PLACES | a special focus on the exhibition Brazil. Knife in the Flesh at PAC Milano; Laura Lima with two special exhibitions at Fondazione Prada and the Pinacoteca de Sao Paulo; three extra interviews to artists from Gudalajara (Mexico), Munich (Germany) and Bari (Italy) on a common theme: Place and the way to perceive it.
Jonathas de Andrade, Educação para adultos, 2010, detail; coleção moraes–barbosa, San Paolo
SWAB ART FAIR 2018
Virginie Barré, Le rêve géométrique, 2017, ADN Galeria
SWAB presents a full program featuring 300 consecrated and emerging artists from over 60 international galleries. For the first time, Barcelona welcomes Brooklyn’s painting scene through the newly-launched program The Desert and The Cactus, curated by Omar López-Chahoud. In collaboration with Diputació de Barcelona, the fair presents Performance, a program featuring the work of six Catalan artists or artists living in Catalonia selected by Joan Morey, Inma Prieto and Alexandra Laudo.
In collaboration with Icub, the Ephemeral program has become established in the fair and, for the first time, is joining Barcelona’s art factories Fabra i Coats, Hangar and La Escocesa. Together they will show six installations by artists curated by Caterina Almirall. As part of Swab’s commitment with all artistic disciplines, the collaboration with elBulli aims to support Catalan gastronomic creative talent and to transcend the limits of the canvas.
The general program focuses on topics such as ‘the domestic’ in women’s work, emptiness as an artistic concept, the deconstruction of landscapes, eroticism and the work of millennials, among others. Some of the artists featured in the program are Joan Fontcuberta, Pep Vidal and Fito Conesa.
SWAB Seed focuses on independent spaces for experimentations in countries such as Argentina, Mexico or Japan. On Paper reflects on the return to analogue techniques by giving paper a more conceptual meaning. My First Art Fair sponsors three galleries from Portugal, Germany and Poland to exhibit in their first art fair.
Discover more on Laura Limathis summer with two special exhibitions at Fondazione Prada and The Pinacoteca de Sao Paulo.
Slight Agitation, Exhibition view. Courtesy of Fondazione Prada
Read our special interviews with artists, curators and gallerists worldwide.
Places #1 | Reflection
Francisco Ugarte Curro
Places #2 | Around the world in 80mbps
Places #3 | Manifesta 2018
COLLECTORS GUIDE | 2018
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Rineke Dijkstra, Marian Goodman Gallery
COLLECTORS GUIDE | 2017
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