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Viva! 2017 – Visual Art La Movida

14 Apr 2017 - 17 Jul 2017





The brand dedicated to Visual arts is focused on the artistic and socio-cultural movement La Movida of post – Franco Spain. The exhibition, curated by Sarah Perks, is going to show some of the representative aspects that characterised this period. Excess, clubbing, drugs, artistic freedom, gay rights, pornography …, will be at the core of an exhibition that represents the early 80s in Madrid.

The exhibition sets new commissions reacting to the movement alongside existing international works presenting a re-imaging of a movement with a strong contemporary artistic and socio – political resonance today.

Major new creative fiction publication Dark Habits is also published alongside this exhibition, featuring artists from the show and an international selection of contributors. Eighteen contributors explore freedom and indulgence, hedonism, transgression, sex and moral conventions through short stories, poetry, essay, experimental writing and flash-fiction. Among the contributors are Patricia MacCormack, Heather Phillipson, Jonathon Kemp, Adam O’Riordan, Shumon Basar & Natasha Stallard.

A preview will take place on Thursday 13th April and live performances are going to be shown to open the event. Scouse-Spanish hybrid Royal and person of historical significance, 2D Joan (La JohnJoseph) will officially open the exhibition with the unveiling of their new commission and installation. The event continues with Oreet Ashery’s Monkey Bum Factory, as nude models have their posteriors painted as part of a factory production line of limited butt-prints. The evening culminates with Alejandría Cinque’s live delivery of After, combining the roles of transvestite, sex worker and junkie (explicit content).

Live performances:
18.00 La JohnJoseph: 2D Joan (Gallery)
18.10 Oreet Ashery: Monkey Bum Factory (Gallery)
21.00 Alejandría Cinque: After (Theatre 2)

Artists: Oreet Ashery, Bruce LaBruce, Luis López Carrasco, Clara Casian, Alejandría Cinque, Jesse Darling, Patricia Esquivias, Paul Heyer, Derek Jarman, La JohnJoseph, Raisa Maudit, Chim-Pom, Puppies Puppies, Linder Sterling, Esther Teichmann, Stefanos Tsivopoulos

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14 Apr 2017
17 Jul 2017
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