The 2016-17 programme of exhibitions at Espai 13 presents artistic works from the periphery of the usual circuits of contemporary art in Barcelona. One Foot Out. Expeditions and Diasporas explores aspects of belonging to and breaking away from an artistic context. Projects that are based on processes and questions: what is generated in the distance, and what can be brought back.
Six solo shows by artists who work or have worked in other cities that are all grounded in uncertainty and explore the relationships that form around them, in order to offer a more plural, liberated vision. The participating artists move between performativity and audience involvement, fiction, and unexpected situations. A diasporic view.
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Fiction is a Reality Yet to Happen is an essay-exhibition by Ana Garcia-Pineda that revolves around drawing and narrative, combining various concepts: the theory of possible worlds, the notion of truth in fiction, and the study of the real through the unreal.
By means of the selective manipulation of images, texts, sounds, and objects associated with the creation and transmission of knowledge, Nicolás Lamas opens up a critical debate on the collective mechanisms that shape common perceptions and generate our shared imaginary.
Plural Being. I am the Others, the Others are Me reflects the constant search for calm in a hectic society. Through a theme park scenario, the exhibition attempts to answer a series of questions about the times we live in, the things we yearn for, and the rewards we expect in return for our day-to-day efforts.