Edition number 1 of the eremuak publication with collaborations from a number of different local professional agents: Maite Garbayo, Haizea Barcenilla-Saioa Olmo, Ainize Sarasola, Ricardo Basbaum en bulegoa z/b, Marion Cruza/Grace Livingston, Miren Arenzana, Peio Aguirre and Txuspo Poyo.
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Edition no.3 of the eremuak magazine contains text and visual material produced within a Basque context. The following people have contributed to the magazine: Iñaki Imaz, María Berrios, Larraitz Torres, Zigor Barayazarra (insert and central artistic contribution), Mugatxoan, Peio Aguirre, Jorge Núñez, Susana Talayero, Aimar Arriola, and the back-cover artistic contribution from Julen Agirre ...
Accompanying the eremuak International Talks at Azkuna Zentroa in October 2019 is this issue of our magazine,which brings together contributions on attitudes,works and discourses in the local and international art context displaying a variety of approaches to what has traditionally been given the name of “nature”. From the refusal of habitual institutional spaces in favour of more committed outside spaces with a will to renewal, to the inclusion of living organisms in those spaces, we seem to be a witnessing a need for the exterior.
We are, however, aware that “nature” is a problematic term. So as not to reduce the theme to an exaltation of romantic attitudes, or simplify the inherent complexity of human to non-human relationships, or relationships between the living and inert, organic and technological,we thought it pertinent to add the plural k (as in naturak) to the title of this issue. Because the habitual cultural perspective considers nature to be one, the mere fact of pluralising the concept might indicate a possibility for subversion, as the different forms of art that drew our attention also point to.
According to our usual custom, we have included different types of contribution in this issue of the magazine.Along with texts by some of the artists awarded support in the recent call by eremuak are some of the activities that took place in relation to our context.
Sergio Prego’s specific contribution to the magazine is a short text and a large drawing divided into six parts,each one of which occupies an entire page, so that the image as a whole can only be imagined. Francisco Javier San Martin’s sets out a narrative in his text around the work of several very different artists, in an important theoretical contribution which proposes a revision of the relationship between art and nature in the progression from modernity to the present.
We have also included “Negro circular”, a text by artista Usue Arrieta, who is a member of the Tractora Koop. E. association, on the Landa Lan. A Documentation on Darcy Lange exhibition by the group at Tabakalera,San Sebastian, which ran from 2017 to 2019. “Nature”in this text sparks digressions which reflect on their working processes.
We also like to remember significant exhibitions and events in our arising from our context over the year,and with this in mind have included a conversation between the art critic Bea Espejo and sculptor Alberto Peral based on Abertura, Peral’s exhibition in Galeria Alegria, Madrid, in February 2019, in which the idea of “natures” could be glimpsed in different elements running through the wall and revealing it.
Finally, Leo Burge recounts his residency at the Halfhouse artspace; and Maia Villot writes about Trenza, an exhibition she curated at Guenes and Ea as part of the Harriak 2018 programme. Also featured is a centre spread by artist Duen Saachi, who was supported by eremuak’s ongoing support programme for the edition of his publishing project Organoleptico; and a back cover by Irantzu Yaldebere with a drawing based on Ecstatic Heads, a piece by Ernst Josephson, a Swedish painter from the late nineteenth century. The agenda in the final pages of the magazine shows all activities eremuak has been involved in over the year.We would also like to use this opportunity to welcome a new member, Aimar Arriola, into our committee.Aimar, a curator, editor and researcher, has been with us since July 2019, having taken over from Leire Vergara after her last undertaking as editor of the magazine.
eremuak also says goodbye to Azkuna Zentroa-Alhondiga Bilbao, our host institution for the past four years. As of January 2020 our offices will be moving to Tabakalera International Centre for Contemporary Culture, San Sebastian.
eremuak # 6 is distributed free of charge at several cultural centres and public libraries.