l'artiste portatif [2003]

(the portable artist ) group project and exhibition. [click on any image for more information] .

participating artists: joachim koester, matmos, wilson díaz, sigur rós + floria sigismondi, rodrigo loyola (bol), måns wrange, natalia blanch + guillermo daghero, fernando palomar, ediciones «el chino», gonzalo lebrija, erla haraldsdóttir, vincent + feria, agustín solórzano,
and a special project by curt cloninger.

from the press release:

«the concept behind this project was inspired by the shandy conspiracy (a fictionalized report of a society of writers and artists created by walter benjamin and marcel duchamp amongst others) from historia abreviada de la literatura portátil by enrique vila-matas, who also collaborated in this project.

the catalog [all images bellow were taken from it] for l'artiste portatif was designed by bernardo loyola, is self-assembled and includes a set of instructions given by the artists for you to reproduce their work at home.

according to enrique vila-matas, a great degree of madness, a lack of greater purposes, insolence, a tense relationship with the double-self, sympathy for the darkness and relentless nomadism were required to be a part of this society... [click here to continue reading]

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