Antoni Muntadas, artist of videoarte Spanish

Antoni Muntadas is the contemporary Spanish artist, pioneer of the videoarte in Spain and Award Velázquez 2009. As his pair Bill Viola, Muntadas tackles from the language of the videoarte and the videoinstalación a sharp look of the world.

If Viola is investigated by me, his life and his death, Muntadas puts the look of this me in the world, with a critical work of the place of this I in the society and the culture that surrounds it. In this video you will be able to see some of his works, like Applause, The file room or the last series of photos of The Factory.

Digital-Lab, call for production of electronic and digital projects

Labor Center of Art and Industrial Creation they invite the interested artists to take part of Digital-Lab, initiative of the program of the project office and it consists of the production of a project of digital or electronic art.

The subject-matter and support are free. The works will have to present a reflection about the challenges which the society of the communication faces; the digital divide and the new discriminations generated by the new technologies or the problems between physical and virtual world. The call closes on May 15.

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Arch 2009 begins already

Work of the series Systematic Citizen, of the Indian artist Riyas Komu,

that will be present in ARCH

From February 11 until February 19 we will have the new edition of the fair of Spanish international contemporary art, Arco 2009. With the bogey of the crisis, less galleries and invited countries, Arco 09 will set in shop window from the avant-garde art up to the new tendencies of the contemporary art.

In whole we will have 238 galleries of 32 countries, 79 of Spanish them and with India like the invited country, with the exhibition of the work of 50 artists. The mitigation for Arch 09 will be the presence of artists dedicated like Francis Bacon, Bill Viola, Miquel Barceló and Damien Hirst.

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The best of the contemporary art of 2008

Work of Lucio Muñoz in the exhibition Silencis

Since we are of memoirs of the best thing and the worst thing, in Art Spain we have selected 5 facts of the contemporary art of 2008 that he is worth while remembering:

1. This position touches the exhibition Silencis in the Monastery of Siloes, that Carlos Franco assembled 24 Spanish contemporary artists, between them to Antoni Tàpies, José Maria Sicilia, Joan Miró, José Manuel Broto, Esteban Vicente, Miquel Barceló, Cristino de Vera, Susana Solano, Albert Rafols-Casamada, Martin Chirino, Juan Navarro Baldeweg, Sergi Aguilar, Sergio Belinchón, Manuel Rivera, Eduardo Chillida, Manolo Millares, Juan Carlos Savater, Lucio Muñoz, Miguel Ángel Blanco, Carmen Laffón, Gustavo Torner, Xavier Mascaró and Francesc Ruiz. This way 8 years of exhibition were celebrated in Siloes.

2. The exhibition of Elizabeth Peyton in New York, the young and international contemporary artist that more we like, both in the pictorial language and in the subject-matter that it tackles.

3. The exhibition Machines and Souls of the Museum Queen Sophia, who assembled for the first time in this space, to the creators of the contemporary art and the new technologies, beginning a big way for the institutional legitimization of the average art, net art, digital art and vídeoarte.

4. The retrospective of Juan Muñoz in the Guggenheim Bilbao, which there assembled big part of the work of this so valued Spanish artist.

5. The exhibition Works Graph 10 The Country in the gallery Marlborough, with works in artist's engraving as Eduardo Arroyo, José Manuel Broto, Rafael Canogar, Martín Chirino, Juan Genovés, Luis Gordillo, Cristina Iglesias, Antonio López García, Jaume Plensa and Manolo Valdés.

Applause, work of Antoni Muntadas

In last September Palazio Sant’ Elia de Palermo dedicated an exhibition to the Spanish art, in which we emphasize the work Applause of Antoni Muntadas.

Since you know, Muntadas is one of the Spanish artists precursors in the average art, with a wide trajectory and a critical look to our time from the contemporary art.

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ArtFutura, festival of art and technology

Barcelona is the head office the edition XIX of ArtFutura, the biggest Spanish festival that joins art and new technologies in the same explanatory space. The same one will be able to visit until Sunday, the 26th.

What will we be able to see? In the program, today one emphasizes the exhibition Machines and Souls, which Queen Sophia has already seen in the Museum and takes as a target to recover the design and the digital creativity. The beach animals of Theo Jansen and the head humanoid of David Byrne are some of the examples more impactante of the merger art and new it comes up.

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“Metamorphosis“, project of contemporary art to take control of the Palace of the Mosquera

Metamorphosis is the name of the explanatory project that will receive the Palace of sand Mosquera of San Pedro in Avila from Saturday, the 9th and of the one that there will inform 32 contemporary, so much Spanish artists, like guests of Argentina, South Korea, France, Peru and Russia.

The appointment promises facilities, videoarte, virtual poetry comes up art, performance, land art, sculpture, engraving, photo and pictorial interventions in the spaces and building of the Palace of the Mosquera that are not rehabilitated.

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Regarding artists of the contemporary Spanish digital art

Little by little the digital art is receiving certain recognition in the institutionalized panorama of the Spanish art. Although it has algunoas decades of life, the average art is still not provided with the prestige and the entire recognition of the public and the institutions.

A good step in the legitimization of the new technologies in the art has been the exhibition Machines and souls in Queen Sophia and we know also the next edition of the biennial one of Seville average art. will be dedicated especially to

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Biography of Benet Rosell

1000 to Miró. Benet Rosell. Vídeoarte.

1000 to Miró. Videoarte. Benet Rosell. 1993.

Benet Rosell is born in Áger, Lleida, in 1937, at present he lives in Barcelona. It has studied studies economic in different fields, like right, sociology, theater, history and documentary movies.

It resided in Paris, and later in New York, until at the end of the 80s it returned to Catalonia. It has realized more than hundred personal exhibitions, and numerous collective exhibitions.

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The best thing of the average art Spanish is exhibited in New York



Sintopías. Of the relation between art, science and technology is the name of this one collective that is exhibited from today in the Institute Cervantes of New York. The innovation? Artist of average assembles this exhibition to the best art Spanish in American soil.

According to his organizers, this is a sample thought to be exhibited out of Spain and to show to the world that it is done in the field of the average art national.

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