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Postcapital Archive (1989-2001) The Book. Laus Award 2012

Laus Award at The 42nd edition of the Laus Graphic Design and Visual Communications Awards

In 1964, ADG-FAD created the LAUS Awards to recognize the creativity and the quality on the graphic and the audiovisual communication. The Laus are divided into different categories: Graphic design, Web and digital media, Advertising, Moving image, Public administration, Companies and Students, and the Excellence in the field of graphic communication is rewarded. The Laus Awards are also an unquestionable tool to gain exposure, and participation is an invaluable promotion exercise for any graphic designer or art director.

Daniel G. Andújar / Technologies To The People

Postcapital Archive (1989-2001)

Edited by Hans D. Christ, Iris Dressler, texts by  Iris Dressler, Iván de la Nuez, Valentín Roma, graphic design by Nieves und Mario Berenguer Ros

German/English

2011. 344 pp., 523 ills.

17.00 x 24.00 cm clothbound

pub. date: September 2011 by Hatje Cantz

ISBN 978-3-7757-3170-6

Price: 35 Euro (Amazon Online)

In conjunction with the exhibition Postcapital Archive (1989-2011). Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart

| A political art project in the form of a multimedia installation, open database, and interactive laboratory

The project Postcapital Archive 1989–2001 by Spanish artist Daniel García Andújar centers on the profound changes that have occurred around the world on social, political, economic, and cultural levels. Key issues are the fall of the Berlin Wall and the September 11, 2001 attacks in New York. Here, Andújar examines developments after the collapse of the Wall not from the aspect of postcommunism, but postcapitalism. He is concerned with the question of how “Western” societies have changed without their former counterpart, communism, and what kinds of new walls were built through global politics after 1989 and 2001. The foundation of the project is a digital archive containing over 2,500 files the artist has gathered from the Internet over the course of the past decade.

| Ein politisches Kunstprojekt als multimediale Installation, offene Datenbank und interaktives Labor

Das Projekt Postcapital. Archive 1989–2001 des spanischen Künstlers Daniel García Andújar kreist um die tief greifenden Veränderungen, die sich in den letzten zwei Jahrzehnten weltweit auf gesellschaftlicher, politischer, ökonomischer und kultureller Ebene ereignet haben und als deren Eckpunkte der Fall der Berliner Mauer sowie der Terroranschlag auf das World Trade Center am 11. September 2001 gelten. Dabei betrachtet Andújar die Entwicklungen nach dem Mauerfall nicht unter Aspekten des Postkommunismus, sondern des Postkapitalismus. Es geht ihm um die Frage, inwiefern sich die »westlichen« Gesellschaften ohne ihr ehemaliges Gegenstück – den Kommunismus – verändert haben und welche neuen Mauern durch die globale Politik nach 1989 und 2001 gezogen wurden. Das Projekt basiert auf einem digitalen Archiv mit über 2500 Dateien, die der Künstler in den letzten zehn Jahren aus dem Internet zusammengetragen hat.

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Presentación de El arte en cuestión y la Ley del arte

Jueves 6 de octubre, a las 19h, en La Central-MNCARS, Madrid, presentación
del libro El arte en cuestión, editado por Álvaro de los Ángeles. Incluye La Ley del
Arte, de Isidoro Valcárcel Medina.
Estarán presentes en el acto Ana de Miguel, directora de Sala Parpalló, Isidoro
Valcárcel Medina, artista, y Álvaro de los Ángeles, editor del libro.
“El origen de esta publicación se encuentra en el proyecto expositivo Herramientas
del arte. Relecturas, presentado en la Sala Parpalló de la Diputación de
Valencia entre el 24 de junio y el 30 de septiembre de 2008. La intención inicial
era realizar un proyecto artístico que incluyera dentro de sí varias partes, a modo
de niveles o capas de actuación, que retrataran la versatilidad de medios y
agentes que implica el arte contemporáneo, entendido aquí como una práctica
poliédrica que refleja situaciones y comportamientos socioculturales complejos.
En este sentido, el concepto de herramientas venía a indicar la ductilidad del
medio artístico como contenedor de ideas, teorías, propuestas, acciones y
reflexiones salpicadas –cuando no surgidas directamente– de otros campos
teórico-prácticos. La elección de los artistas Isidoro Valcárcel Medina, Rogelio
López Cuenca y Daniel G. Andújar, en cierta forma representantes de momentos
diferentes del arte español aunque plenamente coetáneos, venía a abundar en la
idea polimorfa (técnicamente hablando) y polisémica (conceptualmente) del
proyecto. Al mismo tiempo, y de forma implícita, se buscaba generar un enfrentamiento
entre la institución arte –con sus políticas y su gestión, sus presupuestos
y sus espacios canónigos destinados a exponerse y exponer el arte– y las
prácticas realizadas desde planteamientos radicales; en resumen, se promovía
un cara a cara entre quienes piensan el arte como función y quienes lo gestionan
como parte integrante de su producción exhibidora.”

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Postcapital Archive (1989-2001) The Book

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daniel G. Andújar / Technologies To The People

Postcapital Archive (1989-2001)

Edited by Hans D. Christ, Iris Dressler, texts by  Iris Dressler, Iván de la Nuez, Valentín Roma, graphic design by Nieves und Mario Berenguer Ros

German/English

2011. 344 pp., 523 ills.

17.00 x 24.00 cm clothbound

pub. date: September 2011 by Hatje Cantz

ISBN 978-3-7757-3170-6

Price: 35 Euro (Amazon Online)

In conjunction with the exhibition Postcapital Archive (1989-2011). Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart

| A political art project in the form of a multimedia installation, open database, and interactive laboratory

The project Postcapital Archive 1989–2001 by Spanish artist Daniel García Andújar centers on the profound changes that have occurred around the world on social, political, economic, and cultural levels. Key issues are the fall of the Berlin Wall and the September 11, 2001 attacks in New York. Here, Andújar examines developments after the collapse of the Wall not from the aspect of postcommunism, but postcapitalism. He is concerned with the question of how “Western” societies have changed without their former counterpart, communism, and what kinds of new walls were built through global politics after 1989 and 2001. The foundation of the project is a digital archive containing over 2,500 files the artist has gathered from the Internet over the course of the past decade.

| Ein politisches Kunstprojekt als multimediale Installation, offene Datenbank und interaktives Labor

Das Projekt Postcapital. Archive 1989–2001 des spanischen Künstlers Daniel García Andújar kreist um die tief greifenden Veränderungen, die sich in den letzten zwei Jahrzehnten weltweit auf gesellschaftlicher, politischer, ökonomischer und kultureller Ebene ereignet haben und als deren Eckpunkte der Fall der Berliner Mauer sowie der Terroranschlag auf das World Trade Center am 11. September 2001 gelten. Dabei betrachtet Andújar die Entwicklungen nach dem Mauerfall nicht unter Aspekten des Postkommunismus, sondern des Postkapitalismus. Es geht ihm um die Frage, inwiefern sich die »westlichen« Gesellschaften ohne ihr ehemaliges Gegenstück – den Kommunismus – verändert haben und welche neuen Mauern durch die globale Politik nach 1989 und 2001 gezogen wurden. Das Projekt basiert auf einem digitalen Archiv mit über 2500 Dateien, die der Künstler in den letzten zehn Jahren aus dem Internet zusammengetragen hat.

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Carta. Número 2. intervenciones artísticas de Rogelio López Cuenca y Daniel G. Andújar

Carta es la revista del Museo Reina Sofía. Publicada con periodicidad semestral, recoge las líneas de pensamiento y programación del Museo. Número 2 completo de la revista Carta, incluye 100 páginas dedicadas a Aby Warburg, Raymond Roussel, fotografía obrera, intervenciones artísticas de Rogelio López Cuenca y Daniel G. Andújar y textos inéditos de César Aira y Ricardo Piglia. Se puede adquirir en La Central y descargar desde este enlace.

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A Castle in Ruins. Decoding the Empire

Daniel G. Andújar

A HISTORY
The Real Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial (the Monastery of El Escorial), as you will know, is a large building complex (a palace, the monastery itself, a museum and a library) set in San Lorenzo de El Escorial, a town 45km northwest of Madrid, in the Region of Madrid (Spain). The name El Escorial owes its name to the ancient slag (“escoria” in Spanish) deposits left by an ironworks in a village near the place where this group of buildings was erected -upon the orders of king Philip II– to commemorate Spain’s victory in the battle of St Quentin on the 10th of August, 1557, against the troops of King Henry II of France. Furthermore, it would serve as a burial place for the remains of Philip II’s parents, Emperor Charles I and Isabella of Portugal, as well as his own and those of his descendants. The building’s floor plan and its towers are reminiscent of the shape of a grill, which has led to the claim that it was built in this way in order to pay homage to St Lawrence, who was martyred in Rome by being grilled on a gridiron, and whose saint’s day is celebrated on the 10th of August, the day of the Battle of St Quentin; hence the name of the building complex, San Lorenzo, and the town which emerged around it. Prestige and power were built on slag, commemorating victory in battle and honouring a martyred saint. In addition, St Lawrence had been one of the deacons of Rome, in charge of the administration of Church goods. For this duty, he is regarded as one of the first archivists and treasurers of the Church and was made the patron saint of librarians. All of this gives rise to a series of linked metaphors which would inspire any self-respecting artist.

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Subversive Praktiken / Practices

Kunst unter Bedingungen politischer Repression
60er –80er / Südamerika / Europa

Art under Conditions of Political Repression
60s–80s / South America / Europe

Eds.: Hans D. Christ, Iris Dressler
Published by Hatje Cantz
ISBN: 978-3-7757-2755-6
584 pages, German-Englich, 804 illustrations (541 in color)
Format: 17 x 24 cm, Hardcover
Price: 39,80 Euro
Members of WKV: 35 Euro
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The catalogue Subversive Practices, published in the framework of the eponymous exhibition at the Württembergischer Kunstverein in 2009, focuses on experimental and conceptual artistic practices generated under conditions of political repression in South America and Europe during the nineteen-sixties to eighties. Artistic practices are explored that not only call into question the traditional conception of art, the institution, or the relationship between art and public, but that were also posited against the existing political systems of power. Subversive Practices offers—besides documentation of the exhibition, in which over three hundred works were presented, and an introduction to its thematic fields—contributions by the thirteen co-curators as well as texts, manifestos, and scripts originating in the nineteen-sixties to eighties, with most translated into German and English for the first time.

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Nolens Volens 4/ Manifesta 8.


*NOLENS VOLENS#4*

*Presentación:
*Día 8 de Octubre, 19 horas. *Asociación Cultural. Mediodia Chica, C/Mediodia Chica, 10. Madrid.**
*Dia 9 de Octubre. *Manifesta 8, Los Molinos, Murcia y Prisión de San Antón, Cartagena.**

*Mediascapes. Nolens Volens 4*

Este cuarto número de Nolens Volens ha sido editado en colaboración con Alfredo Cramerotti, miembro del colectivo curatorial Chamber of Public Secrets, en el marco de su participación en Manifesta 8.

El tema de exploración ha sido “mediascapes”. Y los colaboradores han trabajado en torno al concepto de cómo los medios de comunicación no
reflejan el mundo sino construyen un mundo, difícilmente son lugares públicos de información y se han transformando en una industria con una
poderosa influencia y manipulación discursiva sobre la audiencia y la sociedad.

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mono special issue e-valencia.org


mono special issue e-valencia.org is published in the framework of the exhibition “On Difference #1. Local contexts – hybrid spaces”, which took place at Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart from May 21 to July 31 2005.

Liberate

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On Difference #3: Politics of Space

On the Expropriation and Re-appropriation of Social, Political, and Cultural Spaces of Action

Ed.: Iris Dressler, Hans D. Christ

With texts by: Nancy Adajania, Daniel García Andújar, Judit Angel, Álvaro de los Ángeles, artesvisuais-politicas, Ricardo Basbaum, Helmut Batista, Hans D. Christ, Galia Dimitrova, Iris Dessler, Alenka Gregorić, Ciprian Mureșan, Ligia Nobre / Cécile Zoonens, Zoran Pantelić / Kristian Lukić, Dan Perjovschi, Christine Peters, Raqs Media Collective, Valentìn Roma, Lucien Samaha, Hedwig Saxenhuber/ Georg Schöllhammer, Nathalie Boseul Shin, Kristine Stiles, Nasrim Tabatabai/Babak Afrassiabi, Ștefan Tiron / Vlad Nancă, Joseba Zulaika.

656 pages, German/English
ISBN: 3-930693-29-1
Price: 39 Euro (Members 30 Euro)


auszug.pdf

Excerpt: Content / General introduction / Introduction OD #1 / Introduction OD #2 (German/English)

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