Exposiciones / Espacio P. 1981–1997

03 June, 2017 - 08 October, 2017
CA2M, Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Madrid
Curated:
Karin Ohlenschläger

28 June, 2018 - 30 September, 2018
TEA, Tenerife Espacio de las Artes, Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Curated:
Karin Ohlenschläger

Espacio P was founded in 1981 in the ground-floor premises of number 11, Calle Núñez de Arce, in the centre of Madrid, near Plaza Santa Ana. During its first year it was used for rehearsals and workshops in all kinds of practices related to the body, such as corporal expression, performance and dance. At a later date, its founder, the multi-faceted multimedia artist Pedro Garhel, transformed it into a space open to dialogue between the performing arts, visual and plastic arts and sound art. From 1981 to 1997, it played host to all manner of activities related to experimental performance, photography, installation, visual poetry, mail art, video art, film and music, in a period in which most art galleries and museums were celebrating the return to painting.

The exhibition Espacio P. 1981–1997 showcases a broad selection of documentation (letters, pamphlets, posters, fanzines, books and magazines), videos, films, photographs and installations. Taken as a whole they help to throw light on different artistic expressions, which came together at Espacio P at a time of transition, in which a critique of the all-powerful art market and music industry encouraged processes of collaborative creation involving different languages, formats and actors.

 

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