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SWAB - Barcelona International Contemporary Art Fair

SWAB - Barcelona International Contemporary Art Fair

Art Fair
Swab Barcelona 2012,
  Swab Barcelona 2012, that will take place between 23rd and 26th May, will expand the participation by calling up to 70 international galleries and ads to its agenda new activities incide and outside the Fair.

For this new edition Swab Barcelona will present 5 different sections for galleries: General Program; Art Projects curated by A-Desk Team, American Galleries for galleries from North and South America, Chinese Art Centres that will present Chinese galleries throughout a Chinese Art Centre for Contemporary Art, and MYFAF, for galleries with no more than 2 years of existence.

Swab consolidates its collaboration with other international Art Fairs, such as Preview Berlin, starting a new collaboration with Sao Paulo Arte (SP-Arte) that will bring to Swab 4 Brazilian galleries, carefully selected by the Director of SP-Arte, Fernanda Feitosa, as well as an important group of Brazilian collectors.

Moreover, Swab Barcelona will present again its Collectors Program that will include exclusive visits to private collections in the city as well as a selection of interesting activities, trying to strengthen the relationship between collectors and gallery owners.

In addition, Swab Barcelona will have its usual Swab Drawing Prize, and will present two new awards, a prize for the Best Gallery of Swab Barcelona 2012 by Banco Sabadell Foundation and an award for a Young Artist of Swab 2012. To give more emphasis to this award, Swab has also created Talking Artists, a program based on the presentation of 10 young artists (born after 1980) from the galleries in Swab Barcelona 2012 that will be selected by five young curators, including Blanca de la Torre, Juan Canela, Eduardo García Nieto y Direlia Lazo, as well as by 5 young collectors. These artists will participate in several debates, talking about both their work and the emergent contemporary art today.

Swab Barcelona 2012, now open to application, will return to Pabellón 2 in Fira Barcelona with a new access, through Plaza Universo, where we will present several artistic activities such as performance and installations, as well as a music Festival organized by Razzmatazz Barcelona.

Finally, we would also like to highlight our collaboration for the second year with Cornelia&Co and Acontraluz, that will be the Official Restaurants of Swab Barcelona as well as the Sponsors of the VIP Area at Swab Barcelona 2012.

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