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Magazine

18 January 2009
Sobre influencias no evidentes

David Armengol

Metamembrana es un nuevo proyecto de Marcel·lí Antúnez que se presenta simultáneamente en cinco sedes distintas de Catalunya: el CCCB en Barcelona, el Espai Zero1 d’Olot, el Espai d’Arts Roca Umbert Fàbrica de les Arts de Granollers, el Espai d’Art Cal Massó de Reus y el IMAC de Lleida.

Se inauguró el pasado 14 de enero. Yo la vi en el CCCB. El trabajo de Marcel·lí Antúnez no parece haber mantenido vínculos – ni conceptuales ni formales – con nuevas generaciones de artistas catalanes. No obstante, es curioso como el carácter telúrico, obsesivo y paródico de su obra permite encontrar ciertas conexiones con algunas actitudes propias de jóvenes artistas de nuestro contexto.

Como espectador de la instalación, no pude evitar detectar ciertos paralelismos entre su obra y artistas que conozco mejor: algunos ejemplos podrían ser los dibujos excesivos de Efrén Álvarez, la teatralidad de Bestué/Vives, el imaginario delirante de Momu & No Es, el mensaje irónico (interés escatológico incluido) de Ana Garcia-Pineda o la influencia telúrica de lo ultralocal de Jordi Mitjà.

David Armengol is an independent curator, who tries though contemporary art to establish emotional ties between artistic practices (his own work) and the music scene (his passion). He has worked with sound projects in exhibition spaces and has programmed concerts within art events (Emak Bakia, Za!, Balago, Bradien, Kludge, Zink Tank and Bedroom, amongst others). He’s a great admirer of Will Oldham.

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