February 11, 2014 - Fabra i Coats: Contemporary Art Center of Barcelona - I. Chronicle: Narrative, History and Subjectivity
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February 11, 2014

I. Chronicle: Narrative, History and Subjectivity

Richard T. Walker, Us through this, 2013.

I. Chronicle: Narrative, History and Subjectivity
Until 16 March 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

Fabra i Coats – Barcelona Contemporary Art Centre presents the exhibition I. Chronicle: Narrative, History and Subjectivity as part of the The Text: First Notions and Findings program.

Diana Artus / Patricia Esquivias / Aurélien Froment / Ana García-Pineda / Toril Johannessen / Pere Llobera / Antonio Ortega / Richard T. Walker
+ Raymond Pettibon / Josep Ponsatí / Àngels Ribé

I. Chronicle: Narrative, History and Subjectivity is the second exhibition of The Text: First Notions and Findings, a program of exhibitions and activities curated by David Armengol and Martí Manen selected for the 2013/2014 season at Fabra i Coats – Barcelona Contemporary Art Centre.

Starting from the notion of the book, of writing, The Text: First Notions and Findings focuses on the system of emotional relationships that are established between the person writing and the person reading. The text thus becomes the discursive basis for developing a contemporary art program that expands and branches out, resulting in a series of five exhibitions that are complemented by work groups, parallel activities and an educational project. The five exhibitions are organized like a book, beginning with a prologue and ending with an epilogue.

Following the Slight Chance exhibition by Finnish artist Pilvi Takala that opened the program as a prologue on 15 November, I. Chronicle: Narrative, History and Subjectivity, the first chapter of the program, is dedicated to the artist as a chronicler, understanding a chronicle as the subjective transmission of an event. This is followed by the flexibility of the fictitious story (II. Escapes: Fiction as Rigor. March–May). And lastly is the strong and direct commitment exhibited by the manifesto (III. Manifesto: Art Today Facing Doubts. May–July).

l. Chronicle: Narrative, History and Subjectivity has different ways of dealing with artists’ status as chroniclers of the present. These are flexible and free narratives that in one way or another turn the exhibition into a collection of fragmented stories where words, images and objects function as a text extended in time—a text that the user reads through his movements. The exhibition is open until 16 March.

Fabra i Coats – Barcelona Contemporary Art Centre is a cultural facility that produces, promotes and exhibits contemporary art projects by local and international creators. It works in the field of visual arts and focuses mainly on the crossover between emerging artists and those with fully consolidated and recognized careers.

 

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