Pere Noguera IN RESiDENCE at the School Les Corts
Pere Noguera, born in La Bisbal d’Empordà in 1941, began his artistic career as a practitioner of the new poor, ephemeral and conceptual poetics in the 1970s, making process sculpture with an energetic aesthetic approach based on deconstruction and fragmentation that had affinities to arte povera. He later produced works on the conceptual processes of photography and electrography, and was a pioneer in works made from photocopies in the 1970s, as well as exploring the concept of the archive as a ready-made based on found photographs and film. Irony, deviation of meaning and decontextualisation are strategies that Noguera frequently uses to subvert the gaze and create a new semantics of reality. In his practice, Noguera works in the fields of installation, performance and set design.
In 2011, the Antoni Tàpies Foundation presented the exhibition Pere Noguera. Històries d’arxiu (1974-2011), and the artist’s work also featured in such shows as L’avantguarda de l’escultura catalana, Centre d’Art Santa Mònica (Barcelona, 1989), Idees i actituds. Entorn de l’art conceptual a Catalunya, 1964-1980, Centre d’Art Santa Mònica (Barcelona, 1989) and Cornerhouse (Manchester, 1994) - University of Southampton (Southampton, 1994).
His most outstanding installations include, amongst others, Serrallo. Surar és l’acte. Física de lloc, Tinglado 2 (Tarragona, 2002), Memòria del so in “Canten les pedres”, Sales Municipals de Girona (Girona, 2001), Eur in “Homo ecologicus”, Joan Miró Foundation (Barcelona, 1996), Llacs, illes, pedrals i morts, Palau de la Virreina (Barcelona, 1996), Com si, Carambolage, Biennale der Partnerregionen, Kunsthalle (Baden-Baden, 1992), Flux, Joan Miró Foundation (Barcelona, 1986), Torens van Babel (Montevideo, Antwerp, 1984), Fe2O3, Metrònom (Barcelona, 1983), Terres, Centre Pompidou (Paris, 1983) and Museu-Ficció (Olot, 1982).
Works by Pere Noguera are found particularly in the Rafael Tous Contemporary Art Collection, the Vila Casas Foundation, MACBA and Artium.
Biography written in 2013
School Les Cortsagora.xtec.cat/ieslescorts
Institut les Corts is housed in a Modernista (Art Nouveau) style building in the Maternitat site, a setting that confers a special personality on the school. For some years now, the school has focused particularly on the image and audiovisual projects, acquiring the necessary equipment and generating excellent results from participation in film and photography projects. Pupils from the fourth year of ESO compulsory secondary education taking the optional course in visual and fine art will take place in the In Residence project.
Presentation written in 2013
Students 4th of ESO:
Gemma Aldea Dachs, Mireia Aldea Dachs, Michel Anglada Garcia, Pol Bargalló Laparra, Anna Martina Bayer Gual, Paula Casadejust Martínez, Aarón Emilio Domingo Tapia, Josué Raúl Domingo Tapia, Jordi Duran Ferrer, German Flor Flores, Jing Jing Fu, Roger Garcia Peris, Alex Martínez García, Daniel Molina Guisado, Judit Moya Aguado, Andrés Felipe Reyes Diaz, Adrián Rodrigo Ropero, Daniel Sánchez-Hermosilla López, Pau Serra Chacón and Nataly Velásquez Macias
Pilar Domenech (visual and plastic education) and Ramon Anglada (catalan language)
Curation and coordination:
A Bao A Qu Association
Culture Institute of Barcelona
Barcelona Education Consortium