category: Resident

Miriam Laage

15.09.18 - 30.09.18

What I do equate more to an intervention. A reaction to what surrounds me. I am interested about whether and in which ways life can be transformed through art. How does art interferes with life. I address these questions through actions.

During my residency at Curtidos I was dealing with questions about what art is and what it could be or become, in which context it can change its appearance. What do artists produce?

Images? Imaginations?

This research process has been summarized in the publication of a zine untitled “Variation of an Experience“ released on the 30th of September 2018 at Curtidos.

The workshop DOING WORDS (on 29.09.18) focused on the potentials that are generally inherent in language. What can a word mean? how can we slightly shift its meaning or play with its connotations? How everyone of us is using language differently? For example during the workshop  every participant choose a word and we work as a group on the relation between thought and action, spoken and unspoken, fiction and so-called reality putting it in the context of different artist postions as well as in the context of daily life.

Miriam Laage is an artist based in germany. In 2018 she founded the magazine DIE ARBEIT that regularly presents young artist positions
www.instagram.com/diearbeit_

 

Carolina Marquez

22.03.18 - 30.03.18

Carolina travels to Vietnam as an Artist-Non-Resident in Curtidos. The pattern of her journey through Vietnamese nature and culture is marked by her repeated encounters with the Tire and the Sacred. The altars that she reproduced – decontextualized – invite us to reflect on our own symbolic need.

Aki Hoshihara is a Japanese artist based in Los Angeles with a background in traditional Japanese calligraphy.

“I mix black sumi-ink and chromatic watercolors to express the beauty, the strength, and the energy flow of humans as nature in an abstract method. The work shown in this post was inspired by the female and male energy of one single person. As everyone has two polarities, it expresses how the two different elements combine as one united piece in a person. For the project at Curtidos, I will explore more about energy of humans as beautiful spiritual beings, and as I talk and see through them, I’d like to find and shine the beauty of the person which might be hidden. I plan to choose different color of paper based on what I feel from the persons and will plan drawing images with sumi-ink and watercolor.”

Aki Hoshihara

Miriam Laage

15.09.18 - 30.09.18

MIRIAM LAAGE es una artista visual alemana que trabaja sobre el
lenguaje y cómo este afecta la relación entre pensamiento y acción, ficción y realidad. Durante su residencia (16-30.09.2018) llevará a cabo una serie
de acciones que vincularán nuestro taller con el espacio urbano.

El workshop DOING WORDS (21 y 22.09.2018) es una exploración en grupo sobre los potenciales inherentes al lenguaje: ¿Cuántos significados contiene una palabra? ¿Podemos transformar su significado?. ¿Y cómo una palabra deviene una acción?

 

Carolina travels to Vietnam as an Artist-Non-Resident in Curtidos. The pattern of her journey through Vietnamese nature and culture is marked by her repeated encounters with the Tire and the Sacred. The altars that she reproduced – decontextualized – invite us to reflect on our own symbolic need.