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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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“En frontera” gana la beca BCN Producció 2017 / La Capella

Mi proyecto  “En frontera” ha sido seleccionado para BCN Producció 2017 en la modalidad deslocalizados.

El jurado de BCN Producció 2017* está  formado por los comisarios David Armengol, Alexandra Laudo, Latitudes (Mariana Cánepa Luna y Max Andrews), Monica Bello y los artistas Mireia Sallarès y Joan Casellas.
Próximamente más información.

*Barcelona Producció és una iniciativa de La Capella, Institut de Cultura de Barcelona.

“It wasn’t the sun” @ Trama Gallery – Photo galleries

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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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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XIII Prize of Visual Arts Arena Foundation

Marco Noris has been awarded in the XIII Prize of Visual Arts Arena Foundation in painting category.

Exhibition from December 15 to February 7, 2017
Opening Thursday 15 December at 19.30 to 22 hours

Galería Alonso Vidal
C/ Balmes, 34. 08007 Barcelona — Telef.: +34 933 158 659

Opening hours
From Tuesday to Saturday
Morning: 11:00 – 14:00 h.
Afternoon: 17:30 – 20:30 h.

“(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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