ULISES CARRIÓN

Research Projects on Ulises Carrión by Maike Aden
Ulises Carrión in the door of his first bookshop gallery "Other Books and So", Amsterdam, Heerengracht 272, June 1976, photo: Guy Schraenen

 

Maike Aden worked as research assistant for the first comprehensive retrospective on the writer and artist Ulises Carrión (1941-1989) which was organized in 2016 by the Museo Reina Sofia in Madrid and shown in 2017 in the Museo Jumex in Mexico-City. Presented on this site is a selection of presentations and contributions on the work of Ulises Carrión and its present significance in different cultural and national contexts.

 

 


Ulises Carrion's plagiarisms by Maike Aden
U.Carrión; in: Fandangos, 1973 

NEW RELEASED

ULISES CARRIÓN CARRIES ON

In: Journal of Artists' Books (JAB), No. 40, Fall 2016

Online: Ulises Carrion Carries On

 

 

Extending art to the plagiarism of everything traceable in the digital archives of the internet seems perfectly to accomplish Ulises Carrión's enjoyable plea for blatant stealing. But is the art world really catching up with this concept that Ulises Carrión pioneered several decades ago? (...)

The main reason which contradicts this option is the fact that the generation remix is fixed on two kinds of repetitions:  the repetition of the worn out past and, moreover, the repetition of a meanwhile fatiguing trend...

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Maike Aden Ulises Carrion Carries On, Leipzig 2017
It's a Book

REPUBLISHED

ULISES CARRIÓN CARRIES ON

In: Markus Dreßen, Albrecht Gäbel et al. (Ed.): It's a Book, HGB, Leipzig 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


RESEARCH PROJECT

WORDS AND WRITINGS BY ULISES CARRIÓN

In the frame of ECCO AMLAT, a research project on the written and oral discursive productions of contemporary Latin American artists

Université Rennes 2, 2016-2018

More: ECCO AMLAT

 

 


The Posthumous Reception of Ulises Carrion, essay by Maike Aden
Catalogue incl. CD with sound works by U. Carrión. Click to download catalogue.

NEW RELEASED

THE POSTHUMOUS RECEPTION OF ULISES CARRIÓN / LA RECEPCIÓN PÓSTUMA DE ULISES CARRIÓN

In: Guy Schraenen (Ed.): Dear reader. Don't read., Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid, 2016

Download Catalogue: Dear reader. Don't read.

 

 

“Forget hipness, coolness and glamour! Forget Damien Hirst’s golden calf and Marc Quinn’s gilded Kate Moss.... The time for blue-chip art is here. This also includes overlooked and underestimated artists from the 1960s and 1970s.” With these vigorous words, Marc Spiegler, director of Art Basel, promotes the exhibitors behind hip revivals. Such “hidden treasures”—a label invented by Art Cologne for this trend—have been discovered, venerated, and marketed for a few years now. In the spotlight of this cult of the (post-)1960s avant-gardes are primarily those artists whose aura was rooted in their supposed immunity to the established art system during their lifetimes. Among the most prominent protagonists are artists that include Bas Jan Ader, André Cadere, Poul Gernes, Lee Lozano, Charlotte Posenenske, and Paul Thek; and now, it seems, Ulises Carrión is also a beneficiary..."

 

 


LECTURES / VORTRÄGE / CONFÉRENCES

WORKS AND WORDS BY ULISES CARRIÓN

 

Varius international venues

 

With a sensitive and critical sense, and from the perspective of a former writer and linguist, Ulises Carrión (1941-1989) analyzed the internal layers of our language, images and sound, to test, reveal and thwart the rules behind their functioning. By using all phenomenas of daily life instead of the art system, he developed a contemporary as well as an anticipatory aesthetic program in which ideas, information and collective/participatory strategies were the basis for his very diverse art works, performances, exhibitions as well as his networking, distribution and archiving projects. All this he reflected in highly elaborated theories which seem to be - partly word by word - an early model of very recent art theories in the digital realm of the 21st century. Since several years, Ulises Carrión undergoes an extraordinary appreciation...

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RETROSPECTIVE

ULISES CARRIÓN. DEAR READER. DON'T READ / QUERIDO LECTOR. NO LEA

Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía Madrid

March 15 - October 10, 2016

 

 

TOURING

ULISES CARRIÓN. DEAR READER. DON'T READ / QUERIDO LECTOR. NO LE

Fundación Jumex Arte Contemporáneo Mexico City

February 09 - April 30, 2017

The Museo Reina Sofía presents the retrospective Dear Reader. Don't read, dedicated to the Mexican creator Ulises Carrión (1941, San Andrés Tuxtla, Veracruz, Mexico - 1989 Amsterdam, The Netherlands). Carrión was an artist, editor, writer, exhibition curator and theorist of the international avant-garde art scene after the 1960s, as well as a key figure in Mexican conceptual art.

The exhibition aims to illustrate all aspects of his artistic and intellectual work: from his initial career as a successful young writer in Mexico, and his university years as a graduate student in France, Germany and England during which he studied language and linguistics; to his numerous activities developed in Amsterdam, the city in which Carrión settled definitively in 1972, and in which he lived until his death at the age of 49...

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