Gert & Uwe Tobias
Ulla von Brandenburg
Elmgreen & Dragset
Pascale Marthine Tayou
The presentation includes acquisitions from 2010 by the following artists: Gert & Uwe Tobias, Ulla von Brandenburg, Kendell Geers, Dexter Dalwood, Mark Dion, Elmgreen & Dragset, Ernesto Neto, Chiharu Shiota, Pascale Marthine Tayou, Ida Ekblad, Saadane Afif, Tony Matell, Katja Strunz, Beni Bischof, Gabriel Kuri as well as works by artists previously represented in the collection.
The CCA Kunsthalle is pleased to announce the next exhibition with the latest acquisitions from the
ART FOUNDATION MALLORCA COLLECTION (AFM).
The presentation includes acquisitions from 2010 or works not earlier shown in an AFM exhibition by the following artists:
Gert & Uwe Tobias, Ulla von Brandenburg, Kendell Geers, Dexter Dalwood, Mark Dion, Elmgreen & Dragset, Ernesto Neto, Chiharu Shiota, Pascale Marthine Tayou, Ida Ekblad, Saâdane Afif, Tony Matell, Katja Strunz, Beni Bischof, Gabriel Kuri as well as works by artists previously represented in the collection.
To date the Art Foundation Mallorca has collected nearly 200 works from all over the world. Although painting and photography predominate, the collection also includes drawings, sculptures and installation works. For the upcoming exhibition, some of the highlights are two sculpture-installations, the “LateNightLady”, 2009 by Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto (Rio de Janeiro 1964), and the disturbing life size “Female Sleepwalker”, 2008 by Tony Matelli (Chicago 1971).
As a contrast to the hyperrealist Female Sleepwalker, frozen in time and movement, at the same time untouchable and intimidating in her physical presence, the soft fabric, anthropomorphic forms and found objects of the LateNightLady suggest an abstract representation of the female experience. However, both works seemingly express a state of desire, longing and ambivalence.
This disparate mix of styles and artistic expressions that convergent in an interesting dialogue around parallel themes is a distinctive feature of the entire AFM Collection and corresponds to the perspective that the three AFM curators, Friederike Nymphius, Barry Schwabsky and Patricia Asbaek (based in Berlin, London/New York and Copenhagen) hold on contemporary art.
The focus of the AFM is cutting-edge contemporary art from all around the world and its collection has been an important factor in the establishment of the CCA Andratx as one of the most challenging art centres in Spain.
AFM is the result of a large number of companies and international art lovers joining forces and creating a striking collection of contemporary art of today.
AFM Collection & CCA Andratx
Since its beginnings, the CCA Andratx was conceived as a production place and dynamic platform for artists, where the unique atmosphere of nature and culture would inspire creativity and create extraordinary synergies. Such a synergy is the unique combination of the CCA Kunsthalle, the CCA Artist-in-Residence Program and the Art Foundation Mallorca.
Some of the art worlds most respected curators have organized exhibitions in the impressive space of CCA Kunsthalle. Each year, the Kunsthalle shows 3-4 state of the art group exhibitions in addition to hosting the annual presentation of the AFM Collection that has helped placing the CCA on the international art map.
In conjunction with the presentation of high-profile international contemporary art by CCA Kunsthalle, CCA offers an Artist-in-Residence program renowned for its great facilities and extraordinary natural environment. Today some of Europe's leading artists apply for residency at CCA Studios. While CCA provides an exclusive access to some of the most prominent artists on the contemporary art scene, AFM uses its large network to promote the CCA and send collectors, curators and art professionals to Mallorca. AFM also supports many of the exhibitions in the CCA by selecting some of the main art works on show for their collection.
Image: Tony Matell, Female Sleepwalker, 2008
For more information or for additional images, please contact Iben Andsage Tel. +34 971 137 770 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Opening Reception: November 5th, 2010 at 8pm
Estanyera 2, Andratx
Opening Hours November - February: Tuesday to Friday from 10.30 am to 4 pm. Saturday, Sunday and holidays upon appointment.