The University of Alicante Museum (MUA) presents the 3rd Pluri-Identitats Visual Arts Contests, an initiative by the Office of the Vice President for Culture, Sports and Extracurricular Activities in partnership with the Office of the Vice President for Equality, Inclusion and Social Responsibility.
For the Housemates exhibition, the University of Alicante Museum has been transformed into a shared flat where graduates of the Miguel Hernández University Master’s Degree in Art Projects and Research (MUPIA), delivered on the Altea campus, can show their work. Each of the artists will temporarily live in a hypothetical room; these “housemates” will see how their differences give rise to a rich and diverse collective experience that invites us to reflect on coexistence and human relations in an ever more interconnected world that, nevertheless, becomes more and more individualised.
Everything is landscape in Panta rei: the river, the mountains, the sky, the body. Nature is always flowing, and we are part of that cosmic eternity, together with birds, river algae or those small, lightweight stones. Everything flows – Panta rei – is the concept of existence introduced by Heraclitus in the 6th century BCE. A flowing existence, subject to the laws that govern the never-ending cycles of birth and death, the constant transition from darkness to light, a world not created by the gods.
In recent years, a remarkable number of national and international artist’s books have become part of the Banco Sabadell Art Collection, giving rise to one of the few private collections of artist’s books in Spain. The exhibition Salto de página (“Page break”) takes us on a journey through this collection. The works on display are divided into five sections: historical background, artist’s books, book-objects, photo books and self-published books.
Acrobatics is the main key Auladell has been making use of as a professional illustrator, a sort of balance between projects that come up from the pure will or need (shared later with the readers, but those projects would have also been done without the prospect of being published) and the commissioned work (which, to a large extent, provides him with a livelihood and also makes the former possible).
Since its creation, the University of Alicante Museum (MUA) has remained committed to contemporary art. This led to the launch of its Residency Programme for Artistic Creation and Research in 2015. The primary aim of this public and international programme is to galvanise the artistic sector and promote creation and research in contemporary art. Within this programme, five projects are selected and receive funding. For two weeks, the resident artists must undertake their project within the MUA facilities, allowing them to work at this institution, become familiar with its dynamics and receive support from technical staff while giving shape to their projects. They also participate in meetings with professionals from the sector.
contado con la participación de los artistas Aurora Domínguez Mata, Adrián Jorques Tortosa, Miriam Martínez Guirao, Roice183 y Masha Wysocka.