Exhibitions Archives - Isaac Cordal
Exposition du 19/10 au 19/11/17
La poudrière / Bastion Royal / Bayonne / France
Du mardi au dimanche
de 14h à 19h – prix libre
Within the activities of the week of street art for the Festival Points de Vue , organized by Spacejunk´s art centers, I have presented my itinerant exhibition called La comédie humaine which includes some of my artworks made since 2013.
La Comédie Humaine is a work in progress show that reflects on the side effects of the side effects of our stupidity. Artworks displayed are changing depending on the space. This time, the space, is an old army fortress that looks like a kind of bunker-chapel with thick stone walls, very interesting to play with the lights and very charm for its silence . The exhibition is made up of small installations, photographs and a large installation in the center of the space. The central installation is titled The School, an reflection on how education has become an industry where schools have become a business and students have become clients. The constant pursuit of profit has destroyed the values of knowledge by considering useless everything that is not productive. A factory is here converted into a large reading room, to illustrate that we live immersed in the industrialization of thought.
Thanks to Alban, Audrey, all volunteers, artist and everyone involved in the project.
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.
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?
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.
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
Ancien Musée de Peinture
10-21 Juin 2015
Noel forest is a forest that does not exist because we cut down their trees each year to adorn our homes.
More info about this installation: http://cementeclipses.com/Works/noel-forest/
I had a busy time there with a solo show too.
Moment du solitude – Solo show @ Spacejunk Grenoble
Pictures by Caroline Dumont
Homo Faber : Poétiques et mécaniques du travail
Ecomusée du Bois-du-Luc
Rue Saint-Patrice, 2b
Du vendredi 1 mai au mercredi 30 septembre (de 09:00 à 17:00)
The last few months I’ve been working on a new installation called The School for ARTour Biennial. My participation in the exhibition, entitled The old new slavery, was completed with three other artwork already presented in 2013 (The Family, Follow the leaders and Residence secundaire), altogether has been a reflection on the systems of production, human relationships and the fragility of the capitalist system.