BAR curator project: High&Low Bureau in Barcelona
High&Low Bureau is a curatorial duo composed of Yael Messer and Gilad Reich. Their projects derived from the different social and political spheres in which art is produced and operates. They are interested in the latent power relations that construct specific forms of existence and in the role of art in articulating, symbolizing and imagining alternative ways of being in the world. For their BAR summer residency during July and August, they will work on a series of public events, where they will get together with other local practitioners to form a reading group, dinners, screenings and events where they will present new ideas and projects. The events will take place in different locations in the city, always in a cozy and welcoming environment, where High&Low Bureau will bring their facilitation tools to evoke a meaningful togetherness.
HighandLow bureau Public Activities
Spaces of non-compliance: Public art in Israel
[Presentation and conversation]
Wednesday, 17th July at 7:00pm at Fabra i Coats
In their presentation, High & Low Bureau (Yael Messer & Gilad Reich) will look into artistic practices that challenge notions of territory, belonging and civil participation in the Israeli public sphere. They will discuss the relationship between artists and the nation-state, as they been manifested in public space since the 1970s, through a number of case studies, such as works by Michael Druks, Rafat Hatab and Nira Pereg. In addition, High & Low Bureau will emphasize their position as both insiders and outsiders to the Israeli art scene, and their interest in questions of personal and collective responsibility.
In addition, High&Low Bureau invite some agents and collectives from Barcelona to present their projects related with this issues, as De vuelta y vuelta collective, who will present their project Micro-actions of emergency.
Homage to Catalonia II
Thursday, 25th July at La Casa de la Pradera
A collective screening of the documentary Homage to Catalonia II, which is a research into a variety of intentional communities in Catalonia. A project of Joana Conill, Manuel Castells and Àlex Ruiz. The screening will be followed by a discussion.
Apero Talk: High&Low Bureau
High&Low bureau presents the public activities planned for their summer residency
Wednesday, 10th July at 7:00pm at NoguerasBlanchard, Barcelona*