Swab Barcelona is here!
Swab 2022 opened its doors yesterday to professionals presenting the 75 proposals of this edition from more than 22 countries, becoming once again an essential event of the current art scene to discover the new trends of emerging art.
During the preview for collectors, art lovers from all over the world have come to the fair to see the latest proposals in the art world and to meet this year’s selection of galleries. Swab’s goal is for our guests and visitors to live an intimate and enriching experience, to grow during the fair and to meet artists and projects at the beginning of their artistic careers.
Come and discover these programs and much more from today to Sunday!
WHAT WILL YOU SEE AT SWAB?
FOCUS MEDITERRANEAN: GAZE AT MEDITERRANEAN REGIONS
As every year, Swab presents a special program that puts the spotlight on a geographical region that is underrepresented in our context. This edition, the fair focuses on the South and East of the Mediterranean, looking for emerging proposals from galleries that, even though they come from different origins, share a series of dynamics, imaginaries and practices that have to do with the nexus that they all share, the proximity to the Mediterranean Sea.
Participating galleries: Mixer (Istanbul), Rhizome (Algiers), Sanatorium (Istanbul), Saleh Barakat Gallery (Beirut)
VIDEO BOX: MEDIUMS TO EXPLORE BORDERS
Swab’s video art program seeks to provide a platform for emerging artists from geographic regions whose art scenes are underrepresented beyond their borders, such as Southeast Asia, Africa and Central America.
This year, Video Box focuses on El Salvador with a proposal entitled Entangled / Entretegidos, presented by Y.ES Contemporary and curated by Omar Lopez-Chahoud and Patricio Majano.
EMERGING LATAM SCENE
Emerging LATAM is incorporated as a curated section within the Emerging program by curator Santiago Gasquet, co-director of PIEDRAS (Buenos Aires), who will present the youngest proposals of the Latin American contemporary art scene.
For this second edition of the program, Gasquet proposes a selection of five hybrid and self-managed spaces that, with less than five years of trajectory, already make up a network of new dynamics of art circulation in the Latin American scene.
Participating galleries: ESAA (Córdoba), Paseolab (Lima), Lolita Pank (Ciudad de México), Subsuelo (Rosario), XIII, (Santiago de Chile).
OFF TO A GOOD START
Guests and exhibitors gathered yesterday for the opening party at the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion and kicked off our fifteenth edition, enjoying the installation “Mass is More” by Daniel Ibañez, Vicente Guallart (IAAC) & Alan Organschi (Bauhaus Earth), and cocktails and beers by Cointreau and El Águila.