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Daniel García Andújar. Documenta 14

Documenta 14

Daniel García Andújar
(b. 1966, Almoradi, Spain)

Daniel García Andújar
(geb. 1966, Almoradi, Spanien)
The Disasters of War – Trojan Horse (2017)
Installation mit verschiedenen Materialien
Maße variabel

Mixed-media installation
Dimensions variable
EMST—National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens

The Disasters of War/Trojan Horse (2017)
Mixed-media installation
Dimensions variable
Neue Neue Galerie (Neue Hauptpost), Kassel

Burning the Canon
Nordstadt Park Kassel
June 23
Nordstadt Park
23rd June, 2017
From 20:00 (burning 23h aprox.)

The Trojan Horse sculpture has been conceived as anti-monument reflecting on the “night games of war” (Reichs Veterans Day, Kassel, June 4 1939) developed in Germany during the Nazi period. The sculpture has been created by the artist with the aid of a software working with an aleatory combination of body types and then materially constructed by Taller Manolo Martín, a team of traditional craftsmen who produce Valencia’s Fallas puppets in Spain to be burned. Following this ritual, the sculpture will also be burn during the night of Saint John (also known as Jani, Adonia, Midsommar, Ivan Kupala Day, Juhannus Mittumari, etc.) as part of a pagan celebration aimed at letting go of what is no longer needed and saving what has to remain.

Open Fire Party with:
Daniel G. Andújar
Manolo Martín
Crier/performance by Matthias Breitenbach based in a text from María Dolores Jiménez-Blanco (Burn the canon?)
Dolçaines by Cristina Martí Morell & Francesc Xavier Richart Peris
Percussion by Pablo Lluis Llorca
Pyrotechnics and fire by Fire, Ice and Magic
Production by Carlota Gómez
Curated by Paul B. Preciado

The Disasters of War/Trojan Horse (2017)
The Disasters of the War, Trojan Horse is a series of 82 “artifacts” constituting the second part of a project that started in Athens. The project itself travels hidden inside of a Trojan horse. These series evoke 82 engravings created by Spanish painter Francisco Goya (1746-1828) between 1810 and 1820 secretly criticizing the violence deployed against the population during the wars between the Napoleonian Empire and Spain. Bringing Goya to the 3-D printer era, the project reflects on the politics of war, but also on the way war can continue through means of economic, cultural, and visual domination. Many wars are thus narrated here, in an attempt to resist its many forms of violence and explore strategies of visual and performative resistance. The project unfolds in different formats: an installation, a workshop, a performance, and a public action.

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De la Ciutat Fallera a la cumbre del arte contemporáneo con Daniel G. Andújar

El alicantino es uno de los participantes de la próxima edición de Documenta, que se celebrará en 2017 entre Kassel y Atenas – Su proyecto contará con artistas falleros y reflexionará sobre el espacio público, a cuenta de la fiesta valenciana

Álex Zahinos | Valencia 13.11.2016 | Levante EMV

En abril arrancará Documenta 14, cien días que concentran cinco años y un centenar de artistas de arte contemporáneo en Kassel, Alemania. «Bajo del nombre de Kassel podría poner ´esta es la ciudad de Documenta´», recuerda Daniel García Andújar (Almoradí, 1966) sobre un evento por el que pasarán un millón de visitantes. Él es uno de los elegidos de la próxima edición.

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