CURA #20. Ilaria Marotta and Andrea Baccin (Eds.)

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CURA. No.20

FALL 2015
Cover by Allison Katz

INSIDE THE COVER Allison Katz. Pungent Painting text by Ruba Katrib – PORTRAITS IN THE EXHIBITION SPACE Wim Beeren and Tomorrow’s Museum by Lorenzo Benedetti – TALKING ABOUT Why Poetry? by Jean-Max Colard – POP-UP SECTION: DISPLAY ISSUE 01 You Display, I Display, We Display by Céline Condorelli and Gavin Wade – ABOUT Josh Kline by Ciara Moloney – PROJECT A Wonderful World Under Construction by GCC – SPOTLIGHT Ryan Gander in conversation with Adam Carr – ABOUT Michael E. Smith by Jenny Jaskey – A VISIT TO Pedro Barateiro: The Current Situation / Palmeiras Bravas, Museu Colecão Berardo, Lisboa with João Mourão & Luís Silva – ABOUT Marguerite Humeau by Hans Ulrich Obrist – HOT! – Olga Balema by Chris Sharp – Darja Bajagić by Franklin Melendez – Sascha Braunig by Rose Bouthillier – Rachel Rose by Frances Loeffler – PROJECT Villa Design Group 
and Nicoletta Lambertucci – PROJECT Lena Henke and Anna Gritz

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Peep-Hole Sheet #11: Pedro Barateiro – The Artist As Spectator. Mousse Publishing.

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Peep-Hole Sheet #11: Pedro Barateiro – The Artist As Spectator

Peep-Hole Sheet is a quarterly of writings by artists.
Each issue is dedicated solely to one artist, who is invited to contribute with an unpublished text whose content is completely free in terms both of subject and format.
The texts are published in their original language, with accompanying translations in English and Italian. All images are deliberately avoided. Peep-Hole Sheet is meant for those who believe artists are catalysts for ideas all around us, and who want to read their words without any filter.
Over time it aspires to build up an anthology of writings that might open new perspectives for interpreting and understanding our times.

Written in 2005 and unpublished until now, The Artist as Spectator is conceived as a flux, a collection of thoughts that accompany the work of Pedro Barateiro: “I will be re-writing my own words for the rest of my life, that’s for sure. I will go on for my own reasons, creating my own language.”
A work which delineates, above all, a reflexive act and possibility of a “release from seizure,” departing from the awareness that we are all coopted into the logic of the Market/Spectacle that art, in some way, foretells. The invitation is therefore that of recovering the gaze toward ourselves and the world, always staying on the scene of the crime, always on the verge of disappearance. The object, the video, the artistic means becomes a gun pointed to the temple: we can wait for something (the world, time) to change, or decide to aim the weapon.

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Theatre Of Hunters. Pedro Barateiro. Kunsthalle Basel.

Posted in art, books, distribution, exhibition catalogue on February 4th, 2012
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Theatre Of Hunters. Pedro Barateiro.

In Theatre of Hunters, his first major solo exhibition outside of Portugal, Pedro Barateiro presents a sequence of installations that include “staged” sculptures, found objects, photographs, drawings, paintings and films that encompass the five connected galleries on the ground floor of the Kunsthalle Basel.

Barateiro’s multifarious practice can be situated within a contemporary mode of post-studio production that is neither bound to one medium nor limited to any particular type of skilled object-making. Instead, the Lisbon-based artist primarily works with existing popular images, documents, literary texts, found objects and artworks gleaned from a diverse range of contexts. Barateiro’s practice is driven by a critical “re-reading” of those cultural and historical texts that play a major role in determining our perception of reality. Rather than mirroring or otherwise directly responding to lived experience, Barateiro relays highly coded and fragmented statements, mediated by complex visual signs that possess the quality of things remembered from dreams, while simultaneously relating to specific referents.

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