Fundació la Caixa, Barcelona
Av. del Marques de Comillas, 6-8
artists & participants
The stories to be shown in this exhibition deal with the reality which surrounds us, shaped with forms of representation that are not directly linked to analogy, but rather to fantasy and magic. Since our environment is more and more difficult to express, animation evokes or suggests it resorting to strategies that are sometimes ironic, sometimes lyrical and mostly fantastic.
The pieces selected place themselves in the limits of what can and cannot be said and of what is and isn’t adequate; by fantasy they regain the ability to bet on the different types of truth. And that is, essentially, a political task.
The animation films which have been chosen for this exhibition (whether as installation, multi-projection or single channel projection) have special relationships with the resources that are natural to the medium: caricature, anecdote, joke, satire, story, fable and allegory. But maybe parody –as the “symmetric opposite of fiction”– is the strategy that places animation cinema between reality and fiction. For the thirty-five artists that take part in this exhibition walking in the universe of parody is a gesture that can protect us from critical apathy and from the dizziness that the world surrounding us produces.
ANIMATED STORIES Caixa Forum, Barcelona 16/6/2006 - 18/10/2006 Sala Rekalde, Bilbao 26/10/2006 - 07/01/2007 Le Fresnoy Centre, Tourcoing January - April 2007
Curated by Marta Gili, Juan Antonio Álvarez Reyes, Lawrence Dreyfus, Neus Miró and Pascale Pronnier
ARTISTS: CARLOS AMORALES, J. TOBIAS ANDERSON, LARS ARRHENIUS, BENOÎT BROISAT, DONNA CONLON, CATHARINA VAN EETVELDE/ABIGAIL LANG, SHELLEY ESHKAR/PAUL KAISER, KOTA EZAWA, SIMON FAITHFULL, RUTH GÓMEZ, SUSANNE JIRKUFF, CHUNG LI KAO, WILLIAM KENTRIDGE, ZILLA LEUTENEGGER, CRISTINA LUCAS, CECILIA LUNDQVIST, BASIM MAGDY, FENG MENGBO, JOSHUA MOSLEY, TILL NOWAK, HANS OP DE BEECK, SVEN PALSSON, ARTHUR DE PINS, YUSUKE SAKAMOTO, SARA SERRANO/EDUARDO BALANZA, MIGUEL SOARES, SHEILA M. SOFIAN, MARTIJN VELDHOEN, MAGNUS WALLIN y LEV YILMAZ.
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Kuratoren: Marta Gili, Juan Antonio Alvarez Reyes, Lawrence Dreyfus, Neus Miro, Pascale Pronnier
Künstler: Carlos Amorales, J. Tobias Anderson, Lars Arrhenius, Benoit Broisat, Donna Conlon, Catharina Van Eetvelde / Abigail Lang, Shelley Eshkar / Paul Kaiser, Kota Ezawa, Simon Faithfull, Ruth Gomez, Susi Jirkuff, Chung-Li Kao, William Kentridge, Zilla Leutenegger, Cristina Lucas, Cecilia Lundqvist, Basim Magdy, Feng Mengbo, Joshua Mosley, Till Nowak, Hans Op de Beeck, Sven Pahlsson, Arthur de Pins, Yusuke Sakamoto, Sara Serrano / Eduardo Balanza, Miguel Soares, Sheila M. Sofian, Martin Veldhoen, Magnus Wallin, Lev Yilmaz
16.06.06 - 18.10.06 Fundació la Caixa, Barcelona
26.10.06 - 07.01.07 Sala Rekalde, Bilbao
03.02.07 - 11.03.07 Le Fresnoy Centre, Tourcoing
30.03.07 - 01.07.07 Caixaforum Palma de Mallorca