Simon Asencio and Eva Rowson, Open BAR
Wednesday 13 September, 7-9pm Calle València 72, 4th-3rd, Barcelona
BAR new residents Simon Asencio and Eva Rowson invite you to inaugurate The Bar.
The Bar will open its door with cocktails, presentations of sorts by the hosts and liquid encounters to be determined with the guests.
Eva Rowson (1985, United Kingdom) is an organiser, producer and curator. Her work is organised around questions of how we work together, how we host each other and how we build organisations. She was an associate artist on the pilot year of Open School East and has worked in art collectives including Black Dogs, Bare Plume, Wish you’d been here and The Caged Antelope, and produced projects at big and small organisations including Art Licks, Matt’s Gallery, PEER, Tate and the 2016 Bergen Assembly (Norway). She has run the living room project space 38b since 2010 with Luke Drozd and is currently Programme Coordinator at The Showroom, London.
Simon Asencio ( b. 1988 France) holds a BA in Soft Sculpture and a MFA from the HEAR- Haute École des Arts du Rhin, Strasbourg, and graduated from SNDO- School for New Dance Development, Amsterdam.
The practice of Simon addresses invisible choreographies, often using substitution and aporia as means to develop, circulate and present his work. Simon was once told that he was some sort of escort of a new kind. Since 2014, he leads the immaterial gallery Galerie, together with Adriano Wilfert Jensen. He is also a body for Jessica’s works, a protracted performance of real-life background acting and works currently as an editor for ‘The Book of Rumours’. He joined The Army of Love in 2016.