Lorca's family house at the Huerta de San Vicente in Granada
Dominique Gonzalez Foerster carpet for Lorca
Sarah Morris painting
Lorca's bed with Rivane Neuenschwander's Fantastic Birds (bedspread)
Gilbert & George's 'In Bed with Lorca', Roni Horn's 'Ceramic vases'
and Rivane Neuenschwander's modified typewriting machine and paper
house grilles repainted by Philippe Parreno
In Granada, trio of curators: Maria Ines Rodriguez, Beatrix Ruf, Hans Ulrich Obrist
EVERSTILL, an exhibition in memory of Federico Garcia Lorca
curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist
Casa Federico Garcia Lorca, Huerta de San Vicente, Granada
Over 30 international artists will create new works for a major three-part exhibition at the Federico García Lorca House, the Huerta de San Vicente in Granada, Spain. Hans Ulrich Obrist, has invited a selection of artists to interact with the celebrated Spanish poet’s life and verse in order to produce a series of unique works. The project, with the title everstill/siempretodavía created by Scottish artist Douglas Gordon, will begin at Lorca’s House, the Huerta de San Vicente on 24 November 2007.
The artists are: John Armleder, John Baldessari, Devendra Banhart, Bestué & Vives, Leonora Carrington, Paul Chan, Tacita Dean, Democracia, Trisha Donnelly, 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, Pere Portabella, Pedro Reyes, Anri Sala, Cy Twombly, Enrique Vila Matas, Franz West and Cerith Wyn Evans.
Participating artists have been invited to immerse themselves in Lorca’s world. They have visited Huerta de San Vicente, where the poet lived and died, met family members and read his writings. The resulting works are the products of personal connections established between each artist and the poet, and serve both as tribute and subtle conversation.
The project comprises three phases: the inaugural exhibition will open on 24 November 2007, at Huerta de San Vicente; the second in May 2008; and the final phase will begin in September 2008 at the Residencia de Estudiantes in Madrid. All the works produced by the artists will be compiled into a special publication for the Madrid exhibition.
Everstill/siempretodavía is part of a series of exhibitions which Hans Ulrich Obrist has curated since 1992 in the homes of cultural personalities, including the architect Luis Barragán in Mexico City, the philosopher Friedrich Nietszche in Sils Maria and the architect Sir John Soane in London.