CONTRATEMPS

21/05/2014 - 24/08/2014

CaixaForum Barcelona

In opposition to fixed, uniform time, the artists included in Contratemps/Out of Time deploy heterogeneous temporalities that break with the established norm. Along its meandering way, the exhibition invites us to become more aware of the mechanisms and temporal patterns that regulate everyday life — starting with the conventions of the exhibition space — and experience other modes of attention and cognition. The work of these artists challenges habitual expectations and puts into play an expanded, arrested, squandered and intensely unproductive temporality that can be seen as a form of resistance to the conditions of continuity, order and regularity governing consumer society.

Contratemps/Out of Time inludes works by Martí Anson, Fito Conesa, Esther Ferrer, Dora García, Antoni Muntadas, Ioana Nemes, TobiasRehberger, Edward Ruscha, Montserrat Soto, Michael Snow and Ignacio Uriarte.

Contratemps/Out of Time is the third exhibition of Comisart, the new biennial program of "la Caixa" Social Work.  This program, created in 2013, provides professional opportunities to the Spanish curated sector and provides new perspectives on "la Caixa" Collection of Contemporary Art.

CONTRATEMPS

Artworks in the exhibition