The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Wednesday, August 27, 2014


Valencian Institute of Modern Art Opens Exhibition by Ximo Lizana
Ximo Lizana's work comprises robotic sculpture and technological installations and pictures combining conventional artistic photography with synthetic image settings (made with 3D technique).
VALENCIA.- IVAM launched an exhibition that comprises 35 works, pictures and robots dated between 2001 and 2009 made by Ximo Lizana. The images have been included in a catalog together with the texts written by the curator of the exhibition, Ángel Kalenberg, the director of the IVAM, Consuelo Ciscar, María García-Abadillo and Natalia Gómez.

Ximo Lizana studied in the School of Applied Arts of Huesca and the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Valencia. He felt soon interested in the relation between robotics, engineering and art and became part of a global interlinked counterculture based on new technologies potential. His artistic work is inserted in a transitional period between the representation and the simulation of art. Through these conceptions, an increasingly complex world can be represented. The artist creates new conceptual approaches by using new technology tools. He takes advantage of the new formats stemming from digital technology and uses new materials, previously reserved for scientific or technologic purposes, for plastic experimentation.

Within the frame of the new media art his work comprises robotic sculpture and technological installations and pictures combining conventional artistic photography with synthetic image settings (made with 3D technique). According to Xima Lizana "The dynamism of the works, which sometimes goes beyond its physical ubication, as well as its dialog with the surrounding active elements, creates a magic essence, which can be associated to visceral feeling and to the lost chemistry of art."

Cultural resonances of the ciberpunk myths can be found in the work of Ximo Lizana, as well as the promises and threatens of posthumanism, which stem from the possibility of manipulating the future of the human race by using biotechnology and computer science. Ximo Lizana's conceptual universe analyses the relation between people and machines from a prothesic point of view as part of an overcrowded and industrial social environment where cyborgs and androgens are part of the daily life. The machine exercises an amplifying function of human nature, as it overcomes the barriers established by the organic constraints. However, Ximo Lizana avoids apocalyptic approaches, thus in some of his pictures, which are filled with eroticism, he emphasizes the importance of the body and not its obsolete character. The employment of elements such as blood (Frágil espejismo, 2006; El fracaso de los sueños, 2008) Medellín III, 2008) or fascist clothing (El deshielo, 2008), refer to the subtle line between pain and pleasure.

Ximo Lizana currently combines his artistic and investigative work and he also works as a teacher in the Technology and Communications Department of the European University of Madrid. He is a former teacher of the University of California and he has participated in several Arco exhibitions. He has been awarded the AECA (Spanish Art Critics Association) prize, among others, and he has recently been part of the last PhotoEspaña edition with the exhibition Coltán. His work is part of renowned public and private collections.



Valencian Institute of Modern Art | Ximo Lizana | Ángel Kalenberg | Consuelo Ciscar | María García-Abadillo | Natalia Gómez |


Today's News

April 4, 2010

Museum of Monaco Launches Centenary Celebrations with Major Exhibition by Damien Hirst

SFMOMA Announces Interactive Rooftop Garden App for iPad

Olafur Eliasson and Ma Yansong at Ullens Center for Contemporary Art

Exhibition of the 2010 Governor General's Awards at the National Gallery of Canada

Berlin-Based Artist Anouk Kruithof Exhibits at Galerie Adler

Herbert Art Gallery & Museum is Officially the Best Family Friendly Museum in Britain

Artists Explore Taliban Destruction of 5th Century Afghan Buddhas

Art Lovers Can Click to Buy with the Middle East's First Affordable Online Art Gallery

New York "Street Photographer", Jim Steinhardt, Dies

New Work by Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller at Luhring Augustine

Non-Objectif Sud Spring Fundraiser on the Occasion of its 5th Anniversary

The Private Collection of Henry Darger at the American Folk Art Museum

101% Designed in Brussels at the Milan International Furniture Fair

Galerie Schuster Berlin/Miami Raises Funds for Relief Efforts in Haiti

International Artist Jaume Plensa to Lecture at Portland Art Museum

Last Chance to See From Earth to the Universe The Ultimate Photographic Trip at the Powerhouse Museum

Valencian Institute of Modern Art Opens Exhibition by Ximo Lizana

British Photographer Paul Graham Presents His Latest Project at Foam

NYC Mayor Names Board of Directors for Foundation

Lucy Lippard to Receive the 2010 Award for Curatorial Excellence

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Mystery over massive Alexander the Great-era tomb unearthed in northern Greece

2.- An ancient money box containing a large rare hoard of coins found in Israel

3.- Robin Williams' portrait installed today at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington

4.- The Baltimore Museum of Art announces three new contemporary exhibitions in fall

5.- New Aspen Art Museum designed by architect Shigeru Ban opens to the public

6.- New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art launches 82nd & Fifth app in 12 languages

7.- MoMA online-only publication features new research on Pablo Picasso and Cubism

8.- Volunteers needed for massive Smithsonian digitization project

9.- Tate Britain welcomes home John Everett Millais's Ophelia and Rossetti’s The Beloved

10.- Bogart estate: Hollywood golden age icon Lauren Bacall dead at 89 in New York

Related Stories



The Valencian Institute for Modern Art shows the recent works of Chinese artist Mou Huang

"Surreal versus Surrealism" exhibition on view at the Valencian Institute of Modern Art

The Valencian Institute of Modern Art Presents Sculptures by Xavier Mascaro     

The Christian Stein Collection: A History of Italian Art at the Valencian Institute of Modern Art

Valencian Institute for Modern Art Celebrates the Career of Ramón Esteve

IVAM Celebrates Formula 1 Grand Prix with Installation by Lorenzo Quinn

Julian Opie Takes His Human Figures to the Valencian Institute for Modern Art

Pinazo and Watercolour on View at the Valencian Institute of Modern Art

"The Sea as a Pretext" Opens at Valencian Institute for Modern Art

Valencian Institute for Modern Art Opens Exhibition by Cai Xiao Song



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