2010 - OF DISREADINGS MX Espai Barcelona, Spain


MX Espai / Edicions 1010

X Small Format International Contemporary Art Exhibition

Ausstellung: 4. Mai - 15. Juni 2010



© MX Espai 1010 Barcelona
This X Small Format International Contemporary Art Exhibition will be held in Barcelona at the MX ESPAI 1010 during May-Juny 2010.
“OF DISREADINGS” is the theme the works must address for this next exhibition. Our idea is to guide this international event more and more in the direction of contemporary art . Our objective is to be not only an exhibition of contemporary art, but, an actual art movement. The need to “contextualize” the works is the reason why we feel it is necessary to establish a mold. To work arround an idea forces us to think in a particular sense, a direction, demanding a more intensive reflection into why we do what we do. And for these edition the works must to have format of book, will books and the theme comes to us from the hand of a writer of luxury:
According to Carles Hac Mor:

Nora Ancarola and Marga Ximenez have been inciting me to write a brief commentary and to come up with a title or a theme for this year's edition of the Petit Format exhibition, and they've decided that books are going to be the specified request this time. And they say it was me they instantly thought of in connection with a displacement they stumbled on concerning the matter in hand: 'Des de lectures' (Of Readings) led them on to 'De des-lectures' (Off the readings). So I, taking up the lucky lead, found my way from 'of disreadings' to 'undereading', and via 'the unreading of' to 'an unwriting for', of a format so minute that, all in all, we will be magnified. And if the readings of drawings and words are as much as disreading and dissolving them into what they are made of, the smaller the space for reading, the better for dislecture too, as inasmuch as smallness must condition our writing and our drawing, it will discondition the conventions of our bookishness, unreading us, dissolving what? Our perennial expectations. Thus, when all is said and done, we shall diswrite and disread as we are unwritten and unread. Or rather, drawn within by the bewilderingly little, will make of us disauthors and unreaders of the minimum, of the unutterable, the unsaid achiever of our displacement. Maybe a diswriting of the never overead and disreadings of the ever unwritten are what it's going to be about.

For us, it is a pleasure to give artists from all over the world the oportunity to exhibit their work in Barcelona. From the Ist Small Format International Contemporary Art Exhibition up until the present, our participants have included Ane Henriksen, Goro Nagano, Gyöngy Laky, Hannelle Ollakka, Junko Suzuki, Yvonne Pacanofsky, Hideho Tanaka, Helga Borisch, Juan Pablo Muiño, Julia Tina Herchenroder, Maija  Paavola,  Aurelia Muñoz, Myung hee Oh, Carmen de los Llanos, Irene Pressner, Yuu Izaki, Cecilia Postiglioni, Katharina Gun Oehlert, Marina Ramoneda and Col.lectiu Puntes have been invited for a solo exhibition, and Ana Moreno, Yusuke Ichihara,  Yuu Izaki,  Yumi Kasugai,  Almira Olmayan,  Iwatsubo Mie,  Sachiko Morino, Hideho Tanaka, Hiroe Tanaka,  Kinuyo Yoshimizu,  Joan Masdeu,  Masao Yoshimura, Janet Ledsham, Sandra Turley, Lourdes Peñaranda, Marc&Marc and  Ivette Heller/Gabriele Ulmer, Susanne Neiss, Mireia Clotet, Carmen de la Calzada, Carme Sesplugues, Goya, Nino Maza, Patricia Bordoni, Chiharu Shinohara, Linda Behar, Cecilia Gutiérrez, Paula Miklosevic, Katarina Radovichan, Ursula Gerber-Senger, Yuki Kobayashi, Letizia Strigelli, Zuzana Hromadová, many of whom have sussequently been invited to show on their own or is group shows and  are invited for a group exhibition.

MX ESPAI 1010 regularly show works by Nora Ancarola, Benet Rossell, Francesca Llopis, Pere Noguera, Guillem Balmes, Isabel Banal, Begoña Montalbán, Pep Duran, col.lectiu La Xina, Benxamin Álvarez, Pia Remedios, Montse Baqués, Thomas Pupkiewicz, Gemma Guasch+Josep Asunción, Thomas P.Proffe, Jacobo Sucari, Martí Ribas, Silvia Alcoba, Carles Pujol, Eugenio Tisselly, or Marga Ximenez, among the artists residing in Barcelona. We have also enjoyed the special collaborations of Dora Garcia, Rosalía Maquid, Matilde Marin and Silvia Rivas.

It is our intention that the OF DISREADINGS show shall become a springboard for the artists that place their faith in MX ESPAI 1010. Thus, as in all the previous yearly editions of the Small Format International Contemporary Art Exhibition, two of the participant artists will be selected for a solo exhibition and others for a group exhibition.