ART, EVENTS, INTERVIEWS

*Print Club Malaga, el color necesita su tiempo.

Emi y Jess forman *Print Club Malaga. Digo, forman. Formaron. Aprendieron. Fallaron. Insistieron. Y ganaron. Asistí a su curso de Iniciación a la serigrafía en el centro cultural La Térmica, […]

Emi y Jess forman *Print Club Malaga. Digo, forman.
Formaron. Aprendieron. Fallaron. Insistieron. Y ganaron.

Asistí a su curso de Iniciación a la serigrafía en el centro cultural La Térmica, y os lo puedo decir, han conseguido lo que todos queremos: un estudio, material a la altura de su experiencia y proyectos brillantes. Todo esto, lo compartieron con nosotros. Fue como montarse a una máquina del tiempo, conocer el antes y el ahora. Descubrir cada secretos sin tener que cometer los errores correspondientes. Debo de admitir que no asistí al curso con la intención de estampar en casa. Me atraía entender la técnica, la materia, oler los tintes y sentir la presión. Pero si imprimir de manera independiente, sea un fanzine o en tela, es vuestra meta, entonces es totalmente recomendable. Pueden ver las próximas fechas disponibles aquí.Print_Club_Malaga_02

Qué es *print club málaga y en qué momento decidisteis hacer el curso.
El *print club málaga es un espacio dedicado a la creación, experimentación y difusión de la técnica de la serigrafía como método de expresión independiente. Trabajamos con artistas y diseñadores realizando ediciones limitadas de obra gráfica original, zines, totes, etc; e impartimos cursos sobre serigrafía. Decidimos empezar a impartir cursos porque queríamos transmitir a los artistas y diseñadores locales todas las posibilidades que ofrece la serigrafía como método de edición y creación. Actualmente ninguna de las instituciones de formación artística de la ciudad ofrece formación en serigrafía y nos parecía que era necesario crear este espacio.

Dónde y/o cómo encontrasteis la fuerza para llevar a cabo este gran proyecto.
Nuestra relación con la serigrafía surgió de una forma muy natural. Nosotros venimos de los campos  del diseño y las bellas artes y siempre nos ha interesado la autoedición, el coleccionismo… Estábamos cansados de no encontrar un lugar en el que pudiéramos hacer tiradas cortas de nuestros diseños, con la calidad y la atención que requieren este tipo de trabajos (cuando vas a una copisteria puede ser muy deprimente ver que tratan tu trabajo como si fuera la fotocopia de un libro).
Después de buscar varios métodos alternativos de producción vimos que la serigrafía era la técnica perfecta para nosotros. Empezamos de forma autodidacta y tras un par de años de aprendizaje conseguimos una beca para la especialidad de serigrafía del “Master de Edición de Obra Gráfica” del “Centro Internacional de la Estampa Contemporánea”.
Después de esa experiencia y todo lo que aprendimos decidimos crear el *print club Málaga.

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Planes de futuro?
Muchos! Ahora estamos preparando el curso avanzado, que permitirá una formación mucho más especifica en cuanto a la edición de obra gráfica en serigrafía y de esta forma dará los conocimientos necesarios para que los alumnos puedan alquilar nuestro taller para trabajar en sus proyectos.
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Viajan mucho para inspiraros?
Nuestras principales fuentes de inspiración son las culturas producidas en la ciudades de Nueva York y Tokio. Nos sentimos muy atraídos por la cultura pop de post guerra que se ha desarrollado en estas ciudades y como se han retroalimentado y la utilizamos como fuente de inspiración para nuestras propias creaciones.
Además, ahora estamos poniendo en marcha un proyecto paralelo al *print club málaga que nos permitirá viajar con una cierta frecuencia a estas ciudades y estamos muy ilusionados con esta idea!
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All images: © Print Club Malaga

EVENTS, MUSIC

THE ROARING 420s, great concert of an amazing band

Roaring 420s, Sala Phantom sala Madrid, Madrid. The night didn’t start well: the concert was supposed to start at 22:00, but the venue was still closed at that time, with no […]

Roaring 420s, Sala Phantom sala Madrid, Madrid.

The night didn’t start well: the concert was supposed to start at 22:00, but the venue was still closed at that time, with no sign of life inside. Finally, 22:45, it opened. We went inside to wait for The Roaring 420s to start. I was able to speak to the band a little before the show and they were pretty excited for being able to play in Madrid, last show of their mini Spanish tour.

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We had to wait almost half an hour until the show started, so yes, almost an hour and 20 minutes later than the advertised scheduled. But that was the only bad part of the night, the show totally worth it, the german band played songs from all of their albums, mostly from last one “You can’t get out alive”. The singer also plays the electric guitar, the keyboards and the sitar!

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When i talked to them, bass player told me that he was specially happy that night for some reason. We could feel it in his performance, dancing and joking a lot during the all concert, he even spoke a little in spanish (to ask for beer).

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A little over midnight, they stopped playing to celebrate the singer’s birthday with tequila shots, really unexpected but fun! They played around 90 minutes that went by really fast. Great concert of an amazing band.

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I really liked the concert, so much that i even bought their last album on vinyl. A must.

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Text & Images: Sergio Morales Photography

ART, EVENTS

“YOU THEM US ADDICTED”

Solo Exhibition | Melarise | Granada [Spain] 29/01/2016 – 14/02/2016 Una crónica (o un intento de) desde la admiración que la artífice de esta obra me produce. Un evento íntimo, […]

Solo Exhibition | Melarise | Granada [Spain] 29/01/2016 – 14/02/2016

Una crónica (o un intento de) desde la admiración que la artífice de esta obra me produce.

Un evento íntimo, como las adicciones;
adictivo como aquello que nos despierta el instinto,
como aquello que nos evade.

– Me hubiera encantado haber hecho más fotos.
– Bueno, eso significa que lo pasaste bien.

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Y así fue.

Lo pasé, lo pasamos bien en un evento (un momento) íntimo, cálido, para consumir en secreto o con amigos, pero en confianza, adictivo en esencia.
Si no todos, la mayoría de los que asistimos nos quejamos de la dificultad que añadía la luz cálida a la hora de captar una instantánea con nuestros móviles. Lo cual, finalmente nos obligó, nos dió la oportunidad, más bien, de disfrutar.

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“Todos, todos lo somos, para bien o para mal. Algo dentro nuestro lo pide: otra vez, por favor […]” rezaba el encabezamiento del listado (un menú exquisito, simple, agridulce, químico, natural y un poco sintético, pero delicado) de las obras expuestas.

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Desde el antidepresivo más famoso de los años noventa, pasando por pequeños homenajes a la música, el cine, hasta el removedor gráfico del más básico y, por qué no, económicamente rentable de nuestros instintos, sin dejar atrás un filtro crítico de una realidad común que nos rodea.

En pequeñas dosis, las suficientes para crear una especie de síndrome de abstinencia que nos incita a volver a mirar, buscando una respuesta entre tanta puntada, quizás.

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En pequeñas dosis, las suficientes para dilatarnos los pensamientos, los recuerdos, los deseos.
En pequeñas dosis, evocadoras, explícitas, difusas, interiores, básicas, internas.
En pequeñas dosis, unas simples y otras complejas, unas coloridas otras grises, unas claras, otras turbias.

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Ella. Claire-Melody, Melarise, Mel para mí. Ella nunca para, canta, ilustra, diseña, lidera, (me) inspira y además, esta vez, nos inyecta inquietudes y verdades con su aguja, sin dar puntada sin hilo; nos dibuja y nos perfila sin conocernos, porque no hay necesidad, lo llevamos dentro; nos identifica y nos sentimos identificados, fácilmente, casi sin darnos cuenta… “todos, todos”.

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Unos corren. Otros huyen. Otros mueren. Otros se dejan llevar… una y otra vez. “Para bien o para mal”

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En Granada, el sitio perfecto para desarrollar adicciones.

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Text & Photos: Génesis

ART, EVENTS, PAINTING

NICOLA SAMORÌ at Christian Ehrentraut Gallery

Exhibition | Christian Ehrentraut Gallery | Berlin [Germany] Its not easy to talk about an artist like Nicola Samorì (Bagnacavallo, Italia). His work consists in merging vanguardist Art History’s techniques […]

Exhibition | Christian Ehrentraut Gallery | Berlin [Germany]

Its not easy to talk about an artist like Nicola Samorì (Bagnacavallo, Italia). His work consists in merging vanguardist Art History’s techniques with early XVII century Baroque.
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His last exhibition at the Christian Ehrentraut Gallery in Berlin is entitled “Guarigione Dell’ossesso” (the cure of obsession).8117807_orig04

Through large canvases, marble and bronze sculptures and small oils on panel, he describes various obsessions that have always troubled humanity such as medicine, religion, zoology, or art itself.ansicht3_low03

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Text: Daniel San Martín Pizarro | Images 1, 2, 3 and 4: Uwe Walter | Images 5 and 6: Daniele Casadio

ART, EVENTS, PAINTING

SEUNG YUL OH, Moamoa

Exhibition | Dunedin Public Art Gallery | Dunedin [New Zeland] 23/11/2013 – 27/04/2014 Seung Yul Oh is a Korean artist who spent some time studying in New-Zealand and now has an […]

Exhibition | Dunedin Public Art Gallery | Dunedin [New Zeland] 23/11/2013 – 27/04/2014

Seung Yul Oh is a Korean artist who spent some time studying in New-Zealand and now has an exhibition at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery, called MOAMOA: A decade. If you want more legit info, go to this website: from here on I’ll be babbling about the way this exhibition made me feel, without trying to analyse it or speak any truths about it.

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First of all I saw the image of a giant white mouse on a flyer and thought it would be a design exhibition. I wasn’t quite right, but what I found out when I got there was much more exciting…

Most of the first floor of the gallery was dedicated to Seung Yul Oh. The first piece I saw consisted of what seemed to be two massive beach balls, taking most of the hallway space. Squashed together in between the wall, floor and ceiling, peacefully balanced. I have had a problem with galleries; they are so white and intimidating, and silent. The silence is probably the worst part of it. Anyway, this exhibition started to make me feel different about galleries. You were actually allowed to touch the things!! (woohoo). It felt fun to touch, but still felt like I was breaking the rules.

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Then, I saw the giant mouse for real (it even had a belly button) and it was looking at what the information told me was evoking a waterfall. It was a giant black and white match coming from the ceiling. I didn’t think about a waterfall at all (but that’s just me), and went bold and literal with my interpretation. I just thought about how it would look and sound if someone tried to strike that match. Pretty damn cool indeed! And dangerous… It bugs me how people always feel the need to explain things for you. I’m not saying you shouldn’t try to understand the artist’s intention, but I think explanations, discussions and all that material should be provided in a booklet at the end of the exhibition, not on the wall next to it. You know, it should be available, but not forced onto your mind. Galleries should let you feel what you feel, and then give you the opportunity to understand the intentions, rather than influence you straight away. Just so you can compare the two.

There were a couple of rooms dedicated to the artist’s work on food. It was aesthetically cool, but all it really did was make me feel hungry.

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It was what came after that which I really want to talk about: A forest of giant yellow and white air-filled sticks. It was so amazing; it made me feel like a child again. I took a walk through it, even hid in it for a little bit (there wasn’t quite enough of them to get lost, but you could definitely hide comfortably). I love it when artists allow you to walk into their works, into their worlds. It puts you in a light-minded mood and makes you feel good.

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In the next room was a giant bean bag with inflatable mountains in it. You could take off your shoes and take a walk into the comfortable landscape, chill for a bit, imagine it was your own little world, and feel like a giant. The video projections on the walls made the whole room feel like a dream, a bit melancholic but in the way good dreams can make you feel. These two rooms had something liberating about them that was not as receivable in the others.

The last room was filled with oversized chicken toys that you could push around using fabric gloves. It was pretty fun, but the weight of the chickens (or birds?) made me feel a bit shy. I had this mixed feeling about it, I wanted to push it hard but didn’t exactly want to break them.

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The exhibition was colourful but in a very minimal way; mostly two-toned, white and bright colour. It was playful, liberating, and reminiscent of childhood feelings. Entering a world of giant balloons, mice, and toys was a good feeling, but being allowed to interact with it was amazing!

For a kid who used to look for Smurfs villages in the forests of New-Caledonia, and daydreamed about being as small as an ant in a gigantic tropical forest, this exhibition was pretty cool.

Text & Images: Severine Costa

EVENTS, MUSIC

TOMORROW’S TULIPS + THE GROWLERS in Madrid

| 06-11-2013 · Sala Taboo · Madrid | Wednesday, 22h, sun goes down on Taboo’s beach. Blond psychedelic chords are rocking. Songs are short but intense. Tomorrow’s Tulips are playing […]

| 06-11-2013 · Sala Taboo · Madrid |

Wednesday, 22h, sun goes down on Taboo’s beach. Blond psychedelic chords are rocking. Songs are short but intense. Tomorrow’s Tulips are playing and moving for us.

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They was releasing their wise and disturbed album “Experimental Jelly”, but the live is quiet wild! Psychedelic and californian energy.

So The Growlers started playing their tropical depressive music, making the eyes closed audience dance with a smile on their face.

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They performed songs from their freshly released “Guilded pleasures” and several from previous albums, hypnotising us with a schizophrenic sound, like a smooth drunkenness.


Text & Images: Melarise

ART, EVENTS

“HAN VUELTO”

Collective Exhibition | Tetera y Kiwi | Granada [Spain] 13/09/2013 – 17/10/2013 Tetera y Kiwi is a fast-rising young spanish audiovisual agency and an art gallery too. They support illustration […]

Collective Exhibition | Tetera y Kiwi | Granada [Spain] 13/09/2013 – 17/10/2013

Tetera y Kiwi is a fast-rising young spanish audiovisual agency and an art gallery too. They support illustration and music artists in spite of the cultural and economical crisis we are passing through.
This month they bring us a really interesting collective exhibition: “Han vuelto”: more than 60 artists warning us that aliens are back.

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The opening was such a success! From the doors open to doors locked, they had a steady stream of folks pleased with the brillant paintings, photos, crafts, fresh beer, good wine and amazing chiptune music played by SkyCstls on his old yellow gameboy. The gallery and the street was full of humans. Stunning.

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Get the book edited by Libros de autoengaño.
This playlist will make you float in space.

Han vuelto en Tetera y Kiwi from Tetera y Kiwi on Vimeo.

Music: “Los Siderales” – Carlos Dingo and “Enter the void” by SkyCstls

Artists: Xero Fernandez, Nathalie Ruiz, Jose spadda, Chechu Ramírez, Cristina Nogales, Melarise, Carol Jiménez, Carlos Dingo, El Bute, Bernaudio, Beatriz Iglesias, Ángeles Sobreviela, Mapache Salado, A.J. Luque, Carlos Babiano, Xavier Nereu, Violeta Lucena, Carlos Sadness, Juan Diego Mariscal, Emily Anne England, Elena Oliver, Cels Piñol, Rafa Amat, MaryGarlic, Noneta, Paula Sifora, Pablo Rios, Pakoto, Paula García, Olga Murillo, Óscar Jiménez, Nacho Lobera, Nuria Díaz, Nicolas Castell, Nathalie Bellon, Manuel Vaca, Terelo Chan, Mariana Soler Howell, Maribel Pérez, Manuel Mirage, M. Isabel Isidro, Laura Wächter, León Palomares, Lorena Olmo, Jess Civantos, JAB, Iuliana Dragoi, Elena Ludwig, Elisabeth de Castro, David Kow, Zoraida Manzanares, Zana, T. Rielevez, Silvaa López, Rafa Toro, Rebeca Mayo, Rubén Luque, Rafa Blanco, Alizia Vence, Juan García González, Niños de Fuego, Ruben Garrido.