LOOP Barcelona 2018
November 12–22, 2018
Festival: November 12–22
Fair and Talks: November 20–22, Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 619, 08007 Barcelona
Professional preview and opening: November 20
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PRODUCE, PRODUCE, PRODUCE(D)
For its 16th edition, LOOP centres its focus on production and the relations between producers and products. The fair will exhibit 42 artists presented by a selected group of invited galleries and will host a compelling program of talks to address the current debates of video production and reception. This year’s festival will reach more than 60 locations throughout the city, transforming Barcelona in a vibrant community of video art lovers.
Variously conjugated as manufacture, fabrication, assembly, staging and performance, the word production hints at a myriad of scenarios that, to different extents, all imply an active process of creation and a co-dependent relationship between the producer and the product.
Departing from the intrinsic meaning of the word’s etymology (from the Latin “producēre,” or “to bring forth”), this year’s edition of LOOP will revolve around two main questions that still hold true and acquire new meaning when translated into the moving image panorama: How do we produce? and How are we produced?
Through a series of exhibitions, screenings, workshops and panel discussions, the program will ultimately centre on cogent issues related to the creation of artists’ films and videos, while exploring the many possible readings of production as a methodology, a performative act or the construction and representation of identity.
LOOP fair & talks
Dedicated to contemporary moving image, the fair showcases 42 galleries invited by the committee formed by Haro Cumbusyan, Renee Drake, Josée & Marc Gensollen, Isabelle Lemaître, and chaired by Jean-Conrad Lemaître. During the fair guests are invited to present their work, and participate in a series of professional meetings.
This edition of LOOP talks has the pleasure to introduce Hans Ulrich Obrist (Artistic Director, Serpentine Galleries, London), Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo (Founder and President, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin), Paola Ugolini (Curator, In Between Art Film, Rome), Maxa Zoller (Film Curator, Art Basel), Rä di Martino (artist), Rose Cupit and Maggie Ellis (Manager and Head of FLAMIN, London), Haro Cumbusyan (collector and founder of collectorspace, Istanbul, Turkey) and Sandra Terdjman (Co-Founder, Council and Advisor for the Kadist Foundation).
“Domestic and Urban Landscape,” a program by In Between Art Film, curated by Paola Ugolini at Fundació Suñol
Núria Font: Cosmogony of Movement, an exhibition curated by Imma Prieto at Arts Santa Mónica
En la Ciudad, an exhibition curated by Albert Alcoz at Museu d’Història de Barcelona
In a Flickering Light, a performance by the artists’ duo Sander Breure and Witte van Hulzen, curated by Marta Ramos Yzquierdo at Museu d’art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA)
“Screening Performances,” a project by Núria Gómez Gabriel along with Isaki Lacuesta and David G. Torres at La Seca Espai Brossa
“Comment ça va? VI,” a program curated by Pascale Cassagnau (CNAP, Paris) at Zumzeig
Giving Voices, an exhibition of works of Erkan Özgen at la Fundació Antoni Tàpies
The Winner of the Co-Production Award 2018, artist María Ruido, will be premiering her project Estado de malestar at Arts Santa Mònica during LOOP Festival. This yearly joint co-production award is promoted by the Xarxa de Centres d’Arts Visuals of Catalonia, Arts Santa Mònica and LOOP, with the collaboration of other partners.
With a focus on ecology, the selected videos to compete in the fourth edition of the LOOP DISCOVER Award, supported by Estrella Damm, will soon be released online. An international jury made by Lorena Alonso Muñoz (art critic and writer), Jaap Guldemond (Director, EYE Filmmuseum, Amsterdam) and Hiuwai Chu (Curator, MACBA, Barcelona) will single out the 11 finalist works to be shown at the Fàbrica Estrella Damm, during the Festival.
LOOP is proud to announce the HAN NEFKENS FOUNDATION—LOOP VIDEO ART PRODUCTION AWARD. This new collaboration with the Han Nefkens Foundation and Fundació Joan Miró is dedicated to support artists in the production of their work.