The Sala de Hormigón will be hosting a selection of works by Itziar Barrio that belongs to By all means, her monographic exhibition that was held in Azkuna Zentroa in Bilbao in 2018, curated by Johanna Burton (the director of the Keith Haring Foundation and Curator of Education and Public Engagement of the New Museum in New York).
Burton has this to say about the exhibition: “We humans relate to one another through various modes of exchange and all kinds of media: language, money, emotions, politics, symbols, family, community, traditions, technology and sex (to name just a few examples). Over the past decade, Itziar Barrio’s work has explored these and other ways of navigating the world and interpersonal relationships, pointing to the one thing that holds it all together: power. Barrio’s interest in the nature of social negotiation manifests itself through live performance art, video, photography, sculpture and extended installation techniques. The artist often picks up ‘scripts’ from several sources for her purposes, weaving theatrically and aesthetically complex narratives that delve into limits of shared knowledge and debunk entrenched expectations”.
Multimedia artist Itziar Barrio has been living and working in New York for more than a decade. Her exhibitions transcend the label of any specific discipline and rather cover performance art, cinema, photography, installation pieces and the plastic arts. She has presented her work in such international spaces as PARTICIPANT INC (New York), MACBA (Barcelona), the Museum of Contemporary Art in Belgrade, Abrons Arts Center (New York) or the Havana Biennial, among others. In 2018, she put on her first major retrospective in Azkuna Zentroa (Bilbao) under the title By all means, curated by Johanna Burton (the director of the Keith Haring Foundation and Curator of Education and Public Engagement of the New Museum in New York). Art critic Ángela Molina described this exhibition as “an art of feeling, of bonds and symptoms that operate within a social order marked by class division and the imperative of capital”.
With the collaboration of: Azkuna Centroa and Cementos Lemona
Friday 5 and 12: 5 to 8pm
Saturday, Sunday and holiday (Holy Thursday and Friday included): 12am to 8pm