From 1st to 4th October the Italian Pavilion will host a total of 65 galleries from 22 countries around the world will exhibit more than one hundred works by emerging artists
Swab 2015 International Fair of Contemporary Art in Barcelona, reinvents itself and grows another edition. From 1st to 4th October, a total of 65 galleries (in 2014 participated in 2013 were 59 and 52) of a total of 22 countries around the world exhibit the work of more than one hundred artists emerging in the Italian Pavilion at Fira de Barcelona.
Swab was born in 2006 as an initiative of the private collection of contemporary art Diezy7 Space Barcelona. Since then, with the support of important national and international galleries. In the first edition held in 2007 at the Maritime Museum was attended by 42 galleries from 13 countries and was attended by 6,000 people. The year 2010 was one of consolidation, with 13,000 visitors the Italian Pavilion at the current location. The excellent reception from the public, as well as interest in new artistic approaches have generated the creation of new programs.
Swab Seed, curated by David Armengol, gives voice to a series of proposals that have opened separate step outside the institutions in cities such as Barcelona, Madrid and Berlin.
Juan Canela Swab Performance presents a series of specific actions and interventions related to the body, time, space and action.
Swab Forum will feature collaboration with De Appel Arts Centre (Amsterdam).
Swab Thinks Continue this space for reflection on emerging art galleries in hand, renowned artists and curators. This space presented during the 2nd, 3rd and 4th of October a series of lectures, debates and panel discussions that will dialogue artists, curators, collectors and critics think together cultural transformations of the contemporary world and the place in him artistic practice.
SOLO Swab, curated by Direlia Lazo and Carolina Ariza is an area meets individual presentations of Latin American artists, with emphasis on creative practices procedural and documentary confronted with the official story.
Swab ‘Zh¿ngguó: New photography Chinese’ demonstrates that contemporary Chinese art is not a mere copy of the West.
Swab Drawing Applications, this program integrates design, architecture journalism, psychiatry, calligraphy botany.
Swab 2015 General Program also hosts a significant number of galleries and consolidated with much prestige in the global market of contemporary art. Likewise, gives way to a series of new galleries creation and gives them the opportunity to participate for the first time in an international art fair.
Swab arrive at a historic bus
To mark the eighth edition of Swab Barcelona International Fair of Contemporary Art in collaboration with the organization and enabled TMB two historic buses will shuttle from the center of Barcelona fen a route to the Italian Pavilion where Swab Barcelona will be held.
Courtesy Car Service Barcelona airport