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"Videos By Spanish Artists Who Don't Make Any, or Nearly"
2002-03-01 until 2002-03-24
Bathroom Gallery
Halifax, NS, CA Canada

Spanish Curator, Nilo Casares has compiled a video collection of artists work from his native Spain to be shown at the Bathroom Gallery. This exhbition features the Bathroom Gallerys first guest curator and showcases the work of 12 artists currently working in Spain. A small catalogue will be published in collaboration withThe Luis Seoane Foundation in Galiza, Spain. Works included are by Miriam Durango, Francis Naranjo, Ferran Martin, Raul Real and Patricia Ballester, Carlos Nieto, Tania Sanjurjo, Pistolo Eliza, Juan Domingo, Oscar Mora, Isbel Messeguer, Xavier Monsalvatje, and Alberto Lomas.

Guest curator, Nilo Casares writes of the exhibition,

An exhibition that begins with a slip on the internet and goes on, as almost everything I do.

As I am not interested in video-art at all (i only appreciate the results from those people who work on their fantasies) I have chosen video-art works, in most of the cases, made by artists who give the technical means the importance of being something else you can reach to, so handy as consumption electronics makes it.

In the same way that there is no daily event, accident or celebration, outside the digital register, neither the artists resist taking advantage of the case that a economic and immediate use  electronics offers.  The artworks of this exhibition are made of these means, this exhibition is thought to be watched in a bathroom open to the audience.

The Bathroom Gallery was established by residents and curators Evan Quigley and Sarah Bennett who decided they would offer the otherwise empty space of their bathroom to innovative international and local artists.  The Bathroom Gallery is a fully functional bathroom complete with all the traditional amenities.  Artists are invited to work around and with the sink, tub, and toilet to produce works that would otherwise not be exhibited in the white cube of traditional galleries.

Admission is free.  The Bathroom Gallery is now offering the unique opportunity to bathe with the art on display, a nominal fee of $20 will allow for a 45-minute private bubble bath.

The Bathroom Gallery is located in Halifax, Nova Scotia.  The gallery is open to the public, call (902) 431-2099 to make an appointment.

The Luis Seoane Foundation in a Corunha (Galiza, Spain) has collaborated in this exhibition.

Image:
Carlo Nieto


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