Materia prima (Raw Material) is an exhibition project that starts from a general prospective of the current local ecosystem of visual artists in order to determine a possible map of some of the most significant projects and works produced in our environment in recent years. In this sense, the exhibition, as a result of a prospecting work, points to a kind of mining exercise of the raw material with which the public and private structures of research, production, exhibition and mediation of local contemporary art mainly operate in our country.
Raw Material aims to activate, from the management of the information derived from this prospecting and its results, a process of generating patterns of approximation and reading of the symbolic value and the material circumstances present in our artistic ecosystem.
Within the framework of the premises of this survey, in Matter Prima the observation of the local ecosystem of visual arts has focused on those artists who, having already left - often far behind - a first emergent phase of their trajectory, they are currently in the process of consolidating their artistic careers - a permanently unstable and temporarily indefinite course in most cases. Artists and their trajectories that some voices, shunning all generational affiliation, define as medium, halfway between local emergency and international consecration.
With artworks by Antoni Hervàs, Antonio Ortega, Avelino Sala, Dani Montlleó, Daniela Ortiz, David Bestué, Domènec, Enric Farrés Duran, Erick Beltrán, Ester Partegàs, Jaume Pitarch, Javier Peñafiel, Joan Morey, Joana Cera, Jordi Mitjà, Lúa Coderch, Luis Guerra, Luis Bisbe, Luz Broto, Martí Anson, Mireia Sallarès, Núria Güell, Oriol Vilanova, Patricia Dauder, Pere Llobera, Rafel G. Bianchi, Regina Giménez, Tere Recarens, Xavier Arenós and Yamandú Canosa.
Ester Partegàs, The Passerby, 2017
David Bestué, Expositor 1, 2016
Javier Peñafiel, Tu extrema higiene, 2017
Antoni Hervàs, What is that called? Pussies on wheels, 2017
- From 08 November to 01 April
- Fabra i Coats-Fàbrica de Creació
- Sant Adrià, 20. 08030 Barcelona