Start of the program "Contrasts" with the group of curators 1erEscalón

The program “Contrasts” is based on the invitation of different experts of recognized prestige of the Spanish State or international, to give rise to the visibility, formation and exchange between different communities and regions between intergenerational and cross-border.

Three important curators from the group 1erEscalón (Isabel Durante, Ana García Alarcón and Miguel Ángel Hernández) have been invited to the Islands in different stages to discover the artistic context. They will carry out a residence in Es Baluard that aims to develop, within the framework of the program “Contrasts” promoted by the museum, a common project of knowledge and exchange. Between the different meetings and meetings, in addition to the visits to workshops will be made a first view, as a result of the process, in the spaces Observatori and Intermedi of Es Baluard.

Conversely, these results will be presented in the AB9 space of Murcia, where they usually work. The title of the project is “A stone’s throw” that will give rise to Mobile Maps. Geographies in movement between the Communities murcia and balear like Mediterranean cartography.

Biography of the collective 1erEscalón:

1erEscalón is a curatorial group founded in 2012 with Pablo Lag. Currently it is formed by Isabel Durante, Ana García Alarcón and Miguel Ángel Hernández. Doctors in History of Art by the University of Murcia (Isabel Durante and Miguel Ángel Hernández) and by the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Ana García Alarcón) have developed curating, critique and cultural management work in the field of contemporary art.

They have recently published the book CONTRACTS. Grammars of temporality in recent art (CENDEAC, Murcia, 2016), have led the international seminar CONTRATIEMPOS: GRAMMATICS OF TEMPORALITY IN RECENT ART (Tabacalera, Madrid and Centro Párraga, Murcia) and have curated the collective exhibition GRAMATICAS DE LA TEMPORALITY (La Conservera, Murcia, 2016). Among its curators are Do not disturb. Echoes and nostalgias in the limit of the infraleve (Room Art Fair, Madrid, 2012); Technologies of the sublime. Landscapes to counter-time (A 3 bands, dark chamber gallery, Madrid, 2013); (Des) make the image. The echoes of the visible (ArtNueve, Murcia, 2013).

Currently, research in lines related to identity and memory policies, developing projects in this regard. They have run the cycle of conferences Crafts that have had different professionals of contemporary culture, have developed the Archives of Visual Artists of Murcia for the Institute of Cultural Industries and Arts and have launched the programming of the independent space AB9 (Murcia). In addition, they are immersed in the realization of different expository projects.

Space: Observatori i Intermedi

Activity closed to the working group

Receipt of dossiers and program:

This project is carried out with the help of the Institut d’Estudis Baleàrics (ILLENC) through the program Circuit d’Arts Visuals TALENT IB 2017.

4th October 2017 → 17th December 2017