Donation from great artist Jesús Pastor
The art of photocopy. 1970-1985
We have been working (and enjoying) in the last months with many artworks from a generous donation from great artist and good friend Jesús Pastor. Here you have a little sample of five images made by calcographic engraving and xerography techniques. We hope you like it. Thank you, Jesús!
The freezing of a memory: Tribute to Edith Weyde
Today at 8 pm will be opened at José de la Mano Gallery of Madrid the exhibition “El arte de la fotocopia. 1970-1985 (cuando la copia se convierte en original)”. This exhibition, which can be visited until November 8th, has works from many artists of the spanish copy art movement, and among them, many from Alcalacanales and Equipo AC, of our director José Ramón Alcalá, who, in addition, has created a new installation with Rubén Tortosa and supported by Miguel Sánchez.
The visit of Marisa González
Edith Weyde was a German chemist at the Agfa company in Leverkusen who, together with the Belgian engineer André Rott, created the process of transferring images by diffusion or Diffusion Transfer Reversal (DTR), with the aim of automating the photographic process, was one of the bigger advances in silver copying techniques (silver salts). It is the basic process that allowed the instant photography of companies like Polaroid, Kodak or Fuji and even the origin of the direct electrophotographic reproduction system.
Genealogies, Stories and Construction of the Archives of Media Art in Spain
Friday July 13 we received the visit of Marisa González at the International Museum of Electrography (MIDECIANT) of Cuenca (Spain). Who also had the kindness and generosity to donate a series of pioneering copy art and digital art pieces for the museum’s permanent collection. Thank you very much. It is an honor and a pleasure. We hope that the visit was of your pleasure and interest and we hope to see you again by the MIDE -your house- as soon as possible.
The presentation of the artist Jesús Pastor
Some days ago we had the pleasure of meeting with colleagues and friends at Valencia during the Conference of VOREMETUR-AEMA MINECO´s projects “Genealogías, Relatos y construcción de los Archivos de Media Art en España”. Thank you all of you for joining us! Here you have some images to be remembered.
The visit of the students from the Master in Advanced Studies of Museums and Historical-Artistic Heritage
The presentation of the artist and full professor Jesús Pastor took place in the Research Master on Artistic and Vistual Practices. At the end of his presentation, Pastor explained all students about the artistic donation to the MIDE collection, that he has just completed with differents artworks that represent his artistic career.
The Cuenca’s CAAC open an exhibition tribute to Copy Artist Fernando Canales
Today we have had the visit of the students from the Master in Advanced Studies of Museums and Historical-Artistic Heritage from the Complutense University in Madrid to our Collections and Archives.
The tribute was attended by the widow of Canales, Esther Graciá; his daughter, Marina Canales and a large number of friends and colleagues of the artist and professor at the School of Art of Cuenca. The event was presented by José Ramón Alcalá, friend and artistic partner of Canales; by Ruben Tortosa, friend and curator of the exhibition; by Maria Angeles Zurilla, Vice Chancellor of Culture and University Extension; by the Dean of the Faculty, Francisco Javier Díez de Baldeón and Patxi Andión, director of the Art Department.
Inauguration of Exhibitions 21 June
This class focuses on the complex relationship between the institutions of the art world and the artistic practices linked to new media, from the transgressive proposals of net art to the progressive though unfinished integration of works of digital art in the collections of some museums. Examining both the problems involved in the conservation and dissemination of unstable art and the pre-eminence of temporary exhibitions in front of permanent collections, we will see how in their interaction with new technologies both artistic practices and museums themselves are transformed.
The Contemporary Art Collections and Archives (CAAC) of Cuenca have inaugurated two new exhibitions in the framework of international projects and in which thirty artists participate.
The exhibitions “Poéticas de lo Múltiple” and “How to break a screen” are part of two artistic projects related to different fields and techniques.