L’Intru (Invaders) is a multidisciplinary exhibition that deals with issues of post-colonialism, capitalism, memory, identity and narration.
The idea of invasion can be spoken about in abstract and concrete terms: the literal denial of entry into a country and the perception of individuals as outsiders combined with the psychological rupture that occurs when one is denied the opportunity to build an identity, nationality and memories. For those who do not have a past, the only possible future lies in-between the fantasy of alienation or the nostalgia of their origins.
Gathering together artists originally from Portugal, UK, Rwanda, Poland, Argentina, Germany, Hungary and Spain, who work in performance, photography, video and installation, L’Intru (Invaders) aims to question these potent issues: postcolonialism, personal and collective memory, capitalism, narration and identity. The exhibition not only asks who the invaders are, it also speaks of the personal narratives that these forces provoke within the individual.
Drawing inspiration from the Shoreditch area, L’Intru tackles down some of the most difficult issues that Londoners face at the moment: gentrification, liberalism and capitalism.
Finding Money / Outdoors / 12pm / Free
During a residency at Gasworks / Open School East, the artists Carla Cruz and Antonio Contador developed the second moment of a project that explores the implications of finding money in the streets. For the L’Intru (Invaders) exhibition they will conduct a participative project, dealing with issues of money, politics and poetics in the neighbourhood of Shoreditch.
In or Out?: On Leaving the Art World and Other Systems, Part 1
First in two-part series of brief presentations on tactics and politics of refusal, withdrawal, and exit. Artist Carla Cruz; artist Andrea Francke; and pedestrian and environmental activist Caroline Russell. Chaired by art historian Catherine Grant.
Saturday 12 December
11.30am – 9.30pm
Now You Can Go Seminar
Zach Blas, Fulvia Carnevale of Claire Fontaine, Carla Cruz, Karen Di Franco, Maria Drakopoulou, Andrea Francke, Catherine Grant, Karolin Meunier, Gabrielle Moser, Raju Rage, Helena Reckitt, Lucy Reynolds, Frances Rifkin, Caroline Russell, Francesco Ventrella, Marina Vishmidt (by Skype), Giovanna Zapperi.
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
211 East 49th Street
10017 New York
Gallery Hours: Mon-Fri 11:30-7:0 pm; Sat. 10:30-1:30; Sun closed
AAPA Biennial Braga Chaves Coimbra collaboration community Corunha drawing Europe Fair feminism festival Finding Money gallery work gender Guimarães installation institutional critique intervention Lisboa London Madrid manipulation Marseille newspaper NPL pamphlet participation performance politics Porto postcard public art Rotterdam sculpture solo show sound Sousveillance surveillance theatre Torres Vedras video Vienna Viseu