Garmendia, Maneros Zabala, Salaberria. Process and Method

October 31, 2013 – February 16, 2014

The exhibition in Bilbao

villas

Iñaki Garmendia
Basque Villas (Villas Basques), 2013
8 Plans
100 x 70 cm each
Courtesy the artist and Galería Moisés Pérez de Albéniz

Introduction

This exhibition is devised as a set of three autonomous and interdependent structures containing the work of Iñaki Garmendia, Erlea Maneros Zabala, and Xabier Salaberria where a feedback process takes place among the three artists. Each of these structures sets out to revise the path of these artists whilst presenting a new work that has been created specifically for the exhibition that will become part of the Museum funds.

There is no superficial homogeneity which immediately ties these artists' praxis together; rather this nexus takes shape beneath the surface, and in this sense it is more complex to dissect. If we had to pinpoint a link between the works of Garmendia, Maneros Zabala, and Salaberria, the common thread could be found in History as a subject of inquiry and in the constant revision in which all three are engaged. However, beyond History as a subject, something else emerges more subtly and imperceptibly, something which we sometimes call a “shared sensibility” and which other times we define as a “process and method” when referring to this genealogy from an analytical standpoint. Deconstruction of History and appropriation are common strategies in Iñaki Garmendia, Erlea Maneros Zabala, and Xabier Salaberria’s art, where the processes of recreation and reinterpretation also reflect how they approach the idea of art.

Curated by: Lucía Agirre and Álvaro Rodríguez Fominaya

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