Arts Santa Monica opts for a broader definition of art, whether by format or medium, or by the thinking that motivates the artistic practices presented. The exhibitions of this art center span a broad spectrum of creative expressions, from crafts or graphic novel to the actions of Barcelona’s grassroot movements.
Exposition 04:05 - 09/03/2017 Level 0 Liberty is a practice ... liberty is what we must be exercised. Céline Condorelli. It is an ethical exercise to more generously distribute the value of all bodies as such. Understanding matter as something alive, as something that has a capacity for action, will not solve problems like human exploitation, but will realize that we are immersed in a dense network of relationships that suppresses any attempt at autonomy in the world. In her…Find out more »
Joan Morey (Mallorca, 1972) is the artist selected in the 3rd Edition of the Videocreation Prize of the Network of Centers of Visual Arts of Catalonia, Arts Santa Monica and LOOP Barcelona. His project SOCIAL BODY (Anatomy Lesson), conceived as a video performance, examines the social construction of the body in contemporary Western culture and its trigger in the field of artistic performance. From a review of the theoretical approaches of sociology of the body, the project will revive the…Find out more »
Lightforms / Soundforms is, to date, the world's most comprehensive exhibition dedicated to the work of Brian Eno as an artist. For the occasion, the artist has created the piece New Space Music, a musical installation specifically conceived for his visit and to be listened to in the Max Cahner Cloister in Arts Santa Mònica. The exhibition also includes his icon installation 77 Million Paintings (which will occupy the centre's second floor), a huge generative audio-visual installation. This means that the…Find out more »
"Agency in the future - Not all visible nothing transparent" Javier Peñafiel 20 June - 23 July 2017 Arts Santa Monica Space residence Investing the exhibitionism of the personal exhibition, "Agencia en porvenir" presents an exercise of recovery and cleanliness of the work of Javier Peñafiel, in which essay and biography hybridize, focusing attention on the characteristic "enigmas" that inhabit it. Through these phrases, radical in their ambiguity and hiding authentic critical essays on contemporaneity, the exposition reflects on the…Find out more »