Machination / Publication

Machination / Publication

Dimensions: 22,6 x 32 cm
Pages: 232
ISBN: 978-84-8026-646-8
NIPO: 828-23-006-4
Edited by: Museo Reina Sofía

Authors 
Pablo Allepuz, Jean-Pierre Bekolo, Manuel Borja-Villel, Susana Caló, Test Dept, iLiana Fokianaki, Rafael García, Sara Jiménez, Brigitta Kuster, Marta Malo, Erin Manning, Rabih Mroué, Kasper Opstrup, Anne Querrien, Gerald Raunig, Eran Schaerf, Stevphen Shukaitis, Gee Vaucher, Teresa Velázquez

Curatorship:  
Pablo Allepuz, Manuel Borja-Villel, iLiana Fokianaki, Rafael García and Teresa Velázquez

Artists: 
Georges Adéagbo, Efrén Álvarez, Ismaïl Bahri, Sammy Baloji, Jean-Pierre Bekolo, Ahmed Bouanani, Touda Bouanani, Paula Guerrero y Esperanza Collado, Rojava Film Commune, Cian Dayrit, Test Department, Ângela Ferreira, Hermanos Frenkel (Herschel, Shlomo y David Frenkel), Dora García, Florencia Rodríguez Giles, Heiner Goebbels, Patricia Gómez y María Jesús González, Huanchaco (Fernando Gutiérrez), Femke Herregraven, Iconoclasistas, hackitectura.net (Pablo DeSoto, Sergio Moreno y José Pérez de Lama), Yervant Gianikian y Angela Ricci Lucchi, Abu Bakarr Mansaray, François Pain y François Marcelly-Fernandez, Rabih Mroué, Bouchra Ouizguen, Taring Padi, Antón Patiño, Juan Pérez Agirregoikoa, Todo por la praxis, Dania Reymond, Monlee y Roxlee, Eran Schaerf, Tejal Shah, Tai Shani, Rayyane Tabet, Raphaël Grisey y Bouba Touré, Loreto Martínez Troncoso, La Rara Troupe, Alexander Tuchaček, Gee Vaucher, Simón Vega, Vangelis Vlahos, Abdul Hay Mosallam Zarara, Zush (Alberto Porta Muñoz)

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From a critical reformulation of the “machine” concept developed by philosophers Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari in the wake of May ’68 in France, the research and exhibition machinations brings together some fifty artists to shed light on different forms of resistance, coalition and creativity tied largely to the Mediterranean and Africa. Using a broad array of languages and expressive mediums — drawings, paintings, performance, installation, videos — it sets forth various themes ranging from the need to place the defence of the commons at the heart of political-artistic reflection and practice to denouncing the devastating effects, both environmental and social, of certain economic and institutional practices.

This book documents the curators’ proposal via an essay and visual recording of the works comprising the exhibition, some of which were conceived specifically for the occasion. Moreover, it is accompanied by a compilation of texts from a scientific committee and by some of the contributors who worked on prior research, through which the selected works are articulated around three interconnected strands: War Machines, Schizo Machines and Cinema Machines of Care, resulting in a rendering of the transversal and collaborative approach running across the project.

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