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).

4/22/15

The Dark Side of The Party Teaser

THE DARK SIDE OF THE PARTY
A project curated by Iván López Munuera for SOS 4.8 May 1st & 2nd 2015


The Dark Side of The Party (Teaser 2) from Fuzzy Now Broadcasting TV on Vimeo.

The Dark Side of the Party.
Curator: Iván López Munuera
Assistant: Neme Arranz

Parties have a dark side. In the spaces, songs, declarations, associated media and subject constructions that are established in the territories of the festive not all is celebration. Parties can segregate, exlude, passively of actively define those subjects involved in them, and hold representations of power and politics that are effective although seldom entirely visible. It’s a dark side that manifests itself through material devices such as velvet ropes at the entrance of discos or nightclubs; technology or the lack of it that leads to missing out on calls through social media; and finantial, through the monetary disparities that allow (or not) to take part; symbolic, through the clothes and looks that are invoked or that can be a reason for rejection; urban, because of the places where they happen and the territorial pacts they imply; or social, as in the exclusions ingrained in them even if these are not distinctly expressed.
The Dark Side of the Party is conceived as a project that intends to debate, discuss and confront these exclusions, this dark side of the party, through an array of coordinated actions that go from roundtables to performances, conferences and videos or installations, in a privileged scenario to test it all: the SOS 4.8 2015 Festival. 

3/6/15

Los Ángeles para mitómanos

La casa Chemosphere, de Taschen
Ennis House, de Frank L. Wright, la casa de Blade Runner


Hoy aparece en El Viajero de EL PAÍS mi artículo sobre las casas, interiores y domesticidades de Los Ángeles, de Tom of Finland a los Eames pasando por las Eco-Villas:

La historia de Los Ángeles está ligada a la de sus espacios domésticos. Hogares, hoteles, apartamentos y comunidades que han aparecido en novelas, películas, canciones, revistas de cotilleos, obras de arte y libros de arquitectura, pasando a formar parte del imaginario colectivo (para conocer cómo Los Ángeles en su conjunto ha sido retratada en el cine, véase el extraordinario documental o vídeo-ensayo Los Angeles plays itself, de Thom Andersen). Desde comienzos del siglo XX, cuando las estrellas de cine empezaron a poblar las laderas de la ciudad, sus casas han sido visitadas por toursde fans en busca de los actores y su leyenda. Hogares que han servido de territorio de experimentación para los arquitectos de la modernidad, como Wright, Neutra o Schindler; escenarios de masacres, como la infame casa de Sharon Tate y Roman Polanski (en el 10050 de Cielo Drive), donde la actriz, embarazada, fue asesinada junto a otras cuatro personas por Charles Manson y su banda; o de largas tardes en perpetuo verano, como las piscinas de David Hockney (que vivió en Nichols Canyons hasta los años ochenta). Laboratorios de lo doméstico, visitables en su mayor parte, que aún perduran con todo su potencial. Aquí van algunas de ellas...
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3/4/15

Tumblr of The Dark Side Of the Party

The Dark Side of The Party, the project I'm curating for Festival SOS 4.8 (Murcia, May 1-2 2015), is coming. Here's our tumblr:

TheDarkSideOfThePartyTumblr

Banner by Jorge López Conde




2/7/15

We won the MoMA PS1 YAP!!!


Meet Cosmo here:



COSMO
Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation
Team:
Patrick Craine, Jocelyn Froimovich, Roberto González, Iván López Munuera
Yannan Chen, Ilgaz Kayaalp, Nicolò Lewanski, Jorge López Conde, Senne Meesters, James Quick, Jarča Slamova.
Engeneering:
BAC Engineering and Consultancy
Models:
Joaquín García Vicente, Anna Melgarejo, Miguel Mesa del Castillo, Tatiana Poggi, in collaboration with FabLab, Proyectos Arquitectónicos, UA. Special Thanks to Ad hoc.
Audiovisuals:
Bollería Industrial. Paula Currás, Ana Olmedo, Eugenio Fernández Sánchez, Enrique Ventosa.


More info: 
MoMA PS1
The New York Times
EL PAÍS
DesignBoom
Architizer
PlataformaArquitectura
Archdaily
Dezeen
Metalocus
Architect Magazine
TimeOut


11/29/14

Fan Riots featured in Arquitectura Magazine COAM!!!

Fan Riots, the project I curated for FESTIVAL SOS 4.8 2014, featured in the last issue of Arquitectura Magazine (COAM, 370)!!!

Intro:

When it comes to tackling a curated project, one of the most recurring issues in any institution is how to attract public who are not already affiliated to the exhibitions, diverse in their cultural formation, and in what way you can get them to participate in the experience; moving away from the stereotypical spectator, from the subject who already knows what he or she is going to see. An issue that, for curatorial practice, involves the matter of not being patronizing or of not simplifying the discourses and thus not banalizing the offers on show. Developing a complete program me for such a defined frame like that of a music festival requires facing plenty of those kinds of challenges, since the profile of its visitors is that of those who go motivated by the musical line-up. One of the sexiest challenges, indeed...

More: Arquitectura Magazine

Architecture/Space designed by: C+Arquitectos

Photos by: Imagen Subliminal

Fan Riots poster by: Jorge López Conde







Beyond the Frame

My contribution for the last issue of Arquitectura (COAM, 370) about Beyond the Supersquare, the exhibition in Bronx Museum, NY: Habitually, the history of the 20th century architecture has been understood as a lineal tradition developed around certain focal points in Central Europe and, later, North America, and other nuclei and geographical locations have been considered mere receivers of these architectures and ideologies. An interpretation that can't be maintained upon looking in detail at the multitude of experiences produced in diverse places, like the countries in Latin America...




10/29/14

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...







10/27/14

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