Is an independent channel directed by Iván López Munuera. Present Day is a weird-blurring concept built by a number of troublemaking actors. We don't need TV-Shows to explain the controversies, agonic relationships and manifestos of today, but we want them!!! We want Fuzzy Now Broadcasting TV because revolution will not be televised but it could help us to get organized!!!

Iván López Munuera

Iván López Munuera. Is Contemporary Art/Architecture Critic & Curator. He explores the inscription of Contemporary Art in the critical context of the social sciences and mass media studies. He has curated, among other exhibitions, ‘Fan Riots’ (Festival SOS4.8, 2014), ‘Pop Politics: Activisms at 33 Revolutions’ (CA2M, 2012-2013), ‘El Ranchito’ (Matadero, 2010-2012), ‘Circuitos MMX’ (Comunidad de Madrid, 2010) or ‘Los Esquizos de Madrid’ (MNCARS, 2009; Fundació Suñol, 2009; CAAC, 2010).

29/10/2014

Kim Gordon in Conversation with Iván López Munuera

Magui Dávila and Las Lindas Pobres have edited a fanzine with a conversation between Kim Gordon and me: It's Not a Statement. It's a Desire. Here are some pics, soon I will give you more info about how to get it!!!

Intro:

In 1983, a few years after she moved from California to New York, Kim Gordon wrote: “The club is the mediator or frame through which the music is communicated (…) People pay to see others believe in themselves. Many people don’t know whether they can experience the erotic or whether it exists only in commercials; but on stage, in the midst of rock’n’roll, many things happen and anything can happen” (Artforum, January, 1983). These few words provide us with a glimpse of the atmosphere Kim Gordon and her social environment were producing at that time. An environment formed by her fellow Sonic Youth, Harry Crews and Free Kitten band members; friends or collaborators, like the artists John Fahey, Mike Kelley, or Raymond Pettibon; and film-makers, like Todd Haynes or Spike Jonze. A social environment built out of components of different kinds: sensorial (their music), material (clothes, alternative spaces, and music venues), visual (album covers, video-clips, posters), symbolic (fanzines, art projects), or conceptual (articles, statements, or reviews in the media). Kim Gordon’s account of her personal experience provides opportunities to approach how the politics of Pop are performed by means of garage noise, eroticism, domestic interiors, T-shirt illustrations, or the death of the American Dream...






27/10/2014

SCAN ARTE Selection

Desde SCAN ARTE, una plataforma digital creada para difundir y promover el trabajo de creadores españoles emergentes y establecidos, me pidieron una selección de agentes culturales // SCAN ART, a digital platform created to disseminate and promote the work of emerging and established contemporary Spanish artists, asked me to curate a selection of cultural agents. Here it is:

SCAN ART Selection




En el bosque, la Casa de Cristal / Into the Woods, the Glass House

En este link podéis encontrar mi recorrido por la Casa de Cristal de Philip Johnson publicado en El Viajero de El País. Aquí un adelanto:
Cada año, del 1 de mayo hasta al 30 de noviembre, la Glass House (casa de cristal) de Philip Johnson se abre para recibir la visita de grupos reducidos. A 45minutos en tren desde Nueva York, la casa es un hito de la arquitectura. Hay proyectos que parecen aglutinar una época. Construcciones que son un reflejo de estructuras sociales complejas donde lo visible compite con lo que no es tan evidente. La Glass House de Philip Johnson es uno de esos casos.

Here you could find my visit to Philip Johnson’s Glass House published  in El ViajeroEl País. Here’s an excerpt.
Every year, from May 1st until November 30th, Philip Johnson’s Glass House is open to the public receiving small groups. About a 45 minutes away by train from New York, this house is a milestone in the history of architecture. There are projects that look like they could bring together a whole period of time. Buildings that could act like reflections of complex social structures, where the visible is as well as important as the not so obvious. Philip Johnson’s Glass House is one of these examples.



Glass House, by Philip Johnson. Photo: Iván López Munuera

Kirstein Tower and Lake Pavilion, by Philip Johnson. Photo: Iván López Munuera

12/9/2014

Sunshine Ghetto en El Estado Mental

Ya está a la venta el número 4 de la revista El estado mental con mi artículo 'Sunshine Ghetto' sobre políticas del baile //  El estado mental #4 issue is now available and includes my article 'Sunshine Ghetto' regarding the politics of dancing








10/9/2014

El martes 16 de septiembre: More Than a Feeling. Fan Riots, Pop Politics y otras estrategias del fan emancipado

El próximo martes 16 de septiembre 2014 estaré en la ETSAM para hablar de fans, políticas y activismos del día a día a través de una serie de proyectos comisariados por mí con la conferencia: More Than a Feeling. Fan Riots, Pop Politics y otras estrategias del fan emancipado // Next Tuesday September 16th 2014 I'll be at ETSAM to talk about daily life activisms focused on a number of projects that I curated with my lecture More Than a Feeling. Fan Riots, Pop Politics, and other strategies of the Eampcipated Fan



Será a las 19:00 en el Aula Magna de la ETSAM.