Paratext #35 with Beca Asilo – Hangar and Martín Vitaliti, Bartomeu Sastre and Laura Arensburg

This name, Paratext, hides a monthly programme of presentations by the artists residents in Hangar of long and short duration, as well as the international residences, always on Wednesday, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Various artists will be presenting in different formats, specific projects or parts of their works. The sessions are always open to the public in order to facilitate interaction with the artists themselves. In addition, each Paratext has an editor who then publishes his/her impressions of the presentation on this blog. On this occasion the editor will be Anna Dot.

The next Paratext session will take place on Wednesday April 17, at 7 p.m. in the Sala Ricson of Hangar.

Projects will be presented by:

Bartomeu Sastre

Graduated in Fine Arts from the University of Barcelona, he also has a postgraduate degree in scriptwriting and production of comedy programs for radio and television Blanquerna – Universitat Ramon Llull. He currently lives and works in Barcelona.

Some of his individual exhibitions are Ensayo para un monólogo improvisado (Fran Reus Gallery, Palma, 2018) or La voluntad (The will) (Palma, 2014), in Box 27 of the Casal Solleric and curated by Tolo Cañellas. He has also made several performances, including Ensayo para un monólogo improvisado at SWAB Barcelona Contemporary Art Fair (2018). Under the name Angélique Pailler ((/( (collective formed with Clara Arbona), Everyday Practice stands out, curated by Ana Jehle (LAB Artists Unlimited. Bielefeld, Germany, 2016) and The intervening space between two points or things (CCA Andratx, 2015). He has also carried out joint projects with Marcos Cuesta under the name Cuesta-Sastre, such as We are the new slaves (within the cycle Financial Crimes. Poéticas en la era del colonialismo financiero curated by Ivan Mejía, Sala Montcunill, Terrassa, 2013).

He has participated in various group exhibitions such as Tabula Rasa (curated by Fernando Gómez de la Cuesta and Pau Waelder, Es Baluard, Palma de Mallorca, 2014), Quemados por el sol (Lundgren Gallery, Palma de Mallorca) or 15 pieces in 3 acts (curated by Zaida Trallero, Eduardo Hurtado and Rosa Lleó, Sant Andreu Contemporani, Barcelona 2011).

He has carried out several educational workshops, among which his participation in the programme Zona intrusa 12: Prendre la paraula curated by Rita Andreu stands out. He has also worked in the educational department of the Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró (Mallorca, 2011-2013).

He has won competitions such as Art Jove organised by the Govern Balear (Mallorca, 2012) and has received grants such as the Guasch Coranty Foundation (Barcelona, 2010). 

Laura Arensburg

Laura Arensburg develops her artistic practice in an audiovisual way by listening to and observing personal stories in order to express sensitive reflections from a political and trans-feminist perspective.

By working with moving images, she seeks to sustain her stories in a present time, avoiding thinking about it in a linear way, or fragmented in moments that are not linked to each other. She takes the past as an ally, avoiding its force of attraction as a nostalgic landscape, to envision the power of what still remains.

The camera is an excuse, the one that allows him to infiltrate, from which he observes. With her in hand she produces intimacy. Its presence is perceived, one can listen to it, notice its movements. Her images are not aesthetically prolific, because they reflect her doubts, her nerves, the affectation that otherness provokes in her. She vindicates error and indecision as counterhegemonic attitudes in which we can identify.

She weaves confidence plots that overflow the instance of the encounter between two generating a “between-place” where – in a fluid way – contradictions, transitions and exchanges are produced. Thus, a body expresses itself giving rise to another body expressing itself trying to infect a third body.

Lucía Egaña Rojas, Francisco Navarrete Sitja, Marion Balac & Marzia Matarese within the framework of residence L’Asilo – Hangar

Martín Vitaliti

Martín Vitaliti studied Fine Arts at the National School of Fine Arts Manuel Belgrano (Buenos Aires). Since 2000 he lives and works in Barcelona.

The work of Martín Vitaliti is based on the investigation of the language of comics. From the analysis of its own internal logic and the elements that compose it, formulations that correspond to the world of the “real” and, therefore, to any hypothesis of speculative thought are distilled.

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