previews

  • Chantal Akerman, From the Other Side (still from DVD), 2002.

    Chantal Akerman, From the Other Side (still from DVD), 2002.

    Micropolitics: Art and the Quotidian, 2001–1968

    ESPAI D’ART CONTERMPORANI DE CASTELLO

    January 31–March 30, 2003

    While globalism is often a key word for curators describing changes in today’s social landscape, “Micropolitics” takes a more personal approach, looking at the everyday formation of subjectivity. Curators Juan Vicente Aliaga, María Corral, and José Miguel G. Cortés have organized the exhibition in three parts linked to historical moments; the first covers the years 1989 through 2001. (Subsequent portions backtrack to span 1980–89 and 1968–80.) Among fourteen artists dealing with all things intimate are Chantal Akerman, Ann-Sofi Sidén, and Ilya Kabakov—whose bathroom installation alludes to the unique privacy afforded by the toilet in Soviet society. The catalogue features all-star essays by Boris Groys, Hal Foster, and others.