Since its gestation, more than fifteen years ago, La Xina A.R.T. has had among his most remarkable obsessions that of wanting to be a platform for projecting the work of the youngest artists in the city and the country. These have been able to participate in different proposals and modalities, from collective exhibitions of more conventional plastic arts to the most vocationally groundbreaking performance contests (Houdini Performance Festival). We have hosted new creators at summer animation film festivals (Xinaxittà) and annual music contests (La Xina Sona). It is, however, the call “Sortida d emergencia” (2011 and 2012) that allows crystallizing and formatting those wishes and previous initiatives. In the two years that this initiative has worked, we were able to enjoy the freshest work of a dozen new artists who were selected by those who were then their teachers.
“Barcelona emergents” wants to be the natural continuator of that proposal, but changing the format, that is, becoming a public contest. “Barcelona emergentes” is an initiative that has wanted to give support, visibility and diffusion to the work of all the young creators who are finishing their studies in the main centers of artistic education of Barcelona and Catalonia. In this first edition more than forty participants have been represented representing most art schools (Belles Arts, Massana, Llotja), from all known geographical locations (from Tarragona to Japan) and from all possible creative disciplines ( installations, video art, photography, sculpture, etc). This great variety, although it has made difficult the final choice of the winners, has been as surprising, kaleidoscopic and enriching as the initiative itself intended.
We start season as we finished, with sculptural and installation proposals. If in July we could enjoy the work of Mariko Kumon and Giulia De Manincor, we will now do that of Ana Rodríguez Pastrana, Marco Sanz and the four-handed installation of Pablo García de Prieto and SMOSS. New proposals for a new season (which will be the twentieth) in La Xina A.R.T.
Title: “Barcelona Emergents 17 B”
Authors: Ana Rodríguez Pastrana, Marco Sanz, Pablo García de Prieto and SMOSS
Space: La Xina A.R.T., Hort de la bomba 6, 08001 Barcelona
Dates: from September 16 to October 14, 2017
Hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 17:30 to 20:30. Visits arranged on other days
Opening: Saturday, September 16 at 7:30 p.m.
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