BARCELONA GALLERY WEEKEND   1 – 4 October 2015

Art galleries, artistic interventions, guided tours and project spaces
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Just a month before TALKING GALLERIES / BARCELONA SYMPOSIUM takes place, Barcelona stays in the spotlight of the international art scene to host the first edition of the Barcelona Gallery Weekend. From 1-4 October 2015 the city galleries have teamed up to launch a four-day event that will present the work of more than 60 artists in 40 art spaces.

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ART GALLERIES

21 of the city’s contemporary art galleries will simultaneously open their doors on Thursday 1 October to display their finest work, ranging from that of consolidated international artists such as Matt Mullican, Mladen Stilinović and Antonio López, to proposals significative of our local talents including Perejaume, Antoni Llena, Rogelio López Cuenca and Daniel G. Andújar, or Francesc Ruiz, the latter currently showing at the Spanish Pavillion of the Venice Biennale.

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Francesc Ruiz, The Surroundings, 2015. courtesy of the artist and Galería Estrany De la Mota

Other galleries have opted for either more outlandish shows such as those of Bouchra Khalili and Matt Madden, or for counter-language proposals such as the works of Irene van de Mheen and Lucía C. Pino, or finally, for displaying the work of emergent artists as is the case of Diego Pujal and Ruth Morán. Moreover, a made to order project about Barcelona is to be participated in by Ángel Marcos.

Bouchra Khalili, Foreign Office. Digital film, 2015. 22’. Color. Sound. 4/3 screen ratio. Original Language: Algerian Arabic, Kabyl, French, English Subtitled in English. Courtesy of the artist and ADN GaleriaBouchra Khalili, Foreign Office. Digital film, 2015. 22’. Color. Sound. 4/3 screen ratio. Original Language: Algerian Arabic, Kabyl, French, English Subtitled in English. Courtesy of the artist and ADN Galeria

As far as the historical avantgarde is concerned, some galleries will participate with the works of prestigious artists such as Joaquín Torres García –currently also holding a retrospective at the MoMA, New York-, Alberto Magnelli and Fausto Melotti in a dialogue with Joan Miró, or with collective exhibitions of works of Salvador Dalí, Alexander Calder, Juan Gris, Julio González, Miquel Barceló, Antoni Miralda and Carlos Pazos, among others.

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NEW SPACES

Recent economic shifts and the transformation of the city have caused a great impact on reshaping the gallery landscape of the city. The Gallery Weekend will also be the occasion to present the new premises of Nogueras Blanchard and Ana Mas Projects, galleries who have recently moved from Barcelona to an industrial area in L’Hospitalet de Llobregat. They are not the only ones who have changed locations to welcome the new gallery season: Galeria SendaGaleria Balaguer and Galería Carles Taché have left the historical gallery hub in carrer Consell de Cent to settle into other up-and-coming areas in Example -around Arc the Triomf- and Montjuic, respectively.

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Mathieu Pernot, Arles, 2013, courtesy of Galería Senda

 

SITE-SPECIFIC PROJECTS: COMPOSITIONS

Under the direction of the curatorial team Latitudes, Compositions is a programme of five specific temporary installations in singular locations, produced by artists who are either from Barcelona or work in the city.

David Bestué—Former Cosme Toda industrial complex
Dora García—Biblioteca del Campo Freudiano de Barcelona (Freudian Field Library)
Pere Llobera and Rasmus Nilausen—Gardens of La Central del Raval
Jordi Mitjà—Museo Geológico del Seminario de Barcelona
Daniel Steegmann Mangrané—Umbracle of Ciutadella Park

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Dora García, Mad Marginal Charts, 2014. Darling Foundry, solo exhibition On crimes and dreams. Photograph: Maxime Boisvert. Courtesy of the artist.

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ARCO GALLERY WALK

The ARCO gallery walk is a joint initiative of the ARCO Foundation and Barcelona Gallery Weekend, offering free guided tours of participating galleries for the purpose of introducing the public to the work of the featured artists.

Parallel programme
Some non-profit spaces and organizations join the programme to provide another perspective of art from their realms of work and investigation by presenting artists who are not necessarily regulars in the local scene.

Additionally, the city’s main museums and art centres join the programme with their own schedule of events, special hours and initiatives adapted to the public attending the event.

PRACTICAL INFO

Opening Thursday 1st October:
19h – Joint opening of participating galleries and venues from the Compositionsprogramme.
21h – Opening party at MACBA. Museum opens till midnight (Plaça del Àngels, 1).

Galleries opening hours:
Thursday 1 – from 5pm to 9pm.
Friday 2 & Saturday 3 – from 11am to 8pm.
Sunday 4 – from 11am to 3pm.

Compositions programme opening hours:
Thursday 1 – from 5pm to 9pm.
Friday 2 & Saturday 3 – from 11am to 8pm.
Sunday 4 – from 11am to 8pm.

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For more information, visit: www.galleryweekendbarcelona.com

Barcelona Gallery Weekend is an initiative of Art Barcelona – Association of Contemporary Art Galleries of Barcelona

 

 

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