After “The Air is Blue,” specifically conceived for the spaces of Casa Luis Barragán in Mexico City, Hans Ulrich Obrist is currently working with 30 international artists to create commissioned projects inside the house of poet Federico García Lorca, located in Granada, Spain. The show — from May 24 to July 3 2008 — is entitled “everstill/siempretodavía,” a word coined by Douglas Gordon, who already created the The Air is Blue project title.
Each invited artist will visit Huerta de San Vicente, where the poet lived and died, meet family members and read his writings. The result of this research and these meetings will culminate in the aforementioned show, where all the artworks will be on show together after the first stage, which opened on November 24 2007, with half of the new commissions on view.
On May 23 Trisha Donnelly will perform at the Alhambra Palace Hotel theatre, where Lorca gave various lectures and on July 8 Pere Portabella will screen his new film at the Huerta de San Vicente, which is meant to be the only permanent work.
The other artists invited are John Armleder, John Baldessari, Devendra Banhart, Bestué & Vives, Leonora Carrington, Paul Chan, Tacita Dean, Democracia, Gilbert & George, John Giorno, Dominique González-Foerster, Douglas Gordon, Roni Horn, Cristina Iglesias, Koo Jeong-a, Arto Lindsay, M&M, Jorge Macchi, Enrique Morente, Sarah Morris, Rivane Neuenschwander, Philippe Parreno, Pedro Reyes, Anri Sala, Frederic Tuten, Cy Twombly, Enrique Vila Matas, Franz West and Cerith Wyn Evans.
Another final exhibition is due to open in September 2008 at the Residencia de Estudiantes in Madrid, where a display featuring all the projects produced will be accompanied by a special publication.
This show is part of a series of exhibitions curated by Serpentine Gallery co-director Hans Ulrich Obrist since 1992 in the homes of cultural personalities, including that of Nietszche in Sils Maria and the Sir John Soane Museum in London.