Del 18 de gener al 12 de març de 2020


De dilluns a divendres de 9:00 a 21:00 h.


IEFC: C/ Comte d’Urgell, 187 (Recinte Escola Industrial). Barcelona


Dissabte 18 de gener a les 19:00 h.

Amb la presència de les autories i comissariat

L’IEFC acull les següents exposicions dins el marc d’EXP.20 – International Festival on Experimental Photography:

  • Experimental Photography? 36 Artists and a MANIFEST comissariada per Pablo Giori.
  • A Garden Plot, comissariada per María Rojas.

Totes dues exposicions són el resultat de l’elecció, per part dels respectius comissariats, de les propostes rebudes per les persones participants segons convocatòria oberta al seu dia pel propi festival. La resta de les exposicions pertanyents a la convocatòria es poden veure al Pati Llimona i al Bar 33/45.

Del conjunt d’exposicions se n’ha editat un catàleg: EXP.20 Manifest.

Dates de l’exposició: Del 18 de gener al 12 de març de 2020.
Acte d’inauguració: Dissabte 18 de gener, a les 19:00 h.
Amb la presència de les autories i el comissariat.

Experimental Photography?
36 Artists and a MANIFEST
Comissariada per Pablo Giori

(Sala Ramón Alabern i Sala De Baix)

Artistes: Laura Laquintana Aloy, Felicita Russo, John Lamberton, Nathalie Hannecart, Mélanie Patris, Audrey Borgel, Hiro Matsuoka, Alex Stone, Patricia Rocha, Liz Gorman, Isabel Herrera, Mike Ionnidis, Ewa Milun Walczak, Alex Papaioannou, Mathias Almqvist, Stefan Merz Juliana Gagne, Giuliana Conte, Alexandros Kantoros, Pere Sicilia Navarro, Angelica Regina Jiménez Calderón, Kümei Kirschmann, Axel Pichardo Calatayud, Tyler Loring, Sebnem Ugural, Alejandro Santana Blanco, Luca Caciagli, Henar Martin, Lucia Sanguinetti, Maciej Lukasz Zapior, Maragda Cuscuels, Aitor Arruti, Hans Ortiz, Fernanda Montero, Andrea Muendelein i Antonio Trillo.

In this exhibition we attempt to explore visually what experimental photography is. It has been curated from a selection of the most representative techniques and artists participating in the EXP.20 festival, from solargraphy to double exposure and from experimental Polaroid to intervened photography. This kind of photography is based on specialised proposals and methods, many of which are at the cutting edge of photography and can help us to think and to see out of the box.

Experimentation is not a result, it is not this exhibition, it is a gesture of nonconformity, a gesture that we think that can be found in all the selected artists. Finally, this exhibition of 36 international artists can give us an idea of the diversity, complexity, and breadth throughout the world of this necessity to question the photographic medium and to create new meanings from experimenting with its limits.

A Garden Plot
Comissariada per María Rojas

(Sala El Balcó)

Artistes: María José G. Villalba, Liis Vahtra, Danielle Fejer, Yulia Perminova, Mateusz Wiglinzki, Mathias Almqvist, Maximo Lindemann Cases, Daniel Alejandro Ramírez Vela, Catalina Alberto Flores, Martin Walsh i Elyssa Iona.

«¿Les cuesta admitir un sistema de reproducción de vida, tan mecánico y artificial? Recuerden que en nuestra incapacidad de ver, los movimientos del prestidigitador se convierten en magia».
La invención de Morel, Bioy Casares

Our magician being, eager for artifacts, started to build this dreamed Eden with that newly acquired adoration that he can create with his own hands. The reality was a fenced garden with names, surnames and the limitations of those who inhabit this earthly paradise. Our free creator finds in the magic and artifice a Hermetic legacy with which to build the world at his free will. The norms and rules have the form of an artificial paradise that is built based on their own flesh.

The idea of nature that is presented in this project is transformed by our eleven creators as a dose of disconcerting alchemy that goes from the virtuality of each idea and way of understanding paradise to a materiality biased by the formal intention of generating techno-realities through the camera. Eleven garden plots forming a unique theatrical stage with which the intentional game of the experimental photographer is revealed as a creative agent, presenting the idea of the natural under a soft canvas that hides the true techno-pagan paradise in this creative game where the camera is positioned as an artifact generating worlds.

This mechanical search to reproduce the idea of Eden is subject to a series of mechanisms with which we represent the world: the construction from the human point of view looking for the epistemological reason of the truth and the mechanics of who composes realities with an objective. Thus, nature becomes a mere artifice restoring this paradise to its garden form. Different plots that overlap to generate with this cosmogonic chaos a single universe that composes and structures this simulated nature. Our garden of Eden.

Uncontrolled creator-alchemists glimpsed the artifice and appropriated it and so, the flowers never withered, bought in the nearest bazaar, simply suffered color variations over time, as our wrinkles tell us that when we are no longer, those flowers will last for us.