L’estendar daurat / El estandarte dorado / The Golden Banner

29 March, 2012

Curated by Jordi Antas and David Armengol

Opening: 28th April 2012
28th April – 23th June 2012 (extended until July 21st)

PEDRO LUÍS CEMBRANOS / AINARA ELGOIBAR / FERMÍN JIMENEZ LANDA / MARTÍN LLAVANERAS / PERE LLOBERA / RICHARD PROFFITT / FRANÇOISE VANNERAUD

The Golden Banner represents a comparison between the solemn parody of epic medieval poetry (the banner as the emblem and symbolic membership) and low social status, which, in general terms affect and define contemporary art. A self-critical approach of the artistic practice in which the outdated reference – even absurd – the banner, operates as a possible avenue to approach the functions and dysfunctions which determine the role of the artist.

The Golden Banner is a visual and conceptual dialogue between seven artists from several origins (Spain, France and England) – Pedro Luis Cembranos, Ainara Elgoibar, Fermin Jimenez Landa, Martin Llavaneras, Pere Llobera, Richard Proffitt and Françoise Vanneraud, even though they work using different concepts and ways of presentation (paint, drawings, installation or video) – they share a similar attitude to the artistic fact; in a position halfway between faith (idealist confidence in what they are) and disrepute(the constant of questioning their background).

In this way, and through the useless power that is reflected in the golden banner, the exhibition offers a fragmented narrative that impacts the possibility of redefining our immediate environment through contemporary art. Artistic offerings, showing resistance to norms and standards, are covered by many fields of interest: the parody of the painting (Pere Llobera), the absurd and useless occurrence (Fermín Jiménez Landa), the alteration of time and rhythm (Ainara Elgoibar), the satirical codes of a new mysticism (Richard Proffitt), the ridiculous dangerousness and the idea of limits (Martin Llavaneras), the sinister and tragicomic symbolism of drawings (Françoise Vanneraud), or the interest in the grotesque and phantasmagoric (Pedro Luís Cembranos).

In short, the golden banner proposes a specific reading on artistic practice. A reading that analyzes the role of the artist based on continuous game of opposites – fact and fiction, faith and disrepute, solemnity and absurdity, relevance and irrelevance … – to offer a paradoxical and ironic approach to art today.

Thanks_

Galeria T20, Galeria José Robles, Galeria Raquel Ponce, Centre d’Art la Panera.

 

List of Artist and Works_

Richard Proffitt (UK-Liverpool, Dublín)
Hash Knife Outfit/Sunset Spirit
Installation
2011

Pere Llobera (ESP-Barcelona)
Alcampo
Oil on Canvas
2012

Martín Llavaneras (ESP-Lleida, Berlín)
The chilhood of an Encounter
Installation
2010-2012

Françoise Vanneraud (FR-Nantes, Madrid)
Requiem for a Dream
A series of three drawings (56 x 76 cm)
2011

Pedro Luís Cembranos (ESP- Madrid)
Disasters Relief
A series of four engravings (78 x 54 cm)
2012

Fermín Jiménez Landa (ESP-Pamplona, Valencia)
Dibujos fríos
Drawing on paper
2011

Ainara Elgoibar (ESP-Bilbao, Barcelona)
Useless metronom
Installation
2011

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