GENERAL PROGRAM 2015
Established art galleries presenting national and international emerging artists, divided into two types of booth: 25 and 15 m2.
3 Punts Galeria, Barcelona
ALMA Gallery, Athens
Ana Mas Projects, Barcelona
AP Contemporary, Hong Kong
Artspace Contemporary Art, Basel
Berlin Art Projects, Berlin
Cis Art, Barcelona
Faur Zsófi Gallery, Budapest
Galería Balaguer, Barcelona
Galeria Rafael Pérez Hernando, Madrid
Galería Servando, La Habana
Galeria Silvestre, Tarragona
Galería Trama, Barcelona
Galeria Giovanni Bonelli, Milano
JPS Gallery, Hong Kong
Kálman Makláry Fine Arts, Budapest
Montana Colors, Barcelona
N2 Galería, Barcelona
Olsen Irwin, Woollahra
Pabellón 4, Buenos Aires
Pantocrator Gallery, Shanghai
Portanova12 Gallery, Bologna
Prometeo Gallery, Milano
Rea One day Gallery, Buenos Aires
Res Non Verba, Buenos Aires
ROCIO SANTACRUZ Galeria, Barcelona
Savina Gallery, St. Petersburg
Shone Show Gallery, Beijing
Studio Chuan, Beijing
Sun Art, Tokyo
Direlia Lazo and Carolina Ariza repeated curating Solo Swab. The section preserves the individual format with presentations of Latin American artists, and special attention to those artistic practices marked procedural and documentary. Poetic narratives that explore the history and confront the discontinuity and heterogeneity of the "official" story. Continuing the previous edition, Solo Swab intended as a platform for thought and reflection on the current artistic production in Latin American political dialogue with the social context.
SWAB GATE by FUNDACIÓ LLUÍS COROMINA
SWAB SEED by FOCUS ENGELHORN
El Palomar, Barcelona
Arts Coming, Barcelona
me & the curiosity, Barcelona
La Galería Encantada, Barcelona
The Green Parrot, Barcelona
NEW PHOTOGRAPHY FROM CHINA: PORTRAITS AND LANDSCAPES
Curators: Susana Sanz Giménez & Na Risong
Chinese contemporary art is a complicated mosaic made of different trends. This programme, has a selection of just one of those many tendencies, which represents a "dialogue with the tradition", a way to create a unique contemporary Chinese art rooted in a long cultural tradition different from the Western art aesthetics.
Contrary to the negative vision of curators and art critics that consider Chinese art as a merely copy of Western art, the “new photography from China” shows the opposite. For instance, Chinese artists adapt the aesthetics of Chinese landscape painting to express contemporary social problems and personal concerns.
From the nostalgic approach to the past, through the awareness of pollution in China or the irreverent interpretation of tradition, new photographers from China have recovered the task of building a contemporary Chinese “avant-garde” art, that combine Western art and Chinese art and whose ultimate goal is to create an own language, to find their own space and identity.
Directed by the curator Juan Canela presents a program of performances, actions and specific interventions to the Fair. Considering the presence of this format in contemporary art practices, and their sometimes complicated relationship with the market. Performing Swab want to activate a performative space at the fair, which is autonomous and an integral part of it.
Lara Khaldi & Yazan Khalili
3 emerging contemporary art galleries, with less than two years of existence, who have never participated in any International Art Fair and present artists born after 1975. Curated by Zaida Trallero and Rosa Lleó.
Galeria Tiro al Blanco, México
Estudi Tigomigo, Barcelona
A new program through which 2 ex alumni of the Curatorial Program of DE APPEL ARTS CENTRE will select and create a dialogue between eight artists with their respective works from the different galleries programs of Swab Barcelona 2015.
Around this dialogue a debate will be created under the program Swab Thinks on hand with theIndependent Studies Program (PEI) of MACBA and a catalog with texts edited by Lorenzo Benedetti, Director of DE APPEL ARTS CENTRE.