Peace Treaty project by San Sebastian 2016, European Capital of Culture,

‘1989. After the Conversations of Algiers. Delirium and Truce’ at the Tàpies Foundation

The exhibition is scheduled to run until 15 January 2017 and includes works by Ibon Aranberri, Luis Claramunt, Jon Mikel Euba, Iñaki Garmendia and Jorge Oteiza

It’s very difficult for art to live with its back to political and social events, in fact, the opposite is the case, and throughout history, many artworks have made explicit references to current affairs that have had an impact on the collective. The exhibition that is set to open at the Antoni Tàpies Foundation is directly related to the announcement made in 2011by the Basque terrorist group ETA that they were giving up the armed struggle. The exhibition is titled 1989. After the conversations of Algiers. Delirium and Truce, and is a case study of the Peace Treaty project by San Sebastian 2016, European Capital of Culture, organised by San Telmo Museoa and Koldo Mitxelena Kulturunea.

Works by Ibon Aranberri, Luis Claramunt, Jon Mikel Euba, Iñaki Garmendia, Jeff Koons, Asier Mendizábal, Jorge Oteiza, Asier Pérez González, Xavier Ribas, Allan Sekula and Antoni Tàpies, among others, alongside archive material, are used by the curators of the exhibition to "portray the effects of terrorism on the art produced during this historical period", and, at the same time, pose questions such as “what chronology can be established when violence erases time limits and breaks the bond between images and events, as in long-running conflicts that come to seem more like wars with pauses managed over time?”

The exhibition can be seen from 11 November 2016 to 15 January 2017.

1989. After the Conversations of Algiers. Delirium and Truce
Where: Antoni Tàpies Foundation.
When: 11 November 2016 to 15 January 2017.
Additional information is available here.

 

 

Publication date: Wednesday, 09 November 2016
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