“I am art. I am Barcelona. I am Swab” is a series of interviews with relevant people of the Barcelona creative environment, whose aim is to enhance the cultural network of the city.
Today we talk to Roberta Bosco, journalist specialized in contemporary art and digital culture.
I am Roberta Bosco. I am art. I am Barcelona. I am Swab.
A word that describes Barcelona?
I think Barcelona is a city full of possibilities, but lately it reminds me of a video game, every day a new level, a new difficulty.
Is your place of creation, the studio, inspired by your city?
Yes, of course, but it doesn’t end with the suburbs. It extends like a chaotic world map that reflects all the places I have known and lived.
If Barcelona was an art work, what would you name it?
If it were a work of art “Untitled”, if it were a novel “Desert of the Tartars” or “Trap 22” to emphasize its nature or virtue of being unresolved.
A place in the city that connects you with art?
I believe that art resides in the eye. However, if I had to guide someone for the first time in Barcelona I think I would start with the Borne.
A message to young creatives?
Fly, you fools!
S W A B W I T H U S . . .
Roberta Bosco is a specialized journalist in contemporary art and digital culture. Since 1998 she has written regularly for the newspaper El País. She is a correspondent from Spain for Il Giornale dell’Arte, the leading Italian art magazine. She collaborates with several Spanish and international media. Together with Stefano Caldana, she has curated several exhibitions, most recently Faces: A Dialogue between the Es Baluard Collection and the BEEP Collection of Electronic Art at Es Baluard in Palma de Mallorca, Creative Approximations at the Reus Art Museum and Harddiskmuseum in Virtual Reality at Arts Santa Mònica in Barcelona.
Her projects include the expanded and itinerant exhibition Donkijote.org at Laboral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial in Gijón, the participatory editorial experience ARCO Bloggers for the contemporary art fair ARCOmadrid and Remote Connection at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona (MACBA), the first exhibition of net.art in a Spanish museum.
All her activity is gathered in the website El Arte en la Edad del Silicio (Art in the Silicon Age).