Art Photo Bcn holds its third edition

 

 

Bring the public to the emerging picture to turn on the art circuit including new talents and creative values ??in the art scene, to strengthen the work of galleries specializing in photography ... With these objectives starts the third edition of the fair and festival of photography Art Photo Barcelona held from 27 to 29 May 2016 at the Hotel chic & basic Ramblas.

 

 

 

 

Art Photo Bcn has been created and developed by Isabel Lazaro art historian, curator and gallerist with Paolo Maistri, artistic promoter previously responsible for projects such as the Design Miami fair in Basel and Miami. They have created an exhibition platform for new photographers in a relaxed atmosphere in which the creators have the opportunity to explain their project to the "visionadores" (university professors, established artists, gallery owners, cultural managers and curators, museum directors and Foundations) and the selection committee, and receive important feed back. In this edition, the committee is formed by Gonzalo Golpe (independent editor), Moritz Neumüller (independent curator), Semíramis González (independent curator), Simona Rota (Photographer), Gerard Calderón (artist and cultural manager), Paolo Maistri (Art Photo Bcn), Isabel Lazaro (Art Photo Bcn), Stefano Marchei (Art Photo BCN) and Ariadna Serra (designer).

 

 

 

 

Exhibitors
Eva Díez - Renacer
Arte a un click, Irene Cruz, Leila Amat and David Catá
Noorforart Gallery (Aix en Provence) Johann Fournier, Caroline Leite, Laetitia Lesaffre
Jonathan Kugel (London) Anthony Valon, Vianney Le Caer, Darwin Sinke Van Tongeren
Zero Gallery (Oosterhout, Netherlands) Eny Lopez.
The Catascopio (Barcelona) Javier Hirschfeld, Mário Macilau, Victor Omar Diop
Fifty Dots (Barcelona) Lídia Vives, Xose Casal, Dani Garcia Saraiba
Zero (Madrid) Miguel Angel Rego Gallery
Art Deal project (Barcelona) Patricio Cassinoni

 

 

 

 

Art Photo Bcn also offers a program of activitieswith the Workshop Local regeneration through photography with Cecilio Puertas, the conference "A path" project by the photographer Eva Díez, WOMEN LOOKING WOMEN project by Mila Abadía, workshop about the creative photography with Irene Cruz and Leila Amat , the conference TWO EYES AND A DESTINATION with Miguel Trillo and the roundtable "Teaching ways of looking", visions of contemporary photography with Carmen Dalmau (EFTI), Pedro Vicente (ELISAVA), Camila Maffei and Eugeni Gay Marin (the Observatory) and Arianna Rinaldo as moderator.

 


 

Thirteen years have passed since its beginnings, and in all this time the Video Art Festival PROYECTOR has grown and consolidated its position as an essential event in this discipline. Since its inception, the initiative has tried to give visibility to a discipline that has always been relegated to the background in the usual exhibition circuits. Although video creation is not new, since it emerged by its own in the 60s of last century, the way to get to know it and enjoy it has not always been easy. On many occasions, the exhibitions only included a few isolated pieces within the main route, as if the video was the anecdotal contribution to the whole. However, our daily lives are invaded by moving images, and there is a paradox that video art, despite being a format of artistic expression very much in tune with the habits of today's society, remains a minority discipline

Frame from “Hel City”, by Gregorio Méndez Sáez, 2019

To some extent, PROYECTOR was born to reverse this situation, to value video as a creative format and to offer a wide, itinerant space to host a multitude of proposals, coming from inside and outside our borders. In this time, the growth of the festival has led it to travel the world, but also, to be a benchmark that each year arouses more interest. In the open call to receive proposals, they reach almost half a thousand, and a hundred works selected by the jury are a representative sample of different ways of understanding video creation, with pieces mainly from Europe, Latin America, Southeast Asia and the Middle East.

In turn, PROYECTOR wants to be more than a video showcase and offers a large program with talks, workshops, masterclasses, meetings with artists, visits and concerts. A complete experience that always has the moving image as a backdrop.

El Instante Francisco Ruiz de Infante. El bosque que se mueve (errores de medida)

In this evolution, another circumstance stands out: video is a creative format that has its own codes, but it is also one of the disciplines most open to artistic hybridization and the widening of uses. The video may, therefore, be the genuine idea of an author who conceives an autonomous project to be carried out in this format, but it can also be the complementary result of an action or the documentary record of a previous performance being recorded to guarantee its survival. The versatility of the moving image and the potential that it has acquired in recent years allows us today to speak of numerous branches of art that focus on the fusion of languages and the integration of techniques and methodologies from other sectors, and in many of them, the video is still a cornerstone. So it is with technological art, interactive sound art, performance recording, the transformation from big data to image, artificial intelligence, and a long etcetera. Precisely for this reason, PROYECTOR offers a panoramic vision of this reality, with an extremely interesting program that plays with the variety and wealth of proposals.

Frame from “Herdança”, by Thiago Rocha Pitta, 2007

The 2020 edition will run from September 9th to 20th. As usual, the program displays in various venues throughout the city of Madrid, each of which will house a small section of the activities. This year the festival will count with the collaboration of the Casa Árabe, White Lab, Cruce, El Instante Fundación, ¡ésta es una PLAZA!, Extensión AVAM (Matadero Madrid), Institut Français de Madrid, Medialab Prado, Quinta del Sordo, Sala Alcalá 31, Sala El Águila, Secuencia de Inútiles and White Lab, in addition to the collaboration of the INELCOM Collection and the video art collection of Teresa Sapey.

The festival is also the ideal place to articulate the cultural fabric, since it involves numerous professionals in the sector, from curators to creators, from centres managers to critics and teachers. The 2020 program also has the collaboration of the FUSO Festival and the Museo Reina Sofía, which are providing some of their pieces for the exhibition.

In short, an appointment that lovers of contemporary art should not miss and that promises many novelties in this 13th edition.