Thanks to all that came to visit Swab yesterday on our first day open to the public! This weekend Swab opens its doors from 12 noon to 9 p.m, come say hi and discover the proposals that are defining the international contemporary art scene.
WHAT WILL YOU SEE AT SWAB?
SWAB SEED: EXPERIMENTING AS A COMMON DENOMINATOR
Swab Seed presents twelve independent and artist-run spaces whose common denominator is experimentation. This section seeks to give visibility to new platforms and proposals that are shaking up the contemporary scene.
Participating galleries: DUPLEX (Lisbon), Hyacinth (New York), Lí Gallery (Shangai), Mouches Volantes (Cologne), NVS (Lisbon), Proyecto CAIMAN (Guadalajara), The White (Tokyo), TRÁMITE | BURÓ DE COLECCIONISTAS | TOMO 006 | (Querétaro).
As part of the Swab Seed programming, yesterday we attended a performance by Will Fredo, a non-binary artist, writer and editor who, presented by Mouches Volantes, explores power dynamics, cultural dislocation and the intersection of pop culture, decolonial thought, blackness, queerness and technology.
On the other hand, we are delighted to count with the collaboration of Fundació Vila Casas, which once again joins forces with Swab Seed to sponsor the participation of four Catalan independent spaces:
GENERAL PROGRAM: ESTABLISHED GALLERIES FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD
Swab presents the core of its program in its main section, made up of a selection of consolidated national and international galleries with a notable trajectory in the contemporary art scene:
Participating galleries: ADN Galeria, Barcelona, Ana Mas Projects, L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, C+N Gallery, Milan / Genoa, Chela Mitchell Gallery, Washington, D.C, Dilalica, Barcelona, Emerson Dorsch, Miami, Espacio Mínimo, Madrid, etHALL, L’Hospitalet de Llobregat , Factoría Santa Rosa, Santiago de Chile, Fran Reus, Palma, Galeria Senda, Barcelona, Galerie Supermarkt, Tokyo, Galerie3, Klagenfurt / Vienna, Galleria Giampaolo Abbondio, Todi, Galleria Six, Milan / Venice, Galerie PJ, Metz, Jason Shin, Seoul, Jorge Lopez Galería, Valencia, Karpuchina Gallery, Prague, Krupa Gallery, Wrocław / Warsaw, LAB 36, Barcelona, Llamazares Galería, Gijón, L21 Gallery, Palma / Barcelona, Mobius Gallery, Bucharest, NAC Galería, Santiago de Chile, Pabellón 4 Arte Contemporáneo, Buenos Aires, Palmadotze Galeria d’Art, Santa Margarida i Els Monjos (Barcelona), Photoport, Bratislava, Pigment Gallery, Barcelona* / Paris, Rafael Pérez Hernando, Madrid, Raffaella de Chirico Arte contemporánea, Turin / Milan, Romero Paprocki, Paris, Set Espai D’Art, Valencia, Smolka Contemporary, Vienna, Shazar Gallery, Naples, Vangar, Valencia, Zielinsky, Barcelona / Porto Alegre.
SWAB EMERGING: FRESH PROPOSALS
True to its desire to present emerging proposals from the international scene, Swab dedicates a subsection of the General Program, Swab Emerging, to galleries that, with less than five years of trajectory, already have high quality proposals and solid future projection.
Participating galleries: Arniches 26 (Madrid), Cave-Ayumi Gallery (Tokyo), Natasha Arselan Gallery (London), REGULARNORMAL, (New York), SISSI club (Marsella), Swivel Gallery (New York), VUNU Gallery (Košice).
SWAB ON PAPER: VISIONS ON A MEDIUM
Swab presents the On Paper program, curated by Carolina Diez-Cascón. This edition, titled “Cuerpo sin nombre” (Body without name), exhibits four proposals that explore the figure of the body, its connotations and its possible emancipation from history, gender or origin.
SWAB KIDS: FOR THE YOUNGEST ART LOVERS
Swab dedicates an area of the fair to the youngest art lovers, Swab Kids, an open space where children can experiment with their creativity. In order for the little ones to enjoy the fair as much as the older ones, this year, Los Superpoderes del Arte (LSDA), a Barcelona gallery focused on children, and Posca, a marker pen supplier, join forces to propose artistic workshops to stimulate the most creative side of children at the fair.
LSDA and Posca take Swab Kids under the premise of creating a board full of ‘post it’ that brings together the individual work of each child to give rise to a collective artistic creation, the result of group effort to achieve a common goal, coloring the walls of your booth.