Ulises Carrión

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The retrospective devoted to Ulises Carrión (San Andrés Tuxtla, Veracruz, Mexico, 1941 – Amsterdam, 1989) explores his multifaceted artistic and intellectual work. It spans his beginnings as a young, successful and well-respected writer in Mexico, his spells in France, Germany and England between 1964 and 1972, when he sharpens his resolve to innovate in language, ending at the time he definitively settles in Amsterdam, the place where he realises a wide array of artistic, literary and cultural activation activities.The exhibition brings to light a pioneering artist who expanded the exploration of language to pursue a complete work of art, with communication and distribution his primary concerns as he employed different tools that modified and reinterpreted inside an artistic setting.By virtue of 350 pieces, produced in diverse mediums – books, magazines, videos, films, sound pieces, mail art, multimedia, performances, etc. – and a large number of projects Carrión oversaw as a curator, editor, distributor, television and radio activist, lecturer and writer, the show traces the unique career path of an artist who worked tirelessly to construct a network of networks outside established circuits. The first gallery is conceived as a general exhibition index and includes a relevant example of each of the disciplines the artist practiced, serving as an introduction to his creative world. Of particular relevance is the section devoted to his role as founder of the mythical bookshop/gallery “Other Books And So”, the first to specialise in artist’s publications and books. It depicts the uniqueness and multidisciplinary originality of Ulises Carrión, whose intense relationships with other contemporary artists heralded perseverance in experimentation as a principle and a commitment to developing new strategies.The entirety of Ulises Carrión’s audiovisual pieces are presented for the first time, and include The Death of the Art Dealer (kanaal zero); Bookworks revisited, Gossip, Scandal, and Good Manners and Lilia Prado. Superstar, which all set out from more ambitious global projects and will be accompanied by period documents and images.

Selection of further exhibitions in: Spain

18.10.2019 - 08.03.2020
Museu d´Art Contemporani de Barcelona - MACBA
Plaça dels Àngels 1
Barcelona

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22.11.2019 - 19.04.2020
Museu d´Art Contemporani de Barcelona - MACBA
Plaça dels Àngels 1
Barcelona

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Ulises Carrión Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía Main address: Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía Calle Santa Isabel, 52 28012 Madrid, Spain Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía Calle Santa Isabel, 52 28012 Madrid, Spain The retrospective devoted to Ulises Carrión (San Andrés Tuxtla, Veracruz, Mexico, 1941 – Amsterdam, 1989) explores his multifaceted artistic and intellectual work. It spans his beginnings as a young, successful and well-respected writer in Mexico, his spells in France, Germany and England between 1964 and 1972, when he sharpens his resolve to innovate in language, ending at the time he definitively settles in Amsterdam, the place where he realises a wide array of artistic, literary and cultural activation activities.The exhibition brings to light a pioneering artist who expanded the exploration of language to pursue a complete work of art, with communication and distribution his primary concerns as he employed different tools that modified and reinterpreted inside an artistic setting.By virtue of 350 pieces, produced in diverse mediums – books, magazines, videos, films, sound pieces, mail art, multimedia, performances, etc. – and a large number of projects Carrión oversaw as a curator, editor, distributor, television and radio activist, lecturer and writer, the show traces the unique career path of an artist who worked tirelessly to construct a network of networks outside established circuits. The first gallery is conceived as a general exhibition index and includes a relevant example of each of the disciplines the artist practiced, serving as an introduction to his creative world. Of particular relevance is the section devoted to his role as founder of the mythical bookshop/gallery “Other Books And So”, the first to specialise in artist’s publications and books. It depicts the uniqueness and multidisciplinary originality of Ulises Carrión, whose intense relationships with other contemporary artists heralded perseverance in experimentation as a principle and a commitment to developing new strategies.The entirety of Ulises Carrión’s audiovisual pieces are presented for the first time, and include The Death of the Art Dealer (kanaal zero); Bookworks revisited, Gossip, Scandal, and Good Manners and Lilia Prado. Superstar, which all set out from more ambitious global projects and will be accompanied by period documents and images. Book tickets