Spaces of non-compliance: Public art in Israel

[Presentation and conversation]

Wednesday, 17th July at 7:00pm at Fabra i Coats

In their presentation, High & Low Bureau (Yael Messer & Gilad Reich) will look into artistic practices that challenge notions of territory, belonging and civil participation in the Israeli public sphere. They will discuss the relationship between artists and the nation-state, as they been manifested in public space since the 1970s, through a number of case studies, such as works by Michael Druks, Rafat Hatab and Nira Pereg. In addition, High & Low Bureau will emphasize their position as both insiders and outsiders to the Israeli art scene, and their interest in questions of personal and collective responsibility.

In addition, High&Low Bureau invite some agents and collectives from Barcelona to present their projects related with this issues, as De vuelta y vuelta collective, who will present their project Micro-actions of emergency.

Homage to Catalonia II


Thursday, 25th July at La Casa de la Pradera

A collective screening of the documentary Homage to Catalonia II, which is a research into a variety of intentional communities in Catalonia. A project of Joana Conill, Manuel Castells and Àlex Ruiz. The screening will be followed by a discussion.