Antolí & Noesasí
Fundación ‘ace para el Arte Contemporáneo opens “In transit”, a series of encounters focusing in artistic residencies as a very important stage in contemporary art preparation. Not only of artists but also for curators, managers and other actors.
The first one has been organized together with the Centro Cultural de España in Córdoba in relation to Residencias en Intercambio. We had the participation of curators Paula Lorén (Madrid, Spain), Romina Castiñeira(Córdoba, Argentina) and the selected artists Rosana Antolí (Spain) and Noesasí (Córdoba, Argentina).
ABOUT RESIDENCIES DURING EXCHANGE
Residencias en intercambio is a project that focuses in emergent creators working with contemporary languages, fostering those manifestations which expand the scenery of action beyond the exhibition rooms.
Taking the common aspects in Antoli’s and Noesasí’s work as a starting point, working space limits are challenged. In the one side the predictable exhibition space, which holds and legitimizes the piece and in the other, the more confusing public space, where the piece loses its protection and “suffers” of severe questioning. Moreover, the urban area is perceived as a highly conditioned context in which advertisements and ornaments search to hide the spots of the past, contributing in the transformation of the people that transits it in a more trivial, futile one.
To be an artist-in-residence implies the migration from one’s own creation ambit to find a new inspiring space and in that way moving from (dis)comfort. It means allowing a “crazy” brainstorm within a space of creative freedom, among other artists, curators and people specialized in the area. It is in relation with this idea that we have named our program ‘acePIRAR -Artists-in-Residence International Program – in an attempt to play with the name initials (‘ace because of “hacer” which in Spanish means “doing”) and the program initials with the Argentinian lunfardo “pirar” with its double meaning: to escape/flee/leave from a place and to become a little bit crazy.