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Dora García’s “Second Time Around”

MUSEO NACIONAL CENTRO DE ARTE REINA SOFIA, Madrid

View of Dora García’s “Second Time Around” at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, 2018.
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Sean O Toole

Among the artifacts assembled by curators Manuel Borja-Villel and Teresa Velázquez for their illuminating survey of Dora García’s work since 1997 are nine posters detailing the program for “The Inadequate” (2011), a 26-week investigation into radicalism, dissidence, and marginality staged by the artist in the Spanish Pavilion at the 54th... continue reading
ARCOmadrid 2018

ARCOMADRID, Madrid

View of The Future section, ARCOmadrid, 2018.
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Lorena Munoz-Alonso

This year’s edition of ARCOmadrid embraced a temporal and conceptual gambit: the Future. It was, however, mostly corralled in the eponymous section at the fair, curated by Chus Martínez, Rosa Lleó, and Elise Lammer and featuring works by artists from 20 international galleries, including Nara Roesler, São Paulo; Union Pacific,... continue reading
View of Donna Huanca’s “LENGUA DE BARTOLINA SISA,” Travesía Cuatro, Madrid, 2016.
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Juan Canela

September 5, 1782. Bartolina Sisa, Aymara leader of the indigenous uprising against the Spanish in Bolivia, is brutally tortured, publicly humiliated, and killed by hanging. Her body is dismembered and, to prevent further rebellion, her head and extremities are exhibited at several locations known for their resilience. Bartolina Sisa has... continue reading
Luis Camnitzer’s “Dibujos”

PARRA & ROMERO, Madrid

Luis Camnitzer, El Cuaderno Rayado, 2012/2016.
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Helena Tatay

The first paradox one encounters in Luis Camnitzer’s exhibition at Parra & Romero in Madrid is the apparent contradiction between its title, “Dibujos” [Drawings], and its content, two installations titled El Cuaderno Rayado [The lined notebook] and Dibujos en el Agua [Drawings on water]. Exhibited in separate gallery spaces, each... continue reading
Madrid Roundup

VARIOUS LOCATIONS, Madrid

View of David Lamelas, “Intimidad Territorial,” Parra & Romero, Madrid, 2016.
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Arielle Bier

In 2015, Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy declared that the financial crisis, which began when global markets collapsed in 2008, was over, but that its legacy still endured.(1) When recession hits, luxury goods dealers are among the first to panic, and the art market is no exception; luckily for Spain,... continue reading
View of Rosa Barba's "Thoughts of Sorts," Parra & Romero, Madrid, 2016.
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Helena Tatay

Everything is in motion in the main room of Rosa Barba’s exhibition at Parra & Romero, Madrid. The mechanical buzz of film projectors is broken by the tack-tack of a slowed-down typewriter and the purr of an engine that rhythmically bursts out. Dimly illuminated by their own light, four mobile... continue reading

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