.

Through his collection entitled Memorial, Andreu Alcaraz Valls shows a journey back in time, an exercise in recovering memories. Childhood is considered to be the happiest and most innocent stage of our lives. However, the events that took place during those days fade into memory as time goes by.

Further information on the MUA website

 

 

 

 Jo també sòc quàntic (I am also quantum). Shuzo Azuchi Gulliver

Shuzo Azuchi Gulliver was born in 1947 in Shiga Prefecture, Japan, and he has devoted his long career to exploring film themes and motifs and their relationship to visual arts.

In 1967, he began his first film-related projects in Tokyo. There, he worked in a context in which art was shown outside the gallery spaces and cinema expanded to several screenings, or moved completely off-screen. This dynamic interdisciplinary mixture was developed in the context of the expansive post-war youth culture that became worldwide psychedelic and sparked critical debates on technology, politics, and Japanese-American relationships.

Although Gulliver's radical experiments with cinema were concentrated in the 1960s, he still works as an artist in the fields of sculpture, performance, and new media nowadays.

Sources: Catalogue and an article in The New Yorker about Shuzo Azuchi Gulliver

 

 

 

La Pintura de Fuencisla Francés (Fuencisla Francés' Paintings)
  • From 30 September to 27 November 2020.
  • Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 11.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. and from 5.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.
  • Alcoy Cultural Centre.

"There is a philosophy of the fragment adhered to the surface of the painting: pieces of paper or other materials, with their own shape and chromaticism, instead of paint stains. In the initial stage of avant-garde art, this technique of art creation was called collage.

Through all her works, Fuencisla Francés adopts this philosophy. This exhibition is no exception. Her pieces of paper are triangular, rectangular, or of many other shapes. Moreover, they vary greatly in colour, for example, between grey and black, with the quality of more or less dark pieces of glass. Fragments invade her works and her thoughts take on a similar appearance. This is shown in an open notebook, both a work of art and the large formats on display, and it is available to all visitors who wish to enjoy the exhibition. There emerge pure graphic designs that follow the same rules as loose physical fragments ("to ask yourself questions", "invisible threads", "intention", ...) associated with her plastic work."

Catalogue  

 

Temps d’Art (Art Times), Paco Sempere / David Trujillo
  • From 1 October to 29 November 2020.
  • Opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 11.30 a.m to 1.30 p.m. and from 5.30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sundays and bank holidays from 11.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m.
  • Exhibition room Llotja de Sant Jordi, Alcoy.

The University of Alicante and the UA Antoni Miró Research Chair present the exhibition Temps d'Art, which shows Paco Sempere’s and David Trujillo’s art proposals. Both artists have been selected for receiving the exhibition production grants offered by the UA Antoni Miró Research Chair together with the Sabadell Bank Foundation.

Paco Sempere presents L'inefable Wabi-Sabi, a sculptural project made with carved wood that seeks a poetics of inaccuracy. Sempere uses fire to work on the volumes of his works. He respects the finish of the charred surfaces to observe their plasticity.

Through his proposal Cartografies de l'element invisible, David Trujillo invites us to reflect on the hidden, electromagnetic, and intangible (Hertzian) space that surrounds us, getting through and interacting with physical space. He does so by taking data and, subsequently, putting sound and visualising them through art.

Catalogue

  

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