Presentación del proyecto y de la publicación de En frontera

Marco Noris, A LA FRONTERA
Presentació del projecte el 15 de juny 2018 a les 19 h
Exposició de l’obra del 15 al 19 de juny 

L’estiu del 2017 Noris va recórrer caminant els 290 quilòmetres de la frontera hispanofrancesa de la província de Girona per on van passar els principals camins de l’exili republicà. Durant el recorregut, l’artista va pintar una obra per a cadascuna de les 198 mugues que marquen la frontera: caminar i pintar tot unint punts al llarg de la frontera, com en equilibri en aquesta línia invisible que divideix en dos el que és un, fent visible el que és invisible i desplegant, d’aquesta manera, un nou escenari de la memòria.

 

Carrer Hospital 56, Barcelona – De dimarts a dissabte de 12 a 20h
Diumenges i festius de 11 a 14 h – Dilluns tancat

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” @ 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.”
Continue reading It wasn’t the sun, Marco Noris solo show at Trama Gallery

“(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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Images from Paratext 7

Some pictures of my presentation at Hangar.org, on November 11th. It was a presentation of the creative process behind my project about exile and migrants. It was also an experiment, moving a hypertext system for organizing content into the real world; so I built in real time a work consisting of paintings, drawing, photographs, notes, letters, photocopies, objects, video and photographic animations.

All photos by Marzia Matarese.

Paratext 7

This name, Paratext, conceals a monthly programme of long and short presentations of the artists in residence in Hangar, as well as in international residences, always on Wednesdays from 7-9pm. Various artists will present specific projects or sections of their work in non-conventional formats. The sessions are open to the public to enable interaction with the artists themselves.

The next Paratext session will take place on Wednesday 11 November in Hangar (Emilia Coranty 16, 08018 Barcelona) in Sala Ricson at 7pm (map).

The artists that will be presenting their projects are Germán Portal Garbarino, Paulina Silva Hauyon and Marco Noris.

+info: https://hangar.org/es/news/paratext-no7-amb-german-portal-garbarino-paulina-silva-hauyon-marco-noris/