Barcelona Next Appointments

HANGAR, the production of Visual Arts Center located in the District of Poblenou in Barcelona, will stage this Wednesday 17, at 19 h., the presentation of ARTifariti 2009, III international art encounters in Liberados Territorios of the Occidental Sahara. His manager Ignacio Somovilla was last year in meetings to study the possibility of creating an artists residence, in Tifariti that already has resulted in the participation of catalan creator video Antoni Abad in the meetings, which will undoubtedly be significant in the path of the same. Both will have their experiences and future projects and alongside them will be the Sevillian artist Federico Guzman closely linked to the project from their participation in the Edition 2008 – and the Coordinator of ARTifariti, Chaska Mori. Thursday 18, 20 h., ARTifariti 2009 will also visit the Valencian Institute of modern art. On this occasion the presentation, which will take place in the Hall of the acts of the IVAM, shall be borne by the curator of this third Edition, Pamen Pereira, the delegate of the Frente Polisario in the Valencian Community, Mohamed Mamun; the President of the Association of friends of the Pueblo Saharaui of Seville, Fernando Peraita, and Argentine artist Claudia Martinez, which will be its experience in the meetings and their project take thread, made with the collaboration of Valencian women and Saharans. During these events the present artists will be invited to participate in the 2009 call for projects, open until June 30, in which six proposals will be selected to develop from 17 to 31 October in the Western Sahara freed (databases on. artifariti. org or.

blogspot. com /). These two presentations, to which Berlin and the Pan-African fair of culture in Algiers, will join this month and the commitment of the artists linked to the project guarantee the quality and the commitment of this call, an appointment with artistic practices as a tool to vindicate human rights, the right of individuals and peoples to their land, their culture, their roots and their freedom. A space where art acts as a factor of social transformation, thus describing the creator Juan Alcon: ARTifariti offers us an opportunity to think and Act, an opportunity for knowledge and artistic and social practice. It crosses a referential space of political conflict, with a space of direct coexistence with people and situations.

Creates a framework from which to develop and discuss approaches to public art, an art outside the private possession, in a nomadic context where the border between the private and the public is diluted, where private does not replace to the intimate. A potential space where challenging us as artists and as people. A listening space, from where try out new looks and new models of relationship. A fertile, in the middle of the desert, for the exchange of ideas and experiences. An art space that places the need to transform the reality in its sights.