Swab Ephemeral 2018: Softbodies, not ahead but inside

From September 27 to 30, at the Montjuïc Italian Pavilion

For the second time Swab presents the Ephemeral program, a selection of installative works that enhance the interaction of the public with the pieces. For this edition of Ephemeral, under the name of Softbodies, not ahead but inside, we have the participation of the curator Caterina Almirall and the collaboration of the Creation Factories of Barcelona ​​such as Hangar, La Escocesa and Fabra i Coats.

Softbodies, not ahead but inside, proposes an exercise of imagination through the use of visual language and the exploration of materials. The idea of ​​body refers to the installative and sculptural work of the artists that are presented in this program, that offer a presence, a resistance or a space in which to circulate. These works propose to imagine universes that are not ahead but inside, in the material, textual or virtual folds of this same world and the bodies that inhabit it. They talk about the relationship we establish with the environment, they alert or accompany us in the exercise of erasing the boundaries between where we end up and where the world begins. They deal with issues such as ecology, the transformation of personal identity, the artistic context itself or the relationship with the materials that they work with.

In parallel to the exhibition of the projects, there will be visits to the Creation Factories with the Swab Collectors Program. Thus, the project covers several fronts being as nutritious as possible for the emerging creators. On the one hand, it has the participation of an expert curator who provides an academic and conceptual perspective, and on the other hand, it has a platform for visibility market and exposure to the public, such as Swab.
The objective of this program is to provide a space and give visibility to artistic processes that result in works that go beyond the limits of the gallery exhibition. Under the eyes of Almirall, these works that demand space, interaction and contact with the public come to Swab to make visible the trends that are shaking the contemporary art scene and that need a bridge between creation, exhibition, market and collecting.

Member of:

Fàbricas de CreacióXarxaProd

With the support of:

Ajuntament de BarcelonaGeneralitat de Catalunya - Departament de Cultura

Menaged by:

Associació d'Idees EMA

In collaboration with:

08 Birra artesanaGRAF AgendaRAIMA