el proceso como paradigma
art in exchange, flux and development
Before the background of unforeseen global processes, credit crash and climate change, the exhibition el proceso como paradigma researches the nature of processes and self organising, processual systems on a cultural level and in the arts. el proceso como paradigma puts forward the idea that today processes have become one of the major paradigms and creative strategies in contemporary art and design across the disciplines. The show reveals the elementary shift from a culture based on the concept of manifestation and the final product to a culture of process resulting from a networked society. Consequently, the show introduces a new understanding of process-based art which goes beyond previous definitions. el proceso como paradigma suggests that the new process-based art is the art of the 21st century.
On the occasion of the exhibition LABoral will hold the workshop Interactivos? el proceso como paradigma:
Interactivos? process as paradigm is a workshop in which artists, experts and collaborators worked on the development and production of seven of the projects that were later part of the process as paradigm exhibition. For two weeks, Plataforma 0_LABoral Centro de Producción hosted several multidisciplinary working groups that produced and researched the various proposals under the conceptual and technical guidance of the exhibition curators, teachers and technical assistants. The workshop was directed by Antoni Abad and by the artists Allison Kudla and Roman Kirschner, also part of the show.
Interactivos? came about from an open international call that attracted 85 entries from all over the world. In consonance with the specifications of the call, all the projects respond to any of the types of processes presented in the exhibition: automated / networked processes; natural / biological processes; social processes.
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Curated by: Susanne Jaschko & Lucas Evers
Spatial design: kawamura-ganjavian
Graphic design: The Studio of Fernando Gutiérrez
Artists: Jelte van Abbema, Ralf Baecker, boredomresearch, Gregory Chatonsky, Adrián Cuervo, Ursula Damm, Driessens & Verstappen, Peter Flemming, Isabelle Jenniches, Roman Kirschner, Allison Kudla, Manu Luksch & Mukul Patel, Aymeric Mansoux & Marloes de Valk, Luna Maurer, Marta de Menezes, Henrik Menné, Leo Peschta, Julius Popp, C.E.B. Reas, RYBN, Warren Sack, Antoine Schmitt, Ralf Schreiber, Jan-Peter E.R. Sonntag
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The exhibition el proceso como paradigma, curated by Susanne Jaschko and Lucas Evers, portrays art in development, flux and change. The intention of the bespoke exhibition design has been to help visitors interpret and understand such a complex theme as process-based art while avoiding a didactic presentation.
The heterogeneous 25 artworks have been placed.in a way that they form loose groups. Decisive factors for the individual placement were for example the formal and conceptual vicinity of an artwork to others, but also the achievement of visual diversion and contrast. These unconstrained groups were subsequently allocated to several spatial conglomerates that we call “clusters”. These clusters articulate the whole exhibition and follow a geometrical pattern inspired by cellular structures. They offer a supportive backdrop (hanging wall, illumination, projection surface, plinths) to the artworks in a versatile and flexible way, catering to the specific requirements of each piece. The clusters also help in breaking down the large scale of the exhibition hall in such a way that the artworks (some of them of small size) do not feel dwarfed by the space that hosts them.
The flow of visitors is free and uncontrived, moving away from the conventional and inflexible corridor ─ and ─ gallery exhibition model. The interstitial space between the clusters subtly suggests a main thoroughfare from which all exhibition areas can be accessed. This central area is treated slightly differently, with backlit honeycomb panels that echo the cellular geometry of the clusters. The carefully considered exact location and display of the artworks adds a theatrical value to the visitors’ experience. The resulting space is a cloud-like atmosphere where the visitors move freely amongst the porous clusters that house the exhibits.