RENOUNCING THE CONDITION OF ARTIST

17:0018:00 h
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Price: Free event
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In Fabra i Coats: Centre d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona i Fàbrica de Creació the year began with talk about the artist’s renouncement of being, at the very least, the centre of attention and we discovered how it is possible to cease being an artist without ceasing to do art. Now the exhibitions of Núria Güell and Oriol Fontdevila use concepts such as the good and the beautiful to analyse the causes and consequences of this renouncement.
On who does the responsibility of doing without being fall? And the authority exercised in the name of good intentions, whether from ecclesiastical or cultural institutions? These are some of the questions that the current exhibitions look at and which we want to further examine inviting Núria Güell and Levi Orta to chair two debates.

 

Free activity with prior registration: activitats-centredart@bcn.cat

 

Wednesday, 24 November 2021, from 18.00 to 20.00

Create Two, Three… Many 11Js 

Levi Orta, Jesús Hdez-Güero and Raychel Carrión

Over ten years ago, Jesús, Raychel and Levi studied art together in Havana. In the past decade, individually, each of them has developed a notable socio-political interest. Today, all three live in Spain and come together to talk, based on their work, about the reasons and repercussions of what happened in Cuba on 11 July.
​They will also look at ideological misunderstandings, with an international left-wing that is blindly infatuated with a social project with which it justifies its own existence but of which only the myth and dream of what it could have been but never was, remains. In Cuba, following the events of 27N and 11J, when many artists were incarcerated and mistreated without any protection from the cultural institutions to which they belonged, a group of creators, in protest, renounced their credentials as artists.

Wednesday, 1 December 2021, from 17.00 to 21.00

The Banality of Good

Núria Güell, Laura Llevadot and Neus Carbonell

If Hannah Arendt, in her thesis on the banality of evil, concluded that Adolf Eichmann was not a monster or a well of evil rather he simply wished to further his career as a bureaucrat and, therefore, had to comply with the orders of his superiors, their power, without reflecting on the consequences of his actions, what happens with the good? Do the preachers of good also limit themselves to complying with the orders of their superiors? Is there any possible benefit in obeying? What lies behind the concepts of Good and Evil? Doesn’t morality consist in obeying the mandates of Good and condemning acts that go against this mandate, without ever thinking about the consequences? Is Good used as a pretext to justify impulses that have nothing to do with politically correct and well-meaning statements? Artist Núria Güell has invited philosopher Laura Llevadot and psychoanalyst Neus Carbonell to a discussion on these thoughts.

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