May 26 – 31, 2014 / Opening: May 26, 19:30 hrs, Barcelona, Catalonia
Artists: Harun Farocki, Santiago Vich, David Bestué, Xavier Ristol, Francesc Ruiz Abad / Aniol Fernández, Ingrid Skovgaard
Curatorial Team: Caterina Almirall, Blanca del Río, Mariella Franzoni, Lidia Gónzález Alija, Antonella Medici, Javier Moreno López, Asunción Paterna, Georgia Theologi, Jordi Vernis
Coordination: Olga Sureda
Partner Institutions: MACBA, Fundació Guasch Coranty
The exhibition was part of the Loop Festival’14
As a curatorial project developed from the Guasch Coranty collection and in collaboration with the MACBA (Museum of Contemporary Art, Barcelona), “I, Missile” offers an open reading in personal, social and political terms, about the idea of vital trajectory, equally subject to determination, convention and, of course, inevitable deviations and drifts towards the unexpected. The process can be derived from a failure as a result of a system error or a renunciation to the established conditions. In either case it involves a capacity of empowerment that activates the politic power of the subject.
“La ciudad salvaje. Tour por la auténtica Barcelona oculta.” May 31, 16:00 hrs.
This activity is proposed as a touristic route through Barcelona within which the living conditions of african inmigrante people of the city will be shown. The artwork not only breaks with the tourist itineraries to give voice to some hidden facets of Barcelona, but at the same time puts in dialog the concept of tourism with the one of immigration, the latter related to the failure of the “European Dream”, and henceforth linked to the idea of derivation of a predetermined idea.
Cercle Artistic de Sant Lluc
Mercaders 42, 08003 Barcelona, Catalonia