Another year goes by and ART TOY GAMA Collective present to you this year’s ART TOYS exhibition at TOPIC MUSEUM. Sergio the Co-founder of Art Toy Gama Collective has been a long-serving partner and part of TTC family tree is preparing for this year’s ART TOYS exhibition at TOPIC MUSEUM with various artists from around the world to showcase in Spain. A total of 16 COUNTRIES which include SPAIN, CHILE, ITALY, ARGENTINA, COLOMBIA, RUSSIA, USA, UK, PERU, SINGAPORE, MEXICO, AUSTRALIA, JAPAN, CROATIA, POLAND, BOLIVIA and FRANCE) and 59 artists under one roof! Certainly no small exhibition. ART TOY GAMA Collective presents ART TOYS exhibition at TOPIC MUSEUM
“A journey into the Universe of Art Toys” will be the twentieth temporary exhibition, since the year 2009, organized by Tolosa Puppets International Center – Topic Museum. It will be open from 21th October 2017 until March 2018. And this will be the first museum in the world to examine the current artistic trend linked to the Art Toys in relation to the Puppets and with the objective in addition that the public can have a contemporary vision of the Universe of Art Toys.
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An Art Toys Exhibition coordinated and directed by the Topic Museum, curated by Fran Picazo and organized and co-curated by artistic and international “Art Toy Gama” Collective in the city of Tolosa, province of Guipúzcoa, in the Basque Country, Spain. www.instagram.com/arttoygama https://franpicazo.com/
More than 50 artists of different trends and disciplines from 16 countries. (SPAIN, CHILE, ITALY, ARGENTINA, COLOMBIA, RUSSIA, USA, UK, PERU, SINGAPORE, MEXICO, AUSTRALIA, JAPAN, CROATIA, POLAND, BOLIVIA and FRANCE)
But what is the value of linking, or rather, incorporating the Art Toy universe into the Art of Puppets as a “contemporary module”? Can we say that there is a kind of common narrative? What ecosystem do they share? Is there any ascendancy between Puppets and Art Toys? And with the Toys? And also, why Art Toys are pieces of contemporary collectable art? This is what we talk about in the Exhibition, also write in some of the essays included in the Museum Catalog – just with the artworks by artists of the Exhibition, and will also reflect on the Art Toy Gama Blog over time… http://arttoystheoryandcriticism.tumblr.com/ and obviously here at The Toy Chronicle.
It is true that the union of Puppets and Art Toys has not been random. And beyond the world of the puppet, with the current exhibition, we want to show how the Art Toys, in addition to keeping the same essence of the puppet, maintain the aesthetic of the “toy”, although freed from its original function.
Because just as the Topic Museum is a museum to see. Art Toys are an Experience. They are to live them. They are not pieces of art created solely and exclusively for collecting; to be observed; and / or beautify the place where they are displayed or exposed. They are works of art that in their playful sense, are for something more than “play” in the traditional sense of the term. They are artistic objects for something more than to be “looked at or contemplated.” They are to experience them.
That is why also in the Ambigu Room of the Museum there will also be shown artistic photographs of the displayed Art Toys and protagonists of the exhibition in the Temporary Exhibition Hall of the Museum. Because…: Art Toys: More than display… And it is that photographing the Art Toys enters into the phenomenon of the game of adults… Because the Art Toys are “children of their time” … One type of creations that much of its success and increasing recognition is because it has coincided with the extension of the use of the Internet and Social Networks, and advances in information and communication technologies…
Finally, say how all the exhibited pieces can be booked and purchased through Art Toy Gama Collective that is the one that promotes the Exhibition www.arttoygama.storenvy.com In addition to all the photos of the TOPIC Exhibition that are generated to Over time … will be collected in this folder of PINTEREST, accessible to everyone: https://es.pinterest.com/ArtToyGama/topic-museum-exhibition-art-toys-tolosa-spain/ In addition to making various publications at http://arttoygama.blogspot.com.es/
Are members of Art Toy Gama Collective: Sergio Pampliega Campo y Cristina A. del Chicca (Art Toy Maison www.behance.net/arttoymaison ), from Spain; Antu Bocca Valenzuela (Antu Artwork http://antuartwork.cl/ ) from Chile; Iván Darío Espinel Cruz from Colombia (Artefacto Inc. Art Toys https://www.facebook.com/pg/artefactoinc). Judas Arrieta from Spain www.judasarrieta.com. César Zanardi (Cerrito Art Toys www.cerritomisterio.com), from Argentina. And Jake Valentine www.rebelrevelgallery.com from USA.
In this exhibition, Iván Darío Espinel (Artefacto Inc. Art Toys) has made the poster´s exhibition. And Cristina A. del Chicca has been responsible for receiving all the artworks, and for repairing and arranging those that have been necessary after a long trip in some cases. In addition to classifying them and having them all ready for exhibition. And together with Sergio has been in charge of the main tasks of organizing the Exhibition, also working on the concept and development of the exhibition. With the essential support of the other colleagues of the Collective.
JUDAS ARRIETA (Guipúzcoa, Spain), ANTU BOCCA VALENZUELA aka ANTU ARTWORK (Chile), Cristina A. del Chicca – ART TOY MAISON (Vizcaya, Spain), BETTERDAYSTOYS (Sevilla, Spain), BRANDT PETERS & KATHIE OLIVAS – CIRCUS POSTERUS (USA), COTÉ ESCRIVÁ (Valencia, Spain), JOSÉ HERRERA aka CREATURITAS (USA), EL DODO ALBINO (Albacete, Spain), DOKTOR A (UK), DOUBLE PARLOUR (USA), DUCA (Italy), DOLLECHKA (Russia), IVÁN DARÍO ESPINEL – ARTEFACTO INC. ART TOYS (Colombia), DULK (Valencia, Spain), FER MG (Madrid, Spain), FRIKIS ART DOLLS (Peru), NAIARA FIGUERO (Vizcaya, Spain), FUEGO FÁTUO (Barcelona, Spain) MIGHTY JAXX x JASON FREENY (Singapore & USA), JAVIER JIMENEZ (Granada, Spain), KATYUSHKA ART DOLLS (Poland), JEREMY VILLE (USA), JOE LEDBETTER (USA), LUAISO LOPEZ (Barcelona, Spain), LUKE CHUEH (USA), MARK NAGATA (USA) , MIKE LEAVITT (USA), MR. MITOTE & SUSANO RAMÍREZ (Mexico), MRS (Sevilla, Spain), NATHAN JUREVICIUS (Australia), ORIGEN PEREGRINO (Peru), PICHIAVO (Valencia, Spain), RAMÓN PLA & SILVIA PÉREZ (Valencia, Spain), SANDRA ARTEAGA CREATURES (Barcelona, Spain), SCOTT RADKE ART (USA), EMILIO SUBIRÁ aka SICKEMIL (Sevilla, Spain), SR.MIAU (Castellón, Spain), STAN MANOUKIAN (France), STEVE FERRERA (USA), SUSPIRIA (Barcelona, Spain), TARA MCPHERSON (USA), TOKYO JESUS (Japan), JAKE VALENTINE (USA), VUITBITS (Barcelona, Spain), WHATSHISNAME (UK), XELON XLF (Valencia, Spain), YOSIELL (USA), CÉSAR ZANARDI aka CERRITO (Argentina), MARKO ZUBAK (Croatia) & URA ITURRALDE (Guipúzcoa, Spain), EDUARDO LAVADENZ (Bolivia & Madrid, Spain), ARTURO ROJAS PEDRINI & PATRICIA CANSECO (Chile, Guipúzcoa, Spain), IÑIGO ROYO (Guipúzcoa, Spain), OLGA RUIZ (Vizcaya, Spain)
We will update you all with the art toys nearer the time of the opening of A journey into the Universe of Art Toys exhibition, stay tuned.
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WHEN: October 21st, 2017 – March 2018
WHERE: at TopicTopic Tolosa
Euskal Herria Plaza, 1
Tolosa, Spain 20400
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