The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Friday, August 1, 2014


Exhibition Examines Waste and Recycling in Contemporary Art
A young person looks at photographs on view at Centro de Arte y Naturaleza. EFE/Álvaro Calvo.
HUESCA.- The first notions that usually come to mind when considering garbage, waste and deterioration are generally negative, when not outright nauseating. We are aware of the physical and chemical processes of the matter around us, beginning with the cycles of nature itself, including industrial processes, technical constructions and manufactured consumer items, and ending with the very materiality of the human being as a living organism. This crisscrossing of elements and activities-which, after all, is what makes the human being civilized and cultural, negotiating and struggling to domesticate and exploit the landscape and the ecosystem, the planet, in short-generates endless reactions, overpopulation and overproduction, upsets and imbalances, and therefore waste, before which we often do not know how to react or that, metaphorically, but also in the practical reality, we end up sweeping under the rug and looking the other way.

For more information on waste management, cardboard recycling and paper recycling please see DS Smith Recycling - http://www.dssmithrecycling.com/services/integrated-waste-management

The visual arts look many different ways, and although they usually attract many views because of their connotations of beauty, taste, aesthetics, etc., the multiple and relational vision of contemporary artists has also wanted and known how to look under the rug at the theme of garbage and waste. In fact, throughout the 20th century, since the first collages and assemblages with the refuse and found objects of cubism, Dadaism and surrealism, to the practices of conceptual art, Nouveau Réalisme, Arte Povera, land art, and other movements from the 1960s and 70s, which focused on the material, the organic and the conflicts between what is natural and what is produced, the truth is that the idea of waste is not at all strange to the art world.

Inherent to the concept of waste, over time the term recycling has also appeared, and it has become increasingly mainstream since the energy crisis of 1973. Since then, recycling has turned into a catchphrase we apply both to the new cycles of use and reuse waste affords us after it has been separated and reprocessed, and to the idea that an artist has to recycle his or her oeuvre and style in order to more effectively meet the demands for novelty that seem to be at the very root of artistic activity, the exhibition circuit and the market.

Waste and recycling are, then, the two concepts around which this exhibition is conceived. These two terms to be addressed through the selection of works of a number of of artists who sometimes present us with ingenious visual results (for example, Vik Muniz Chus García-Fraile and Diet Wiegman); whereas others play with spectacle and provocation, yet with undercurrents pointing to the excesses of consumer society (in the case of Chris Jordan and Ester Partegàs); still others elicit protest against environmental degradation, yet they do so deploying a combination of audacity, alienation and poetics (in the case of Basurama, Donna Conlon, Mark Dion and Regina José Galindo).

Artists: Basurama, Donna Conlon, Mark Dion, Regina José Galindo, Chus García Fraile, Chris Jordan, Vik Muniz, Ester Partegàs, Diet Wiegman.

The exhibiton runs from February 5 through May 9, 2010 at Centro de Arte y Naturaleza.


Centro de Arte y Naturaleza | Contemporary Art | Basurama | Donna Conlon | Mark Dion | Regina José Galindo |


Today's News

February 7, 2010

100 Years After the Death of Henri Rousseau, Fondation Beyeler Celebrates with Exhibition

Paintings by Swiss Artist Félix Vallotton at Michael Werner Gallery

Carsten Holler Presents New Series of Huge Complex Mushroom Replicas

Three Recent Works by Cy Twombly Showcased at the Portland Art Museum

Flamenco and Photography Celebrated and Interpreted at Aperture Gallery

Stunning, Large-Format Colour Prints by Steve Macleod Announced at Atlas Gallery

Record Attendance Marks Opening of 14th American International Fine Art Fair

First Solo Show in London in 5 Years for Kenneth Anger at Sprüth Magers

Hauser & Wirth to Present Subodh Gupta's Striking Work "School"

Exhibition Examines Waste and Recycling in Contemporary Art

Photographs at Auburn University Chronicle Destroyed Modernist Homes

Luhring Augustine Presents Guido van der Werve's Film Nummer Twaalf

Critical Survey of Marcel Dzama's Outrageous Work on View in Montreal

Exhibition of New Work by Indian Artist Jitish Kallat to Open at Haunch of Venison

Famed Fashion Photography of Richard Avedon on View at the Norton Museum of Art

Exhibition of Contemporary Art from Pakistan to Open at Pacific Asia Museum

Project by Artist Meschac Gaba on View at Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno

Aspen Mays Explores the Relationship Between Science and Photography

Creative Time to Present a Theatrical "Action" in Times Square on Valentines Day

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Archaeologists discover Roman 'free choice' cemetery in the 2,700-year-old ancient port of Rome

2.- Romanians must pay 18 million euros over Kunsthal Museum Rotterdam art heist

3.- Hello Kitty designer Yuko Yamaguchi defends cute character as cat turns 40 years old

4.- eBay and Sotheby's partner to bring world class art and collectibles to a global community

5.- Exhibition on Screen returns with new series of films bringing great art to big screens across the globe

6.- Marina Abramović reaches half way point of her '512 Hours' performance at the Serpentine Gallery

7.- The Phillips Collection in Washington introduces a uCurate app for curating on-the-go

8.- United States comic icon Archie Andrews dies saving openly gay character

9.- New feathered predatory fossil, unearthed in China, sheds light on dinosaur flight

10.- Exhibition at Thyssen Bornemisza Museum presents an analysis of the concept of the 'unfinished'



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Rmz. - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site