Reproduction, Repetition and Rebellion. Multiplicity in Spanish Emerging Art
Instituto Cervantes (Vienna, Austria); Brukenthal National Museum (Sibiu, Romania); International Centre of Graphic Arts (Ljublana, Slovenia); AKADEMIJA (Belgrad, Serbia); New Museum for Contemporary Art (Zagreb, Croatia)
Reproducción, repetición y reivindicación. Multiplicidad en el arte emergente español (Reproduction, Repetition and Rebellion. Multiplicity in Spanish Emerging Art) looks at the ways in which a number of Spanish artists approach graphic art and other multiple and serialised art works. The exhibition narrative is structured along three conceptual lines: reproduction, understood as the copy of an original, usually by mechanical means (printing presses, photocopiers, plotters, etc.); repetition, regarded as an intrinsic part of multiple art that generates regular debate in the field of graphic art and other similar techniques on the “original-copy” confrontation. Lastly, rebellion: understood on the one hand as the defence of new Spanish production in graphic art and its derivatives, and on the other as being a method commonly used by artists to express social or political ideas.
Curated by Ingráfica, the exhibition is the outcome of international partnerships that began in 2008 for the two festivals held under the name of Ingráfica in the city of Cuenca.
1º Instituto Cervantes. Vienna, Austria
Dates: 27 May – 25 June 2010 (inside Krakow Print Triennale in Vienna).
2º National Brukenthal Museum. Sibiu, Rumania
Dates: 11 January – 7 February 2011 (inside International Experimental Engraving Biennial)
3º International Centre of Graphic Arts (MGLC). Ljubljana, Eslovenia
Dates: 18 February – 3 April 2011 (inside 29th Biennial of Graphic Arts)
4º Center for Graphic Art and Visual Researches AKADEMIJA and The Windows Gallery. Belgrade, Serbia
Dates: 14 April – 6 May 2011.
5º The New Museum of Contemporary Art. Zagreb, Croatia
Dates: 13 – 28 October 2011.
Participating artists: Javier Arce, Democracia, Ediciones Puré, El cartel, Fernando García, Lalata (magazine object), La Más Bella, NOAZ, PSJM, Enrique Radigales, Daniel Silvo, S.T. Libro Objeto and Azucena Vieites.
With support from: Ministry of Culture and an Internationalising Spanish Culture Grant from AECID (Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation).
Supported by: AC/E Spanish Cultural Action, Cervantes Institute and Spanish Embassies in Ljubljana and Croatia.