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Herman de vries, chance & change, June 17, 2017 – February 4, 2018

chance & change is the title of the first solo show in Spain by herman de vries (Alkmaar, The Netherlands, 1931), a site-specific project for MUSAC. The show covers a large span of the artist’s practice, from the sixties right up until the present, through a selection of sculptures, installations, drawings, collages and four  new works produced specifically for this project. 

Ranging from his first works created within the framework of the ZERO art movement, which explored the idea of chance, to his more recent output which uses nature as raw material, the exhibition reflects the versatility and coherence of the practice of an artist who combines science, art, philosophy and nature in his production. 




International exhibitions

International Archives 1st half of 2017

Exhibitions at MUSAC, Museo de Arte Contemporanea de Castilla y Leon (Spain)

17.06.2017 - 04.02.2018




Exhibition June 17, 2017 - February 4, 2018. MUSAC, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Castilla y Leon, Avda. Reyes Leoneses, 24 - 24008 León (Spain). T +34 987 09 00 00. Hours: Tuesday–Friday 11am–2pm, 5–8pm, Saturday–Sunday 11am–3pm,  5–9pm.





Hybris. A Possible Approach to Ecoaesthetics, June 17, 2017 – January 7, 2018

Artists:  Elena Aitzkoa, Amy Balkin, Zigor Barayazarra, Jorge Barbi, Guillem Bayo, Basurama, Luna Bengoechea Peña, Joseph Beuys, Juanli Carrión, Jacobo Castellano, Carma Casulá, Agnes Denes, Nicole Dextras, Bárbara Fluxá, Regina José Galindo, Nilo Gallego / Felipe Quintana, Fernando García-Dory, Andy Goldsworthy, Newton & Helen Mayer Harrison, Basia Irland, Patricia Johanson, Maider López, Lucia Loren, Ana Mendieta, Pablo Milicua, Fina Miralles, Santiago Morilla, Vik Muniz, Amor Muñoz, Xavi Muñoz, Teresa Murak, Katie Paterson, Asia Piaściky / Monika Brauntsch, Herman Prigann, Vegonha Rodríguez, Adolfo Schlosser, Alan Sonfist, Hiroshi Sunairi, Juan Zamora

Hybris. A Possible Approach to Ecoaesthetics  wishes to encourage a rethinking on the potential of art as a tool for action as well as for subjectification in relation to the environmental concerns of today. The show creates a landscape that speaks to political, economic and social ecology based on the gazes of around forty international, national and local artists. All of them contribute, in one way or another, to a rethinking on how to maintain the balance of the ecosystem, whether by working with nature through gestures that have more to do with the symbolic, or else by searching for some kind of more tangible impact. In their works, both the content as well as the form speak of ecology from an eco-aesthetic approach that goes beyond a simple critique of the well-known consequences caused by climate change. The exhibition adopts a respectful attitude to the environment, in a response to the hubris or excess characterising the present, with the goal of seeking alternatives that will help to bring about a paradigm shift and to collaborate towards a more habitable future for everybody.

Provincia 53, June 17, 2017 – January 7, 2018

Provincia 53 is a group exhibition about Western Sahara, a disputed and partially Moroccan-occupied territory in the Maghreb region of North Africa. Formerly occupied by Spain, in 1961 the colony known as Spanish Sahara became a Spanish province, the province 53, in an attempt made by Franco's dictatorship to legitimize the occupation. This exhibition aims to reflect on the concepts of Land and Territory from an aesthetic and political perpective.


Olafur Eliasson, Big Bang Fountain, 2014. Installation view at Moderna Museet, Stockholm, 2015. Photo: Anders Sune Berg. © 2014 Olafur Eliasson

herman de vries, chance & change, 2017. Courtesy of the artist.

herman de vries, chance & change, 2017. Courtesy of the artist.

Exhibitions at MUSAC, Museo de Arte Contemporanea de Castilla y Leon (Spain)

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