Swab Barcelona presents its General Program

Swab 2019 presents its General Program

Swab Barcelona 2019 will take place from the 26th to the 29th of September, gathering up to 70 contemporary art galleries from around the world, encompassing the most relevant trends in the world of contemporary art, and focusing on diversity, current affairs and equality.

A boutique fair established in its essence by its General Program of galleries and its new section within this Swab Emerging, which is integrated by 12 galleries with less than five years of existence.

General Program:

ADDAYA. Palma de Mallorca

ADN GaleríaArt Barcelona

AlalimónArt Barcelona

Ana Mas ProjectsArt Barcelona

Ambacher Contemporary. Munich

Cassina Projects. New York

Embajada. San Juan

Espai Tactel-Toormix. Valencia / Barcelona

EtHALLArt Barcelona

Fixed Project Lima. Lima

Factoria de arte Santa Rosa. Santiago

Gachi Prieto. Buenos Aires

Galería Contrast. Art Barcelona.

Galerie Emmanuel Hervé. Paris

Galleria massimodeluca.Venecia

Kromya Art Gallery. Lugano

La Arte. Salta

Luciana Caravello. Rio de Janeiro

Miranda Bosch, Buenos Aires

Galería Petrus, San Juan

Galerie Nicolas Robert. Montréal

N2 GaleríaArt Barcelona

Pabellon 4. Buenos Aires

PalmadotzeArt Barcelona

Pantocrator Gallery. Suzhou

Pigment GalleryArt Barcelona

Quimera Galería. Buenos Aires

Robert Henry Contemporary. New York

Rocio Santa CruzArt Barcelona

The Blink Project. Valencia

Tokio Galería. Lima

T20. Murcia

Victor Lope Arte ContemporáneoArt Barcelona

3 PuntsArt Barcelona

Embajada. Puerto Rico.

Swab Emerging:

Antonia Puyó. Zaragoza

Casa Equis. Ciudad de México

Chiquita Room. Barcelona

Espacio Olvera. Sevilla

Granada Gallery. Buenos Aires

Housing Gallery. New York

Katharina Maria Raab. Berlin

Km.0.2. San Juan

One Four. Seoul

Pierre Poumet, Burdeaux

The Address Gallery. Brescia

The Switch. Lisboa

Katharina Maria Raab. Berlin.
Katharina Maria Raab. Berlin.

Swab 2019 presents Swab on Paper

Swab 2019 presents Swab on Paper

 

In the 1920s, geometric abstraction was born with the impulse to create a critical discourse and present a reflection of reality from its three three-dimensional points. It is in the 1940s when it merges with the most immediate unconscious. This is how geometric abstract art was born.
 
As a historical basis towards contemporary times, artists take up the use of geometry as a means of expressing space, an unstable space full of social, political, environmental imbalances or simply responding to everyday emotions.


7 projects, curated by Carolina Diez-Cascón, that conceptualize and reflect several current problems encrypted in the symbology of lines, shapes and color.

 

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Circle Art Gallery. Kenya.

 

BBA Gallery. Berlín.

 

 

Galerie Martin Kudlek. Colonia.

 

 

Aire Galería. Bilbao.

 

 

Set Espai d'art. Valencia.

 

 

Galería Seismasuno. Madrid.

 

 

Espai Souvenir. Barcelona

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Swab 2019 presents Swab Reading

SWAB BARCELONA 2019 PRESENTS SWAB READING

 

Swab Barcelona presents Swab Reading, a program that aims to reflect on publishing as an artistic medium and books as exhibit objects. Four international projects present their aproaches to book edition in a special section that, once again, functions as a platform for this kind of disciplines. This year's exhibitors are:

Dilalica. Barcelona.
Highchair Editions. London
Monorhetorik. Amsterdam
Paranoia Publishing. Estonia

 

Dilalica. Barcelona

 

Highchair editions. London

 

 

Monorhetorik. Amsterdam

 

;paranoia publishing. Estonia

 

 

 

 

 

Swab 2019 presents its program

SWAB presents its 12th edition's program, including up to 300 artists and more than 60 galleries from all over the world.

 

-Swab presents the special program of this edition, “Mexico en Femenino”, in which four artists will reflect on the woman figure and power and will use it as a field of research.
 
-This edition's brand new program Swab Video CornerThe identity shadow, has been developed in collaboration with Aesthetica Magazine, a space exclusively dedicated to video art artistic exploration.
 
-As a novelty, thanks to the prestigious ARTSY platform, the fair can be visited online in real time and the works on sale can be purchased. Also, online spectators will be able to take part in the talks program.
 
Swab Emerging will present works that use art as a tool to make new and necessary political reflections.
 
-In addition to these novelties, the usual programs will continue to be present, such as the General Program, Swab on Paper, Swab Ephemeral, MYFAF, Swab Reading or Swab Seed; proposals such as Swab Performance; or a series of talks through SWAB Thinks, as well as different exhibition experiences.

-Swab 2019 becomes a 100% sustainable fair and proves its green values ??both in the production and logistics.

Swab Barcelona announces the dates of its 12th edition. The contemporary art fair will take place from September 26th to 29th at the Italian Pavilion of Fira Montjuïc and, as usual, a number of artists and galleries from all over the world will be present, creating an indispensable meeting of independent art professionals. Furthermore, this year edition will invite the participants to live an expositive and direct experience with the artworks throughout the different programs. Indeed, the fair will include interesting and engaging proposals from artists who work on the direct relationship with the viewer and who encourage the spectator to discover the artistic object.
 
One of the novelties of this edition of Swab Barcelona will be the program Mexico en Femenino, in which four artists will reclaim the woman figure and power and will use it as a field of research. Lucía Vidales, Alida Cervantes, María Conejo, Julieta Gil and Berta Koltenuik -who presents their work for the first time in Barcelona- are the exhibiting artists of this section, and their work focuses on the female body, putting it at the centre of their art and claiming it as a gesture of resistance. Their idea is to rethink the position of women in the world, as well as their participation in the art world, making it a living voice.

 

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Deslave, Tijuana. México en Femenino. Artist: Lucía Vidales.?

 

This year, for the first time and thanks to the collaboration of SWAB with Aesthetica MagazineSwab Video Corner, The identity Shadow, will be created: a space exclusively dedicated to the video exhibitions. The program represents an entrance to the diverse and to the artistic exploration through this medium: it includes an interesting selection of titles that passed through the Aesthetica Film Festival, an independent film festival. Some of the exhibited pieces are Rebirth is necessary (2017), by Jenn Nkiru and For real tho (2016), by Baptistte Penetticobra.
 
This edition of SWAB also stands out for the collaboration of the fair with ARTSY, the platform that will make it possible to visit in real time what happens in the Italian Pavilion, in addition to offering the opportunity of buying the artworks directly on the web, without being physically present. Undoubtedly, it is a digital bet for an internationally renowned fair and an unmissable event for contemporary art lovers.
 
SWAB Barcelona seeks not only to be an important platform for innovative aesthetic experiences, but also to present to the public works that use art as a tool to build new and necessary political reflections. The fair acknowledges the importance of constantly questioning the status quo, in order to have a fresh and committed voice. This is why this 2019 edition hosts SWAB Emerging: this new program will present innovative proposals, such as the gallery Katharina Maria Raab (Berlin), which will present the work of two artists from Morocco and Germany who explore through their points of view on issues of power, resistance, submission and dependence on politics, social interactions, human behaviours, material desire and its friction with ethics.

 

Katharina Maria Raab, Berlin. Swab Emerging 2019. Artist: Hicham Benohoud.

 

As in every edition, Swab also presents a General Program, composed by prestigious and prominent galleries and that include some relevant spaces from Barcelona, such as ADN Galería, Ana Mas Projects, and Rocío Santa Cruz among others, thanks to a collaboration with Art Barcelona.  The fair will also present another edition of Swab Reading, a program that shows SWAB’s interest in all disciplines. Swab Reading will work as an editorial concept store, where to find different forms of art through books. As usual, the fair is also betting on young emerging projects through its program My First Art Fair (MY FAF), inviting galleries that have short experience and have not participated yet in any international contemporary art fair. Swab Barcelona is the starting point within the circuit program of international fairs and offers them a first contact with the institutions and professionals of the sector. The participants of this edition are Dilalica (Barcelona), Hiato Projects (Madrid), No Adress Gallery (Rio de Janeiro) or Soyuz (Pescara).
 
Another usual program of the fair, Swab Performance, will present “La màquina, l'amor i Marcel Proust”, organized in collaboration with the Visual Arts Program of the Diputació de Barcelona and curated by independent curator Alexandra Laudo. The proposal of Mrs. Laudo takes the image of the French writer listening to opera with his telephone as a symbolic reference, focusing on the notion of the apparatus, and to investigate the relations between the individual, the machine and the artistic content.
 
For the fifth consecutive year, the fair will host a selection of independent and creative spaces in the Swab Seed section, which will present very diverse projects that have a common denominator: experimentation. It is a sample of independent and self-managed spaces with experimentation as a common ground.

 

DISPLAY, Parma. Swab Seed 2019.?

 

This year edition will also include, as always, Swab on Paper, which will host eight projects that conceptualize and reflect on several current problems encrypted in the symbology of the lines, shapes and colour. In the 1920s, geometric abstraction was born as a reaction to the impulse of creating a critical discourse and presents a reflection of reality from its three three-dimensional points. Then, in the 1940s, it merges with the most immediate unconscious. This is how geometric abstract art is born. In this 12thedition, the program will be inspired by that movement.
 
The little ones will also have their own space with SWAB Kids. As usual, Plom gallery will help the youngest art lovers in their first direct contact with art. Initiatives such as Swab Thinks will also have their space in the fair, where the figure of the curator will be highlighted through a program that aims to act as a training platform in the new collecting and new exhibition platforms, both for artists and curators.
 
The selection of artists from the different Creation Factories of the city (Hangar, La Escocesa and Fabra i Coats), which are part of the Swab Ephemeral program, will develop various proposals that focus on awareness about the environment perception, the construction of languages and the forms of communication. The artists will develop communicative and interpretive strategies through the materials they manipulate: stones, metal, light, color, language and the body itself to understand our relationship with the world of senses. Through their artistic work, they become in charge of the communication channel between humans and not humans, in order to make us understand that the senses do not generate truth but conventional systems of relationship and that manipulating them allows us to become aware of them.

 

Set Espai d'Art. Valencia. Swab on Paper 2019.?

 

Sustainable Swab
Swab 2019 is consistent with the fair green philosophy and works with sustainability principles and respect for our planet.
 
First of all, the foodie part of the fair will be held once again by Cervezas Tibidabo and Flash Flash, which, by eliminating the use of plastic, will turn the Swab Picnic area into a place that is environmentally aware. In the same line, the official water of Swab 2019 is Only Water, which will give to the fair its 100% recyclable containers, made from renewable raw materials.
 
On the other hand, Swab 2019 will have sustainable furniture thanks to CartonLab, which works with cardboard furniture, and Ecopixel, which produces pieces of furniture with recycled plastic.
 
SWAB Awards
As every year, SWAB has a series of awards to assess talent from different perspectives. In this 2019 edition, it will be possible to find the DKV award for the best Spanish artist, the MANGO award for the best emerging artist, the Lluís Coromina Foundation, the Idea Art of ??Marset and the drawing Diezy7 Collection. In addition, this year the Espronceda prize is added, which will reward an artist with a 5-week residency in Espronceda's space. The aim of the award is to open a dialogue with the city: the artist will have the opportunity to fully immerse in the circuits of Barcelona, ??where he can be inspired by the place and spaces of Espronceda to carry out his artistic research.
 
Acquisitions program
As in past editions, Swab will present an acquisitions program in collaboration with:
 
-Fundació Vila Casas, a private non-profit organization whose main objective is to promote Catalan contemporary art.
– La Colección Olor Visual, created by Ernesto Ventós, perfumer who started the path of artistic creation.
-La Fundació Carmen & Lluís Bassat, constituted by the publicist Lluís Bassat with the aim of helping people in need and promoting Catalan contemporary art.
 
Collectors program
With the participation of a large number of international collectors, this program aims to consolidate the city of Barcelona as a reference of artistic platform. Swab will present visits to the city private collections and collaborate with Fundació Tàpies, Mies Van der Rohe Foundation and the Reial Cercle d'Arts in Barcelona.

 

Dilalica, Barcelona. Swab Reading 2019.? Obra colectiva.

 

Galleries
General Program

ADDAYA. Palma de Mallorca

ADN Galería. Art Barcelona

Alalimón. Art Barcelona

Ana Mas Projects. Art Barcelona

Ambacher Contemporary. Munich

Cassina Projects. New York

Embajada. San Juan

Espai Tactel-Toormix. Barcelona / Valencia

EtHALL. Art Barcelona

Fixed Project Lima. Lima

Factoria de arte Santa Rosa. Santiago

Gachi Prieto. Buenos Aires

Galerie Emmanuel Hervé. Paris

Kromya Art Gallery. Lugano

La Arte. Salta

Luciana Caravello. Rio de Janeiro

Massimo de Luca. Venice

Miranda Bosch, Buenos Aires

Galería Petrus, San Juan

Galerie Nicolas Robert. Montréal

N2 Galería. Art Barcelona

Pabellon 4. Buenos Aires

Palmadotze. Art Barcelona

Pantocrator Gallery. Suzhou

Pigment Gallery. Art Barcelona

Quimera Galería. Buenos Aires

Robert Henry Contemporary. New York

Rocio Santa Cruz. Art Barcelona

The Blink Project. Valencia

Tokio Galería, Lima

T20, Murcia

Victor Lope Arte Contemporáneo. Art Barcelona

3 Punts. Art Barcelona

Programa General – Swab Emerging (less than five-years-old galleries that already play a relevant role in the international scene)
 

Antonia Puyó. Zaragoza

Casa Equis. Mexico City

Chiquita Room, Barcelona

Espacio Olvera. Sevilla

Granada Gallery. Buenos Aires

Housing Gallery. New York

Katharina Maria Raab. Berlin

Km.0.2. San Juan

One Four. Seul

Pierre Poumet, Bordeaux

The Address Gallery. Brescia

The Switch. Lisbon

 

Quimera Galería, Buenos Aires. Programa General 2019.

 

México en Femenino

Deslave. Tijuana
Artists; Alida Cervantes y Lucía Vidales
Janet 40. Ciudad de México
Artist; Julieta Gil
Satélite. Querétaro
Artist; Berta Kolteniuk
Pequeños Bribones. Ciudad de México
Artist; Maria Conejo

Swab On Paper

BBA Gallery. Berlín
Arist: Silvia Binda and Olivia Lennon
Circle Art Gallery,Kenya
Artist: Longinos Nagila
Galeria AireBilbao
Artist: Usoa Fullaondo
Galerie Martin Kudlek. Colonia
Artist: Amy Hilton and Katrin Bremermann
Set Espai d´art. Valencia
Artist: Arancha Goyeneche
Souvenir. Barcelona
Artist: Fabrizio Contarino
Galería Seismasuno. Madrid
Artist: Fod

Swab Seed
 

Art Super space. Milan

AWOL, Los Ángeles

Cordova, Barcelona

DISPLAY. Parma

Las Palmas. Lisbon

Vellum. New York

White Garage. Catania

Wunsch. Buenos Aires

 
MY FAF (My First Air Fair)

Dilalica. Barcelona
Hiato Projects. Madrid
No Adress Gallery. Rio de Janeiro
Soyuz. Pescara

 

No Adress Gallery, Rio de Janeiro. MyFAF 2019.

 

Swab Performance

Laura LlaneliLovelace
Pedro Torres. Semilluna negra
Daniel MorenoGoodbye, my Sunny Child (Life is brief)
Irene Solà + Taller Estampa
Mar MedinaManejar el hacer líquido de forma indisciplinada
 
Swab Ephemeral

Anna Irina Russell. Hangar
Aldo Urbano. Hangar
Jessica Moroni. Fabra i Coats
Lluc Baños. La Escocesa
Guillermo Moreno. La Escocesa
 
Swab Reading

Highchair Editions. London
Monorhetorik. Amsterdam
;paranoia publishing. Estonia
Dilalica. Barcelona
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Swab presents México en Femenino

SWAB BARCELONA 2019 PRESENTS MÉXICO EN FEMENINO

 

This year, the fair presents for the first time five Mexican artists who rethink the position of women in the world, as well as their participation in art as a living, ancestral voice that engenders their future from its deepest roots.

-Lucia Vidales and Alida Cervantes, represented by Galería Deslave.
-Berta Kolteniuk represented by
Satélite.
-Julieta Gil represented by
Janet 40.
-María Conejo represented by
Pequeños Bribones

With approaches from painting, drawing and installation, these artists relate the contemporary world with technology, the ancestral and history, allowing a reflection on the pictorial, the female body, memory and the concept of origin.

With this program, Swab Barcelona confirms its commitment to focus on emerging scenes from other latitudes and to reclaim its women artists showing once again that art has the ability to model the past, fully inhabit the present and rethink and engender a future with a free, vital and natural impulse. It is the woman who engenders art, who engenders life.

 

Lucia Vidales
Deslave. Tijuana

 

Sustancia Solar, Berta Kolteniuk, 2016

Satélite. Querétaro

 

 

Obsidian Pulses, Julieta Gil, 2019
Janet 40. Ciudad de México

 

Late night conversations with one self, Maria Conejo, 2018
Pequeños Bribones. Ciudad de México

 

 

 

 

 

Swab Barcelona presents MYFAF

SWAB BARCELONA 2019 PRESENTS THE 6TH EDITION OF MY FIRST ART FAIR

 

Swab Barcelona 2019 supports young projects with its My First Art Fair (MY FAF) program, inviting four galleries that, with less than two years of trajectory, have not yet participated in any international contemporary art fair. For Swab it is a pleasure to start these projects in the international fairs circuit and offer them a first contact with institutions and professionals in the sector.

The participants of this edition are:

DilalicaBarcelona

Hiato ProjectsMadrid / London

No Adress GalleryRio de Janeiro

SoyuzPescara

 

keni, Pedro Torres, 2019
DilalicaBarcelona

 

I Definetely Used and Abused Distance, Stefania Zocco, 2018.

Hiato ProjectsMadrid / London

 

Gabriela Maciel, 2019
No Adress GalleryRio de Janeiro

 

Borne knight, Benny Van den Meulengracht-Vrancx, 2017-2018
SoyuzPescara

 

 

 

 

 

Artsy + SWAB Barcelona | Online Preview Launches 18 September, 2019

 

Artsy + SWAB Barcelona | Online Preview Launches 18 September, 2019?

 

 

SWAB Barcelona is pleased to announce a partnership with Artsy, the leading resource for learning about and collecting art. Starting on 18th September, 2019, visitors to SWAB Barcelona on Artsy can view exhibitor booths, contact galleries to set up in-person meetings and purchase works.

Sign up to Artsy to receive first access to the Online Preview.

We look forward to welcoming you to the fair,
SWAB Barcelona

Artsy is the global platform for collecting and discovering art. Artsy partners with leading museumsinternational galleriesauction houses, and art fairs to create the world’s largest art marketplace. Artsy’s technology enables the growth of the entire art market by effectively connecting supply and demand at a global scale. With 3,000+ partners across 90+ countries and the most-read art publication online, Artsy empowers a global audience to learn about, discover, and collect art. Launched in 2012, Artsy is headquartered in New York City with offices in London, Berlin, Hong Kong, and Los Angeles.

 

Swab 2018. Galería Tokio.

 

 

 

Swab Barcelona 2019 Last Call

SWAB BARCELONA 2019 LAST CALL

 

The countdown for Swab Barcelona 2019's application deadline has started: we are closing inscriptions on the 10th of May

The Selection Committee for this edition, integrated by four curators and four collectors, will review and evaluate the artistic proposals received:
 

Omar López-Chahoud

Omar López-Chahoud is the Artistic Director and Curator of UNTITLED, and as an independent curator he has   curated and co-curated numerous exhibitions in the United States and internationally. Most recently, he curated the Nicaraguan Biennial in March 2014. López-Chahoud has participated in curatorial panel discussions at Artists' Space, Art in General, MoMA PS1, and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City. López-Chahoud earned MFAs from Yale University School of Art, and the Royal Academy of Art in London.

 

 

 

Jérôme Pantalacci

Founder and director of ART-O-RAMA, the contemporary art fair of Marseille. Previously, he worked at the Roger Pailhas Gallery and the “Art dealers” organization, the art fair by invitation created by Roger Pailhas, held inside the 1000 m² gallery space. Regarding his academic career, Pantalacci graduated from a master's degree in visual arts at the University of Aix-Marseille.

 

 

 

 

Domenico de Chirico

Domenico de Chirico is an independent curator from Italy. Born in Bari in 1983, he lives and works in Milan. From 2011 until 2015 he was a professor in “Visual Culture” and “Trend Research” at Milan’s European Institute of Design (IED). He collaborates with a number of international artists, galleries, institutions, art fairs, art prizes, and magazines worldwide. He has been artistic director at DAMA Fair, Turin since 2016. He was also a visiting tutor at Goldsmiths, University of London (2018); Network Event for Young Curators, LISTE – Art Fair Basel, Basel (2018). Upcoming exhibitions and researches (2019/20): Swab Barcelona Contemporary Art Fair, Barcelona (committee member); Matteo Olivero Award 2019 (advisor), among others; Exhibitions in various venues and cities, among which: Moscow, Turin, Milan, Venice, Montréal, Hamburg, Tbilisi, Zürich, Munich, Pozna?, Berlin, Istanbul, and so forth.

 

 

David Armengol

This independent curator combines his curatorial task with other activities such as cultural management and teaching. His projects have been seen in spaces like Caixaforum Barcelona (2008), Matadero Madrid (2010), Fundació Joan Miró de Barcelona (2012-2013), Fabra i Coats Centre d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (2014), EAC – Espacio de Arte Contemporáneo de Montevideo, Uruguay (2015) or Bòlit Centre d’Art Contemporani de Girona (2016). Armengol is part of the curatorial team of BcnProducció (2016-2019) and teaches a project development subject at IDEP Barcelona (Escuela de Fotografía, Moda y Diseño). He is currently curating an exhibition about the collection of MACBA (2017-2019) and is co-curating the Urugay Pavilion at the Venice Biennal 2019.
 

 

 

Giuseppe Casarotto 
 

Giuseppe Casarotto, executive engineer, collector of contemporary art based in Bergamo Italy, He is president of the ClubGAMEC, a cultural association that promotes and supports the Modern and Contemporary Art Gallery of Bergamo, with which he is the founder of the Club GAMeC Prize, Casarotto is also co-founder of Seven-Gravity-Collection, a private group focused on the acquisition of video art works and on the promotion of young video artists.

 

 

 

Alberto i Ginette Rebaza

The Rebaza Collection started off focusing on Peruvian contemporary art, but it developed into including art from Latin America and, nowadays, into featuring art from European countries, especially Spain and Portugal. The collection includes installation, photography, video and sculpture.

Alberto and Ginette like to surround themselves with art. They are attracted to the balance between content and aesthetic: artworks that both communicate experiences and reflections and show interest in form and beauty.

Alberto and Ginette founded “La Residencia de Al Lado”, a program that allows interaction between local and international creators, boosting the peruvian artistic scene around the world.

 

 

Marlise Jozami

Marlise Jozami, journalist specializing in international politics, curator and art collector, is vice president of Fundación Foro del Sur and editor of Archivos del Presente and the Argentine chapter of Foreign Policy.
 
In Brazil, she produced and curated non-commercial exhibitions such as “Miles Davis” (co-production with the Cite de la Musique); “Aesthetic Punk” (co-production with the Festival of Arles); “Argentina Hoy” (first platform of divulgation in Brazil of contemporary Argentine art); “Obra Gráfica de Antonio Berni” and “Arte Américas” that brought together 100 artists from 63 countries. Moreover, she is the international advisor of BIENALSUR – International Biennial of Contemporary Art of South America, event held simultaneously in more than 20 countries.
 
In France, she promoted the creation of the Latin American Committee of the Pompidou Center, of which she is a patron, having donated important works so that Argentine art could be represented in that collection. She is also elected patron of the Reina Sofía Museum Foundation in Madrid, aswell as a member of the “Vivre en Couleurs” collectors program of the Cartier Foundation.

 

 

CAL CEGO

Cal Cego is a private collection with no permanent exhibition venue. The Cal Cego project started in 2006 with the incorporation of Montse Badia as artistic director, part of the collection as a work tool from which we can establish collaborations with different agents. Following our aim to generate and share knowledge, since 2006 we promote, in collaboration with the University of Barcelona IL3, the Master in Contemporary Art: Context, Mediation and Management.

The collection has evolved organically and has been emphasizing different focuses of interest, starting with works related to architecture and public spaces, to end up focusing in works of a more conceptual nature and / or reflecting around to the image, the collective memory or the status of the artist, among others.

 

 

We speak with Alberto and Ginette Rebaza

 

MEET SWAB BARCELONA 2019'S SELECTION COMMITTEE


WE SPEAK WITH ALBERTO AND GINETTE REBAZA
 

The Rebaza Collection started off focusing on Peruvian contemporary art, but it developed into including art from Latin America and, nowadays, into featuring art from European countries, especially Spain and Portugal. The collection includes installation, photography, video and sculpture.

Alberto and Ginette like to surround themselves with art. They are attracted to the balance between content and aesthetic: artworks that both communicate experiences and reflections and show interest in form and beauty.

Alberto and Ginette founded “La Residencia de Al Lado”, a program that allows interaction between local and international creators, boosting the peruvian artistic scene around the world.

 

 

What does young art represent in the international panorama?

Young art has acquired great importance. Younger generations are more interested than ever in being reflected and surrounded by art, an art belongs to them in terms of aesthetic and concept.

What role is art going to play in a world ruled by technology and immediacy?

The same as fashion, gastronomy and culture. That is the value of uniqueness and content.

What part are collectors and curators supposed to play at an art fair?

Their play different parts. The curator must provide with the best in terms of artists, galleries and productions. It is a role of leadership, teaching and valuing the artist's work.

The collector's role is a more individual one, it consists of being aware of what does he/she wants to collect. In this sense, there are several options and all of them are valid.

A more relevant role for the collector comes when his/her collections is recognised and becomes a reference for artists and other collectors.

What sets Swab Barcelona a part from other fairs? What can Swab Barcelona contribute to the art world that other fairs can not?

Focusing on young art is a distinctive mark, as well as becoming an exhibition platform in which intense curatorial work can attract artists and art lovers.

Why should people attend Swab Barcelona?

The public has to visit Swab because it is a beautiful and efficient way of learning. Moreover, if the visitor feels attracted to one artwork, he/she will not only discover how affordable the prices are, but also the satisfaction of contributing to the development of the artistic process, in which artists obviously depend on sales to continue working, creating and contributing to our society.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We talk with Omar López-Chahoud

 

MEET SWAB BARCELONA 2019'S SELECTION COMMITTEE


WE SPEAK WITH OMAR LÓPEZ-CHAHOUD
 

Omar López-Chahoud is the Artistic Director and Curator of UNTITLED, and as an independent curator he has curated and co-curated numerous exhibitions in the United States and internationally. Most recently, he curated the Nicaraguan Biennial in March 2014. López-Chahoud has participated in curatorial panel discussions at Artists' Space, Art in General, MoMA PS1, and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City. López-Chahoud earned MFAs from Yale University School of Art, and the Royal Academy of Art in London.

 

 

What does young art represent in the international panorama?

Young art represents the future of humanity and acts as a bridge between different global themes and trends that feed on current situations such as the sociopolitical context and the climate change.

What role is art going to play in a world ruled by technology and immediacy?

It has a brilliant future because technology helps access information, being an important resource of information when it comes to questioning contemporary subjects and creating a space for reflection.

What part are collectors and curators supposed to play at an art fair?

The curator plays an important role in terms of facilitating a platform to project those artistic trends that are significant and long lasting, and collectors are responsible for preserving and supporting this process with acquisitions.

Why should people attend Swab Barcelona?

There are multiple reasons to do so. Supporting a fair such as SWAB means to help a system that is essential to the development of a culture that goes from the artist to the institution that preserve art for future generations.