After Act 1 and the very launch of TWHH – TheWholeHoleHall on April 1st 2015 with are delighted to announce exactly one year later Act 2, the presentation and exhibition of Oriol Vilanova’s latest artists’ book Without Distinction. This book – published by &: Christophe Daviet-Thery, Paris – contains a collection of images of empty showcases and vitrines that Vilanova presented on the occasion of his recent exhibition At First Sight at the Museum M in Leuven / Belgium (www.mleuven.be, March 8 to June 5, 2016).
Oriol Vilanova (born 1980 in Manresa, Barcelona / lives in Brussels) is interested in the political mechanisms for the construction of history and the gaze, and most of his works function as cabinets of curiosities. Following a working method centered on the recollection and documentation of images, Vilanova presents the work as an archive or encyclopaedia of visual documents offering a deconstruction of the unambiguous reading of the past. His work touches on themes such as success and triumph, the museum as an obsolete exhibition space, the icons of the past and the re-rewriting of history. He has produced installations, performances and theatre-performances, as well as posters, artist’s books and book interventions.
He published several books, among others:
No Middleman (2015, CRU-Editions, Figueres), Anything goes (2015, CRU-Editions, Figueres), Goodbye (2014, FRAC Champagne-Ardenne), Detesto el folklore oficial y organizado (2013, Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona), They Cannot Die (2011, JRP Ringier-Christoph Keller Editions, Zurich), La vie est dans la rue (2008, CRU-Editons, Figueres).
Selection of solo exhibitions and performances:
M van Museum Leuven (2016, Leuven), The Green Parrot (2015, Barcelona), l’Appartement22 (2014, Rabat), Centre d’Edition Contemporaine Genève (2014, Geneva), Fundació Joan Miró – Espai 13 (2013, Barcelona), FRAC Champagne-Ardenne (2012, Reims), Palais de Tokyo (2012, Paris), La Virreina Centre de la Imatge (2011, Barcelona).
Selection of group exhibitions:
Villa du Parc (2015, Annemasse), FUTURA Centre for Contemporary Art (2015, Prague), Centre d’Art Fabra I Coats (2015, Barcelona), La Casa Encendida (2015, Madrid), MACBA (2014, Barcelona), Jeu du Paume (2013, Paris), La Kunsthalle Mullhouse (2013, Mullhouse), Centre d’Art la Panera (2013, Lleida), FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais (2011, Dunkerque), CA2M (2010, Madrid).