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apropos #8
Barbie w/ Angyvir Padilla

13.08.2023 11.00

Diese Ausgabe von apropos ist in englischer Sprache // This episode of apropos is in English

In this episode of 'apropos', we talk about the piece of plastic that has been making people feel things for more than 60 years: the Barbie doll – and, more specifically, the new Barbie film directed by Greta Gerwig. Together with artist Angyvir Padilla we reminisce about early Barbie memories, make connections between Barbie and artmaking (could Barbie be an artist?!) and unpack some of the controversy surrounding the film. Along the way, enjoy musical breaks with our very own Barbie tracklist featuring Georgia, SOPHIE, Grimes, Blondie and more.

This episode appears in connection with the group exhibition ALL OUR YESTERDAYS, featuring works by Lili Dujourie, Sophie Nys and Angyvir Padilla. On view at IKOB from 02.05. - 27.08.2023.

Angyvir Padilla (*1987 in Caracas, Venezuela, lives and works in Brussels) creates immersive installations that distill the concept of "home" as an intimate place and relate this concept to people and nature. Padilla's artistic training took place in Belgium, first at ARBA in Brussels (2011-12), then at ENSAV La Cambre (2012-15) and Luca School of Arts (2016-18). In 2020 she was the third winner of the ArtContest and in 2021 she won the first prize of the Friends of the S.M.A.K.. Other presentations have taken place at the Krasj Festival in Ninove (2022), the Ithaka Festival in Leuven (2019), CIAP, Genk (2022), the S.M.A.K Museum and Cas-co Leuven (2018), while she has also made a name for herself internationally with exhibitions in Paris, Dunkerque, Belgrade, Athens and Caracas. She recently completed the Fiminco Foundation residency program in Paris.

Image: Angyvir Padilla, video still from Autoperolitos, 2023 (in collaboration with Moises Ramos & Virginia Sotillo). Courtesy of the artist.

Featured tracks:

Euphoric - Georgia
California - Grimes
Untitled - Domino Hex
SOPHIE - Immaterial
Heart of Glass - Blondie
The Only Place - Best Coast
It's My House - Diana Ross
Luna - Domino Hex
Barbie Girl (mixed) - Aqua