Pormishuevismo. Chapter XXXVIII: The Olympic Chimera

There is an -ism that is not explained in the universities; an artistic trend that does not understand of typology, aesthetics, philosophy or social context. The Pormishuevismo is a false artistic movement that seeks to transcend the reality through the constructive impulse of the absurd and the irrational. Although is practically unknown, this -ism represents…

Do not leave the shadows alone

The project takes as a starting point the Acadèmia de Belles de Sant Jordi de Barcelona: the first school of fine arts in the city. The Reial Acadèmia has an important collection, library and archive. We will focus on the archive and activate two activities. The first one will consist of looking, commenting and questioning,…

The Nail BAR

María Alcaide develops in this project some previous lines of research focusing on making visible the economic conditions of the cognitariat. Based on the homonymous book by M. Kang, “The managed hand” is an analysis of emotional work linked to the provision of services related to the body. Manicure salons are taken here as a…

Martín Legón: The seduction of the innocents

Thursday, May 10, 2018, 7:30 pm. Angels Espai 2, c/ dels Àngels, 16, Barcelona As a closing exhibition of his BAR project recidency The seduction of the innocents displays a new essay of Martin Legón. His work, mix between anthropology, poetry and sociology of the media, breaks as mental landscapes the devices which construct the…

Public Manifestations of Affect (Publication)

Manifestaciones Públicas de Afecto is a digital publication that reclaims the importance of incorporating an affective dimension to the public sphere that psychoanalysis and feminism have historically made; investigating its possibilities to function as a space of resistance against the policies of neoliberal subjectivation. Avoiding idealizations and recognizing that affects can also have a normalizing…

Manifestaciones públicas de afecto (Publicación)

Manifestaciones Públicas de Afecto es una publicación digital que reivindica la importancia de incorporar la dimensión afectiva a la vida pública que históricamente han hecho el psicoanálisis y el feminismo; indagando sobre sus posibilidades de funcionar como un espacio de resistencia frente a las políticas de subjetivación neoliberal. Evitando caer en idealizaciones y reconociendo que los…

[Bio] Warren Neidich

is an artist, writer and organizer who is founding director of the Saas-Fee Summer Institute of Art. For the past twenty years he has been utilizing a variety of media from photography, video, painting, sculpture, performance and installation to investigate the emancipatory capacity of artistic expression both in the world and the brain. Recently his…

[Bio] Valentina Desideri

is an Amsterdam-based artist. She trained in contemporary dance at the Laban Centre in London (2003–2006) and later on did her MA in Fine Arts at the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam (2011–13). She does Fake Therapy and Political Therapy, she co-organises Performing Arts Forum in France, she speculates in writing with Prof. Stefano Harney, she…

[Bio] Florencia Portocarrero

(Lima, 1981) investigadora, escritora y curadora independiente. Estudió Psicología Clínica en la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, donde también se recibió como Magíster en Estudios Teóricos en Psicoanálisis. Durante el 2012/2013 Portocarrero participó del Programa Curatorial de ‘de Appel arts centre’ en Ámsterdam y recientemente culminó el Máster en Teoría del Arte Contemporáneo en la…

Maja Ćirić: Within one’s grasp

In a convivial mode: BAR project resident presentations at Angels Barcelona Artists: Cristian Herrera Dalmau, Gaby Felten, Miquel Garcia, Paulina Silva Hauyon, Luke James, Sanja Latinović and Ranko Đanković, Daniela Ortiz, Joffrey Morel Curated by Maja Ćirić Opening Thursday November 19, 7:30 pm, Angels Barcelona Espai2* Presentation of the project by the artists and curator…

Gaby Felten: Not in an Emancipated Way

In a convivial mode: BAR project resident presentations at Angels Barcelona [Opening Wednesday November 11, 7:30 pm, Angels Barcelona* Exhibition: November 11- 20, 2015. Not in an Emancipated Way is the first of the three presentations of In a convivial mode, a series of exhibitions, actions, conversations and screenings by residents Gaby Felten, Maja Ćirić…

Gaby Felten: Not in an Emancipated Way

In a convivial mode: BAR project resident presentations at Angels Barcelona Inauguración Miércoles 11 noviembre, 19:30 pm, Angels Barcelona* Exposición: 11- 20 noviembre 2015. Not in an Emancipated Way es la primera de las tres presentaciones de In a convivial mode, una serie de exposiciones, acciones, conversaciones y proyecciones de las residentes Gaby Felten, Maja…

BAR PARTY – Natalia Sorzano

We celebrated our second anniversary with you in a special day-time party. We danced, ate and drank. Artist and musician Natalia Sorzano (CO) – aka NIKA – presented a performance followed by a d-jay session during the afternoon on a stage in the garden. We would like to thank people, organizations, all the artists, agents and…

André Romão: IRON, FLESH, ABSTRACTION

“Different voices crossed and blent in a continuous verbal flow… And as you know, speaking is a form of self-eroticism, and therefore of pleasure, and that was clear as you listened to Radio Alice. (…) Voices without images, voices that intensified in the dark.” Interview to Clemens Gruber, 1977 l’anno in cui il futuro cominciò,…

Margit Sade Lehni: A Selfless Self in The Nightless Night

A Selfless Self in The Nightless Night; Disembodied Voices & Imaginary Friends  A listening session in two chapters. As artificial sounds and voices are an intrinsic part of our daily lives, there is still no reproduction of the voice that doesn’t have an outlandish or uncanny feel to it. It’s a pleasure augmented by horror,…

Richard John Jones: PARTY

“To know of some is good; but for the rest, silence is to be praised” Ser Brunetto speaking of his fellow sodomites to Dante in the Inferno. Camouflage as a material and metaphor can allow us to question the limits of our perception and the technologies that mediate the act of bearing witness. As a…

BAR curator project: You are never not supposed to be working, Angela Serino

“You are never not supposed to be working, Maja Bekan, wall-text (2013) “Work”(2011), Marianne Flotron, video still “Weekend art : hallelujah the hill”, 1996-2000 Aleksandar Battista Ilic (in collaboration with Ivana Keser & Tomislav Gotovac) A public presentation in two parts of “Bodies at Work”* curated by Angela Serino with works and interventions by Maja…

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…

BAR artist project: Les Livres Censurés Mangeables / Barcelona

In these series of performances, which began at La Compagnie as a part of European Capital of Culture Marseille 2013, Özlem Sulak incorporates the bodies of books into cakes. The coatings of the cakes are the covers of different banned books, which are printed on edible sugar sheets. Beyond the mere act of eating as…

Nicoline van Harskamp: In englishes

With over one billion speakers, Mandarin Chinese is the biggest language on earth in numbers, followed by Spanish. But it is the English language that has the highest proficiency among people who do not speak it as their mother tongue. As the dominant language of global capitalism and international politics, it is becoming the world’s…

Nicoline van Harskamp: In Englishes

With over one billion speakers, Mandarin Chinese is the biggest language on earth in numbers, followed by Spanish. But it is the English language that has the highest proficiency among people who do not speak it as their mother tongue. As the dominant language of global capitalism and international politics, it is becoming the world’s…

BAR artist project: Sold

Working with the rhythm and movement of the city, Marlie Mul will present a one-off, short and transient composition: some particular urban elements mixed with some material artistic clichés. The event is experimental for the artist herself as it will only take place once and hasn’t been rehearsed in any way before. Working with the…

BAR artist project: Samus Varidis X9

A blind and unscrupulous exploitation of the Earth has led to the collapse of the planet, but space research has brought to Light a possible salvation: a new planet, Rich in uncontaminated natural resources, that will potentially host a new human colony. Current environmental crisis has made the classic science fiction scenario of migration to…

Project: Writers, journalists, detectives… (Barcelona)

Through the ad free site loquo.es the artist looks for scriptwriters, writers, jousnalists and detectives willing to write a story connecting eight objects found in the city of Barcelona. The on-going project, produced in several cities, will be compiled in a publication.

BAR artist project: Barcelona Spring, Ivan Argote

One evening-night shooting with a group of (guiris*) young Anglo-Saxon tourists, who along the night, served with alcohol, visit and make some “gestures” in prominent places if the city. Through those gestures, historical and political meanings of places reactivated, and they create at the same time an odd dialog between activism and irresponsible gesture, reflecting…