Sunday, 15 October 2017

CALL FOR ARTISTS


CALL FOR ARTISTS
Open call for Spring 2018 residencies at Calle Mayor 54.
Application deadline: 30 November 2017
Residence:1st March- 31st May 2018
Number of resident artists: 3
Call for innovative visual artists.
Read more about:
http://callemayor54.com/about/
Apply online:
http://callemayor54.com/how-to-apply/

Saturday, 14 October 2017

AUTUMN ARTISTS WORK IN PROGRESS

"Foz meat", Constantin Hartenstein
Constantin Hartenstein -artist in residence at Calle Mayor 54- is working on two projects now.
One of them is a video called "Love wars", based on a letter exchange between a couple divided by the Berlin wall from 1987-89. Chosen lines from the letters are extracted and re-arranged to become a film script. 

Love letters at his studio
He wants to portray the longing, hope and actions being put to test while a political border forces a loving couple to spend time apart.
His second project is a video installation, called "Foz meat", shot in Lumbier gorge scenery. His work aims to recreate a hierarchy between animals and humans, the cruelty of nature, as well as, the fragility and tension of hunting and being hunted.
Martin T Raggio is working on a project with scattered static bodies on a dynamic landscape. He would like to portray the human being fragility in nature.
Kaori Iguchi is experimenting with fabrics: Dyeing and creating textures. Kaori's pattern is inspired by the lace worn by a priest in Navarra long time ago; also in the basque mythology.

Monday, 18 September 2017

ARTISTS FLOOR

Second floor renovation just on time for the artists arrival.
The kitchen and dining-room
Vice president supervising the works.
90 square meter studio
Willing to see how one day the vanilla/chocolate turns into white. Not energy -by the moment- for more wall painting.
Bedroom for the five star studio artist.

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

THE LIBRARY

By the moment, Calle Mayor 54 library is made up from left over books that were in the house: Science, History, Literature and miscellaneous... It has some wicked titles.
I accept book donations for the artist library.
That's all by the moment... But, one day, it may be as great as the Strahov library. 
1963 press
 Latin-Spanish bilingual missal book 



Monday, 24 July 2017

TEXTILE SCULPTURE WORKSHOP

yprh chorizo

Unfortunately, student didn't show up at the Textile Sculpture workshop due to visa problem. So, the teacher and me were doing some crochet.
Chorizo in context. (Chorizo=Spanish spicy pork sausage)
Josune García made a demonstration for a more realistic sausage, how to create asymmetrical shapes with crochet.

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

ACCOMMODATION DURING THE WORKSHOPS

Este verano contaremos con la visita de artistas internacionales. La idea de estos cursos es seguir aprendiendo para ser más y más listos -tan necesario hoy en día para sobrevivir- a la vez que lo pasamos bien- pasarlo bien es super importante. Cada curso es un taller creativo que aborda diferentes aspectos en el arte contemporáneo.
CALLE MAYOR 54 es una residencia de artistas ubicada en un pueblo pequeño de Navarra. Si te gusta la naturaleza, desde aquí se pueden hacer excursiones cada día después del curso, o si lo prefieres, echarte a la bartola.
Si tienes un presupuesto muy ajustado, te puedes quedar en el camping. Si quieres una habitación fresquita, con derecho a cocina y una terraza con vistas al monte, te puedes alojar en la casa por sólo un poco más de dinero que en el camping.
Visualiza tu verano y observa la diferencia: entre un aburrido agosto tostándote al sol en la playa rodeado de niños gritones y gente que habla de cosas que no te interesan, y un verano intelectualmente estimulante, relacionándote con artistas y bañándote en el río.
Aquí la programación de cursos para el verano 2017 en CALLE MAYOR 54:
Si el inglés es un problema para ti, habrá ayuda de traducción.
Apuntarse: callemayor54@yahoo.com

This summer international artists will visit us. Every course is a creative workshop that faces different contemporary art issues. CALLE MAYOR 54 is an artist residence located in a small village in the North of Spain. If you are fond of nature, from here there are plenty of walks you could do after the course, or if you prefer, just have a rest.
Here the schedule for summer courses 2017 at CALLE MAYOR 54: http://callemayor54.blogspot.com.es/2017/05/summer-2017-at-calle-mayor-54-courses.html
Apply here: callemayor54@yahoo.com
 Hay dos habitaciones disponibles para alquilar sólo para los asistentes a los talleres. Una habitación con muebles de 1920. Cuando dos personas la comparten, 20€ por persona/día. Si la comparten tres, 18€ por persona/día.
There are two available rooms to rent only during workshop days. A 1920 furnished bedroom: when two people share it, 20€ person/day; when three people share it, 18€ person/day.
Una habitación individual con lavabo por 30€/día. A single room with a sink, 30€/day.

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

WINNER ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE: AUTUMN 2017

I am glad to announce the first artists-in-residence at Calle Mayor 54: kaori Iguchi, Martin T Raggio and Constantin Hartenstein.
They will be here for the Autumn season: September 15th- December 15th.


MARTIN T RAGGIO (USA, 1987) plays with media to challenge and engage the viewer, creating a fictional space in our fragmented reality. He is working on a project with scattered static bodies on a dynamic landscape.

CONSTANTIN HARTENSTEIN (Germany, 1982) is a video artist whose work tackles with gay identity. He is now working on a video based on his parents separation due to Berlin wall and their love letters exchange.

KAORI IGUCHI (Japan, 1992) manipulates and creates fabrics: dyeing, accumulating, weaving, knitting, painting and picking up objects. She makes live shows creating garments.

Thank you very much all the artists who applied. Best wishes.

Anuncio con gozo los primeros artistas residentes en Calle Mayor 54: kaori Iguchi, Martin T Raggio and Constantin Hartenstein.
Abrirán la temporada de Otoño: del 15 de Septiembre al 15 de Diciembre.


MARTIN T RAGGIO  (USA, 1987) se sirve del arte mediático para provocar e involucrar al espectador creando un espacio ficticio en nuestra fragmentada realidad. Está trabajando en un proyecto que consiste en dispersar cuerpos estáticos en paisajes dinámicos.

CONSTANTIN HARTENSTEIN (Alemania, 1982) es un videoartista cuya obra gira en torno a la identidad gay. Ahora está trabajando en un vídeo basado en el intercambio de cartas de amor de sus padres durante su separación por el muro de Berlín.

KAORI IGUCHI (Japón, 1992) crea y manipula tejidos. Recoge elementos naturales y aplica técnicas como: la acumulación, el tintado, la tejedora manual, el punto y la pintura. Después hace performances en lugares públicos en los que elabora atuendos.

Muchas gracias a todos los artistas que solicitaron la residencia y buena fortuna.