We are happy to start our CICLO EXCHANGE in Bilbao between June 6 and 9, within the BLVART festival.
The cycle has the following program:
Creation Workshop EXCHANGE. With Ana Matey and Isabel León. In San -Franziskoko Udaltegia. Wednesday 6 and Friday 8, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Final show of the Workshop, Saturday 9 at 13 o’clock.
Inauguration of BLVART and Performance. “Desovillar”, Isabel León and Ana Matey. Berreginen Museoa, Thursday 7, at 12.30.
Inauguration of the LUNCHBOX exhibition. Performance scores. BilbaoArte. Thursday 7 at 13.30. From June 6 to 15.
Performance “SIM Card”, Isabel León. Sarean Thursday 7, at 9:00 p.m.
Performance “104”, Ana Matey. Berreginen Museum. Friday 8 at 7 p.m.
Performance “Hamaat” (whisper), Karim Kharbaoui. Berreginen Museum. Friday 8 at 9:00 p.m.
Performance “… you”, Pascale Ciapp. Saturday 9, terrace B-COOL, from 19 to 22 hours (durational).
For more information about the complete BLVART program, go HERE.
For more information about the Creation Workshop EXCHANGE, go HERE.
Exhibition of the LUNCHBOX object magazine.
LUNCHBOX is a cardboard box shaped like a lunchbox that will contain more than forty pieces in the form of a score or object-score that the participating artists will make for the occasion under the theme of “Communication”.
In the exhibition will be shown each of these pieces with a short Bio of their authors and the edition of EXCHANGE Live Art in which they have participated. The opening will feature a live action by the artists and creators of the project Ana Matey and Isabel León.
With this publication EXCHANGE Live Art celebrates its V anniversary. It involved around 46 artists who have been part of this project in some way or another throughout these years. Its publication is scheduled for April 2018.
LUNCHBOX contains works by:
Abel Loureda, Alba Soto, Ana Gesto, Ana Matey, Analía Beltrán i Janés, Bartolomé Ferrando, Belén Cueto, Christian Fernández Mirón, Daniel Franco, Domix Garrido, Elvira Santamaría, Giusseppe Domínguez, Ida Grimsgaard, Ignacio Pérez Pérez, Inger Reidun Olsen, Isabel Leon, Johanna Speidel, Jonimatti Joutsijärvi, Karim Kharbaoui, Koke Vega, Luis Fores, Luis Elorriaga, Maria Rosa Hidalgo, Mario Montoya, Mario Gutierrez Cru, Martine Viale, Miguel Guzman, Nieves Correa, Noa Reshef, Olivier Fokoua, Pascale Ciapp, Pedro Alba, Pepe Murciego, Raúl Díaz Obregón, Shannon Cochrane, Soüfia Bensaid, Sergio Muro, Susanne Irene Fjørtoft, Violeta Nicolás, Willem Wilhelmus and Yolanda Pérez Herreras
CICLO EXCHANGE in Bilbao has the live actions of four of the artists linked to the project: Isabel León and Ana Matey (creators of EXCHANGE Live Art), Pascale Ciapp, French artist participating in the first edition of EXCHANGE MADRID in 2013, and Karim Kharbaoui, participant in ESTRECHO EXCHANGE with Morocco in 2015.
Each of the artists will carry out an action based on the score around the communication they have created especially for LUNCHBOX:
Isabel León, a Cáceres artist based in Granada, combines her artistic production with independent cultural management and teaching. His work is eminently performative, performing live actions and video performances in which part of the apparently insignificant and everyday. Currently, he is open to the idea of intuition, presence and detachment, both in life and in the creative process.
In her “SIM Card” action, Isabel uses telephone communication as the basis of an action in which chance, absurdity, challenge, nonsense, play and participation are present.
Ana Matey, artist from Madrid whose work transits between the field of visual arts, performance, action and butoh dance. In recent years he explores the sound world in his pieces, generating through body movement and the object a dialogue or conversation. His work revolves around human-nature, interpersonal and personal relationships.
In her action “104“, Ana reviews the concept of communication from the word “language” and how it is written and said in one hundred and three languages that are translated by Google.
Karim Kharbaoui is a Moroccan visual artist who describes himself as a citizen of the world in perpetual pursuit of spiritual wealth. It is close to several disciplines such as video art, installation, urban art and performance. Find sources of inspiration in spiritualism, esotericism and mysticism. Among his individual projects, we highlight the actions carried out in Spain, France, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Italy, Serbia, Iran, Japan and Greece.
In his piece “Hamasat” (whisper, همسات), Karim reflects on the concept of Peace (in Arabic, سلام salām) as the essence of a communication without fear or hatred.
Pascale Ciapp is a French artist who uses performance, installation and video art as the main media. He is interested in the problems of his daily life; meetings, activities, news … His projects question the reactions of what he observes and confronts, transfers or leaves unresolved. His actions are a kind of exoteric rites that he defines as “agitations” or “poetically risky actions” in which he questions aesthetic values.
In her action “… you“, Pascale takes us to the digital world and social networks with her Likes and Hearts and the fragility that this way of communicating implies.