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El convit

  • Ryan Rivadeneyra "Oh Yeah (Hamburguesa con queso, La Tasqueta de Can Felipa)" + puf "Hamburger" (Woouf!). View of the El Convit exhibition, in Can Felipa. Photo: Marc Llibre

  • Miralda/Foodcultura ‘Taula Infinit’ + pizarra participativa
    View of the El Convit exhibition, in Can Felipa. Photo: Marc Llibre

  • Enric Farrés Duran and collaborators, ‘Paris no se acaba nunca #Poblenou. Pròleg: Recipro_creació núm.4: Table, de Marc Ligos’. Photo: Jordi Vendrell

Last month, October 2012 the Centre Cívic Can Felipa celebrated the opening of the 'El Convit' (invitation to dine) exhibition with works from various artists and disciplines that takes its inspiration from an original concept by the barcelona artist Antoni Miralda of the Fundación Food Cultura.  organized and produced by Can Felipa Civic Centre along with the center of artistic production and research 'hangar', the exhibition also proposes a series of events such as the recovery of the historical 'Pa amb i sucre del Poblenou’.

The foundation based in the Poblenou neighbourhood of Barcelona together with the artist have conceived a series of exhibitions to be accommodated within the gallery organised along two specific strategies. On the one hand a collective exhibition taking place in Can Felipa with resident artists under its Hangar initiative together with local artists revolving around the themes of ritual and community, that also takes on board the food and cultural context of Poblenou. The other strand consists of a series of activities that will be taking place both within and outside Can Felipa; a theatrical piece, workshops and performances with meals included as well as a big celebratory party where all the stops will be pulled out. Everyone is invited!

Founded by Montse Guillén and Antoni Miralda, FoodCultura is an evolving project that focuses its attention on the study of food; its multiple artistic, social and economic connotations in contemporary culture. Miralda started FoodCultura at the end of the 60s, as an artistic and behavioural exploration to be carried out through the medium of social performance including its ritualistic and anthropological aspects.  
The first of the series of exhibitions “Taula Infinity” is actually by Miralda himself, consisting of an itinerant dining table whose shape resembles the infinity symbol together with miscellaneous objects related to the world of food, its rites and traditions. Another table, this dining time designed by Enric Farrés and Marc Ligos named “Paris no se acaba nunca” will also be doing the rounds of Poblenou its programme will be revealed during the exhibition. Marla Jacarilla will be presenting the video-art installation titled “Los celebrantes 2011-2012” that brings together several view points of the same celebration and the symbolism of the food stuffs of that same celebration. “Ex-forquilla” by Llobet & Pons uses comedy and the idea of the absurd to examine the transformation of a culinary tool used for eating meals, while the stop-motion animated film “Food Scottish Wall” is a work that uses painting, performance and other objects organised by La Escocesa Centre de Creació and which is also inspired by food. A mapping of the food stuffs available in Poblenou has also been commissioned by Centre Cívic Can Felipa. Additional initiatives included in the “El Convit” programme have been inspired by collaborative processes and formulation of collective identities, the conflict that came about with the abandonment of the Can Ricart square and the results of a Google search for the word explosion.

‘El Convit’ also offers a series of parallel workshops such as the ‘Cinema and food’ event, the theatrical work ‘Missa pagesa’, the preparation of a meal that will be decided by the participants of the ‘Nyamnyam’ space, the performance and dinner ‘Colors’ as well as the re-enactment of the historical Pa amb vi sucre del Poblenou, with materials and ingredients provided by the very same district.

Hangar is a visual arts production centre situated in the Poblenou area of Barcelona established by the Association of Visual Arts of Catalonia (AAVC) in 1997. It provides support facilities for artists and designers and offers services adapted to production needs associated with the arts world, housed in a refurbished industrial premises. Can Felipa is a civic centre under the auspices of the Ayuntamiento de Barcelona, Distrito de Sant Martí. Its programme accommodates multidisciplinary projects open to creatives, local residents, groups and anyone else who has a cultural proposal to offer the city. A project that takes special interest in emerging art production, particularly in the visual and performing arts.

  • From 17 October to 15 December
  • Centre Cívic Can Felipa
  • C. Pallars, 227 08005 (Poblenou)
  • www.cccanfelipa.cat