A seminar about communication and contemporary art closes the european project «The Spur»

A seminar about communication and contemporary art closes the european project «The Spur» Renowned artists, art critics, centres directors and other professionals from the contemporary art field, such the artists Joan Morey and Daniel G. Andújar or the journalist Roberta Bosco, will participate in the seminar as a lecturers.   The event is principally funded by the Creative Europe program from the EU and the Euroregion, and also has received the support from the Palma City Council and the Government from the Balearic Islands. Public seminar Friday 1st June 2018 from 9:30 am to 7:30 pm Auditorium from Es Baluard Museu d’Art Modern i Contemporani de Palma (Pl. de la Porta de Santa Catalina, 10 – 07012 Palma)   On Friday 1st June 2018 will take place at Es Baluard Museu d’Art Modern i Contemporani de Palma the fourth seminar of The Spur ETACEC 1618 project. The seminar, which has been programmed together with Es Baluard, is titled How to communicate contemporary art? Good practices. Conclusions and results of the European project «The Spur». The event has been organized with the aim to generate a debate space around communication in the contemporary art field, being focused on different agents’ points of view, such cultural managers, artists, journalists… Because of this the seminar’s programme counts with a remarkable variety of names which constitutes a representative sample of the diversity of professionals that take part in the contemporary art discipline. The Majorcan artist Joan Morey will participate in a round table with the galerist Tomeu Simonet, in which they will discuss about good practices in the contemporary art’s communication, moderated by Nekane Aramburu, director of Es Baluard. After, the journalist Roberta Bosco, from El País, specialized in contemporary art, will offer a conference under title Contemporary art dissemination in the age of silence, in which she will talk about platforms, dissemination and impact. To continue, the artist Daniel García Andújar will talk about how to extend art beyond our borders, crossing the national space and becoming international. As counterpoint to García Andújar speech, Antoine Marchand, director of Centre d’Art Le LAIT (Albi); Murielle Edet, responsible of communication at Centre d’Art Le LAIT; Alejandro Alcolea, responsible of communication at Es Baluard, and Rahmouna Boutayeb, co-funder of Bureau des Arts et Territoires (Montpellier), will hatch the local account of contemporary art’s communication, a perspective in which the different lecturers work daily. Regarding the Conclusions and results from the European project «The Spur» part, Carme Sais, director of Bòlit, Centre d’Art Contemporani. Girona, organization that leads the project, will open the event with a conference about the developed accions during the two years of The Spur’s duration. Finally, as a closure, Massimiliano Scuderi, professor at the Nuoro University, who has moderated all the seminars of this European project, will present to the public The Spur's conclusions and contributions, both at European and Island level.   Download the Program

Charlotte Mumm inaugurates “Biased. Pause.” at Sputnik Oz

Charlotte Mumm inaugurates "Biased. Pause." at Sputnik Oz The solo-exhibition Biased. Pause. is the Charlotte Mumm's result of The Spur 16/18 residency at Sputnik Oz. It’s a sketch of patterns, prints and objects. During her stay in Bratislava, Charlotte Mumm worked with patterns. These patterns are based on a dialogue with befriended artists about what patterns mean in their work. Patterns —not just as a visual decoration but— as a psychological process, a structure and imprint. And how rhetorical habits infuse the visual world and vice versa. In Biased. Pause. the artist is showing the input and outcome of this dialogue in which she approached patterns as a vehicle looking for clarityor objectivity but simultaneously getting more personal. Through the looking glass. This is accompanied by objects, which are dealing with the ambivalent processes in the pattern making and are providing a counterbalance. All of this is part of an ongoing process. About the artist Charlotte Mumm is living and working in Amsterdam, Netherlands. She studied Fine Arts with Prof. Urs Lüthi at the Kunsthochschule Kassel in Germany from 2000-2008 and spent a study year at the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute in Chongqing, China. Her work has been exhibited in Germany and internationally. To name a few: Galerie Tanit in Munich, Städtische Galerie Nordhorn, Kasseler Kunstverein, Eduardo Secci Contemporary in Florence, Galerie Rolando Anselmi in Berlin. Awards and Residencies include e.g. fellowship for the European project ‘The Spur’ in Bratislava, Slovakia, the Saari Residency fellowship from the Kone Foundation, Finland, and a working grant given by the Ministry of Culture Lower Saxony, Germany. In 2018 she is awarded the Werkstattpreis of the Art Foundation Erich Hauser in Rottweil, Germany, and a Sundaymorning@EKWC working grant, Netherlands.

«The Spur» talks about artists in residency and good practices in the IX International Conferences, held in Irun

«The Spur» talks about artists in residency and good practices in the IX International Conferences, held in Irun Today «The Spur» project will offer a conference in the Irun Factory (Basque Country) titled «The Spur. European artists in residence and good practices». The conference, directed by Ms. Carme Sais, Bòlit, Centre d'Art Contemporani. Girona's director, takes place in the frame of the IX International Conferences organized by Ciudades Creativas Kreanta within the European project «Singular routes». Ms. Carme Sais conference will be focused in The Spur's Action 2. Innovation, in which the residency periods for artists are taking place. In this way, the highlights of the conference will be the creative residencies and the good practices developed by The Spur in this area, as well as the innovating way of carrying out the artists' training (trough expert mentoring), international mobility and the different experiences of creative residencies, like Professional residency in company, Residency as a user of a shop-workshop or Resident artists in contemporary art spaces. The IX International Conferences, made up with the support of the Irun City Council, are being developed since yesterday and will offer more speeches until tomorrow. Ciudades Creativas Kreanta is collaborating with «Singular routes» project in order to strengthen its European aspect and with the aim to increase its city-city cooperation projects to the field of the cross-border between France and Spain. Likewise, this collaboration also takes place because of the willpower for increase the opportunities of the middle and little size cities to become city models for creating innovation spaces and new development forms of exploration in the filed of the public and local politics.

ACTION 2: INNOVATION – Results of the Second Call for European Artists in residence

European project «The Spur» selects fourteen new artists to develop creative residencies in different cities in Europe Visual artists from France, Italy, Spain, Estonia, Austria, Poland, Germany and Hungary will be offered a grant to carry out research work in residency   The European project «The Spur» has selected fourteen visual artists to carry out research work in residency with particular emphasis on creative working processes. This is the second and last open call presented by the European project in this scope (the first residency period took place during February and March 2017). In the current selection process two artists for each participating centre in «The Spur» have been selected, one for the second residency period and another one for the third period. Selected artists are:   Second residency period: October and November, 2017 Irene Pittatore (Es Baluard Museu d’Art Modern i Contemporani de Palma) Charlotte Mumm (Sputnik Oz, Bratislava) Federico Campanale (Fondazione per l’arte onlus, Rome) Varvara & Mar (Bòlit, Centre d’Art Contemporani. Girona) Federica di Carlo (Bureau des Arts et Territoires, Montpellier) Tyśka Samborska (Le LAIT Art Centre, Tarn International Art Laboratory. Albi)   Third residency period: February and March, 2018 Lévana Schutz (Es Baluard Museu d’Art Modern i Contemporani de Palma) Katharina Roters and Szolnoki József (Sputnik Oz, Bratislava) Andrés Siri Giordano (Fondazione per l’arte onlus, Rome) Nicolas Daubanes (Bòlit, Centre d’Art Contemporani. Girona) Miriam Hamann (Bureau des Arts et Territoires, Montpellier) Cristina Ferrández Box (Le LAIT Art Centre, Tarn International Art Laboratory. Albi) Press Release

Girona guanya un projecte europeu de professionalització d’artistes i creadors

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El Bòlit lidera un projecte europeu de creació cultural

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Girona lidera un proyecto europeo para internacionalizar a los artistas

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