Thursday, January 22, 2009

Marcus Coates: "LIVING TOGETHER" montehermoso, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain

Curated by Xabier Arakistain and Emma Dexter
From 23-January to 03-May-2009

C/ Fray Zacarías 2
01001 · Vitoria-Gasteiz
Tel: 945 16 18 30

Daniel Baker, Claire Fontaine, Marcus Coates, Gardar Eide Einarsson, Nicole Eisenman, Dora García, Delaine Lebas, Josephine Meckseper, Mai-Thu Perret, Société Réaliste, Paula Trope, Eulàlia Valdosera, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye and Artur Zmijewski.

Through current artistic practices, the exhibition deals with a series of social, political and economic tensions that are characterising the beginning of this century. Invoking the conflicts that bring the broad gamut of social, political and economic groups and subjects into confrontation with one another, the show sets out to question how narratives, among them the narrative of social values, that are informing and regulating the idea of living together in our societies are constructed and negotiated. To this end, the exhibition brings 14 artists together from a variety of contexts, who propose, from different perspectives, multiple and open explorations of these questions, whilst offering a series of contemporary strategies for cohabitation.

Marcus Coates
Dawn Chorus (detail)
(Installation View MANIFESTA7 2008, Trento, Italy)
Duration: 18 Minutes (looped)
Courtesy of the artist and Workplace Gallery, UK