March 25, 2014 - Fabra i Coats: Contemporary Art Center of Barcelona - II. Escapes. Fiction as Rigor
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March 25, 2014

II. Escapes. Fiction as Rigor

Lilli Hartmann, Inside-Out Cave, 2010.

II. Escapes. Fiction as Rigor
29 March–18 May 2014

Fabra i Coats – Barcelona 
Contemporary Art Centre
c/ Sant Adrià, 20
08030 Barcelona
Hours: Tuesday–Saturday noon–8pm,
Sundays and bank holidays 11am–3pm

T +932 566 155

www.bcn.cat/centredart-fabraicoats

From 28 March Fabra i Coats – Barcelona Contemporary Art Centre presents II. Escapes. Fiction as Rigor, new exhibition of the program The Text: First Notions and Findings.

Rosa Barba / Haris Epaminonda / Lilli Hartmann / Antoni Hervàs / Marla Jacarilla / Olivia Plender / Francesc Ruiz / Ariel Schlesinger
+ Constant / Carlos Pazos / Zush

Curated by David Armengol and Martí Manen

II. Escapes: Fiction as Rigor is the second chapter in The Text: First Notions and Findings, the 2013–2014 programme of exhibitions and activities at Fabra i Coats – Barcelona Contemporary Art Centre. The first chapter analysed the chronicle as a form of writing and this second part explores the narrative possibilities of fiction. Situations involving escapes where reality ceases to be the only parameter, and invention, fantasy and simulation give the narrative thread an alternative private truth.

Means of escape, superposed layers, rereadings, a fascination with detail, strange characters and situations…A cosmogonical look that shakes up the expected nature of time we take for granted and which defines us every day. Longed-for futures, lost pasts, presents to be dodged. And the solution, as well as where the solution is—if, indeed, there is a solution. The art work in II. Escapes: Fiction as Rigor creates worlds and yet also requires us to take the starting point into account: the economic system, the weight and meaning of objects, the footprint of language, the conscious construction of ourselves as public, medial characters.

Opening: Friday 28 March, 8pm
“Before Beginning,” 6pm
In conversation with Enrique Vila- Matas (writer) and Chus Martinez (curator)
A two-person conversation between art and literature as a preamble to the opening.

Fabra i Coats – Barcelona Contemporary Art Centre is a cultural facility that produces, promotes and exhibits contemporary art projects by local and international creators.

 

Fabra i Coats – Barcelona Contemporary Art Centre presents II. Escapes. Fiction as Rigor
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