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Published: 10 Jan, 2013

Daniel Canogar / Quadratura at Bildmuseet

NEWS On Sunday, January 27th Bildmuseet opens two new exhibitions. Welcome to the press preview on Thursday, January 24th at 10:00 am. Daniel Canogar will be present.

The exhibitions will be opened by museum director Katarina Pierre on Sunday, February 27 at 14:00. Daniel Canogar makes a presentation of his exhibition at 14:30. (The exhibition Soviet Mythology in Latvian Art opens on the same day).

The rapid technological development of the film medium is the inspiration for Spanish artist Daniel Canogar. The exhibition Quadratura, his first solo exhibition in Scandinavia, presents four multimedia installations where the artist recycles outdated technology: 35mm celluloid, VHS tapes, analogue television screens and soon to be outdated DVDs. The artist uses these materials as surfaces on which video animations are projected to instil ideas that the techniques are resurrected and given new life. Sikka Magnum, a new work produced especially for Bildmuseet, consists of well over three hundred DVDs. On their reflective surfaces films are projected and then reflected into the room like a mosaic.

Daniel Canogar’s work can be described as a kind of media archaeology and it makes us ponder over our relationship with technological developments and how memory and identity are challenged by constant upgrades. He imagines that the dated media he uses in the exhibition represent some of these memories and identities. The exhibition title, Quadratura, refers to the Renaissance technique of creating three-dimensional effects on flat surfaces. The installations in the exhibition incorporate three-dimensional qualities of the image, in this case of the moving image.

Daniel Canogar / Quadratura is on show at Bildmuseet until 21 april.

About Daniel Canogar

Daniel Canogar (Madrid, 1964) works with photography, video, sculpture and installation. He holds a Master's degree in photography from New York University and the International Centre of Photography in New York. Canogar has exhibited at Museo de Reina Sofia in Madrid, Palacio Velázquez, Madrid, Max Estrella Gallery, Madrid, Filomena Soares Gallery, Lisbon; Guy Bärtschi Gallery, Geneva; Mimmo Scognamiglio Artecontemporanea, Milan; bitforms Gallery, New York; Santa Mónica Art Center, Barcelona, Alejandro Otero Museum, Caracas, Wexner Center for the Arts, Ohio; Offenes Kulturhaus Center for Contemporary Art, Linz; Kunstsammlung Nordrhein Westfalen, Dusseldorf; Hamburger Bahnhof Museum, Berlin; Borusan Contemporary Museum, Istanbul, the American Museum of Natural History, New York, the Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh and the Mattress Factory Museum, Pittsburgh, among others.

His work has also recently been on show in conjunction with Nuit Blanche in New York, the Sundance Film Festival, Park City, Utah and at the European Commission in Brussels. Some of his public works are at Arensa train station in Naples and in the Manzanares River Park, Madrid.

For further information, please contact

Cecilia Andersson, curator Bildmuseet
+46 90-786 6684

Editor: Helena Vejbrink