ANYS 90 DISTÀNCIA ZERO

Site-specific, Group Exhibition

Centre d’Art Santa Mònica, Barcelona (Spain)

From 22/06/1994 to 31/08/1994

Curated by José Luis Brea

Transformació, 1994
Methacrylate, iron and Neon
250 x 27 x 20 cm

Collective exhibition with 45 young emerging Spanish artists. The show analysed the state of the domestic artistic creation scene in 1994 from an international perspective. The catalogue featured five essays by José Luís Brea, Hal Foster, Isabelle Graw, Luk Lambrecht and Hans-Ulrich Öbrist.

Chema AlvargonzAlez made a site specific installation built on the ramp leading to the Santa Mónica building. This artwork was dominated by the word “TRANSFORMACIÓ” back-lit with red neon lights and several yellow neon lights scattered throughout the ramp. By using the word “Transformació” (transformation in Catalan), the artist was referring to the changes that this specific quarter of the city was undergoing; from an abandoned convent in front of the red light district to a cosmopolitan area leading to the sea and dominated by a contemporary art centre.

Artists: Ignasi AballíPep Agut, Ana Laura Álaez, Chema AlvargonzAlez, Benedicta Bergado, Núria Canal, Daniel Canogar, Jordi Colomer, Octavi Comerón, Compañía Magnética, Luis Contreras, Salomé Cuesta, Ricardo Echevarría, Galería Virtual, José Gallego, Dora García, Chema Gil, Susy Gómez, Carles Guerra, Itziar Jarabo, Laboratorio de Luz, Pau Lagunas, Kepa Landa, José Maldonado, Begoña Montalbán, Javier Montero, Pedro Mora, Begoña Muñoz, Ana Navarrete, Mar Núñez, Itziar Okariz, Lucía Onzain, Mabel Palacín-Marc Viaplana, Jesús Palomino, Asier Pérez González, Txuspo Poyo, Susana Rabanal, Jorge Ribalta, Juan Carlos Robles, Xavier Rovira-Ramon Parramon, Aureli Ruiz, La Societé Anonyme, Montserrat Soto, Juan Urrios, Eulalia Valldosera.