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The Montehermoso Cultural Centre will be showing the prize-winning projects selected from the more than 300 entries submitted to the ART AND RESEARCH 07 annual competition from 23 May through to September. The eight artists’ projects and one curatorial project selected, produced by Montehermoso in the 2007-2008 season, will be presented in the centre’s exhibition rooms.

Curatorial project: TERMS OF USE, curated by Lisa Rosendahl. (Limhamn, Sweden, 1974) Stefan Brüggemann, Minerva Cuevas/The Mejor Vida Corp., Maria Eichhorn, Chris Evans, Freee, Mieke Gerritzen, Goldin+Senneby, Lise Harlev, Michele Masucci, Santiago Sierra, Superflex, Måns Wrange/OMBUD, Carey Young.

The group exhibition Terms of Use explores contemporary art's entanglement with post-industrial capitalism in its many forms, bringing together works by artists who in their practice negotiate the terms and conditions for the production, mediation and consumption of art. Aiming to raise questions concerning art's autonomy and the possibility of critique, the exhibition includes artistic positions ranging from the overtly entrepreneurial to the covertly resistant, and vice versa. Including projects intervening directly with state and business structures to effect real social and economic relations, alongside works emulating the fluidity of corporate discourse or the fictitious constructs of global capital, the exhibition aims to articulate a field of enquiry beyond the symmetry of inside and outside.

Eight solo projects: Boris Achour (Marseille, France, 1966), CONATUS: A FOREST. Miren Arenzana (Bilbao, 1965), BOLA DE CRISTAL. Amaya González (Sanxenxo, Pontevedra, 1979), OSADÍA (Quiero ser un poco como On Kawara). Adrià Julià (Barcelona, 1974), INDICIOS PARA OTRO LUGAR. Loreto Martínez Troncoso (Vigo, 1978),…PERO ¿DÓNDE ESTÁ(I)S FÍSICAMENTE? Amalia Pica (Neuquen Capital, Argentina, 1978), ROBINSON CRUSOE. Miguel Ángel Rebollo (Madrid, 1970), PLAY>REBOLLO. Tere Recarens (Arbúcies, Girona, 1967), KULTUR KARMA.

In addition, in keeping with the centre’s policy of providing a forum for debate on the areas of research covered by its exhibition programme, there will be a seminar on 11, 12 and 13 June that will be analysing creators’ situation vis-à-vis current cultural policies, and the framework of production in contemporary art and thinking. Speakers: Arlandis and Marroquí (curators, Valencia); José Luis Brea (Professor of Aesthetics and the Theory of Contemporary Art, Carlos III University, Madrid); Julieta de Haro (Director of the Visual Arts Association, Madrid); Kit Hammonds (Professor, MA Curating Contemporary Art, Royal College of Art, London); Amalia Pica (artist, Art and Research 07 prize-winner); Lisa Rosendahl (curator, Art and Research 07 prize-winner); Jaron Rowan (researcher and cultural manager, Art and Research 07 prize-winner); and Els Van Odijk (Director of the Rijksakademie, Amsterdam). Chaired by: Miren Eraso (Director of ARTELEKU, San Sebastián); Eduardo Ga rcía Nieto (Montehermoso Cultural Centre); and Fermín Moreno (artist, Bilbao).

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Art and Research 07

Terms of Use
Kuratorin: Lisa Rosendahl

Künstler: Stefan Brüggemann, Minerva Cuevas / The Mejor Vida Corp., Maria Eichhorn, Chris Evans, Freee , Mieke Gerritzen, Goldin + Senneby , Lise Harlev, Michele Masucci, Santiago Sierra, Superflex , Mans Wrange / OMBUD, Carey Young, Boris Achour, Miren Arenzana, Amaya Gonzalez, Adria Julia, Loreto Martinez Troncoso, Amalia Pica, Miguel Angel Rebollo, Tere Recarens, Jaron Rowan