Opening of «Control material, control intangible». Exhibition by Jorge Isla at URIBITARTE40

On February 9, 2024 at 7:00 p.m. The URIBITARTE40 Hall of BilbaoArte opens its first individual exhibition, “Material control, intangible control”, with the work of Jorge Isla, a grant holder at the production center in 2023. 

The inaugural program includes a guided tour on Saturday, February 10, at 12:30 p.m. with the artist himself, free of charge.

The exhibition can be seen from Tuesday to Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., and on Sundays and holidays from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. until March 10. Free entrance.

THE EXHIBITION: MATERIAL CONTROL, INTANGIBLE CONTROL

Material Control, Intangible Control is a monographic exhibtion by Jorge Isla (Huesca, 1992), in which the artist shows his latest productions at BilbaoArte’s URIBITARTE40 Hall; he reflects on issues such as the parameters to recognise and award the work of artists, the price and value of the work of art; and concepts such as the idea of presentation and representation or binomials such as public-private, visible-invisible, and the copy-the original.

THE ARTIST: JORGE ISLA

Jorge Isla (Huesca, 1992) ives and works in Bilbao. Graduated in audiovisual communication from San Jorge University, has a Master’s Degree in Artistic Production from the Polytechnic University of Valencia, and a Master’s Degree in Authored Photography Projects from the Escuela Lens in Madrid.

His art examines the economic, social and political mechanisms of contemporary society by subverting their status by means of dichotomies such as reality & fiction, cause & effect, and presence & absence. It represents a set of ideas based on the concepts of borders, reinterpretation and resignification as the conceptual object from research using mixed mediums – writing, creation images, video and installation – according to the nature of each project.

Jorge Isla. Sin título [Untitled], 2024
Colour photograph. Courtesy of the artist

In collaboration with Cerveza El Águila