BAR module “Curating the space. Space for curating”

The first BAR module: Curating the space / Space for curating highlights the research for a territory of curatorial expression. The program focus on providing a context for an intensive professional exchange about this very important issue on curatorial work nowadays. Seeking to create an intimate and informal learning environment, a group of participants gather international guest curators to think, question and develop ideas on curatorial practice over a period of a week. Following the modus operandi of BAR project, hospitality will be at the core of the program, generating an environment where knowledge transfer occurs from experience, conversation and action.

The selected participants are: Alejandra Avilés, Cristina Albertini, Garazi Ansa, Francesca Boenzi, Pauline Bordaneil, Alba Folgado, Gris Garcia, Valentina Lacinio and Helena Perez.
Writer in residence: Maja Ćirić

The program starts with The walking tour by BAR project in the city of Barcelona, a selection of guided visits to commercial, institutional and independent spaces, as well as meetings with local practitioners. The following days the program take place at Fabra i Coats – Barcelona Art Factory. Consisting in daily public lectures and conversations led by Chus Martínez (Head of the Institute of Art at the FHNW, Basel), Michy Marxuach (Co-founder of Beta-Local, San Juan, Puerto Rico), Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy (Curator of the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, New York)all participants have the opportunity to present their personal statements and points of view on the subject. Last day at Fabra i Coats will include a public talk among the guest curators, Carles Guerra (director Tàpies Foundation) and Latitudes (Max Andrews and Mariana Cánepa Luna, independent curators, Barcelona) together with the participants, followed by a cocktail party. The weekend will be devoted to studio visits with local artists around the city.

The BAR module: Curating the space / Space for curating is generously hosted by Fabra i Coats – Barcelona Art Factory.