On 16 February 2012 at 7pm, If I Can’t Dance presents at ARCO art fair in Madrid a preview of its upcoming project with Spanish artist Isidoro Valcárcel Medina and the Bilbao-based collective Bulegoa z/b, 18 pictures and 18 stories, with a story told by artist Pedro G. Romero.
Following a brief introduction to If I Can’t Dance and its programme Performance in Residence by Tanja Baudoin and Frédérique Bergholtz, the presentation will concentrate on the research project initiated with Isidoro Valcárcel Medina and associated curators Bulegoa z/b as part of this programme. Art historian and critic Miren Jaio from Bulegoa z/b will elaborate on how the research project has evolved into the upcoming production titled 18 pictures and 18 stories, and its development in close dialogue with Isidoro Valcárcel Medina over the past year. This project will be presented at hetveem theater in Amsterdam on 26 February, and then tours to institutions in- and outside of Europe.
18 pictures and 18 stories revolves around a new work by Valcárcel Medina that opens up his practice to storytelling and speculation. For the ARCO presentation, Pedro G. Romero is invited to share a story based on one of the photographs that makes up the new work. Pedro G. Romero is a Spanish artist and connoisseur of the work of Isidoro Valcárcel Medina.
This presentation is part of the ARCO programme Dutch Assembly, hosted by Barcelona-based curatorial office Latitudes.