Iñaki Bonillas, Raimond Chaves, Patricia Dauder, Koenraad Dedobeleer, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Dora García, Ana Jotta, Guillaume Leblon, Jochen Lempert, Asier Mendizabal, Matt Mullican, Marc Nagtzaam, Peter Piller, Xavier Ribas, Allen Ruppersberg, Pieter Vermeersch, Christoph Weber
Based in Barcelona since 2003, ProjecteSD program has been constructed to generate a dialogue between renowned and young artists, and a platform to host and present works of different times and contexts, as a way to priorize artistic value over trends, classifications, nationalities or generations. ProjecteSD has traced a rigorous line of work, a solid yet not predictable program, with the goal of promoting its artists in the international art contemporary scene and to introduce to the Spanish audience international artists.
ProjecteSD has combined a daring exhibition program with a number of significant events that go beyond the conventional exhibition format. Curators, artists and publishers have collaborated with the gallery in presentations, exhibitions, conversations or book presentations since the opening of the gallery.
The gallery devotes special attention to artist's books and has been engaged in its own publishing work since 2008. Since 2014 ProjecteSD produces limited edition posters for each exhibition held at the gallery designed exclusively by artists as a way to counteract corporate overdesigned manifestations to favour, simplicity and directness.
In 2014 ProjecteSD received the Arte y Mecenazgo award (La Caixa) for best gallery. ProjecteSD has been recognised as housing a new concept of gallery within the Spanish contemporary art gallery scene.
From Thu. 17th to Sat. 19th Sept. / 10 am - 8
Sun. 20th Sept. / 10 am - 3 pm
The Imaginary Museum takes its title from André Malraux's essay. Far from pretending to go deeper in the French author thesis, the exhibition brings together, in an open and inclusive way, works by ten artists of diverse artistic interests. Patricia Dauder, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Dora García, Ana Jotta, Jochen Lempert, Marc Nagtzaam, Peter Piller and Xavier Ribas, all represented by ProjecteSD. And two invited artists: Daan van Golden, Dutch artist of unquestionnable prestige, whose work is barely known in Spain and Spanish artist Isidoro Valcárcel Medina.
In The Imaginary Museum there will be drawing, sculpture, photography, graphic works, texts. Abstraction, landscape, figure, references to classic sculpture and anthropology, a subtle oriental touch and even prophecies. The works will be arranged without a central visual axis. We suggest that each visitor explores and looks for connections among the works or that simply experiences them to insert them in his/her own imaginary museum.
Throughout the last five decades, Ana Jotta (1946, Lisbon) has been building a singular body of work which has granted her an increasingly international attention. Paradoxically, part of that singularity comes from her complete disregard for some of the most widespread “rules” of artistic practice.
Renowned and celebrated in the Netherlands since the sixties, Dutch artist Daan van Golden (1936, Rotterdam; 2017, Schiedam) remains largely unknown in Spain. He is known for his meticulous paintings of motives and details of everyday life and every day images. His strict imaginary prioritizes close observation over imaginative invention.
Internationally recognized, Dora García’s work (1965, Valladolid) is based on organizing knowledge as a material in its own right. Through an exhaustive documentary research, her work unfolds through writing, cinema, installation and performance, and focuses on stories that the artist herself organizes and stages, evoking situations designed to engage the visitor and trigger unique and introspective experiences.
Widely recognised for his conceptual approach to books, photography and other material, Hans-Peter Feldmann (Hilden, 1941) bases his work on the collection and re-arrangement of pictures and all sort of objects emanating from our daily lives, in a mixture of ready-made and artistic intervention.
Daring and brave, Isidoro Valcárcel Medina (1937, Murcia) has always repeatedly rejected the mechanisms by which art is instrumentalized and consumed. His work, developed over fifty years of experience, stands out for its great rigor and coherence, as well as for the vindication of conceptual practices to reveal the immateriality of the arts. Each of Isidoro Valcárcel's proposals demonstrates his committed and independent attitude, anticipating his time with innovative artistic projects. This agitator and brave artist has become a benchmark in the development of new discourses in artistic practice.
Jochen Lempert (1958, Moers, Germany) photographs the animal world in the most diverse contexts: from the natural habitat to the museum of natural history, from the zoo to the urban environment, in remote places or banal settings and situations.
Drawing is Marc Nagtzaam's (1968, Helmond, The Netherlands) medium of choice; his aim is organizing a picture plane that, in its apparently irretrievable austerity, is, nonetheless, equally hermetic and contingent.
Patricia Dauder’s work (Barcelona, 1973) develops in different media: drawing, film, textile works, sculptures or photographs. In her practise, matter, form, and structure are the media she uses to project ideas. The natural world, time and place, her interest in ancestral or contemporary cultures that live more attached to natural rhythms, or just simply insignificant events to which we do not pay much attention are the focus of Dauder’s work.
Since the 1990’s, Peter Piller (1968, Fritzlar, Germany) has based his artistic practice on gathering photographic images taken from print and digital media, drawing his attention to the most immediate proximity. For years now, the artist has engaged in the creation of a collection of images far from the ordinary but always rooted in the familiar and trivial.
Xavier Ribas' (Barcelona, 1960) photographic work investigates contested sites and histories, as well as geographies of abandonment. His recent works take the form of large photographic grids, often including text, archive materials and moving image as multiple, composite forms of examining temporary settlements, sites of corporate development and exclusion, border territories, and geographies of extraction