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HDM

Founded in 2015 by the artist Solimán López, the Hardiskmuseum is a unique art repository that answers the questions arising from the new temporal codes of humanity, artistic production and cultural heritage.

Conceived as a tribute to the digital files that are the essence of the new media, the Harddiskmuseum becomes a turning device for the contemporary thinking.

Based on a 2 Terabyte hard disk, the Museum tries to draw a confusing line between the figure of the artist, the culture management, the knowledge society, memory, the art system and the combination of new exhibition models, cooperative, innovative and thought-provoking. 

The background thinking about the Museum

Our mission

When we mention the word museum our mind will automatically connect it to architecture.

An architecture that within the social and cultural context, it has survived the complicated economic possibilities, but it has also faced the challenging cultural and structural possibilities of our times.

With the high tech bubble and the example of great art centers as keystones of the cities culture where they were built, brick became synonymous with culture.

But the concept of art, culture and its significance may find shelter in other environments. It represents an intangible asset that stands and grows within the collective imagination, which might, or might not find shelter in a three-dimensional space.

Nowadays, this digital world is transferred into a society where word, expression and all the channels of information are expanded via social networks, blogs, videos, as well through an endless online offer.

Art itself is a living image of the society in which it is implemented; being precisely this art the answer to what happens within each particular context.

For the times we are living, complicated and confused, new drawings are coming up on the scenery of culture, the economy associated with the same and of course the artist`s work, commissioners and curators within this wide framework.

Everything is being redraw and virtuality is making way with no expected ending, which we undoubtedly have to understand, enjoy and organise.

The museum seen as an art center, cultural space, or gallery is completely connected to the idea of a three-dimensional space offering an artistic and informative content of interest.

But, does a hard disk itself may not be considered architecture? Isn`t the memory and the artists work being represented on hanging walls, either projected or installed?

Are there no files in a museum?

Does not the artist fingerprint remain printed on those walls?

A museum can answer to all these questions, however in its broadest concept, etymologically right; a hard disk can also do it.

A hard disk enables the information to be organised into folders, allows this information to be revealed and increased across peripheral devices and above all else, a hard disk is a universe.

Harddiskmuseum, does not intend to diverge into a series of alternative proposals, moreover, it tries to join urban art, netart and other fundaments to talk about this art structure and the society, and tries to draw a confused line between the figure of the artist, of the museum, of the culture budgets, of a knowledge-based society, of the memory, of the art starsystem and why not, to combine new exhibition models, co-operative, creative and generators of ideas and reflection.

Infoaddictives, today, we are prepared to bear upon our shoulders with one particular concern, information. 

Images as memory assistants, video records as personal experience and the hard disk as container file and why not, in addition to all above said, of art.

About the founder

Solimán López is a contemporary artist specialized in art, science, sociology and technology.

Founder of  Harddiskmuseum and Innovation director at ESAT (Escuela Superior de Arte y Tecnología).

His career has been built on festivals, biennials, art centers, events and museums in Spain, USA. U, China, South Korea, France, Argentina, Brazil, Venezuela, Colombia, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Greece, Uruguay, Germany, England, Italy, Portugal and Switzerland among other locations, highlighting the events of the Biennial of Digital Art in Brazil, the Biennial Nemo de Paris (Variations Art Fair), the Chronus Art Center in Shanghai, ISSEA 2019, the ZKM of Karlsruhe, Art Santa Mónica of Barcelona, the CCCC of Valencia, the IVAM of Valencia, Etopia of Zaragoza, the CAB of Burgos, the CEART of Fuenlabrada in Madrid, La Lonja of Alicante, Cigarreras of Alicante, CAC of Málaga, Es Baluard museum of Mallorca or the Nuit Blanche of Paris 2019.

His work as a researcher in new media has been shared in several universities such as the UFSM in Brazil, the University Carlos III in Madrid, the Google Campus in Madrid, the UPV in Valencia, the Bancaja Fundación, the Injuve, TEDx Valladolid, the Universidad de Cuenca, the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina, MediaLab Prado, Madrid or Technarte Bilbao, among others.

Our team

Beatriz Ingelmo – Head of production


Inti Gallardo – General coordinator


Carlos Sánchez – Chief curator


Roberta Bosco – Art consultant and curator


José Ramón Alcalá – Art consultant art curator


José Luis Jiménez – Developer


Vidya-Kélie – Artist and art consultant


Doris Koffi – New project producer

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PRIVACY POLICY

This privacy statement sets out how HARDDISKMUSEUM (hereinafter referred to as “HDM” and “we”) uses and protects any personal information that you give to us. This privacy statement is being issued in accordance with the European General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”). HDM is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Therefore HDM is as transparent as possible in how it deals with personal data, and we aim to achieve this by means of this privacy statement.

This privacy statement sets out to whom the personal data belongs, what it is and why we collect & store it. You can also read about the legal basis for collecting personal data, who we can share it with and how we protect it. Finally, we set out what your rights are in respect of that data.

Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

This privacy statement is effective from January 2021.

 

GENERAL DATA

HDM limits processing personal data to an absolute minimum. However, it will always require certain personal data, such as for the provision of all products and services offered by the museum. We need for example your data for your subscriptions to our educative section or affiliations. There are also other instances when we require your personal data, for instance when you subscribe to our email communication, attend an event or activity in the museum or apply to be a partner. In addition, we collect personal data when you make use of our websites and/or social media channels, such as your IP address and the browser that you are using. This data is only used in order to analyse how our website is working and may also be used for marketing purposes (Google Analytics). 

In principle, this data will not be supplied to third parties, unless this is necessary for the service in question, or if we are legally obliged to do so. We do our utmost to ensure that this data is secured to the best of our ability. 

Personal data will be stored for the shortest possible length of time, taking into account legal retention periods.

Whoever supplies his or her data to us is – and remains – the owner of this data. This means that the owner of this data has given permission for the personal data to be processed. It also means that the owner can revoke this permission and request that his or her data is deleted.

 

COPYRIGHT

The content of this website, including the information, names, images, pictures, logos and icons regarding or relating to HDM as the rest of subdomains and links associated to the main one, its products and services (or to third party products and services), is provided ‘as is’ and therefore HDM does not guarantee any fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy. The content of this website is protected by the European Commission. Unless permitted by this law, you are not allowed to make public, distribute through sale, rental or lending, display or reproduce (any part of) this website without the prior written consent of HDM. Nxt 

If you believe that the use of content (including images, editorial or descriptive text, footage or any other media) found on HDM’s website infringes yours or someone else’s rights, please contact us at hola@harddiskmuseum.com, providing the information requested below:

  • your contact details;
  • nature of the complaint;
  • the full web address of where you found the material; and
  • proof that you are the rights holder.

This copyright statement does not obligate HDM to respond to all complaints or other correspondence received about alleged unauthorised use of third party rights. However, HDM will respond to and take any action it considers necessary in respect of all genuine and evidenced complaints or other correspondence received about all such alleged unauthorised use of third party rights.

 

WEBSITE

HDM does not guarantee the completeness or performance of the website or any of the content. While we try to ensure that all content provided by HDM is correct at the time of publication no responsibility is accepted by or on behalf of HDM for any errors, omissions or inaccurate content on the website.

HDM is not responsible for the availability or content of any third party sites that are accessible through harddiskmuseum.com. Any links to third party websites from harddiskmuseum.com do not amount to any endorsement of that site by HDM and any use of that site by you is at your own risk.

 

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