• Low Cost Diplomatic Pouch


    My project Somos Todos Inmigrantes will be in New York City from the 29th of October at the Instituto Cervantes for the collective exhibition Valija Diplomática, curated by Nilo Casares.

    “Valija diplomática low cost” is an exhibition project curated by the Spanish writer and curator Nilo Casares that reinterprets the “Decentralized packages distribution network” concept (aka diplomatic pouch) and makes it deal with the Art, using standard suitcases for traveling in the cabin of a low cost flight company, surely the means of transport used by most of us, as an intervention space. This is an exhibition of modest budget and all DIY, an objetual exhibition featuring 16 artists from all five continents and in which the suitcase is the element of continuity between all art works.”

    From 29/10/2015 to  14/11/2015

    Instituto Cervantes
    211 East 49th Street
    10017 New York

    Gallery Hours: Mon-Fri 11:30-7:0 pm; Sat. 10:30-1:30; Sun closed

  • Finding Money at Project Radio – Leeds


    Project Radio is an online radio station and exhibition space in Leeds dedicated to the collaborative and political potential of radio. Artists, community groups and individuals are using it as a shared space to make radio from the 7th till the 25th October.
    Project Radio is hosted by &Model and you’re welcome to come and join us in the gallery from 12 – 5, Wed – Sun to make radio. There are free workshops and artist residencies throughout – if you want to get involved have a look at the schedule.
    Project Radio launches Friday 9th October from 5pm.
    If you’re not in Leeds you can listen online at projectradio.uk – live 2 – 5, Wed – Sun and you can catch up on all or any of the broadcasts once they’re aired on the website.
    Antonio Contador and Carla Cruz will be in residency at Project Radio on the 16 and 17th of October.

    Project Radio Artists are: Sophie Mallett, Marion Harrison, Antonio Contador & Carla Cruz, Antoine Bertin & Mark Peter Wright, SoundCamp, Lloyd-Wilson, Blanca Regina, Jenny Moore, Ahmet Öğüt, Jeffrey Charles Henry Peacock with Terry Atkinson, Mark Vernon & Monica Brown, F=, Kate Donovan & davidly, Rebecca Glover & Fritha Jenkins & David Macdiarmid, Robbie Judkins, Ed Martin, Chris Wood, Pavilion with Grace Schwindt, Nick Thurston with Paul Buck, Luiza Crosman, SPUR, Alex Mackay, Acoustic Mirror, Subash Thebe, Rene McBrearty, Alan Dunn & Chris Watson, Mark Vernon & Monica Brown, Harold Offeh, YTBN

  • Finding Money, London and Paris Diary: a talk by Antonio Contador and Carla Cruz


    Antonio and Carla’s project Finding Money, London & Paris Diary arouses questions and problems related to finding money on the streets. Continuing a project they started in 2012, they wish to unpack social, political and postural repercussions of this everyday occurrence with experts from various fields.

    In this talk, three experts in Archeology, Coins and Medals and Art History will expand on the history of coinage through the compositions, forms of metal-based money and also the alchemic and social transformation of everyday life in eighteenth century in Britain.

    Murray Andrews, ‘from mint to mud: writing the biographies of medieval coins’, will explore the phenomenon of ancient coin-losing and finding. Taking a biographical approach to medieval coins from mint to modern recovery, Andrews will consider what these processes might tell us about the people using and losing coins in the Middle Ages. Ben Alsop, ‘Money doesn’t talk it screams…’ will give an overview of the history of coinage looking at its changing form and composition as well as the ability for circulating currency to spread both official and unofficial messages. John Chu’s presentation ‘Joshua Reynolds and Street Art: Painting Beggars in Eighteenth-Century London‘, will expand on the career of Sir Joshua Reynolds – the most famous painter in late eighteenth-century London – taking a close look at the quasi-alchemic gesture of transforming the lowly and insignificant into precious treasure.

    Join us in this discussion with Gasworks/OSE Artists in Residence Antonio Contador and Carla Cruz, with: Ben Alsop (Curator, Dep. of Coins and Medals – British Museum), Murray Andrews (Researcher at the Archaeology Dep. – UCL), John Chu (Art Historian – The Courtauld Institute of Art / Tate Britain).

    Open School East, 28 May 2015, 19:00-21:00.

    The Rose Lipman Building
    43 De Beauvoir Rd
    London N1 5SQ