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Clare Sheppard

20130330103434-p Eulàlia Grau's art of indignation   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Eulàlia Grau at Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA) February 8th, 2013 - June 30th, 2013
Posted 3/30/13

Time tends to limit the appreciation of surroundings; even the exceptional melts into the patterns of the daily grind, and making sure to look up becomes a chore evaded by hurried steps. I try at times to remember the thoughts and impressions that arose during my first visit to Barcelona. I recall threading the city, judging to turn one corner rather than another, unwittingly discovering the trait which, for me, defines this city and its people – gumption. It can be found in the proud monuments and buil... [more]

20130212214010-rampa_nilbar_gures_focus_turkey The Electric Streets of Madrid   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
at ARCO Madrid February 13th, 2013 - February 17th, 2013
Posted 2/12/13

Madrid, an inland empire of electric streets paved with diversion and vibrancy where, as Hemingway remarked, “you don’t go to bed until you’ve killed the night”, and where the following day, in the hue of the city’s post-party drowsiness, Madridleños will persevere to slaughter the day. The Spanish capital has always exuded a doggedness to endure, not just to rue and spite the turbulence which often confronts it, but to actively tackle it. In 1982 when ARCO (The International Fair of Contemporary Art in Madrid) had its maiden... [more]

Interview with Núria Güell  

Spain, Feb. 2013: The work of Núria Güell is a striking example of the potentially fruitful and functional relationship between art and activism. Her projects and performances tackle the injustices of established institutions head-on; they question enforced norms, search for strategies of dissent and suggest alternative models to those of our present neo-liberal capitalist society. During the week of the 13th-17th February, Güell’s work will be juxtaposed against the setting in which it finds i... [more]

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