BILDUMA: RETHINKING THE BOUNDARIES OF PAINTING

23.11.2018 - 19.01.2019

Opening a new space, redeveloping a former project, thinking about art as an attitude…… All of this implies, without doubt, continuously raising questions in order to decide how to present oneself in our closest context, working on and elaborating a declaration of intent in which all parties converge.

What does it mean to build up a collection? How do we present ourselves when faced with art? What are the academic disciplines of creation? Where are their limits? These questions are raised, incessantly, not only from a curatorial point of view, but also from the collecting side of the art marke

Because of this, Cibrian Gallery wishes to make a statement of intent with this exhibition: on the one hand, supporting artists who dare to deconstruct and question the limits of academic disciplines. And on the other, also showing how art can be accesible on a daily basis, creating a selection that could quite possibly be a private collection (bilduma).

The selection of artists is marked by a desire to contextualise certain pictorial practices that have gone beyond the boundaries of painting and are rethinking the way in which it is treated, with others, more amenable, they are able to reach conclusions and similar practices from very different contexts.

With all this in mind, this exhibition is made up of artists who have their own very intimate languages such as Gerard Ritcher, Tauba Auberchach, or Angela de la Cruz, Wade Guyton, Marlie Mul, and Magali Reus. They are joined by artists such as José Ramón Amondarain, Nagore Amenabarro, Iñaki Gracenea and Manu Muniategiandikoetxea.

We believe that with this statement of intent the future program of the gallery can be fully understood. It’s an emphasis on the local context, but one that also includes a long, hard look at artists on the international spectrum.