BAR module is an intensive working week which aim to create learning opportunities from different topics and dynamics. As part of BAR TOOL#0 Training Program 2016-2017, the two BAR module sessions, that focus on the politics of control of human behaviour and public programming practice, will be opened to a larger public. Besides of lectures, cconversations and workshops, a selection of guided tours to a comercial spaces, institutionals and independents (The Walking Tour), just as meetings and studio visits with local agents in the city of Barcelona.

BAR module 20th – 24th March

BAR International Symposium “Making public program”
The city of Barcelona, Fabra i Coats Art Factory and Tapies Foundation.

The symposium (in ancient Greece, the symposium meant “to drink together”) will consist in an intensive week of working groups, roundtables, actions, my studio visit, walking tour and performance to celebrate and reflect on the past and future practice of public programming of BAR project 2013-2017 together with other invited practitioners.

Invited guests include Eva Rowson (Showroom, Londres), Pablo Martínez (MACBA, Barcelona), Santiago Villanueva (Mamba, Buenos Aires), Leire Vergara (Bulegoa, Bilbao), Helmut Batista (capacete, Rio de Janeiro), Elise Lammer (SALTS, Basel), Daniel Blanga-Gubbay (Aleppo, Bruselas), Karima Boudou (Appartement22, Rabat), El Palomar (artistas, Barcelona), Kroot Juurak & Alex Bailey (performer, Wien), BAR spring residents: Valerio Del Baglivo (curator, Roma), Daisuke Kosugi & Ina Hagen (artists & founders of Louise Dany, Oslo).


BAR module 27th February – 3rd March
With Inés Katzenstein (AR), Dorothée Dupuis (FR), Gelen Jeleton (SP) and Antoni Hervàs (SP)
The city of Barcelona, Fabra i Coats Fábrica de Creación & Tàpies Foundation

“Curatorship before the curatorship in Argentina. Institutionalism and politics, professionalism and marginality, taste and concept”, workshop by Inés Katzenstein (Instituto Di Tella, Buenos Aires)
A narrative about three capital cultural agents in Buenos Aires, from 1960 to 1995: Jorge Romero Brest (from the Di Tella Institute), Oscar Masotta (intervening critically in the artistic scene), and Jorge Gumier Maier (from the Rojas Center).
Founding Director of the Art Department at Torcuato Di Tella University, she received a Master’s degree from the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, New York (2001). Among other books, he edited Listen, Here, Now! Argentine Art of the Sixties: Writings of the Avant-Garde, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2004. He is part of the Advisory Board of the magazine Otra Parte de Artes y Letras, and of the Advisory Council of Museo Malba.

“Curating from my uterus”, lecture by Dorothée Dupuis (Terremoto magazine, Mexico)
Through examples taken from my own curatorial practice and a few others, and relying on theoretical concepts such as the notion of womb-envy by Gayatri Spivak, Walter Mignolo’s frontier thinking, or the post-human of Rosi Braidotti, I will try to prove that feminism is not reduced to an outmoded political dogmatism, it is a broad philosophy that goes further than the question of gender: a prism by which we can observe the world and understand clearly the relations of power and oppression that surrounds it.
Dorothée Dupuis (1980, Paris) is an independent curator, writer and editor based in Mexico City. She was director of Triangle France (Marseille, 2007-2012). Is founder and editor of Terremoto and co-director of Petunia magazine.Her recent curatorial projects include a residency at PAOS Gdl, Guadalajara, Adrien Vescovi at IFAL Casa de Francia, Mexico DF, and the 30 International Art Workshops at the FRAC Pays de la Loire, Nantes, France. She has written in numerous catalogs and art publications and is a regular contributor to Spike Art Daily, Metropolis M, Mousse, Kaleidoscope, ArtReview, Flash Art and Frieze, among others.

“Bibliographic resistance”, workshop by Gelen Jeleton (Equipo Jeleton)
One of the pillars of the Academy is based on the transmission of knowledge, and one of the ways to do so is sharing quotes, which requires a repetition of the same, but it is also the job of the female researcher to introduce new ones. I choose to take this quotes, footnotes and bibliography to one’s reality, to verify what we can use and how we’ve been influenced by reiterating this quotes for generations, contextualizing them and when possible, re-updating them, with the intention of decolonize the quotes, footnotes and bibliographies to build and embodied theory.
Gelen Jeleton (Murcia, 1975) develops her artistic practice with Jesús Arpal Moya in Equipo Jeleton since 1999.

“My studio visit.The city as studio” by artist Antoni Hervàs (SP)
My studio visit.The city as studio is a format in which a local practitioner is commissioned to give a visit in a particular location/place/venue of Barcelona linked to his/her work, in order to speak about his/her own practice through the city and out of the common working studio space.


BAR module 9th-13th January
with Summer Guthery (USA), Alfredo Aracil (SP), Emma Haugh & Suza Husse (DE), Erick Beltran (MX-SP)

“Notes on Schizoculture, Anti-Psychiatry and Scientology”, lecture by Summer Guthery (JOAN, Los Angeles)
A lecture weaving together the LA-based fringe religion Scientology, the Anti-Psychiatry movement and revelations from the Schizo-Culture conference, the legendary 1975 conference on the challenges of psychiatric institutions that brought the then-unknown radical philosophies of post-’68 France to the American avant-garde.
Summer Guthery is a curator and writer based in Los Angeles. She is the founder and director of non-for-profit exhibition space, JOAN. She received her MA in Curatorial Studies from Bard College’s CCS. Guthery is a regular contributor to Frieze and Artforum amongst other publications.

“Notes for a destructive psychiatry”, lecture by Alfredo Aracil (Sala de Arte Joven 2017, Madrid)
The epidemic of mental illness that we (supposedly) live, treated only with drugs and supported by biologistic visions of our psyche, compels us to review the teachings of antipsychiatry, in a twist that returns insanity to the center of public debate, to the community, where cultural production is capable of revealing the political issues that are hidden in the psychopathological.
Alfredo Aracil is a curator at Sala de Arte Joven de Madrid 2017 with the project “Apuntes para una psiquiatría destructiva (Notes for a destructive psychiatry)” which questions production mechanisms of mental disorders, as well as institutions and clinical methods involved in health management. He has collaborated with magazine Nosotros, El cuaderno, Tendencias, LUMIÈRE and now is writing for Atlántica XII and El Estado Mental.

“The Many Headed Hydra”, workshop by Emma Haugh & Suza Husse (District, Berlin)
Moving through lands, cities and buildings, through intimate, forbidden and public spaces, through bodies and between lands and ever slipping from control or containment, bodies of water are linked to an imaginary of crossing, to movements of passage. Following the waters, a different cultural cartography appears – one that flows through the geography constructed by demarcations of national territories, of property and of linear histories. The Many Headed Hydra explores the waters as rhizomatic narrative space and as potential infrastructure of commons.
Emma Haugh is a visual artist and educator based in Dublin and Berlin. Suza Husse runs since 2012 the interdisciplinary art space District Berlin with an emphasis on artistic research, collaborative practices, public space, critical education and political imagination. 

My studio visit.The city as studio” by artist Erick Beltran (MX-SP)
My studio visit.The city as studio is a format in which a local practitioner is commissioned to give a visit in a particular location/place/venue of Barcelona linked to his/her work, in order to speak about his/her own practice through the city and out of the common working studio space.