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Andrés de Santiago Areizaga "All that's Left now is Damn Right. Inbred Expediency in Protocol & Poise"

Andrés de Santiago Areizaga
"All that's Left now is Damn Right. Inbred Expediency in Protocol & Poise"
One-Off Season of events, talks, field research and work in progress exhibits.

3331's Artist in Residence 23rd April - 3rd May 2011


Since graduating from the Glasgow School of Art in 2002, Andrés has been active not only as a designer, editor, and artist, but has also been involved in the private and public spheres of art museums and galleries, architecture, photography, communication and historical archives. Combining in-house (David Chipperfield Architects, United
Designers, DJ Magazine) and freelance work (Will Alsop Architects, Studio Banana) with personal projects and research, he has exhibited and participated in artist residencies and workshops in Spain, UK, Athens, Tokyo, Holland, Paris, Beijing and New York. With interests in economics, linguistics and semiotics, institutional critique, and the politics of value and exclusion, he works mainly in art direction and editorial design and makes regular contributions to magazines and publications.

- Artist's Presentation / Talk: "Seeing and not Believing", Saturday 23rd April afternoon, @ 4 pm B113
A presentation of past and current selected projects to introduce the artist's work to the 3331 audience and to put his work in context with the events to come during the week. The presentation will focus on the development of the works and the influence of research carried out during the past 8-10 years instead of showcasing a mere selection of woks so as to explain relevance and continuity of the projects planned at 3331.
- Practice in Context 1: "Japanese Photobooks. Commemoration Vs. Memento", Sunday 24th April, @ 4 pm B113
Artist talk on his research about Japanese Photobooks and how these have influenced his practice and what is their specific input on the Japanese-based projects that the artist will undertake at 3331. The research for this project was carried out at the Asian Study Room, The British Museum, London between 2008-2009 with the institutional support of Youkobo Art space, Tokyo
- Practice in Context 2: "W. G. Sebald. Memories of Prose Fiction enabled by Photography", Thursday 28th April, @ 6:30 pm B113
Artist talk analysing the literary work of German author W.G. Sebald. The talk will concentrate on the influence of Sebald's books in the visual arts, the living legacy that they represent and the impact they have on the artist's works - the importance of text, his use with imagery and the creation of seemingly simplistic layouts to express conceptual propositions about memory, history and loss, both personal and social.
- Work in Progress Presentation / Open Studio Preview: "Mannikin, Dilettante.", Friday 29th April, @ 6:30pm B113
Through the exploration of historical imagery (from documentation/fieldwork photographs, newspaper clippings, adverts and mass-communication media to bespoke limited prints and original drawings), "Mannikin, Dilettante" elaborates a narrative focused on studying the origins, advancements and outcome of computing and social networks from a perspective of production, power endorsement, collective identity and studied behavior. An ongoing project constantly striving to catch up with ever newer versions, applications and forms of expression, its main goal is to generate social participation aware of its own influence and significance in history - seemingly devoted to living the day, but with strong roots in movements of the past and shaping the customs of the future.
- Work in Progress Presentation / Open Studio Preview: "L'Age d'Or: Buccaneers, Boxers, Belles, Balls and Baccarat", Sunday 1st May, @ 5pm B113
With a graphic identity based on the 1920s period and employing lifestyle images from historical archives, contemporary urban fashion, family books and personal documentation, "L'Age d'Or" starts as a research-based proposal to, at later stages in the process, evolve into a participatory and community/social driven initiative. By means of the combination of the crafts (copper stamps) and the new media (digital technologies, social networking), and the channelling of the project's output through a printed fanzine and a Vimeo video account online, "L'Age d'Or" focuses on developing and enriching in time - aiming at the growth of the works, but mainly at that of the key actors and participants. Workshops, open studio exhibitions, public screenings of research and archival catalogues, and impromptu styling performances and catwalks, will constitute the essence of the project in preference to a polished and finely packaged show of finished artworks.

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