Jaume Pitarch IN RESiDENCE at the School Moisès Broggi

http://angelsbarcelona.com/en/artists/jaime-pitarch

In his work, the artist Jaume Pitarch (Barcelona, 1963) explores human beings’ inability to identify with the structures that we ourselves have created. The feeling of loss or inadequacy before these structures leads us to interpret the world and ourselves consistently and intuitively, in order to fit into them. Pitarch uses elements made by people, inhabited by people, or elements that have helped people to construct a sense of themselves and the world. These objects are dismembered and reconstructed. The distance between the original object and the new, generally dysfunctional piece acts as a reflection of the space between the original being and the person, between collective structures and our limited adaptation or identification with them. The new object reminds us of our loss and the need to stay upright, as the artist often presents pieces or elements that are in a situation of balance and uncertainty.

Exhibitions: Despacio / Destiempo (Galería Fúcares, Madrid, 2013); Galerija Vartai, Lithuania, 2011; Beautiful Unglittering Things (Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York, 2009); Galería Fúcares, Madrid, 2008; Solo Projects, Arco 2009, Arco 2008, Madrid; Arts al Palau (Palau Ducal de Gandia, 2007); Some almost broke thing (Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York, 2006); Arco 2006; Hales Gallery, Londres, 2002; among others. His work has also been selected for many events and group exhibitions: Duet (Cristina Guerra Contemporary Art, Portugal, 2013); La imagen especular - Tirar del hilo (Artium, 2012); The Workers (Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, 2011); El ángel exterminador - A Room for Spanish Contemporary Art (BOZAR, Brussels, 2010); La vida en este lado (Espacio Líquido, Gijón, 2009); Visión: f(icción) (São Paulo Cultural Centre, 2009). Jaume Pitarch’s work is present in such collections and galleries as the Museo Patio Herreriano de Valladolid, MACBA, the Royal College of Art, London, and the Bergé Collection in Madrid.In his work, the artist Jaume Pitarch (Barcelona, 1963) explores human beings’ inability to identify with the structures that we ourselves have created. The feeling of loss or inadequacy before these structures leads us to interpret the world and ourselves consistently and intuitively, in order to fit into them. Pitarch uses elements made by people, inhabited by people, or elements that have helped people to construct a sense of themselves and the world. These objects are dismembered and reconstructed. The distance between the original object and the new, generally dysfunctional piece acts as a reflection of the space between the original being and the person, between collective structures and our limited adaptation or identification with them. The new object reminds us of our loss and the need to stay upright, as the artist often presents pieces or elements that are in a situation of balance and uncertainty.

Exhibitions: Despacio / Destiempo (Galería Fúcares, Madrid, 2013); Galerija Vartai, Lithuania, 2011; Beautiful Unglittering Things (Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York, 2009); Galería Fúcares, Madrid, 2008; Solo Projects, Arco 2009, Arco 2008, Madrid; Arts al Palau (Palau Ducal de Gandia, 2007); Some almost broke thing (Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York, 2006); Arco 2006; Hales Gallery, Londres, 2002; among others. His work has also been selected for many events and group exhibitions: Duet (Cristina Guerra Contemporary Art, Portugal, 2013); La imagen especular - Tirar del hilo (Artium, 2012); The Workers (Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, 2011); El ángel exterminador - A Room for Spanish Contemporary Art (BOZAR, Brussels, 2010); La vida en este lado (Espacio Líquido, Gijón, 2009); Visión: f(icción) (São Paulo Cultural Centre, 2009). Jaume Pitarch’s work is present in such collections and galleries as the Museo Patio Herreriano de Valladolid, MACBA, the Royal College of Art, London, and the Bergé Collection in Madrid.

Biography written in 2016

School Moisès Broggi

www.institutbroggi.org

This academic year, the school is taking part in IN RESIDENCE for the second time, with a group of fourth-year ESO compulsory education pupils.

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The Institut Moisès Broggi embarked in 2011 on a major shift towards project-based compulsory education in which art is of great importance. Its efforts in alliance with local institutions such as the MACBA, Sala Beckett and Hospital de Sant Pau, among others, give it a special dynamism. 

Participants

Students 4th of ESO:
Juan Antonio Alcívar, Jenifer Bardella, Camila Bernal, Óscar Cabrera, Iman Chaibi, Jasmina Condal, Maisa Da Costa, Samira Dialhoum , Laura Fornet , Lia Jaumejoan, José Antonio Jiménez, Beatriz López, Laia Martín, Aina Oriol, Andrea Porta, Sara Puig, Gisela Rafales, Eva Recolons, Abril Ripoll and Qizhang Wang

Teachers:
Estefania Figueras (visual and plastic education)

Curation and coordination:
A Bao A Qu Association

Directed by:
Culture Institute of Barcelona
Barcelona Education Consortium