The Contemporary Art Fair takes the city and the Fira Barcelona, from 1 to 4 October
Swab emerged in 2006 as an initiative of Diezy7 Contemporary Art Space, with the idea of supporting emerging art galleries, and create opportunities for artists, curators and collectors to enjoy a common area to enter the art market.
With this approach, the topics on the secrecy and elitism that sometimes surround the contemporary art world fall apart and it become smore accessible to the general public.
In this show, we are offered the opportunity to discover lots of works of contemporary art, from the refined selection of a committee of directors of galleries as well as professionals of the art world, that perform a search process behind the work progress of the artists.
In addition, Swab not only bets on emerging art in the creative field, but wants to encourage the collecting, supporting the initiation of this practice through the participation of young artists with affordable works.
Main activities Swab 2015
Swab stairs: An initiative which gives the design students the opportunity, during the months leading up to the fair, to decorate with vinyl the stairs of the main subway stations of Barcelona, presenting his vision of a particular topic.
Swab city: activities in the urban area of the city of Barcelona during the months before and during the fair, about street art, graphic design, and new experimental plastic and visual forms.
Swab Thinks: a program organized by the curators of Swab 2015 to be held from 1 to 4 October which consists of a series of conferences, debates and round tables that bring into dialogue artists, curators, collectors and cultural critics to explore transformations of contemporary art.
Swab performance: Swab Barcelona is preparing a new activity around the Performance, to be held in different places of the city of Barcelona and the fairgrounds.
Swab schedules and agenda 2015
Thursday, October 1
17h. Collectors previous visit (by invitation only)
18h. Official inauguration Swab Barcelona 2015 (by invitation only)
Friday, October 2
16h to 21h. Public opening
Saturday, October 3
12h to 21h. Public opening
Sunday, October 4
12am to 20pm. Public opening
When: 1 to 4 October
Where: Fira Barcelona Italian Pavilion and various venues in the city
Price: 10 € (day ticket) - € 100 (swabber pack)
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