Art and Memory – On the Border, MuME – Museu Memorial de l’Exili

To both be and make a border is the primary motivation of this artistic project by Marco Noris. The artist spent almost a month walking the line of the border in the Pyrenees from Andorra to Portbou. An invisible geographic line that is the product of a superimposed layer of historical events, which is made visible through the hundreds of milestones (mugues) that delimit the separation between the countries.

Marco Noris’ itinerary has a pronounced experiential character manifested by the exercise of painting in the open air. In this sense, what apparently seems a playful and contemplative attitude of the artist in relation to the landscape, becomes an action that assumes the form of a critical inventory of the fact of the border and everything related to it: refugees, exile, exclusion, marginalization. In other words, the distance, fatigue and weather conditions experienced by the artist himself acquire an allegorical configuration that refers to all those unfortunate souls of yesterday, today and the future.

These drawings made in situ during the trip, which may be understood as something between a personal diary and a notarial record reaffirming the line of the border, evoke the artist’s visual and emotional connection with a context both inhospitable and fascinating, thereby developing an entirely new setting for memory.

Jordi Font Agulló
Director of MuME

Art and Memory. Marco Noris, “On the Border”
From October 28, 2017 to January 28, 2018

Museo Memorial del Exilio (Exile Memorial Museum), c / Mayor, 43-47, 17700 – La Jonquera (Spain)

Tuesday to Saturday, from 10 am to 6 pm and Sundays and holidays from 10 am to 2 pm.
Closed Mondays except holidays. For Christmas holidays the museum is closed on January 1st and 6th and December 25th and 26th and on December 24th and 31st it is open from 10am to 2pm.

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It wasn’t the sun, Marco Noris solo show at Trama Gallery

“Entitled No era el sol [It wasn’t the sun], the exhibition showing a lot of Noris’ work developed around the disappearance in the mass graves, the cruelty of borders, the civil war, exile and uprooting, as well as environmental matters using metaphors for both our material and moral ruins, and readings at a more introspective level as a first and unavoidable step towards accepting denial and shadow to deal with the escalation in technology, excessive consumption and entertainment that blinds us all.”
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“(Un)refuges” solo exhibition by Marco Noris at the Roman Temple of Vic

The series of paintings that Marco Noris is presenting at the Roman Temple is the first result of his work about exile and rootlessness; a journey between past and present, historical memory and contemporary migration policies.

From November 23, 2016 until January 1, 2017.
Opening: Friday, November 25 at 7pm
Temple Romà – Carrer Pare Xifré, Vic (Barcelona)

+ info: www.viccc2016.cat/novembre/inrefugis-de-marco-noris

(Thanks to Miquel Bardagil and Marta Huguet)

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Finalist at VI Painting Prize Torres García – Mataró

Marco Noris with his  artwork Refugees IV has been selected as a finalist for the Torres Garcia Painting Prize 2015.
The winner will be anounced during the inauguracion, which takes place on the 11 June at 7pm at the Fundació lluro Anthenaeum, Carrer Riera 92, Mataro ( Barcelona ).
The exhibition will be open to the public until 28th July.

Mi obra ¿Qué hicieron de vos, hijo que no acabó de vivir? ¿acabó de morir? (Refugiados IV) está entre las finalistas del VI Premio de pintura Torres García 2015.

El día 11 de junio a las 19h, durante la inauguración, será proclamada/o la/el ganador/a y las/los galardonadas/os.

La exposición estará abierta hasta el 28 de julio al Ateneu de la Fundació Iluro, carrer La Riera 92, Mataró (Barcelona).

Del 11 de junio al 28 de julio.

Featured in The Wall 4 – Launch party Friday 10th April

The Wall Art Magazine will be hosting a party to launch its fourth issue at Centro de Arte Mutuo on Friday 10th April.
Myself and the other featured artists will have our artwork displayed.

Where: Centro de Arte Mutuo – Carrer Julià Portet 5, Bajos 1/2 – 08004 Barcelona (Spain)
When: Friday 10 April 2015, 7pm

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Recomptes @ Sicart Gallery – 21 February 2015 / 11 April 2015

The exhibition “Recomptes” moves to the Sicart Gallery. “Recomptes”, originally produced by Canem Gallery, is an exhibition about historical memory. I will participate showing some of the artworks from my project “The age of Rivesaltes“.

+ info: Sicart Gallery
+ info: Recomptes @ Cànem Gallery

Mar ARZA – Pilar BELTRAN – Vicent CARDA – Miquel GOZALBO – Isidre MANILS – Geles MIT – Marco NORIS – Cristina PERELLO – Pepa L. POQUET – Ester PEGUEROLES – Vicente TIRADO DEL OLMO – Maria ZARRAGA

21 february 2015 – 24 March 11 April 2015

(UPDATE) New closing date:  11 April 2015

Galeria Sicart – C/ de la Font, 44 – 08720 Vilafranca del Penedès (Barcelona, Spain) – Tel. 0034 93 818 03 65 – 0034 629 237 560 – galeriasicart@galeriasicart.com – www.galeriasicart.com

+ info: Sicart Gallery
+ info: Recomptes @ Cànem Gallery