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IVAM presents programme 2023

2023 Program

The IVAM exhibitions this year will focus on the fundamental programs developed by the IVAM over the last two years.

The IVAM exhibitions for the coming year will focus on the core programs developed by the IVAM in the previous two years: a review of historical moments from the present; an approach to non-western modernities; a reconsideration of popular and feminisms, as well as new perspectives on young art and new methodologies to open the museum to diverse audiences.

The IVAM exhibition program for 2023 comprises 13 shows dedicated to key artists from the historical and current world art scene, such as Asger Jorn, Aref El Rayess, and Otobong Nkanga, as well as a rereading of popular works from the IVAM collection curated by Pedro G. Romero. It also features an exhibition about La Nave’s design group, as well as an exhibition of work by women artists in Spain and Portugal between the dictatorship and the dawn of democracy, among other things.

Open Creation and its Enemies: Asger Jorn in situation
February 16–June 18, 2023  
Curated by: Ellef Prestsaeter 
Collaboration: Museum Jorn, Silkeborg, Denmark

The exhibition documents and emphasizes the breadth of Jorn’s artistic practice, delving into not only his painting but also his graphic work, experimental publications and magazines, Situationist International participation, and historical research work at the Scandinavian Institute for Comparative Vandalism.

La Nave 1984-1991
March 9–September 10, 2023 
Curated by: Daniel Nebot and Nacho Lavernia

This group of designers became a design standard in Valencia in the 1980s due to a unique approach to visual and industrial design, focusing on communicative components in addition to utilitarian ones.

Aref El Rayess: Works (1957–1978) 
May 11–September 10, 2023 
Curated by: Catherine David

From the 1960s until the 1980s, Aref El Rayess was a pivotal player in the Lebanese cultural landscape. Aref El Rayess’s output exhibits an uncompromising contemporary artistic career that follows only the “inner demand” of a concerned subject, more attentive and sympathetic to the political, social, and cultural crises of his day than to the “isms” and expected sequences of the modern canon.

Trascity: Alberto Feijóo
May 18–October 22, 2023 
Curated by: Nuria Enguita

Trascity is a project that reflects on the roles and spaces we occupy, as well as the items and pictures we accumulate and collect. This project, created expressly for the IVAM, takes a variety of approaches in an attempt to reformulate the exhibition space’s purposes.

Juana Francés
May 25, 2023–January 14, 2024 
IVAM Alcoi 
Curated by: María Jesús Folch

This exhibition attempts to examine and analyze the various strands of Juana Francés’ artistic career, not only via her own works, words, and writings, but also through a study and assessment of her creative process.

Otobong Nkanga
July 13–November 5, 2023
Curated by: Nuria Enguita

The artist will address our social and topographical relationship with our everyday world using drawings, installations, photography, sculptures, and performances in his monographic exhibition.

The popular: IVAM Collection 
October 5, 2023–May 19, 2024 
Curated by: Pedro G. Romero

In light of the IVAM Collection, this show recommends rethinking the concept of the popular as a category in contemporary art. This would entail reconsidering the concept of the popular at the dawn of the twenty-first century, moving away from binary concepts such as lofty and low, scholarly and subordinate, or beautiful and sinister.

Llorenç Barber: Archive
November 16, 2023–April 7, 2024 
Curated by: Lorenzo Sandoval

Llorenç Barber is regarded as one of the forefathers of Spanish sound art. The project envisions an exhibition in the form of an archive (presented both physically and digitally), a series of performances and workshops, and a book featuring a selection of his writings.

Josep Renau: Making Art Operative—Designing the Future
November 29, 2022–February 2023 
Patio Herreriano Museum, Valladolid 
Curated by: Nuria Enguita and Ramón Escrivà

The exhibition concentrates on Renau’s political work, which was influenced by his early militancy in the Spanish Communist Party. This compelled him to pursue a vision of art in the service of revolution and social transformation till the end of his life.

The power with which we leap together: Women artists in Spain and Portugal between dictatorship and democracy
November 30, 2023–April 14, 2024 
Curated by: Patricia Mayayo and Giulia Lamoni 
Co-production: Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon

This exhibition proposes a revaluation of the work of the Spanish and Portuguese women artists of the time treated, bearing in mind their specificities with regard to the Anglo-American model and underlining the many parallels to be found between them. It will also be an opportunity to investigate possible instances of meeting and exchange between the women artists of the two countries.

Throughout the year the programs Art and Context, Articulations, Confluències, Polyglotism, among other investigation and educational programmes, are available.

Institut Valencià d’Art Modern (IVAM)
C/ de Guillem de Castro, 118
46003 València
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