Daniel G. Andújar A HISTORY The Real Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial (the Monastery of El Escorial), as you will know, is a large building complex (a palace, the monastery itself, a museum and a library) set in San Lorenzo de El Escorial, a town 45km northwest of Madrid, in the Region of Madrid (Spain). The name El Escorial owes its name to the ancient slag (“escoria” in Spanish) deposits left by an ironworks in a village near the place where this group of buildings was erected -upon the orders of king Philip II- to commemorate Spain’s victory in the battle of St Quentin on the 10th of August, 1557, against the troops of King Henry II of France. Furthermore, it would serve as a burial place for the remains of Philip II’s parents, Emperor Charles I and Isabella of Portugal, as well as his own and those of his descendants. The building’s floor plan and its towers are reminiscent of the shape of a grill, which has led to the claim that it was built in this way in order to pay homage to St Lawrence, who was martyred in Rome by being grilled on a gridiron, and whose saint’s day is celebrated on the 10th of August, the day of the Battle of St Quentin; hence the name of the building complex, San Lorenzo, and the town which emerged around it. Prestige and power were built on slag, commemorating victory in battle and honouring a martyred saint. In addition, St Lawrence had been one of the deacons of Rome, in charge of the administration of Church goods. For this duty, he is regarded as one of the first archivists and treasurers of the Church and was made the patron saint of librarians. All of this gives rise to a series of linked metaphors which would inspire any self-respecting artist.

Kunst unter Bedingungen politischer Repression 60er –80er / Südamerika / Europa Art under Conditions of Political Repression 60s–80s / South America / Europe
Eds.: Hans D. Christ, Iris Dressler Published by Hatje Cantz ISBN: 978-3-7757-2755-6 584 pages, German-Englich, 804 illustrations (541 in color) Format: 17 x 24 cm, Hardcover Price: 39,80 Euro Members of WKV: 35 Euro Online Order or at: Christian Wick Fon: +49 (0)711-22 33 7-16 Fax: +49 (0)711-29 36 17 wickremove-this@remove-thiswkv-stuttgart.de
The catalogue Subversive Practices, published in the framework of the eponymous exhibition at the Württembergischer Kunstverein in 2009, focuses on experimental and conceptual artistic practices generated under conditions of political repression in South America and Europe during the nineteen-sixties to eighties. Artistic practices are explored that not only call into question the traditional conception of art, the institution, or the relationship between art and public, but that were also posited against the existing political systems of power. Subversive Practices offers—besides documentation of the exhibition, in which over three hundred works were presented, and an introduction to its thematic fields—contributions by the thirteen co-curators as well as texts, manifestos, and scripts originating in the nineteen-sixties to eighties, with most translated into German and English for the first time.

*NOLENS VOLENS#4* *Presentación: *Día 8 de Octubre, 19 horas. *Asociación Cultural. Mediodia Chica, C/Mediodia Chica, 10. Madrid.** *Dia 9 de Octubre. *Manifesta 8, Los Molinos, Murcia y Prisión de San Antón, Cartagena.** *Mediascapes. Nolens Volens 4* Este cuarto número de Nolens Volens ha sido editado en colaboración con Alfredo Cramerotti, miembro del colectivo curatorial Chamber of Public Secrets, en el marco de su participación en Manifesta 8. El tema de exploración ha sido “mediascapes”. Y los colaboradores han trabajado en torno al concepto de cómo los medios de comunicación no reflejan el mundo sino construyen un mundo, difícilmente son lugares públicos de información y se han transformando en una industria con una poderosa influencia y manipulación discursiva sobre la audiencia y la sociedad.

On the Expropriation and Re-appropriation of Social, Political, and Cultural Spaces of Action Ed.: Iris Dressler, Hans D. Christ With texts by: Nancy Adajania, Daniel García Andújar, Judit Angel, Álvaro de los Ángeles, artesvisuais-politicas, Ricardo Basbaum, Helmut Batista, Hans D. Christ, Galia Dimitrova, Iris Dessler, Alenka Gregorić, Ciprian Mureșan, Ligia Nobre / Cécile Zoonens, Zoran Pantelić / Kristian Lukić, Dan Perjovschi, Christine Peters, Raqs Media Collective, Valentìn Roma, Lucien Samaha, Hedwig Saxenhuber/ Georg Schöllhammer, Nathalie Boseul Shin, Kristine Stiles, Nasrim Tabatabai/Babak Afrassiabi, Ștefan Tiron / Vlad Nancă, Joseba Zulaika. 656 pages, German/English ISBN: 3-930693-29-1 Price: 39 Euro (Members 30 Euro) auszug.pdf Excerpt: Content / General introduction / Introduction OD #1 / Introduction OD #2 (German/English)


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