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New solo show “24/7” at SC Gallery, Bilbao. Spain

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Solo show by ISAAC CORDAL.

Isaac Cordal presents his second solo exhibition entitled “24/7” at SC Gallery, Bilbao.

24/7 alludes to our capacity for work and complete availability to continue sinking into that crevice called progress. Our capacity to build chasms seems to have no limits. Now that our living room has become an extension of the factory, we can continue with the production without any interruptions.


We are resigned not to waste time. Our free time has become a pause between tasks. We seem to feel bad if we do nothing. We check our mobile phones again and again as if each notification were a balm for our uncertainty.

Work has become the epicentre of our lives.


The exhibition will be open until 28 January 2022.

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Men – Isaac Cordal’s little man – and denial. This is certainly what we must talk about; of a confrontation between life and the forces that besiege and deny it: How can we fail to grant sovereignty to conscience in these circumstances? “Conscience,” said Georges Bataille, “resists the totality of the world and pitifully denies that which exceeds it, that which it cannot bear”. This is the question that, it seems to me, is often raised by the works of Isaac Cordal. For we are all, in short, this little man acting in his own pathetic way, making his gesture and his perplexity and his impotence his own particular Kafkaesque misadventure before the law.


Bataille himself is experiencing this dilemma as a tragedy, which is already ours: “Reflect on the inevitable or try not to merely sleep. (…) We have witnessed the submission of those who are overcome by a very serious predicament. But were those who shouted more awake? What follows is so strange, so vast, so beyond the reach of expectations…”. Perhaps that is why our little man is so often absent, disoriented, blind or lost in the night of a bled-dry turmoil. Amid the chaos of countless voices; exhausting himself in the slumber of those who simply observe, listen, vegetate, survive or simply scrape by in the universal and grey inter-passivity. It is the kingdom of the last man that Nietzsche, in his Zarathustra, also spoke of: “We are no longer rich or poor: it’s too distressing. Who can still want to govern? Who would still be willing to obey? It’s too distressing. No shepherd and a single flock! They all want the same thing, they are all the same…”


One would say that existence, as a whole, has been sinking, slumbering and drowning, and with it desire – the big question, then, would be: How can we finally touch desire at the point where it has to be touched? -. It could also be said that life now wanders, not to leave a certain point and settle in another, but to live in the open, as in the way the little men that Isaac Cordal arranges along the cities of the planet often appear. Representatives of the mass production of man himself, the so-called objective, or modern, man (the product of the combined action of science, industry and advertising); that which has no beginning(s), no end(s), no exit, no ascent, no possibility or action of engendering, of poetising, in the sense of Hölderlin and the Greeks. He, installed in the always restless non-place of transition and wandering, is like Aristotelian plastic matter, which hopes to attain body and meaning thanks to a content and a form always coming from another, from outside. How, moreover, can it be tolerated that action in such unfortunate designs or destinies almost always ends up “making” life “disappear”? The artist, perhaps, can only show this situation, this sentence – sometimes with causticity, sometimes fraternally, with empathy towards the unfortunate – , and with it, invite, urge to get out of the confusion… Yes, perhaps now is the time to denounce once again the subordination, the subservient attitude, with which human life is certainly incompatible.


But we know this is far from simple. We have to proceed from the astonished helplessness with which, like the man on the balcony of Isaac Cordal’s premises, we often contemplate and witness daily life. His innermost springs show an impenetrable appearance, and then the little man glimpses himself as a petty wavering light in a night without conceivable edges, which envelops him on all sides. Sometimes, in his stunned helplessness, he even clings to a rope, or a mask. How can we not pity the distant figure that the artist has drawn, as a sort of drastically reduced double of ourselves, and which the artist keeps throwing into all kinds of darkness! One appreciates the figure all the more, one loves it all the more precisely because of its miseries, its foolishness and its misfortunes. This is man, humanity, sordid or tender, and always erratic, lost, moving in banality; when, as Bataille also wrote, “the night becomes dirtier, when the horror of the night turns beings into a vast waste”.



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Waiting for climate change – Obrestad Fyr Og Hå Gamle Prestegard, Norway

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Laurdag 22. juni kl. 14.00. Obrestad fyr
utandørs installasjon


I sommar kan du oppleve utstillinga WAITING FOR CLIMATE CHANGE av den spanske kunstnaren Isaac Cordal. Ved området på Obrestad fyr og Hå gamle prestegard vil du kome over små folk plassert på høge stolpar. På ulikt vis er dei alle førebudd på den
komande klimaendringa. Dei ser ikkje redde eller bekymra ut, meir avventande til det uunngåelege.


Isaac Cordal bur og arbeider i Spania. Han har utdanning frå University of Fine Arts i Spania og Camberwell College of Arts i London, der han spesialiserte seg innan skulptur. Mange kjenner til street-art-prosjekta hans, der han plasserer ut små menneskeskulpturar i urbane miljø og isceneset kvardagssituasjonar i absurde settingar.


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Follow the leaders – Azkuna Zentroa, Bilbao

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Isaac Cordal: ‘Seguir a los líderes’

Del 2 de mayo de 2019 al 19 de mayo de 2019

Bilbao Art District se inaugura el 2 de mayo en el Atrio de las Culturas con la instalación ‘Seguir a los líderes’ del artista Isaac Cordal (Galicia, 1974), formada por habitantes de una ciudad que se mimetizan con los escombros de sus ruinas. Poblada de pequeños hombres de negocios que deambulan a la deriva observando el efecto colateral de sus propias decisiones, esta ciudad en ruinas es el rastro que hemos dejado a medida que nos hemos alejado de la naturaleza.


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LandArt Lapinjärvi, Finland

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On this, the last day of the year, I am very happy to present to you a project which I carried out in November for Landart Lanpinjarvi in Finland. On this occasion, I was working on full scale / life size pieces. The materials that I used were branches of trees and mud that were collected on location. The Sculptures are located in a forest near Lanpinjarvi.



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.



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.


“Moments de Solitude”. SpaceJunk Bayonne, France

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Du 5 février au 4 avril 2015
Vernissage le 05/02 à 18h30 35, rue Ste Catherine 64100 Bayonne – France


To begin 2015, the Brussels based artist Isaac Cordal takes possession the Spacejunk network with legions of tiny, middle-aged men in suits who navigate dreary, oppressive environments. Realized to be placed in the street, taking advantage of the existing architecture, Isaac lets us see a rough view of our society. Through ingenious installations, it points out the imperfections of our consumerist routines, the intellectual enslavement of mass and highlights environmental issues.


The Family. Rabbit houses, resien polyurethane painted and neons. 2015









Waiting for climate change (different manners to evitate devastation).
Iron poles and resine polyurethane painted). 2015









The office. 2013




El orador. 2015




Sleepwalkers. 2013-2015






Businessman. 2013




SDF. 2012




Chemical Love. 2012




Follow the leaders. 2013.


Remembrances from nature. 2015




Forest fragments. 2015







Hard life. 2013




Follow the leaders. Detail. 2015





A l’instar d’un dramaturge, l’artiste espagnol Isaac Cordal, illustre avec poésie les nouvelles formes d’aliénation de notre société contemporaine.


Pour débuter cette nouvelle année, c’est donc Isaac Cordal qui s’empare du réseau artistique Spacejunk en mettant en scène ses petits personnages de béton d’une quinzaine de centimètres. Réalisés pour être placés dans la rue et offerts à la vue de tous, l’artiste nous invite à porter un regard frontal sur notre société. Grâce à d’ingénieuses installations, il pointe du doigt les imperfections de notre société consumériste et l’asservissement intellectuel de masse et met en lumière les problématiques environnementales.


Depuis quelques années, les miniatures de béton sortent par centaines de son atelier situé à Bruxelles et envahissent l’espace urbain jusqu’aux galeries d’art. Les scènes qu’il compose dans ces lieux de monstration reflètent invariablement le quotidien d’hommes et de femmes figés dans leur routine. Les attitudes lasses et désabusées de ses statuettes évoquent sans fard le sentiment général d’un système à la dérive.