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The Book Lovers

The Book Lovers is a long-term project on artist novels (2012-2013). Research, organization and curatorial project by David Maroto (Spanish visual artist based in the Netherlands) and Joanna Zielińska (head curator at Centre for the Documentation of the Art of Tadeusz Kantor – Cricoteka, in Kraków). Participating institutions: M HKA, Museum of Contemporary Art in Antwerp, Belgium;  EFA Project Space, NYC; Cricoteka in Kraków, Poland; Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, Poland.

The Book Lovers is a systematic attempt to study the phenomenon of artist novels. There are some examples of artist novels in the 20th century, but it is in the last ten or fifteen years that an increasing number of artists are choosing the novel as an artistic medium. Surprisingly, there is a lack of research on this subject. This circumstance gives way to a situation in which artists who write novels are not aware of others doing the same. With The Book Lovers we are intending to create public awareness on this silently widespread artistic trend. There are a number of questions that this project wants to pose: Has literature become a new tool for creating expanded narrations in visual arts? Is it justified to talk about a new phenomenon in contemporary art? What are the consequences for the production process when adopting a purely textual form, moreover a narrative? What link remains to visual arts? Is it possible to find a relation to conceptual art, relational aesthetics, or is this an entirely different artistic form? Collective writing, fictional artist/authors, ghost writers…what are the issues raised in relation to authorship and re-skilling of art practice?


The project The Book Lovers is divided in three parts: a collection of artist novels with a parallel online database; an exhibition; and a symposium. The first part, the collection, includes, among others, novels written by: Carl Andre, Keren Cytter, Salvador Dalí, Tim Etchells, Liam Gillick, Goldin+Senneby, Pablo Helguera, Stewart Home, Joseph Kosuth, Yayoi Kusama, Jana Leo, Jill Magid, Mai-Thu Perret, Tom McCarthy, Richard Prince, Roee Rosen, Lindsay Seers, Alexandre Singh, Andy Warhol… to a total of around 125 titles. This collection is the result of a research carried out by David Maroto and Joanna Zielinska, and it is being acquired by M HKA, to be part of the museum’s collection.

The second part of the project, the exhibition, is taking place in EFA Project Space and, afterwards, in De Appel, Amsterdam. The exhibition will display, on the one hand, the complete artist novels collection (borrowed from M HKA for the occasion), which will be available for public’s perusal in a special reading room. On the other hand, a selection of artists will show their works made in relation to their novels. There are artists who simply write novels, as an activity aside their art practice. But there are others, in increasing numbers in recent years, who make use of novels as a legitimate art form in its own right, as video or performance could be. The exhibition will unfold the different creative strategies that visual artists employ when they integrate narrative literature in their own art projects. These are multidisciplinary and extremely varied: video installation, drawing, sculpture, photography, painting, performance…  In addition to the reading room and the group exhibition, there will be a public program with performances, video screenings and other public events that complement and complete the mapping of artistic strategies chosen by artists in relation to their own novels.

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The Book Lovers

Public presentation of the artist novels collection and the ensemble (online database), at M HKA

In conversation with Seth Siegelaub

Curated by David Maroto and Joanna Zielinska

6th December 2012

There are some examples of artist novels in the 20th century, but it is in the last ten or fifteen years that an increasing number of artists are choosing the novel as an artistic medium. With The Book Lovers we are intending to create public awareness on this silently widespread artistic trend. The collection of artist novels includes a total of 125 titles that is being acquired by M HKA, Museum of Contemporary Art in Antwerp, Belgium. The collection is complemented by a parallel online database, also hosted by M HKA. Some artists present in the collection are: Carl Andre, Sophie Calle, Salvador Dalí, Tim Etchells, Mattias Faldbakken, Liam Gillick, Pablo Helguera, Stewart Home, Joseph Kosuth, Yayoi Kusama, Jana Leo, Rita McBride, Tom McCarthy, Richard Prince, Andy Warhol… among many others.


M HKA, Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp

Leuvenstraat 32,
2000 Antwerp, Belgium

www.muhka.be

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The Book Lovers

Exhibition at Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Project Space (NYC)

Curated by David Maroto and Joanna Zielinska

25th January – 9th March 2013

This exhibition will display, on the one hand, the complete artist novels collection gathered by the curators throughout a long-term research. This collection has been acquired by M HKA and will be on loan from that museum for the occasion. The novels will be available for public’s perusal in a special reading room. On the other hand, a selection of artists will show their works made in relation to their novels. There are artists who simply write novels, as an activity aside their art practice. But there are others, in increasing numbers in recent years, who make use of novels as a legitimate art form in its own right, as video or performance could be. The exhibition will unfold the different creative strategies that visual artists employ when they integrate narrative literature in their own art projects. These are multidisciplinary and extremely varied: video installation, drawing, sculpture, photography, painting, performance… In addition to the reading room and the group exhibition, there will be a public program with performances, video screenings and other public events that complement and complete the mapping of artistic strategies chosen by artists in relation to their own novels.

EFA Project Space is located on the 2nd Floor of 323 West 39th Street, between 8th and 9th avenues. Manhattan, New York City.

www.efanyc.org

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Artist talk at Centrum Beeldende Kunst Rotterdam

David Maroto in conversation with curator Fleur van Muiswinkel

10th November at 19.00

Centrum Beeldende Kunst Rotterdam

Nieuwe Binnenweg 75
3014 GE Rotterdam
tel 010 436 0288

From 1st January to 30th June 2011 visual artist David Maroto (born in Spain, lives in Rotterdam) spent a residency period in International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP), in New York City. This residency was co-sponsored by Centrum Beeldende Kunst Rotterdam, together with [De ïs Ka], Amsterdam. Upon his return, David presented his experiences and the result of his work during the six-month residence, in a public conversation with curator Fleur van Muiswinkel, who visited ISCP during its Open Studio Days and wrote an article that was published in the art magazine Metropolis M.

Fleur van Muiswinkel (1981) is a Dutch curator who lives and works in Amsterdam. During her study Art History in Amsterdam, she worked at W139. Afterwards, she worked several years at Office for Contemporary Art Norway as the studio co-ordinator. In London, where she participated in the Goldsmiths Curating Course, she organized several exhibitions and events: film screenings at South London Gallery and n.o.where, co-curated a performance weekend “Live at 176” at 176 / Zabludowicz Collection, curated the photography exhibition “Untitled” at The Pigeon Wing. In Amsterdam, she organised the group exhibition “Travelling into the Unknown”. Recently, she opened “Help Young Worlds”, a solo-show by the Dutch sculptor Ad de Jong at 1857 in Oslo. Currently she is working on different projects for SMBA and SKOR. Future projects include curating the Kunstvlaai in Fall 2012 together with Natasha Ginwala.



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MFA Program in Dutch Art Institute (2011-2013)

 

The Dutch Art Institute (DAI) targets energetic and inquisitive artists with a critical attitude towards traditional art centres and their hierarchies, by providing them with an international platform for exchange and dialogue with peers as well as with established visual artists, theoreticians and practitioners from other disciplines. By means of its fluid curriculum that integrates theoretical reflection, curatorial knowledge production, collaborative ‘hands-on’ projects as well as independent research, the DAI empowers their critical relations with the art world. The DAI wants to play an active and engaged role in the (art)world and maintains amicable working relationships with various institutions, initiatives, organizations and other ‘bodies’, all pioneering at the forefront of the arts and / or education. The DAI is one of the accredited Master programs of the ArtEZ Institute of the Arts and is funded by the Dutch Ministry of Education and listed in the Central Register of Higher Education Programs (CROHO). After two years of study it is possible to obtain a recognized degree (MFA).

On Minded Prints

Contribution to publication

Grupo dx5 – digital & graphic art research de la Universidad de Vigo.


On Minded Prints es un proyecto editorial con vocación comunicadora, didáctica y eminentemente divulgativa, que intenta aproximarse al significado de la obra gráfica, estudiada desde sus sentido más amplio, en España durante los últimos años del siglo XX y primera década del tercer milenio. Trasladar, en definitiva, una manera de concebir el arte contemporáneo desde el prisma y la nomenclatura del arte gráfico; un arte que redefine, en muchos casos, las estrategias de comercialización y concepto de autoría tradicionales.

A fin de realizar una recopilación lo suficientemente amplia, plural, representativa e imparcial, el grupo dx5 delegó desde el primer momento dicha selección a un equipo formado por cinco curators españoles de reconocido prestigio y dilatada trayectoria (Javier Blas, Miguel Cereceda, Iván de la Torre Amerighi, Rafael Doctor y Santiago Eraso). Cada uno de ellos fue seleccionado por ofrecer una visión genuina y complementaria a la de los restantes comisarios. Desde el conocimiento y experiencia en el arte gráfico al uso e implementaciones contemporáneas radicalmente vanguardistas, hasta las manifestaciones más underground, reivindicativas, contestatarias y formalmente marginales –muy activas y representativas, pero alejadas del circuito museístico más tradicional– pasando por aproximaciones a partir de la creación videográfica, la instalación multimedia o la escultura de gran formato.


Ficha del libro Autor : AVV
Fecha de 1ª Edición : 03/2011
ISBN 13 : 978-84-614-7535-3
Edita : Grupo de Investigación dx5 – Universidad de Vigo
Distribuye : Bitácora – Arte y Humanidades
Medidas : 19,5 x 25 x 3,5 cm
Páginas : 368
Impresión : Cuatricromía
Encuadernación : Cartoné
Idioma : Castellano e Inglés

Framing the image

Framing the Image is a project by Logement (Antwerp), which is about a complex intersection of projects and platforms. I participate with an installation in four instalments, to take place in Brussels, Vienna and Antwerp. It involves the scattering of my Close-up Cut-outs project (small version).

1st instalment, 1st May in Nadine (Brussels)

2nd instalment, 25th June in Logement (Antwerp)

3rd instalment, 3th July in c17 (Vienna)

4th instalment, 19th July in Nadine (Brussels)

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Videoakt in Loop 09, Barcelona

VIDEOAKT

International Videoart Biennial  Berlin 2008 / Barcelona 2009

LOOP Festival – Feria 09 Barcelona

Monday 25.05 Hotel Ámister, 21.00

Selecció Videoakt Artistes Convidats

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See the program here

I will be participating with A Dream_Teeth 

Corrillos (fifth session)

Corrillos is an initiative of David Maroto and Marjolijn Dijkman, supported by TENT. It is a series of presentations by and for Rotterdam-based artists, designers, architects, curators and theoreticians. The Corrillos meetings started in September 2008, and take place more or less monthly.

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The fifth Corrillos took place on 21st April 2009. Hosted by NAI curator Huib Haye van der Werf. He invited two guests to present their work in public: Artist/planner Hans Venhuizen and curator/designer Ester van de Wiel.  Dinner was served again by courtesy of Rode Kaapje.

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Corrillos (fourth session)

Corrillos is an initiative of Marjolijn Dijkman and David Maroto, supported by TENT. It is a series of presentations by and for Rotterdam-based artists, designers, architects, curators and theoreticians. The Corrillos meetings started in September 2008, and take place more or less monthly.

The fourth Corrillos took place on 17th February 2009 and was hosted by artist Katarina Zdjelar. Guests: Anke Bangma (curator/theoretician) and Özlem Altin (visual artist).

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Corrillos (third session)

Corrillos is an initiative of David Maroto and Marjolijn Dijkman, supported by TENT. It is a series of presentations by and for Rotterdam-based artists, designers, architects, curators and theoreticians. The Corrillos meetings started in September 2008, and take place more or less monthly.

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The third Corrillos took place on 16th December. Hosted by artist and designer Christien Meindertsma. She invited two guests to present their work to an audience: Artist Florentijn Hofman and photographer Reineke Otten. Dinner was courtesy of Rode Kapje.

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