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LOOP 2018: Participants and Highlights

Florian and Michael Quistrebert, Amnesic Cisenma and Whispering pines 9. Galerie Crèvecoeur, LOOP 2012

LOOP BARCELONA 2018

Festival: November 12-22

Fair and Talks: November 20-22

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 forty-two 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 sixty 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

November 20 – 22

Fair Venue: Almanac Barcelona  Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 619

08007 Barcelona

Dedicated to contemporary moving image, the fair showcases forty-two galleries invited by the committee formed by Haro CumbusyanRenee DrakeJosée & Marc GensollenIsabelle 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 Kadist Foundation).

 

LOOP Festival
November 12 – 22

Highlights of the Festival include:

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 organized by the Han Nefkens Foundation at la Fundació Antoni Tàpies

 

LOOP Awards
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.

LOOP is proud to announce the HAN NEFKENS FOUNDATION – LOOP VIDEO ART PRODUCTION AWARD 2018. This new collaboration with the Han Nefkens Foundation aims to increase contemporary artistic production in the field of video art and is directed at artists of Asian origin or nationality. The prize will be held in collaboration with the Fundació Joan Miró.

With a focus on ecology, the selected videos to compete to 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.