Esther Planas

Copyright 2023

Selected Published Press
interviews, texts...

During more than 20 years, my work as an artist or my own writing on and about art and other artist, including published conversations have been featured in various context. Some, just personal blogs, either from artists, theorist or magazines online and others, paper-printed publications, mags, and artist books. Here is a more or less accurate account of all of those.

2021
Q&A with Five Years new member Esi Eshun about her new work The Unbecoming, which is included
in the work for the UOC as part of my work on subaltern studies, critical race, and urban interventions
http://fiveyears.org.uk/archive2/pages/286/The_Unbecoming/286.html
2019
10 de septiembre de 2019 Revista de la 4ª Internacional Panafricanista Garveyista Cimarrón Rastafari
homenaje a Alanna Lockward Esther Planas Balduz in Spanish

2018
Spectres of Modernism project and blog by Clare Carolin, London (2017-2018)
onlinehttps://spectresofmodernism.wordpress.com/2017/11/13/esther-planas-urban-field-work/
Performing Borders, interview to Esther Planas by the curator of Performing Borders Allesandra Cianetti

2017
RED MAY Seattle https://www.theurbanist.org/2017/05/01/red-may/
REDMAY Seattle https://www.cityartsmagazine.com/gateway-drug-karl-marx/
Manifestaciones Públicas de Afecto curated by Florencia Portocarrero, BAR project Barcelona
http://barproject.net/manifestaciones-publicas-afecto/
2016
Entrevista a Esther Planas Arnau Salvadó Metal Mag Blog, Barcelona
http://metalmagazine.eu/en/post/editorial/esther-planas-el-punk-no-ha-muerto
Aformal Academy, curated by Merve Medir, Honk Kong

http://www.aformalacademy.org/wp/2016/03/12/020-esther-planas-escuela-de-calor/

2015
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/sep/27/shoreditch-cereal-cafe-targeted-by-anti-gentrification-protesters
https://www.elconfidencial.com/cultura/2015-10-22/nos-estamos-pasando-con-los-hipsters_1065503/

Protestors target 'gentrified' Shoreditch
https://www.planningresource.co.uk/article/1366028/protestors-target-gentrified-shoreditch

2013
Michael Petry, Day 5, Sluice Alternative, Esther Planas Installation Performance
https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/dr-michael-petry/day-5-sluice-alternative_b_4131122.html

Blogs:
https://wordpress.com/view/tuesday029.wordpress.com
2004
FROZEN TEARS I
http://www.john-russell.org/webpgs/artworks/Exhibitions/Solo/A_FT1.html


« Regarde-moi » : les appels muets des femmes dans l'art contemporain Diane Watteau https://www.cairn.info/revue-savoirs-et-cliniques-2004-1-page-108.htm
Dans Savoirs et clinique 2004/1 (no4), pages 108 à 118

Esther Planas V.O. Mentioned in the introduction of the book La Ciutat Interrompuda del escriptor Juliá Guillamont
https://www.anagrama-ed.es/libro/llibres-anagrama/la-ciutat-interrompuda/9788433915702/LA_62

First written work by Esther Planas. Her interview to dancer Cesc Gelabert for the Barcelona magazine DIAGONAL https://gelabertazzopardi.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/1983_diagonal.pdf

Selected text, publications, and writings by Esther Planas:

Manifestaciones Públicas de Afecto/BARProject, Florencia Portocarrero 2017
Paessagio/ 2016/17
Esther Planas, Escuela de Calor, Aformal Academy 20/2016 http://www.aformalacademy.org/wp/2016/03/12/020-esther-planas-escuela-de-calor/
Mexican Embassy, Three Letter Words London 2014/ INDEX Fair Mexico2015 2014 (MACBA Arxiu)
Seconds, Publicado por Peter Lewis Londres UK 2007
The Critical Friend London Publicado por Transition Gallery: Critica a Richard Crow, Joan Morey, Brock Enright, Gillian Carnegie Londres UK 2006/8
Misa Negra, Joan Morey publicado por Centro Gallego de Arte Contemporaneo, CGAC España 2007
Thee (Novela Corta ) Frozen Tears I (Curado por John Rusell) Londres 2004
Frenzy-L'art decorative D'aujourd'hiu, Five Years Londres UK 2004
Entrevista a Throbing Gristle Revista Metal Barcelona, España 2004
Revista V.O.: Entrevista a Bigas Luna, Barcelona, España / 1984
Revista Diagonal: Entrevista a Cesc Gelabert. Barcelona , España / 1983
“Description of a Dance” (collaborative text with Theo Cowley) & “A Midnight Summer Dream and a Funeral Party” (short story) Frozen Tears 3, 2006
”La Filosofia se Hizo Carne” (text for Joan Morey) to be published in the catalogue El Enemigo Interior, 2006
”Homerton Hospital”, drawing published in Arty 17,
London 2005
”Gillian Carnegie, Brock Enright”, reviews published in The Critical Friend nos 2, 3 & 4, Transition
publications, London 2005
”London Boys”, collage published in Arty 16, London 2004
Dark Star –artist book/periodical, issues 1 2 3 and 4 published 1999, 2000, 2001,2002 by the artist. Distributed by O F
R System, Paris
”Thee”, short story published in the collection Frozen Tears, curated by John Rusell, ARTicle Press, UCE Birmingham, 2003
Interview with Throbbing Gristle, AB magazine, Barcelona, May 2003
Welcome to the Secret Lands and the Secret Worlds, exhibition catalogue, published by Danielle Arnaud, London,
2000
Redrum, Photo series published in AB magazine, Barcelona, March 1999
Raining Insomnia, Exhibition catalogue, published by AND, Barcelona, 1998 _V.O. Magazine, publisher, editor, art director and contributor, issues 1-4, Barcelona 1984-85

Index of Reviews/Published text
Press-Online-Paper etc.

2016_ METAL mag/blog, Esther Planas: El Punk no ha muerto/ Arnau Salvado
2014_ Revista ANIMAL, Proyecto: Urban Interactions, Esther Planas
2012_ Dazed and Confused, Space of The Month: Proyectos Ultravioleta
2013_ Michael Petry, Day 5, Sluice Alternative, Esther Planas Installation Performance
2010_ A_Mag Revista online, Esther Planas http://www.amag.cl/blog/?p=4813
2010_ Revista La Tempestad, Mexico
2006_Edward Winkleman blog Artist of the week:http://www.edwardwinkleman.com/2006/01/artist-of-week-013006.html
2005_Paco y Manolo, ‘Esther Planas’, AB Magazine, September 2005
2005_B. Rocker, ‘Soul Mining’, Arty 18.
2005_J.M. Morey, ‘She’s lost control’, Suite magazine, January.
2005_C. Lomax, ‘Girls’, Arty 14.
2004_‘Club Esther’. Neo 2, Winter.
2004_Y.Muelas, ‘Pornoh Porn’, AB Magazine, November.
2003_Y, Muelas, ‘Las Flores del Mal’, AB Magazine, May.
2002_O. Poveda, ‘I wanna be a porno star’, A.B. Magazine, June.
2002_M. Falconer, ‘Art Rocks’, Art Review, May.
2002_Tevi de la Torre, ‘Test Strips’, LAB Magazine, no. 3 Spring/Summer.
2001_Guillamón Juliá, La Ciutat Interrompuda, Ed Anagrama
2001_S.B. Olmo, ‘Dark Star’, Revista Lapiz, no 173, May.
2001_S. Wise, ‘ The Many Meanings of Skank’, wburg.com, vol 1 no 4, Summer.
2001_H. Cotter, ‘Skank’, The New York Times, June 1.
2001_R. Tio Bellido, ‘ La Pornographie clap 2’, Sous –titre X, Presses Universitaries de Rennes.
2001_Issaverdens/ I. Tellier, ‘Le Cabaret d’Esther: indiference, tentation et video?’ Sous –titre X, Presses Universitaries de Rennes.
2001_Mongomery, ‘Esther Planas ‘, Neo 2, May.
2001_E. Xargay, ‘ Artifices d’e Realitats’ Avui, 4 January.
2000_J. Vidal, ‘ Miradas Actuales’, El Pais, 16 December.
2000_R. Para, ‘ Attraction- Seduccion y Deseo’, AB Magazine, December.
2000_Cerda, ‘ Arte y Deseo’, El Foco.com, December.
2000_Martinez Ribas, ‘ Attraction -11 Imanes en Metronom’, El Periodico, December.
2000_M. Roda, ‘ Metronom Presenta- Attraction- une collecio de Emocions’, Avui, 29 November.
2000_M. Herbert, ‘The Red Room’, Time Out , Nov 29- Dec 6.
2000_P. Hallenaut , ‘ A propos de la Halle au Poisson et des Filles Modernes’, Le Travailleur Catalan, 24- 30 November.
2000_G. Tuban, ‘ Tendances floues ‘, La Semaine du Rousillon, 16-22 November.
2000_‘ Trois Filles Modernes, narcissiques et minimalistes’, L’independent, 12 November
2000_‘Les “ Filles Modernes” s’exposant’, L’independent,6 November.
2000_P. Caro,’ Attraction-la Seduccion del Arte’, Barcelona Imas, 28 November.
2000_D. Lillington, ’Esther Planas – Marc Hulson‘, Welcome to the Secret Lands and the Secret Worlds, published by Danielle Arnaud.
2000_M.Falconer, ‘ Galleries go for some Porn Cocktail ‘, Highbury and Islington Express, 3 March.
1999_J. M. Jubany,’ Red rum’ Disco2000, June.
1999_J. Bufill, ‘Esther Planas ‘, La Vanguardia, April.
1999_Angela Molina, ‘ Esther Planas ‘ ABC , April.
1999_N. Puertas, “ Red rum “ AB Magazine, March.
1998_J.M. Jubany, ‘Revistas 1980/ 1989 V. O.’, Disco 2000, December.
1998_J. Vidal, ‘ Esther Planas, victima de la modernitat’, Barcelona Metropolitana, May- June
1998_J. Ballera, ‘ A vivir , a vivir’ AB Magazine, March.
1998_J. Bufill, ‘ Esther Planas’, La vanguardia, March.
1989_C.Prats, ‘ Esther Planas –Quadern de Viatge’, L’Home Invisible, Summer.
1986_A.Sharkey, “Barcelona” I. D. magazine, September.
1985_M. Casas , ‘ Esther planas , 24 años, editora de l a revista V. O.’, Ymoda, April.
1985_E. Juncosa, ‘ Imagenes para una decada (Entrevista con Esther Planas)’, El Dia, March 29, ,p.29

" Así, como comentó Esther Planas en una entrada de ‘salonkritik’, “el arte debe ser más exigente, debe hacer un trabajo de autodesmantelación en el que se ponga a sí mismo en duda. La única verdad que se le puede exigir al arte es la de que dude de su propia verdad”. Es decir, la práctica artísticia contemporánea solo puede ser producida como campo sintomatológico de su propio fracaso, solo puede ser llevada a cabo como representación de su propia duda."

Javier Gonzalez Panizo, Blog e Arte Madrid http://blogeartemadrid.blogspot.com/2013/01/santiago-sierra-el-arte-ante-su.html

Performing Borders Conversations/18
METAL Mag Interview
Blog project Spectres.. feature EP
dazed and confused 2012
apariciones/eventos/rojo at uvuvuv
http://www.amag.cl/blog/?p=4813
Revista La Tempestad Mexico
Art Review 2002
picture of Dirty Snow 2002
LAB Mag 2001
L'Home Invisible 1987 barcelona
text on work Pedro Burrezo92
Review at Sevilla's news 1989
ID Cover 1986
ID Mag 1986