Swab Barcelona is already preparing its seventh edition to be held from 2 to 5 October 2014 in the Italian Pavillon of Fira Barcelona.
It is the only Contemporary Art Fair which was found by an art collector!It offers a unique vision for the visitors.One of the main objectives of the fair is to break with the elitist and hermetic idea which surrounds the contemporary art scene.They want to make it more accessible to the general public.Swab is an unique fair with artist´s works which are never seen at other fairs.That is why its selection committee,which is formed by art professionals and gallery directors,combines the participation at the fair by invitation and by application.The process of election is based on following and looking for artist´s works from any discipline which in some way represents the art of their countries.
During the 3rd and the 4th of October Swab will present a series of lectures,discussions and debates thet will bring into dialogue artists,collectors and cultural critics to talk about the changes in the contemporary world and the place that the art occupies.
Swab Barcelona 2014 presents Swab Stairs.Since 2011 there is an opportunity to students from design schools in Barcelona, to create a vinyl that will be present in the access stairs of the most important metro stations in Barcelona.
One of the Fair´s main ideas is based on creating opportunities for emerging galleries and artists that begin their art careers.Their objective is to offer the young artists access to the art market,something which is otherwise difficult.Swab gives the opportunity for young galleries that had never participated in Art Fairs to present their works sponsored completely by the fair.
The Fair does not only support emergent art in the creation field.Its objective is to promote contemporary art collections,making the initiation easier the participation of young artists with affordable works.This art collections are fundamental to keep the art market alive and to guarantee its continuity.
Enjoy this fair with the unique work of the artists! They enhance our lives and deserve encouragement! Support the Arts!
DATES : FROM THE 02nd TO THE 05th OF OCTOBER.
SCHEDULE AND TICKETS (provisional)
Thursday 2nd October
5 pm. Collectors Preview (only by invitation)
7 pm. Official Openning of Swab Barcelona 2013 (only by invitation)
Friday 3rd October
4 pm to 9 pm. Open to General Public
Saturday 4th October
12 pm to 9 pm. Open to General Public
Sunday 5th October
12 pm to 8 pm Open to General Public
ITALIAN PAVILION (Z.6). FIRA BARCELONA (in front of Font Màgica de Montjuïc)
Avenida de la Reina Maria Cristina, s/n, 08004, Barcelona
Telephone: 902 233 200