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Upnorth Festival, Rost. Norway

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Last July I had the opportunity to travel to Rost, in Norway, to participate in Upnorth Festival. A fantastic week sharing experiences with artists in a spectacular environment with 24 hours of light.

The nature in its maximum splendor. A challenge to be able to integrate my sculptures out of the urban context without damaging the landscape.

Thanks to all the people involved in this project.

 

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NUART RAD – OSLO, NORWAY

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A new, three-year public art project will see Nuart curate a series of artworks along the length of the Akerselva river. Spanish artist Isaac Cordal was first out of the traps, putting up a total of 21 miniature sculptures from Frysja in the north to Grønland in the south in July 2017.

The ambitious project will see the area adjacent to the river, which cuts through the centre of the city, become a venue for the world’s leading street artists. The Akerselva has historically been viewed as something of a socio-economic and racial dividing line between east and west – a line we’re interested in exploring.

This project aims to celebrate the diversity of the four neighborhoods through which the river flows – Nordre Aker, Sagene, Grünerløkka and Gamle Oslo – and invite the local community to rediscover the area through the creation of an ‘art trail’ that traverses boundaries, both real and imagined.

Nuart RAD forms the core of Oslo Municipality’s five-year action plan for street art, which promotes graffiti and street art as part of contemporary art in public spaces.

 

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OS VECIÑOS – REXENERAFEST, CARBALLO. SPAIN

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Os veciños // Last June I had the opportunity to work in a different scale during RexeneraFest in Carballo, Spain. It was a hard week but funny with all the gang, artist and friends.

Thanks to everyone involved. Specially to Sir Formoso, Sokran, Mou, Noel, Marcos Juncal, … how beautiful is our home land!

Nice greetings to all the artist of this edition.

 

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ARTIST INTERVIEW: ISAAC CORDAL @ NUART ABERDEEN 2017

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Following a successful debut of Nuart Aberbeen first edition in Scotland locals have been very enthusiastic to say the least, and to quote the Press And Journalambitious plans are being drawn up to bring the Nuart street festival back to Aberdeen for the next three years- and expand it into the city’s suburbs‘.

Artists from across the globe came to the Granite City to transform walls across the city and we were excited to hear that Spanish Isaac Cordal was one of them.

 

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Today we share our interview with this exceptional artist who with the act of miniaturisation and judicious placement, suddenly expands the imagination of pedestrians stumbling upon his sculptures on the streets. During our stay we could witness different reactions to his works. Carefully staged, his figures are placed in locations that can be very fiddly to notice but once you do they open doors to another dimension and meanings.  Some might think his work can be depressing, in this interview Isaac delivers his sharp vision on today’s society with lots of humour and honesty.

We were pleased to be invited to this very first edition of Nuart Aberdeen and to be able to chat with Isaac about his latest residency and the current state of his sculptures.

 

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La société?! – group show at Atelier des bains, Geneva. Switzerland

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La société?! (society ?!) is an exhibition, which brings three artists from three different countries together. The exhibition title shows his meaning once the viewer will enter the gallery; it is a vibrant and sometimes hidden critic on our modern day society. In order to make this critic even stronger the show brings together three different mediums, painting, photography and sculpture.


Slinkachu‘s photography seems harmless and very pleasing to the eye at first it is only when we analyse the subjects that the viewer starts realizing that there might be something else hidden in these photos.


Isaac Cordal‘s miniature sculptures are more direct in bringing the message to the spectator, however the viewer has to come a lot closer to the work in order the appreciate the details of the work and some hidden symbols.

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Pixel Pancho‘s in contrast shows us an alternative world, a perfect harmony, family portraits or perfectly normal aspects of life, however the twist is that his world is only represented by robots. Are robots better humans? Can they help for a better world? What is the difference between a humanoid and a mechanical robot?

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“The Object and The Image (This is Not a Chair Either)”. Miami, Usa

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Aluna Art Foundation will participate in the inauguration of Concrete Space, an alternative art project that will open its doors to the public next Saturday, March 18th, with the exhibition “The Object and The Image (This is Not a Chair Either)”.

Curated by Aluna Curatorial Collective (Adriana Herrera and Willy Castellanos), the exhibition will feature invited artist Chema Madoz, and will recover historic works by Hexágono: Equipo de Creación Colectiva(Havana, 1982-1985), integrated by Consuelo Castañeda, Humberto Castro, Sebastián Elizondo, Abigail García, María Elena Morera and Tonel.

The exhibition will give place to a prompt dialog between local artists from different nationalities, and will feature works from (in alphabetical order): Francis Acea (Cuba/USA), Mauricio Alejo (Mexico), Néstor Arenas (Cuba/USA), Susana Blasco (Spain), Karim Borjas (Venezuela/France), Álvaro José Brunet (Cuba), Isaac Cordal (Spain), Marina Font (Argentina/USA), Xavier G-Solís (Spain), Juan Sí González (Cuba/USA), Jesús Hdez-Güero (Cuba), Ronald Morán (Salvador), Martha María Pérez Bravo (Cuba/Mexico), Cecilia Paredes (Peru/USA), Rainy Silvestre (Cuba/USA) and Viviana Zargón (Argentina).

The Object and the Image (This Is Not a Chair Either), brings back the quest of a group of artists to exploit this subject. They work from different visions and approaches in the creation of a hybrid and highly polemic object – an alter object -, whose values move around the intersection of the constructive practices of installation, sculpture, and the documentation of an authorial experience, and whose final product is a photograph in itself.

In this sense, the exhibition also exposes the artifact –the source of the exhibited photographs – uniting under one roof two instances traditionally separated in exhibition spaces: the image and its referent. This suitable coincidence will not only allow us a glimpse into the implicit mechanisms of image production, but will also propose to the spectator a journey through that zone that is neither the object nor its image: Rather, it is the mental process that transformed each artifact (in Latin “that which is made with art”) into a mine field that questions the stable condition of the “order of things,” and the concept of reality.

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THE OBJECT AND THE IMAGE (THIS IS NOT A CHAIR EITHER)
From March 18th to May 20th, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday March 18th, from 4:00 pm to 11:00 pm

CONCRETE SPACE
3400 N.W. 78th Ave.
Doral, Florida 33122
305-219-0811
305-305-6471
www.alunartfoundation.com

“Giza komedia” solo show at SCGallery, Bilbao. Spain

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Opening reception: Friday 17 February, 19:30 h.

17 February – 28 April

Location: SC Gallery (Bilbao)

www.scgallery.es

For artworks available write to: scgallery@scgallery.es

 

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POLYURETHANE RESIN. 37 X 26,5 X 7CM. 2017.

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Bilbao’s SC Gallery proudly presents “Giza komedia”, Isaac Cordal’s first solo exhibition in the Basque Country.
SC Gallery presents “Giza komedia”, by Galician artist Isaac Cordal. This exhibition is based on his latest sculptures and the photographic documentation of his interventions in Bilbao.
The opening reception will be held on Friday 17 February from 19:30 h. The exhibition will be open until 28 April.

 

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ISAAC CORDAL. “GIZA KOMEDIA”.

Isaac Cordal entitles his new exhibition “Giza Komedia” (Basque for “The human comedy”) and it is a continuation of his wider project Cement Eclipses.

Cement Eclipses is an ongoing series of interventions left to their fate in the public space. This project combines sculpture and photography: sculpture is the starting point to create urban installations, and photography is the final or documentation process. The pieces are small (approximately 15-20 cm / 6-8 inches tall), and usually made of painted concrete.

Cement Eclipses is a critical definition of our behavior as a social mass. The art work intends to catch the attention on our devalued relation with the nature through a critical look to the collateral effects of our evolution. With the master touch of a stage director, the figures are placed in locations that quickly open doors to other worlds. The scenes zoom in the routine tasks of the contemporary human being.

Men and women are suspended and isolated in a motion or pose that can take on multiple meanings. The sympathetic figures are easy to relate to and to laugh with. They present fragments in which the nature, still present, maintains encouraging symptoms of survival.
The precariousness of these anonymous statuettes, at the height of the sole of the passers, represents the nomadic remainders of an imperfect construction of our society. These small sculptures contemplate the demolition and reconstruction of everything around us. They catch the attention of the absurdity of our existence.

Isaac Cordal is sympathetic toward his little people and you can empathize with their situations, their leisure time, their waiting for buses and even their most tragic moments such as accidental death, suicide or family funerals. The sculptures can be found in gutters, on top of buildings, on top of bus shelters; in many unusual and unlikely places.

Cement Eclipses is an ongoing nomadic project that started in year 2006. So far, as a part of this project there have been public space interventions in Berlin, London, Bogotá, Brussels, Zagreb, Vienna, Milan, New York, Amsterdam, Nantes, San José, and Hanoi, among other cities.

 

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Mambo Galería en Urvanity Art Fair – Madrid, Spain

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Mambo Galería acudirá a la feria con obras de Liqen, Pelucas, Isaac Cordal, Javier Aguilera y Federico Fernández, intentando repetir el éxito de su presentación viguesa en junio del año pasado.
Una semana en la que Madrid se convertirá en el centro artístico mundial, Mambo Gallery tendrá la oportunidad de mostrar todo su potencial con una serie de piezas inéditas de nuestros artistas.

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Aquí dejamos un enlace a la web de la feria dónde podreis informaros de horarios, galerías y actividades que se organizarán en Urvanity Art Fair durante ese fin de semana.

http://urvanity-art.com/

 

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