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  • BAR TOOL


    BAR TOOL. A practice-based training program
    Conceived by BAR project in collaboration with Fundació Antoni Tàpies and Fabra i Coats – Creation Factory, Barcelona

    BAR TOOL is a practice-based training program articulated around research, production and presentation processes. Deepening on cross-disciplinary thinking and acting, the program is addressed to participants from various fields of knowledge – art and non-art related practices. Over nine months a hosting environment is encouraged, in which the flow of knowledge will happen through conversation and action, within generational and epistemological convergence. The program focus on providing a context for an intensive professional exchange through practical discussions and theoretical workshops with local and international mentors and a tailor-made list of guests, visits and encounters according with participants interests.

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    BAR TOOL #2
    October 2018 – June 2019
    Study period at Fundació Antoni Tàpies and Fabra i Coats – Creation Factory, Barcelona

    Photo by Eva Carasol

    The TOOLests (participants):
    Arash Fayez
    (IR/US), Adélaïde Feriot (FR), Céline Mathieu (B), Fran Gonzalez (SP), Marina Salvo (SP), Gabriella Torres-Ferrer (PR), Milagros Bedoya Valdivia (PE)

    Tutorized by:
    Carles Guerra (Fundació Antoni Tàpies director)
    Veronica Valentini (curator, BAR project)
    Andrea Rodriguez Novoa (curator, BAR project)
    Juan Canela (curator, BAR project)

    Program coordinator:
    Alba Vilamala i Plana

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    BAR TOOL #1
    October 2017 – June 2018
    Study period at Fundació Antoni Tàpies and Fabra i Coats – Creation Factory, Barcelona

    Photo by Eva Carasol

    The TOOLests (participants):
    Hugo Hemmi (CH) – Rosanna del Solar (P) – David Ortiz Juan (SP) – Elida Høeg (N)

    Tutorized by:
    Carles Guerra (Fundació Antoni Tàpies director)
    Veronica Valentini (curator, BAR project)
    Andrea Rodriguez Novoa (curator, BAR project)
    Juan Canela (curator, BAR project)

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    BAR TOOL #0
    November 2016 – June 2017
    Study period at Fundació Antoni Tàpies and Fabra i Coats – Creation Factory, Barcelona

    The TOOLests (participants):
    Julia Gorostidi (CH), Tali Serruya (AR), Enea Cabanes (SP), Alejandra Avilés (MX), Ibai Hernandorena (FR)

    Tutorized by:
    Carles Guerra (Fundació Antoni Tàpies director)
    Dora García (artist)
    Veronica Valentini (curator, BAR project)
    Andrea Rodriguez Novoa (curator, BAR project)
    Juan Canela (curator, BAR project)

    Program coordinator:
    Alba Vilamala i Plana

    Linking with the Public Program, main BAR project’s curatorial activity, BAR TOOL # 0 explores the meaning of public programming in our days and the policies of control of human behavior, it is structured in different stages:

    Landing: during the months of November and December the toolests activities will focus on tutoring sessions, meetings with BAR project residents, walking tours and visits to different projects, institutions and galleries, exploring the city and being nourished from its context .

    Working with Barcelona: from January to March the program offers three weeks of intensive work (BAR module) that seek to generate learning spaces through different themes and dynamics by gathering local, national and international guests. The guests were: Summer Guthery (US), Alfredo Aracil (ES), Emma Haugh & Suza Husse (DE), Erick Beltran (MX-ES) Inés Katzenstein (AR), Dorothée Dupuis (FR), Gelen Jeleton (PE) , Antoni Hervas (SP), Emily Pethick / Eva Rowson (Showroom, London), Santiago Villanueva (Mamba, Buenos Aires), Leire Vergara (Bulegoa, Bilbao), Helmut Batista (Capacete, Rio de Janeiro), Daniel Blanga-Gubbay ( Aleppo, Brussels), Karima Boudou (Appartement22, Rabat), Palomar Team (artists, Barcelona), Josep Maynou (artist, Barcelona-Berlin), Kroot Juurak & Alex Bailey (performers, Vienna), BAR spring residents: Valerio Del Baglivo ( curator, Rome), Daisuke Kosugi & Ina Hagen (artists & founders of Louise Dany artist run space, Oslo), Cecile B Evans (artist, US / B).

    Public test: during the year the toolests have had the possibility of “rehearsing” at different times:

    – HomePageResidency: from January to May the BAR project home page monthly hosts the virtual proposals of each of the five participants.

    – Supersimetrica (23-25 ​​February): public interventions at the Chamberí metro station in Madrid.

    – BAR International Symposium “Making Public Program” (March 20-24): actions and interventions in the city of Barcelona during the symposium and that anticipate the project of conclusion of the program at the end of June.

    Presentation: from April to June the participants focus on the production and presentation of the lighthouse project that takes shape and place on the 3rd floor of the Fabra i Coats Contemporary Art Center from June 20 to July 23. On this occasion the toolests will have a special session / intervention carried out by BAR project resident artist Cecile B Evans (in collaboration with Miró Foundation).

    In addition throughout the year the toolest met other guests such as Oriol Vilanova (artist), Montserrat Rodriguez Garzo (psychoanalyst), Pablo Martínez (curator, MACBA), Sofia Dourron (curator La Ene, Buenos Aires), Valeria Graziano (theoretical cultural, London), Aimar Arriola (curator) and Ignasi Aballí (artist).

    BAR TOOL # 0 is a BAR project project developed in collaboration with the Fundació Antoni Tàpies and Fabra i Coats – Creation Factory, where work space and exhibition space are provided.

     

    BAR project is a curator-run organization supporting local and international artists and curators and promoting trans-disciplinary dialogue, hospitality, collaboration and exchange. Through a public program issued from international residencies, screening programs, pedagogical formats, encounters and other collaborations related to an annual topic, BAR project researches on relevant subjects in the current political, social and economic paradigm. BAR project takes its name from the popular and social gathering place in south European culture in order to re-contextualize it and be able to work in a flexible, informal and professional way. BAR project is run by the curators Andrea Rodriguez Novoa, Juan Canela and Veronica Valentini.
    Fundació Antoni Tàpies was created in 1984 by the artist Antoni Tàpies to promote the study and knowledge of modern and contemporary art. From a plural and interdisciplinary perspective, Fundació Antoni Tàpies aims to establish collaborations between specialists from different areas of knowledge to contribute to a better understanding of contemporary art and culture.
    Fabra i Coats – Creation Factory is a multidisciplinary space whose purpose is to promote artistic hybridization to be a leader in artistic research and generation of new quality content, as well as a meeting space for groups, creators and proposals from different fields and paths. The aim of Fabra i Coats – Creation Factory is to support artistic creation and with this goal has work spaces for the performing arts, music, visual arts, multimedia creations and for related projects the information and communications technology (ICT).

     

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