Exhibition

Asier Mendizabal

25 Jan. to 18 May 2008

Asier Mendizabal

Asier Mendizabal "Zer eskatzen du herriak!?", 2002

The work of Asier Mendizabal (Ordizia, Guipúzcoa, 1973) « […] springs from a tradition in art driven by the strategy of cinematic montage – as an eminently modern tool for representation/narration – and related to that of the Constructivist sculpture that plunges its roots in the abstract utopia of the first few decades of the twentieth century», writes Bartomeu Marí in the catalogue for the exhibition on this Basque artist. These modern roots are placed in dialectical confrontation with an enormous range of forms of popular culture.

The interrelations between form, discourse and ideology, the way they interact with the representation communal, and the potential of abstraction in terms of political effectiveness form the spinal cord that runs through Mendizabal's artistic practice.

This exhibition brought together a substantial part of the work produced by the artist between 1997 and 2007 for the first time, successfully illustrating his multidisciplinary approach to the creative process. Film, video, music, photography, installations, sculpture and posters offered an alternative reading of the social, political and cultural context of the Basque Country.

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Data inici:
From 25 Feb.
Data fi:
to 29 Feb. 2008
Horari:
Espai:
MACBA
Data inici:
25 Jan. 2008
Horari:
Espai:
MACBA
Data inici:
25 Feb. 2008
Horari:
Espai:
Auditori Meier
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