LOOP 09 – Barcelona, Spain / International Festival & Fair for Videoart






LOOP 09 – Barcelona, Spain

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International Festival & Fair for Videoart
Festival – From May 21 to May 31
Fair – May 28, 29 and 30




Loop Festival will take place from May 21 to May 31. This edition will explore the dialogue and intersections between video art and other arts disciplines such as dance, film, music and literature. Loop continues with its three-part structure – Festival, Fair and Panels – that fills Barcelona with projects ranging from the latest works by acclaimed artists to innovative pieces by up-and-coming artists, as well as recovering emblematic works from video art history and presenting them to a wide audience.


LOOP 09 – Barcelona, Spain

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Continuing in its line of promoting alliances between different cultural centres and institutions, this year LOOP presents an exceptional collaboration.A selection of works from the Fonds National d’Art Contemporain (one of the largest collections in France) will be exhibited at the Fundación Godia in dialogue with the pieces from the collection of this Barcelona establishment. The exhibition, to be called “Décadrages”, has been developed exclusively for LOOP by Pascale Cassagnau, head of digital arts at the French Ministry of Culture, who has curated this special project. Another of these collaborations will involve Ars Santa Mónica hosting “Pas d’histoires”, an exhibition from the prestigious South London Gallery that will bring a selection of works by French experimental filmmakers and artists to Barcelona.

Barcelona’s major cultural centres will once again join the Festival activities through specific screenings and programs. In addition, this year some venues will be premiering new works to coincide with LOOP, such as the MACBA, for example, which will present the Spanish premiere of “Double Take”, the latest work by Johan Grimonprez. Annika Larsson’s “Dolls” is another work to premiere in Spain on Loop. This piece of the well-known Swedish artist will be shown at the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion, an original space that has joined the Festival one more year.

The festival reaches in this edition more than twenty art centres, museum and venues, as well as twenty more art galleries. This shows the organization will of creating surprising collaborations with the aim of spreading the interest in video art through a wide range of audiences, in a project linked to the city.






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~ by Stampfli & Turci on May 14, 2009.

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