09/01 - 30/01/2015

This exhibition is a meeting of the result of three projects selected from the production of the New Artists of Gipuzkoa Programme 2013-2014: Aparato#1 · Calcetines para caballeros de lana, by Ivan Gómez; Encuentros, by Las Chicas de Pasaik; and G.R.€.Z.I.A, by Irkus (m) Zeberio.

The meaning of “meeting” in this exhibition is literal; the projects are presented at the Sala de Concejos (which, in the strict sense of the term, means assembly or meeting space) of the new Arteleku, in a configuration halfway between the accumulation of elements and spatial dispersion.

The difference between expectations and results, purpose and action hangs over the exhibition. If, as one of the participating artists says, "one never finishes”* planning, wanting, imagining, what does starting and ending something in relation to art mean? How can the distance between the spoken word and the action be bridged? How can we resist, from a standpoint of sensitiveness, the logic of following and valuing the capitalist enterprise and those to which these projects have also been subjected in some way?

The initial interest of Ivan Gómez in Aparato#1 · Calcetines para caballeros de lana was to “focus on tensions between content and container with regard to the audio-visual apparatus”. In the exhibition, this interest can be seen in a sculpture which also operates as a film projector, "like an attempt to break down the function of a device through its own shape".

In the audio-visual production project titled Encuentros, Las Chicas de Pasaik sought to “investigate love” as a means for putting dialogue into practice and as drama”. After "a few failed attempts" and “a number of discoveries” in relation to the role of the voice and the act of conversing, the project became “a series of individual video pieces which, in the mid-term, could become one single piece.”

The intention of Irkus (m) Zeberio in G.R.€.Z.I.A was “to create a series of short comic strips about a future Greece in the style of American sci-fi from the 1980s/Greek theatre”. In its development, Zeberio has ended up drawing “its political antagonist: Berlin”. In reference to any work process, the artist says, "The premises (the a prioris) become minor issues that have to be overcome and they can only be overcome by following your interior flame, following what makes you burn."

Questioning the a prioris (the illusion of knowledge) and stoking up the flames of what is yet to come is precisely the work of art that never ends.

Aimar Arriola, Curator of the New Gipuzkoa Artists Programme 2013-2014.

(*) The declarations included here come from dossiers on the initial projects and final reports by the artists.



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