Swab Thinks 2020

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Swab Thinks is a space for open dialogue between artists, curators, collectors, cultural managers and the general public to think together about the transformations of the contemporary world and the place of artistic practice in it.

This year, and due to Covid-19, Swab Thinks offers the audience a programme of dynamic talks such as round tables, studio visits or tours trough private collections, providing a platform for visibility and interaction for you to get involved in this edition of the digital fair, trying to create a virtual reality close to what we would have in a real contact.

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1+1

Discover the faces and stories behind the Swab 2020 exhibitors.
The 1+1 program are 2 minute clips where the artists and galleries of this edition present a more intimate look at their works, working spaces and processes, making the virtual world an ideal space for interconnectivity.

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Via: Instagram & IGTV

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10 MINUTES x 3 PROCESSES

Get to know the workplace where Ephemeral artists think, live and create their work.
10 min x 3 processes are ten-minute capsules where you can get to know the work spaces of three artists from the Ephemeral programme of the Factories of Creation of Barcelona: Fabra i Coats, Hangar and La Escocesa.

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Participants: Maria Alcaide (Fabra i Coats), Eulàlia Gracía (Hangar) and Paula Bruna (La Escocesa).

Via: Instagram & IGTV

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NO ART BORDERS

No Art Borders takes a look at the issue of borders in art and artistic creation by taking as a reference point the artists’ residencies that conform the Swab Seed 2020 program and how these artists and the directors of the residencies live and work beyond their own borders.

The program addresses three main talks:

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Out The Line

We address the issue of internationalization and synergies, the opening and flow of artists around the world within the residency programs.

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Participants: Directors of the residences collaborating with Art-O-Rama, Espronceda and DAMA

Moderator: coming soon

Time: coming soon

Via: Zoom. Registration coming soon

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In Da House

In Da House covers the perception of Catalan artists on the issue of borders and the image of Barcelona from the hermeneutic and as a physical space.

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Participants: Galleries granted by Fundación Vila Casas within the Swab Seed program: Cristòfol Oliver and Lluís Nadal, Directors of Groc Projects, Oliver Collet, Director of Homesession, Claudio Frost and Laura Sttecase, Directors of La Trastera and Trama 34 Collective.

Moderator; coming soon

Time: coming soon

Via; Zoom. Registration coming soon

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The Artist’s Home – ESPRONCEDA

In this section, the winning artists of the Espronceda Price will talk about their experience as artists in residence in a year in which the world is experiencing a pandemic, long periods of isolation and uncertainty.

Espronceda Price is an award in collaboration with SWAB, in which the project offers an artistic residency in its Barcelona facilities to two artists exhibiting at the fair. For the year 2019 Gachi Prieto and Galerie Nicolas Robert were the winning galleries.

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Participants: Directors of Espronceda: Savina Tarsitano , Holger & Henrik Sprengel and the winners of Espronceda Price: Andrés Waissman (Gachi Prieto) and Gillian King (Galerie Nicolas Robert).

Moderator: coming soon

Time: coming soon

Via; Zoom. Registration coming soon