Poetics and Policies of Storage and Circular Use

Next Monday, 18 December at 7pm in Hangar’s Sala Ricson, the progress of Poetics and Policies of Storage and Circular Use, a research-action group that has been working since the end of 2022 on a general concern with storage and its consequences in artistic practices and institutional environments, will be shared. The group is part of InfraMaintenance, one of Hangar’s main research lines, and is made up of three artists (David Bestué, Lucía C. Pino and Francesc Ruiz), closely accompanied by Anna Manubens, Antonio Gagliano and Esther Doblas from Hangar.

In the meeting we will present some of the case studies that have been worked on during 2023 and the different ways in which the often overshadowed practices of storing, cutting up, recycling, mourning or saying goodbye – and their connection to what we understand as a missing infrastructure that has yet to be invented – stimulate a conversation about the sustainability of the artistic context, the confrontation with overproduction or the need to imagine alternatives to the postulate of forever heritage or infinite growth.


David Bestué is a visual artist and writer interested in the relationship between text, sculpture and architecture. He has held solo exhibitions and is the author of several texts on sculpture and the relationship between architecture and poetry. He has also published homages to important figures in Spanish architecture and studies on the recent history of architecture and engineering in Spain. He has published books on Enric Miralles, Viaplana y Piñón and El Escorial. Another of his main interests is the relationship between sculpture and language, which can be seen in some of his solo exhibitions such as ROSI AMOR at the Museo Reina Sofía (Madrid, 2017), Pastoral at La Panera (Lleida, 2021) or Aflorar, Museo Jorge Oteiza (Alzuza, 2022). He has also curated exhibitions such as La plaza, in the public space of l’Hospitalet de Llobregat (2019) and El sentido de la escultura at the Joan Miró Foundation (Barcelona, 2021).

Lucía C. Pino is an artist and writer. They investigate sensuality and desire as emancipatory and transformative tools with a focus on sculpture. Their practice tries to join processes that underline diverse aesthetic and meaning potentialities, pointing towards the capacity of any entity to mutate and transform itself. Their works has been shown at Centro Botín, Santander (2023); Albarrán Bourdais, Madrid; Artiatx, Bilbao; Bethanien, Berlin, L21, Mallorca; CC Blanquerna, Madrid (2022); Elba Benítez Schneider Colao, Madrid; La Capella, BCN (2021), Arco, Madrid 2022, 2020, 2019); La Casa Encendida, Madrid (2022, 2021), Can Felipa, Barcelona (2022, 2020, 2015), Ana Mas Projects, BCN, (2021, 2015), Luis Adelantado, VLC, Dilalica, BCN (2020); et-Hall, BCN (2020, 2017); CCCC, VLC (2020, 2017); COAC, BCN (2019, 2016); Galería Heinrich Ehrhardt, Madrid (2018); Espai 13 Fundación Miró, BCN; Espositivo, Madrid; Bólit, Girona (2018); Arts Santa Mónica, BCN (2017).

Francesc Ruiz uses comics as historical material to create stories that reveal the construction of different forms of identity. His most recent work has focused on the image of logistics, the management of flows and distribution. He has had solo exhibitions at EACC Castelló, CA2M (Madrid), Oslo Piloto (Oslo), IVAM (Valencia), Gasworks (London), Centre d’Art La Panera (Lleida), Contemporary Image Collective (Cairo), MNCARS (Madrid). And together at the Gothenburg Biennial 2017, Los Sujetos (Spanish Pavilion at the Venice Biennial 2015), Arqueológica (Matadero, Madrid), The Last Newspaper (New Museum, New York) or To Illustrate and Multiply: an Open Book (The Museum of Contemporary Art of Los Angeles – MOCA, Los Angeles).

Antoni Hervàs presents enthusiastic and colourful explorations of the possibilities of drawing, challenging gender roles and often dealing with understated aspects of subversive popular spectacles: from carnival and cabaret to synchronised swimming and amusement parks. His solo exhibitions include Copacabana at The RYDER Projects (Madrid, 2021) and Sausages at OKELA (Bilbao, 2021). He has participated in numerous group exhibitions such as Adiós, que estés bien (at the Museums of the Community of Madrid, 2019) and Generaciones 2018, at La Casa Encendida (Madrid, 2018). Hervàs has been a resident at Gasworks (London, 2018) and 18th Street Arts Center (Los Angeles, 2017), and was awarded the City of Barcelona Visual Arts Prize in 2016.

Practical information
Date: Monday 18 December 2023
Time: 7 p.m.
Venue: Sala Ricson, Hangar
Free admission

Image: Lucia C. Pino – cONcErn, 2023

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