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SWAB - Barcelona International Contemporary Art Fair

SWAB - Barcelona International Contemporary Art Fair

Art Fair
Swab Barcelona 2013 New Dates: From 3rd To 6th October At The Italian Pavilion In Fira Barcelona
  Swab Barcelona 2013, International Contemporary Art Fair, presents its sixth edition that will be held for the first time from 3 to 6 October, adapting to the international calendar and at the start of the Catalan art’s season. Swab Barcelona seeks to initiate and Arts Week, with the collaboration of the Catalan Cultural Institutions, and offering a variety of artistic projects for the visitors of the city.


Swab Barcelona 2013 continues to focus on emerging art, building new audiences with desire to broaden the spectrum of collectors in the city of Barcelona. To this end, Swab Barcelona 2013 creates a new program curated by BAR*, with 10 international galleries with no more than 5 years of existence that pay special attention to research and artistic production, as well as a long-distance collaboration with artists.

Swab Barcelona 2013 will count with a General Programme and MYFAF Programme that will complete the 60 galleries that will participate in 2013 edition. In this new stage of Swab Barcelona and in order to reflect on the present and future, Swab Barcelona expands the Swab Collector programme, focussing on a new generation of collectors and introducing the participation by both curators and directors of art institutions and other cultural agents.

Swab Off, which this year outline the activities conducted in different areas throughout the year 2013, will feature new programmes. "Citizens", a programme for young artists interventions in various public spaces of the city, in an attempt to expand the influence of the Fair beyond the booths and bringing it closer to local and potential audiences of contemporary art, and other programmes that we will announce soon.

Moreover, in this attempt to make the youngest art more accessible in the city of Barcelona, Swab Barcelona continues with Swab Stairs, in collaboration with TMB and the participation of students from design schools of the city. Furthermore, organized by Kognitif, Swab Barcelona will present two painted walls as part of the Ciutat Bella project started in 2011, and a new state wide program organized by Volkswagen.


Swab Barcelona continues to go for its usual awards such as the Best Gallery Award by Banco Sabadell Foundation, the Mango’s Young Artist Award and the Drawing Award by Diezy7 Collection, and features a new Award in Photography by Volkswagen, that will give to the MACBA Foundation the winning artwork.
Swab Barcelona will continue to collaborate with other international fairs, in order to be present in other countries and to encourage the exchange of young artists and galleries worldwide.

Swab Barcelona is an initiative of Espacio de Arte Contemporáneo Diezy7, which has the support of the Ajuntament de Barcelona, the Generalitat de Catalunya and the Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte.
The online application process for galleries wishing to participate in Swab Barcelona 2013 will start on February 4th through
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