News

  • December 10, 2010
    5:00-7:00 pm New York
    Eugenia Paz signs copies of drawings published in Open Daybook, a Random House/Mark Batty publication at Printed Matter, 195 Tenth Avenue, 10011.
  • March 13, 2010
    Mexico
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    Documentary Gustavo Raynal: On Confrontational Aesthetics announced winner of the Jury Mezcal Award (Short Film) at the 24th Guadalajara International Film Festival. Watch here.
  • October, 2009
    Los Angeles
    FEDERAL ART PROJECT and independent curator York Chang present the Visceral Realists' first U.S. exhibition, accompanied by a 96 page limited edition publication, including documents, drawings, early writings, critical reviews and major Visceral Realist manifestos.
  • February 2, 2009
    5:00 pm
    El Vaquero premieres new hyperliterature piece on www.rhizome.org, documenting his role in the dissolution of the first-wave Visceral Realists.
  • September 17, 2008
    New York
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    The Creative Capital application submitted by SPVR has been accepted for final review! The reviewing panel convenes in December 2008.
  • August 25, 2008
    Los Angeles
    Independent curator York Chang appears live at 5:00 pm on KCSN 88.5 FM for Molly Barnes Art Talk to promote the Visceral Realist Movement.
    Listen to the podcast here.
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  • June 1, 2008
    New York
    The Visceral Realist letter of inquiry for Creative Capital has been accepted! The formal application process begins on July 2, 2008.
  • May 11, 2008
    London
    Guillermo Carnevale gives artist talk at Tate Modern on "The Moving Frame: Simulacrum and Meta-narrative in Contemporary Art."
    Level 2 Gallery
    Tate Modern
    Bankside
    18.45-20.45
  • April 3, 2008
    Los Angeles
    Eugenia Paz releases suite of 3-color lithographs, "Fool's Errand" in conjunction with Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
  • March 25, 2008
    Sao Paulo
    Raynal probationary hearing at , for charges related to 2002 fistfight with Sao Paulo Biennial Board President Carlos Bratke. Raynal calls for torch vigil outside of courthouse. Contact SPVR event organizers for directions and participation plan.
  • February 17, 2008
    Buenos Aires
    El Vaquero scheduled for rare on-line chat session!
    Click Here for login and time.
  • January 21-23, 2008
    Mexico City
    SPVR hosts Visceral Realist seminar: " Aporia as Institutional Critique in the Information Age."

El Vaquero - Flash Art Review

El Vaquero in Flash ArtIn his most recent work, Visceral Realist-affiliated artist El Vaquero infuriated museum administrators when they became unwitting accomplices to his infamous abduction and display of a local curator during the artist's 2000 exhibition at the Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona. In a public relations coup, El Vaquero managed to convince a Flash Art critic to write a review.
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Clement Greenberg Interview with Gustavo E. Raynal Discovered

Gustavo E. Raynal - FlashArt

Gustavo E. Raynal detained by police outside the Sao Paulo Biennial Council president's office

Buried deep in SPRV archives, our staff discovered a tape of an interview that we believe was a conversation between leading Visceral Realist Gustavo Raynal and iconic art critic Clement Greenberg. Although we cannot reconcile some inconsistencies in the dates, we believe the tapes to be genuine. A full transcription of the interview is made available here online and provide an interesting and surprising exposition of some of the origins of visceral realist thinking.
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ArtForum

ArtForumSince early May, the Sao Paulo Bienal has been embroiled in perhaps the greatest crisis since its inception in 1951. Originally scheduled to open last April, the 25th Bienal was postponed twice, the curator walked out, the Bienal Foundation Council president got into a fistfight with an Argentinian artist Gustavo E. Raynal, and six council members resigned. Whereas previous disagreements have been resolved behind closed doors...
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Events

Thursday, February 17, 2011 8:00 pm
Los Angeles
Salon Proceso
6236 Saint Andrews Place, Los Angeles, CA 90047
Screening of short film produced by FEDERAL ART PROJECT on Gustavo Raynal's controversial artist talk with independent curator York Chang, debating the role of violence and political protest in cultural discourse.

Publications

JOIV Issue 1, Volume 1Special reprint of the 4th edition of The Journal of Implied Violence is SOLD OUT.

The Visceral Realists published only fifteen issues of the JOIV, but the publication eventually became highly influential in Buenos Aires' artist and political science circles, establishing cogent arguments for confrontational artistic intervention as a legitimate strategy for political change and resistance.

Featured Biography

Guillermo Carnevale“The Visceral Realists want to cut you off from reality, take you down the wrong path, turn you against your friends, make you desperate, sick and nauseous, burst into flames in your hands and liberate your soul.” -Guillermo Carnevale

...the son of Graciela Carnevale, a prominent member of the conceptual avant-gardist group Tucuman Arde. Graciela Carnevale was best known for a provocative art action where she invited wealthy socialites to her gallery, then locked them inside to see how long it would take before they broke with social convention and shattered the gallery windows to escape.
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