Fuera Del Lugar
Given the exceptional circumstances, and the difficulty to carry out the third season in the space of Mahón, Minorca, this year, Cayón presents an online exhibition that brings together a group of artists whose works have built up the gallery main interests over the last few years.
Mahón's space works as a background curtain for another summer, although in a different way, adapting the place in a digital way, responding to these new circumstances that are befalling globally.
In July 2018, Cayón opened for the first time its new space in Minorca, an exhibition hall located in the building that, a year earlier, would house the old Victoria Cinemas - formerly the Baron de las Arenas Palace - baptized with the name of Queen Victoria Eugenia de Batenberg, wife of Alfonso XIII, as the space was built at the beginning of his reign.
The cinemas were inaugurated on October 18, 1917 with the projection of The Legend of Pierrette,and became a must stop for Menorcans who came from other towns and used to spend the night in the city of Mahón and thus entertain themselves with the programming of the Victoria Cinemas.
Since 2018, the unique three-store building converted into a a 500m2 and 12-meter-high exhibition hall, it is presented as a single open exhibition space - a former cinema hall – where the visitor enters from the front desk area. The first opening hosted an exhibition related to the North American artist Fred Sandback (Bronxville, NY, 1943- New York, NY, 2003), considered as one of the greatest exponents of minimal art.
During its second season, Cayón reopened in Mahón with This Array of Colors, an exhibition that established a dialogue around color through the figures of Yves Klein (Nice, 1928 - Paris, 1962) and Stanley Whitney (Philadelphia, 1946). The exhibition presented a series of paintings, recently created by the American artist Stanley Whitney, arranged in space next to Yves Klein's iconic installation Pure Pigment, showed for the first time at the Galerie Colette Allendy in Paris in 1957 and rebuilt in collaboration with Yves Klein Archives, Paris.
In this third season, Cayón presents Fuera del Lugar, meaning “out from location” an exhibition that shows a selection of works by artists whom the gallery represents or collaborates with; Carl Andre, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Jan Dibbets. Anoka Faruqee & David Driscoll, Alfonso Fratteggiani Bianchi, Juan Giralt, Julio González, Dan Graham, José Guerrero, Herminio, Joan Hernández Pijuan, Minjung Kim, Yves Klein, David Magán, Marco Maggi, Anthony McCall, Mitsuo Miura, Pablo Palazuelo, Fred Sandback, Jesús Soto y Antoni Tàpies.