CONEXIÓN REMOTA: net.art @ Macba - Barcelona
CONEXIÓN REMOTA is a selection of net.art projects, curated by Roberta Bosco and Stefano Caldana, as an online project of "ANTAGONISMOS. CASE STUDIES", an exhibition of political art curated by Manuel Borja-Villel director of Macba - Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona (http://www.macba.es).
This selection is not based on a need to monumentalise net.art and much less to objectivise it or turn it into a fetish. Its aim is to establish connections and open up a new area for debate, confrontation and critical analysis. As well as testifying to the ever-increasing and improving digital art efforts, all the projects selected reveal processes in which a large number of people have intervened, dealing with the exchange of information, action and reaction, real problems and situations which demand a stance. Their authors want them to become catalysts for artistic expression and public response, to serve as detonators and to point fingers, to make understanding easy and if necessary, confrontation too.
ANTAGONISMOS. CASE STUDIES
Exhibition project curated by Manuel Borja-Villel and JosÚ Lebrero analysing the political aspects and the element of activism in the artistic practices that have emerged from the second half of the fifties up to the present day. The scope of Antagonisms ranges out beyond the visual arts to include architecture, film, design, photography, performance, theatre, music and subcultures. The major artists featured in the show include Carl Andre, Marcel Broodthaers, Daniel Buren, Andrea Fraser, Victor Grippo, Guerrilla Girls, Hans Haacke, Alexander Sokurov, Harun Farocki, Gordon Matta-Clark, Chris Marker, Mario Merz, Bruce Nauman, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Pedro G. Romero, Gerhard Richter/Konrad Lueg, Martha Rosler, Allan Sekula, Jeff Wall and Krysztof Wodiczko, among many others.