Friday
Dec112015

LOW COST DIPLOMATIC BAG ARRIVES IN MELBOURNE

The Spanish Embassy is pleased to invite you to the opening of the exhibition:

LOW COST DIPLOMATIC BAG
RUNS FROM 17 NOV 2015 – 17 FEB 2016

WHERE: IMMIGRATION MUSEUM, 400 FLINDERS STREET, MELBOURNE
(on the corner of William Street)

The suitcase is a symbol of every migrant, the beginning of the journey, the receptacle where each one of us puts what one considers most essential to bring when moving from one country to another. In a way you are what you put in your suitcase, your suitcase is a part of your identity that travels along with you. 

In this exhibition, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Spain asked 15 of its Embassies around the world to work with artists from those countries or who were migrants in those countries. 

The artists were asked to use suitcases that fit into the luggage compartment of a low cost airline as exhibition space. Each suitcase was manipulated in whatever way the artist thought suitable and the full set of manipulated or ‘filled’ suitcases comes ready for public display in the gallery.

This is an object-based display in which the suitcase is a continuous element throughout the exhibition.

The first exhibition was first held in Madrid and it will then travel to each of the sixteen countries where the suitcases originated.

The briefcase work I have included in the show is made in collaboration with Mitra Ashtiani, BHR, Neda Daryabar, Alyana Eau, Eghbal, Sririhan Ganeshan, Dagmara Gieysztor, Khadija Haydari, Sakhidad Haydari, Zohreh Izadikia, Mehedi Jaghuri, Carmenza Jimenez, Mahelyeh Kalhour , Azizeh Kh., Honey Kh., Gyorgyi Marek, Samaneh Malekshahi, M. Mayhew, M.S., Noony, Minh Phan, Anthony Rodriguez and Maryam Sepasi.

Wednesday
Dec092015

IT'S HERE! LOW COST DIPLOMATIC BAG ARRIVES IN MELBOURNE


LOW COST DIPLOMATICE BAG

WHERE: IMMIGRATION MUSEUM, 400 FLINDERS STREET, MELBOURNE

The artists taking part in this exhibition are:

New York .us | Antonio Ortuño 
Montevideo .uy | Brian Mackern
London .uk | Carla Cruz
Santiago de chile .cl | Demian Schopf
Madrid .es | Gustavo Romano 
Auckland .nz | Paul Cullen 
Melbourne .au | Peter Burke
Munich .de | Rut Massó 
Oporto .pt | Rute Rosas 
Istambul .tr | Volkan Diyaroglu 
Paris .fr | Quique Ramírez 
México df .mx | Arcángel Constantini
Buenos Aires .ar | Ciro Múseres 
Stockholm .se | Isabel Löfgren 
Rome .it Luigi Pagliarini
São Paulo .br | Rafachel co.

Curated by Nilo Casares
http://comisario.net | Nilo Casares is a writer and art critic consultant
devoted to spreading and promotion of public and digital art.

Exhibtion continues until 17 February 2016.

Friday
Oct092015

LOW COST DIPLOMATIC BAG

The travelling exhibition Low Cost Diplomatic Bag reaches Melbourne on 17 December 2015 and will be presented at the Melbourne Immigration Museum.

Thursday
Oct082015

TRASHLATION

TRASHLATION curated by the Basurama collective from Madrid opens this Tuesday 6 Oct at 6:30pm. Basurama research and reflect on consumption and disposal around the world. 

Location:
University Hall, Old Quadrangle, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC 3010. Runs from the 6th to 16th October 2015, 10am-5pm (closed during the weekend) 

http://basurama.org/en/projects/trashlation/

Saturday
Mar282015

ATTACHE CASE VIDEO

A video of the Attaché Case being delivered to the Spanish Embassy in Canberra in February this year for the Low Cost Diplomatic Bag exhibition. Directed by César Espada and filmed by Ian Lumsden.

 ATTACHE CASE-720p

 

Tuesday
Jan062015

LOW COST DIPLOMATIC BAG | VALIJA DIPLOMÁTICA LOW COST

Coming soon in 2015: A travelling exhibition curated by Nilo Casares (Madrid) consisting of artworks inside suitcases by artists from 16 countries including Mexico, Sweden, Chile, USA, France, Argentina and the UK.

http://art-ex.es/portfolio/nilo-casares/

http://art-ex.es/15/

Image: Peter Burke, Attaché Case (2015)