Thursday, 30 March 2023 13:19

Artium Museoa presents the exhibition 'Flux Cored' by Sahatsa Jauregi as part of its 'Context from a Collection' programme

The exhibition presents four new works by the author of Superego hiperactivo (Hyperactive Superego), acquired in 2020 for the Museum of Contemporary Art of the Basque Country Collection

The Contexts from a Collection season presents the works of artists that have recently been incorporated into the museum’s holdings

Artium Museoa, Museum of Contemporary Art of the Basque Country presents the exhibition Flux Cored by Sahatsa Jauregi (until 3 September 2023). The show is part of its Contexts from a Collection programme, with which the museum presents works that have recently been incorporated into its holdings alongside other pieces by the same artist. In this case, the exhibition includes four works created specifically for this project. Artium Museoa is producing a new publication to accompany the exhibition as part of its Bilduma series, including an original piece of writing entitled Notas alrededor de una “escultura llana”. Futuro y movimiento (Notes on “Plain Sculpture”: Future and Movement) by the writer, educator and curator Clara López Menéndez.

Flux Cored presents assemblages that bring together silhouettes of body parts made from cut-out metal sheets that often stretch or are supported by textile elements. Their composition stems from a specific temporality and the possibility of transformation is always latent in the pieces. They reveal the artist’s interest in bodies formed by different technologies: prosthetic, muscular, decorated, at times excessive. Often based on photography, Jauregi’s “plain sculptures” express the desire to create and materialise situations that she finds stimulating.

The artist

Sahatsa Jauregi is a lecturer in the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of the Basque Country and was a member of the Okela independent space during the years 2017-2022. Her solo and group exhibitions include those held in spaces such as The Ryder (Madrid, 2022), Aparador Monteleón (Madrid, 2022), The Goma Gallery (Madrid, 2022), Azkuna Zentroa (Bilbao), Artiatx (Bilbao, 2021), Tabakalera (San Sebastian, 2021), Fran Reus Gallery (Palma de Mallorca, 2021), Palacio Horcasitas (Balmaseda, 2021), Halfhouse (Barcelona, 2019), Swamp Horses (Espinavessa, 2019) and Carreras Múgica (Bilbao, 2016). Her work has been acknowledged with prizes such as the Gipuzkoa New Artists Programme Award 2013, Ertibil Award 2017, Gure Artea Award 2019 and ARCO Madrid Community Award. She has also had residencies at Tabakalera (Donostia-San Sebastian, 2019), Halfhouse (Barcelona, 2019), Fundación Bilbaoarte (Bilbao, 2016) and Pacific Film Archive (Berkeley 2012).

Contexts from a Collection

Contexts from a Collection is a programme of exhibitions that aims to showcase the works of artists that have recently been incorporated into Artium Museoa’s holdings. It is an additional proposal to other initiatives that aim to raise awareness of the Artium Museoa Collection, an outstanding contemporary public collection comprising almost 2,800 works of art. The incorporation of pieces, documents and archives into the museum’s collection within this framework helps to explore and provide an account of the debates and practices that are taking place today in the field of art. This is undoubtedly one of the basic functions of the museum: to encourage the production of contemporary heritage and to promote artists and their productions.

The museum’s acquisitions programme helps contribute to this goal, and it is also a vital tool for checking the pulse of a moment characterised by its dynamism and complexity. The initiative aims to function as a meeting point for audiences and artistic practices from which to develop new strategies for observing and attempting to understand the present.

That of Sahatsa Jauregi is the latest project in Contexts from a Collection, a programme that has included the participation of artists such as Ion Munduate, Daniel Llaría, Nadia Barkate and Lorea Alfaro.

Exhibitions in Artium Museoa
Bilduma Hau Collection. Elementary Movements (1950-2000). Museum of Contemporary Art of the Basque Country Collection
Alejandro Cesarco. Other Recent Examples: Until 24 September 2023
Jutta Koether. Black Place: Until 16 April 2023
Rafael Lafuente. Konposaketak | Composiciones | Compositions: Until 14 May 2023
Irati Gorostidi & Mirari Echávarri. San Simón 62. Z Gallery: Until 18 June 2023
Sahatsa Jauregi. Flux Cored (Contexts from a Collection): Until 3 September 2023

Coming soon
Julia Spínola. Persona. Foto. Copia (Person. Photo. Copy): Opening: 2 June 2023
Lazos mecánicos (Mechanical Ties): Opening: 10 June 2023
Laida Lertxundi & Ren Ebel. Everything Near Me. Z Gallery: Opening: 23 June 2023

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