THE UNDISCIPLINED: ART’S POSITION ON THE BORDERS OF DESIGN
HAPPENINGText: Terevision Ruiz
Bene Bergado, Batimalas, 2000. Mixed media, Variable dimensions, Collection of Avelino Marín. Los Alcázares, Murcia. Photo: RafaSánchez
Its not that they are bad boys, but rather that they are artists who it is difficult to categorise within a specific discipline, since their work feeds off the hybridisation of different fields such as design, advertising, fashion, architecture… They are a new generation whose work cannot be easily put in a box or classified into any specific artistic format. Their work makes clear references to the world that surrounds them: the brands, the club culture, the urban tribes…
Alicia Framis, Onenighttent, 2003. Two colour photographs, 148×84, 5/106, 5×89 cm. Courtesy of Galería Helga de Alvear, Madrid and Galería Estrany de la Mota, Barcelona
Therefore, since they are a new generation of artists who cannot easily be classified, but who at the same time are introducing a new way to understand art in this country, we are dedicating this exhibition to them in the recently built Museo de Arte Contemporaneo in Vigo (MARCO). The exhibition is one of the activities forming part of the Any del Diseny 2003 (Year of Design 2003), which is running mainly in Barcelona.
Hertor Serrano and Lola Llorca, From Infinity to Beyond, 2002. Photograph, 120×180 cm. Courtesy of the artists. Photo: Jordi A. Tomás
This collective exhibition was opened on the 11th July and many artists, important gallery owners and media were present. In addition to food and a guided tour of the exhibition, a party was thrown where two of the exhibiting artists: Xoan Anleo and Carles Congost were DJs.
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