Purling London at Negocio Exhibition, Barcelona

Chemical Warfare by T Raymonzrek at Barcelona exhibition
Chemical Warfare by T Raymonzrek at Negocio exhibition, Barcelona
Purling London chess set on display at Negocio exhibition
Overview of the exhibition ‘Negocio’ at Casa de Cultura de Sant Cugat del Vallès, Barcelona

Negocio Exhibition

T. Raymonzrek x Purling London ‘Chemical Warfare’ Art Chess table was selected by the curators of Negocio Exhibition, June – July 2019 in Barcelona, Spain. The motivation of the exhibition is as follows:-

Why use games as a way of commenting on or challenging politics, social justice and other issues?  In the current climate, where our liberties and civil rights are being questioned, familiar games can make for powerful means to subvert the world around us. Games can question social and political paths, and the decisions, actions and values of leaders. They can present interpretations of utopias or dystopias in a way that speaks with greater clarity than other channels of expression.

This exhibition, ‘Negocio’, displayed at the Casa de Cultura Sant Cugat was curated by Alba García-Martínez, Gara BM José, Carlos Izquierdo & Beatriz Martínez-Villagrasa. It presents work by artists who have used games as a means of reflecting and commenting on world social and political issues. The exhibits in this show demonstrate how games as an artistic medium, can be a powerful and accessible way to convey messages about power, politics, hierarchies and injustices.  As well as highlighting crises and global issues, some of the works also explore a new way of seeing the world and offer the viewers a chance to consider seeing issues from perspectives of both sides.

We were delighted that the ‘Chemical Warfare’ by T. Raymonzrek x Purling London was selected to be included in the exhibition alongside Yoko Ono’s famous ‘Play it By Trust’ and Natalia Carminati innovative ‘Pac Art’.

This engaging exhibition includes artworks which use ancient games such as chess, retro arcade and video games, and other indoor games such as pinball and table football. The works cross the boundaries of art and entertainment, in order to deliver serious messages and to comment upon political and social issues facing people around the world today.

illuminated rainbow by studio X.M.X.N.D.X. for Negocio exhibition
Exhibit by X.M.X.N.D.X.
man and woman stood at Pac Man arcade machine at Negocio exhibition
Private view at ‘Negocio’ exhibition, 12th June 2019
two people playing on 'chemical warfare' chess set
‘Chemical Warfare’ T. Raymonzrek x Purling London at 
‘Negocio’ exhibition, Casa de Cultura de Sant Cugat del Vallès, Barcelona
gold and black chess pieces on illuminated chessboard being played by gloved hands
‘Chemical Warfare’ T. Raymonzrek x Purling London in play at the show
All white chess set by Yoko Ono on display at Negocio exhibition
‘Negocio’ exhibition, Casa de Cultura de Sant Cugat del Vallès, Barcelona

The ‘Negocio’ exhibition:
Casa de Cultura de Sant Cugat del Vallès,
Carrer de Castellví, 8, 08173 Sant Cugat del Vallès,
Barcelona
Spain

Artists featured in ‘Negocio’ are:
Yoko Ono,
T. Raymonzrek,
Natalia Carminati,
X.M.X.N.D.X.,
Raúl Berrueco & Mónica Rikic,
Joan Priego,
Newsgaming,
Jason K. Huddy Jane McGonigal & Ian Bogost

Dates of ‘Negocio’: 13th June – 20th July 2019
Private view: 12th June

Photography credit: @qwn_crux @yupanqui_studio

Learn more about the art and sculpture of T. Raymonzrek HERE.

Exhibition Negocio Raúl Berrueco & Mónica Rikic
Exhibition Negocio Raúl Berrueco & Mónica Rikic
Exhibition Negocio Jason K. Huddy
Exhibition Negocio Jason K. Huddy
Exhibits at 'Negocio' exhibition by artists Yoko Ono, Joan Priego and Natalia Carminati
Exhibits at ‘Negocio’ exhibition by artists Yoko Ono, Joan Priego and Natalia Carminati

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