SCAN PROJECT ROOM

EXHIBITIONS

EXHIBITIONS

 

CURRENT 

CURRENT 

The SCAN Project Room is now closed. SCAN continues to organise art shows and iniciatives through an itinerary platform.

 

FUTURE 

STAY TUNNED!

 

 

 

FUTURE 

FOREIGN MATTER

 

FERNANDO MARTIN GODOY

BLUE CURRY

 

 

THE SCAN PROJECT ROOM

 

13-19 Herald Street, London E2 6JT

Bethnal Green Tube Station

 

4th of July to 27th of July 2019 

 

 

SECOND ATTENTION AWARENESS

 

IAN WAELDER, ANNA DOT, RICHARD HARDS and the electric presence of TOM DALE

 

Curated by Aina Pomar

 

THE SCAN PROJECT ROOM

 

13-19 Herald Street, London E2 6JT

Bethnal Green Tube Station

 

2nd of May to 15th of June 2019 

 

 

NEO GODS AND HYPER MYTHS

IRA LOMBARDIA

 

THE SCAN PROJECT ROOM

 

13-19 Herald Street, London E2 6JT

Bethnal Green Tube Station

 

21st of March  to 27th of April  2019

 

 

 

ATAVIC MEMORY

 

Álvaro Albaladejo, Cristina Ramírez, Moreno & Grau, Alegría & Piñero y Fran Pérez Rus

 

THE SCAN PROJECT ROOM

 

13-19 Herald Street, London E2 6JT

Bethnal Green Tube Station

 

15th of January 2019 to 15th of February 2019

 

 

 

WHAT CULTURE, WHAT TRADITION

 

YANN LETO

 

THE SCAN PROJECT ROOM

 

13-19 Herald Street, London E2 6JT

Bethnal Green Tube Station

 

15th of November to 24th of December 2018

 

 

 

SEVERAL TIMES TWICE

FERMIN JIMENEZ LANDA

 

THE SCAN PROJECT ROOM

 

13-19 Herald Street, London E2 6JT

Bethnal Green Tube Station

 

5th of October to 10th of November 2018

 

 

 

 

FACE THE EX-WORLD AT YOUR FINGERTIPS

JAVIER ALVAREZ

 

THE SCAN PROJECT ROOM

 

13-19 Herald Street, London E2 6JT

Bethnal Green Tube Station

 

22nd of September to 3th of October 2018

 

 

 

SCAN-AR #2. ARTISTS RESIDENCY

 

IRA LOMBARDIA

 

THE SCAN PROJECT ROOM

 

13-19 Herald Street, London E2 6JT

Bethnal Green Tube Station

 

1st of July  to 30th of July 2018

 

 

 

FOREWORD (Some Trips)

EDUARDO D'ACOSTA, IGNACION TOVAR, SEMA D'ACOSTA

 

THE SCAN PROJECT ROOM

 

13-19 Herald Street, London E2 6JT

Bethnal Green Tube Station

 

30th of August to 22nd of Septembre 2018

 

 

 

 

EVERYTHING I SEE WILL OUTLIVE ME

 

JOSE CARLOS NARANJO

 

31st of May to 30st of June 2018.

Opening 31st of May from 18:30pm to 21:00 pm

 

 

 

IF YOU DO NOTHING, NOTHING DOES

 

JOSEP MAYNOU, STEPHANIE MANN, MATT CALDERWOOD

 

19th of April to 19th of May 2018.

Opening 19th of April from 18:00pm to 21:00 pm

 

 

 

TO LOCATE OUTSIDE THE SIGN

 

MONICA RESTREPO AND MAURO VALLEJO

Curated by Rafael Barber

 

14th of March to 14th of  April 2018.

Opening 14th of March from 18:30pm to 21:00 pm

 

 

 

TRANSCRIPTION: Non-Stop Drawing Action

 

OLGA DIEGO

 

16th of January to 17th of February 2018.

Opening 20th of November from 18:00pm to 21:00 pm

 

 

 

ANIMAL MIRROR

 

EDUARDO HURTADO, PABLO CAPITAN DEL RIO

 

Curated by Jesus Alcaide

 

29th of Novembre to 13rd of January 2017.

Opening 29 th of November from 18:30pm to 21:00 pm

 

 

 

OR LA CENDRE

 

JAVIER PIVIDAL

 

1st of Novembre to 25th of November 2017.

Opening 1st of November from 18:30pm to 21:00 pm

 

 

 

SHAPING TIME

 

Satelite project by Isabel Hurley Gallery at the SCAN Project Room

curated by Paula Lopez Zambrano

 

Daniel Silvo, Javier Artero and Sophie Mackfall

 

6th of October to 28th of October 2017
Opening on 6th of October 2017 from 18:30 to 21:00 pm

 

 

 

 

JULIA SPíNOLA

 

7th of Septembre to 23rd of Septembre 2017.

Opening 7th of Septembre, 18:30pm to 21:00 pm

 

 

 

CELESTE

SOLIMÁN LÓPEZ

 

5th of July to 29th of July 2017. Opening 5th of July, 18:30pm to 21:00 pm

 

CELESTE is a digital art project by Soliman Lopez. It questions the use of high technology for the purpose of constructing an alternative digital image of the sky, a synthesis of real-time processed data (Light, location, temperature) collected at the project space. The result is an image that, while recalling the original content, becomes a digital proxy of its subject. Image becomes information, human perception of reality is replaced by computational RGB code.

 

 

STROIM

Sonia Navarro, Miguel Fructuoso and FOD

 

1st of June to 1st of July 2017. Opening 1st June, 18:30pm to 21:00 pm
 

 

STROIM  is a group show by three artists with distinct languages that nonetheless create a common dialogue around space, architecture and memory. Construction – Stroim in Russian- is the basis of this project offering a critical look at the Avant-guard from which the work by the three artists is generated and developed.

 

 

#nypa

Solo Project by ANTONIO MONTESINOS

 

12th of April to 20th of May 2017. Opening 12th April, 18:30pm to 21:00 pm
 

 

This project is part of a series of art projects curated by a SCAN in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the publication of Guy Debord’s ‘Society of the Spectacle’ aiming to examine the Situationalist legacy in a post-Internet society.

 

#nyap revisits the so-called tips or hacks that circulate online in the form of video tutorials and which show how to solve different everyday situations using objects in a different way to their original function.

 

 

FUTURE ARCHEOLOGIES

Solo Project by Fran Meana

 

March 8th to April 8th  2017. Opening March 8th, 18:30pm to 21:00 pm
 

 

 

Future Archaeologies is a sculptural installation that combines analog and digital techniques, contemporary art, visual anthropology and science fiction to construct an industrial archeology archive. The project takes the work of the architect Joaquín Vaquero Palacios (Oviedo 1900-Madrid 1998) as a starting point to explore our industrial past and approach the current debate on energy management.

 

This exhibition is made possible by the generosity of Coleccion Los Bragales and Accion Cutural Espanola.

 

THE LOOKING GLASS (Debord Revisited, Part 1)

Greta Alfaro, Maria Canas, David Ferrando Giraut

 

 

January 17th to February 25th 2017

 

 

SCAN (Spanish Contemporary Art Network) is pleased to present a curated series of videos by artists Greta Alfaro, María Cañas and David Ferrando Giraut. The works examine themes of voyeurism, memory, death and the reflective qualities of longing.  Devises and images are interrogated for meaning and for traces of the lost, the absent or the dead. The technology of image production (and consumption) is present in all the works – not only by implication (how the works were made), but also as a kind of guilty presence, a reminder that the means is also the end, or at least provocation, at times.   

 

Is it already a cliché to mention the omnipresence of total exposure, the pornography of everyday (if edited) experience present in our handheld devices?  With technology we are able to perform our own lives to ourselves and many audiences, and to an extent perform beyond our means and lives. We dare each other and ourselves to show more, and more. But perhaps it is the structures that are relevant, rather than the means. The app may be only an amplifier of an existing economy.

 

2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of The Society of the Spectacle by Guy Debord. Developments in social media, politics and pop culture have made Debord’s text seem frighteningly prescient and newly relevant. Debord exposes the mechanisms by which authentic experience is supplanted by what he calls the spectacle and relates this to the function (and power) within a consumer economy based on desire and a necessary and fundamental lack. Contemporary apps and social media seem to be the inevitable and predicted children of Debord’s text. Even the format of much of the original text seems to anticipate the word count of a tweet – short, focused, repetitive. The Looking Glass is both lens and mirror- it refers to the gaze of the subject who, in reflection is revealed as the object of the spectacle.

 

Greta Alfaro addresses the iconography and formalism of the baroque - and in particular the feast- as a means of implicating the spectator within the spectacle.  María Cañas deploys satire in spliced video collages on love and murder that call to mind the films of Hitchcock and Kubrick and the political collages of Hannah Hoch.  David Ferrando Giraut weaves text onto image in an analysis of the absence and the fetishism of the proxy.

 

 

The first evening (17 January) will feature a single screening of Guy Debord’s 1973 film (based on his 1967 text) The Society of the Spectacle.  The following six weeks we will present the artists’ works separately, for two weeks each per artist.

 

 

 

THE LOOKING GLASS (Act 1)

'El Cataclismo nos alcanzará impávidos’*, 2015- Greta Alfaro.

 

January 18th to 28th 2017. Opening January 18th, 18:00pm to 21:00 pm
Screening at 7:00 pm.

 

Filmed during a residence at the Spanish Academy in Rome, the video observes a banquet table gorgeously lit and dressed - a performed still life in the Dutch visual tradition -replete with symbolic and moral coding.  Present at the table are two silent female voyeurs filming on hand-held iphones and an actor who engages the feast.  During the performance the still life gradually loses its integrity in an increasingly intense and intimate manner, just as the genre of the Dutch still-life also evolved from the symbolism of morality to a display of gratuitous abundance and wealth. Alfaro observes that in order to complete the cycle, the martyr must accept the punishment.

 

*Please note this work contains sexually explicit content

 

 

 

THE LOOKING GLASS (Act 2)

'Kiss the Murder', 2008

Laughter in the dark'*, 2015- Maria Cañas.

 

February 1st to 11th 2017. Opening February 1st, 18:00pm to 21:00 pm
Screening at 19:00 pm.

 

Hypnotic, dark and funny, Cañas’ cinematic collage muses on love, longing and death over images of art and film heroines and their doppelganger reflections. Desire floats in a hall of dark mirrors where the subject and object of love are the same. Raucous laughter is a destabilising and subversive tool, a delirious state from which a different truth might be found. Red is the colour of both lust and murder.  Cañas works with stolen fragments and faded moments, abundant and ignored.

As Hitchcock advised – Film your murders like love scenes, and film your love scenes like murders.

 

 

THE LOOKING GLASS (Act 3)

'LOSS', 2011- David Ferrando Giraut

 

February 15th to 25th 2017. Opening February 15th, 18:00 pm to 21:00 pm
Screening at 19:00 pm.

 

Loss contemplates absence and the supplanting of a life with images. A narrator’s voice examines a sense of longing, as embodied in relics of recording technology and geological souvenirs, filmed in lush and Noire black-and- white. Memories are reconstituted over the surface of objects which both recreate presence and at the same time underscore a central absence. Yet the object retains its autonomy and its position. The relationship between present and past is blurred in our gaze in the dark – fading in and out; the anthropomorphism of technology glows in the dark, haunting.

 

 

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