XX IMAGE SYMPOSIUM WORKSHOP
During three consecutive afternoons on June, 17, 18 and 19, three simultaneus workshops will take place at CA2M by: Ayreen Anastas & Rene Gabri, Asier Mendizábal and Luis Jacob. The workshops, independent, will be personally addressed by each of the artists. These artists have worked in experimental formats of knowledge production, with teaching experience; they have also participated in many collective works.
These three consecutive workshops will be hold in the afternoon, parallel to the Symposium as a space for reflection.
For artists, critics, theoreticians or anyone interested in the image. Groups of 12 people max.
LUIS JACOB is an artist, writer, curator and educator living in Toronto. Luis Jacob’s diverse practice addresses issues of social interaction and the subjectivity of aesthetic experience. In 2012, his work display as part of Pop Politics: Activism at 33 Revolutions at CA2M, year that his work is also part of another exhibition in Spain Visible, Móvil, Vidente, at Center Párraga from Murcia. His works been displayed in Taipei Biennal in 2012, Taipei Museum of Fine Arts, Witte of With Contemporary Art, Guggenheim New York, Generali Foundation, The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery and Documenta 12. His solo exhibitions has been showcased in sites as: Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Fonderie Darling, Städtisches Museum Abteiberg, Kunstverein Hamburg and Galerie Max Mayer.
ASIER MENDIZÁBAL. Bilbao-based artist, whose practice, linked to the sculpture program, is developed through diverse media and procedures, including writings habitually. Multiple crossings between specific modern codes and some of his last updates in shape of popular culture (politics, music, cinema…) sets recurring references in his work. He has exhibited in solo shows at en Culturgest, Lisboa; DAE, San Sebastian and in the Museu d’Art Contemporani in Barcelona; Raven Row in London; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid. He has participated in group exhibitions such as: IllumiNATIONS, 54 Venice Biennal; Scenarios about Europe, Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig; In the First Circle, Fundació Tapies, Barcelona; Às Artes, Cidadãos, Serralves Museum, Porto; Després de la notícia, at the Centre de Cultura Contemporània in Barcelona, Manifesta 5 and the Biennials in Taipei and Bucarest.
AYREEN ANASTASREEN is a Palestine artist living in Brooklyn. Anastas is one of the organizers of the 16 Beaver group, an artist community that functions as a social and collaborative space on 16 Beaver street in downtown Manhattan, where the group hosts panel discussions, encounters, film series, artist talks, radio recordings, reading groups and more. Anastas’ recent artistic projects and exhibitions include: Pasolini Pa* (2005) Palestine, M* of Bethlehem (2003) and Library of Useful Knowledge (2002). RENE GABRI was born in Tehran and now lives in New York. He is also member of 16 Beaver group, he is interested in the complex mechanisms which constitute the world around us. Ayreen Anastas' and Rene Gabri's collaborative projects have evolved a great deal through their work at 16Beaver. Their Radioactive Discussion series was a physical counterpart to their fictional Homeland Security Cultural Bureau project. The artists recently had a solo exhibition entitled 'eine welt ein thema ein korn ein zeichen ein lied ein spaziergang ein lächeln eine wand eine notiz ein datum eine karte eine und eine frage' at Kunstverein Arnsberg (2011). Other collaborations include: Camp Campaign, Artist talk, Radio Active, United We Stand, What Everybody Knows, Eden Resonating, 7X77, Case Sensitive America and more.
The workshops will be conducted in Spanish, except for the ones by Rene Gabri and Ayreen Anastas, conducted in English.