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Barcelona | June 24 – July 11, 2021
Valid World Hall Gallery
ITSLIQUID Group is pleased to announce the opening of the second edition of BARCELONA CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR 2021, that will be held in Barcelona, at Valid World Hall Gallery from June 24 to July 11, 2021.

BARCELONA CONTEMPORARY is a contemporary art fair that presents collective and solo projects by leading and emerging international artists. The 2nd edition represents a forum for direct exchange of ideas and contacts between collectors, artists, photographers, designers and art professionals. The art fair features paintings, sculptures, photography art, installations, video art and live performance.

BARCELONA CONTEMPORARY analyses the relationship between body and space, and the hybridization between identities and cultural/physical/social/urban settings in contemporary time, through two main sections: MIXING IDENTITIES and FUTURE LANDSCAPES.

MIXING IDENTITIES analyses the hidden parts of our identities, through an immersive experience inside the fascinating universe of the complex labyrinths of our consciousness. The human body is a changing system that connects us with other bodies and spaces to perceive the surrounding reality; a strong communication system with its own language and infinite ways of expression.

FUTURE LANDSCAPES are abstract, infinite and conceptual, associated with a sense of freedom and infinite extension. Primarily experienced with the mind, spaces redefining their limits and borders, transforming surfaces in open flow of pure ideas. This section focuses on the concept of the borders and the structures between body, mind and soul, the human identity and the city, the space and the ground.

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Valid World Hall Gallery
c/ Buenaventura Muñoz 6, 08018 Barcelona, Spain
June 24 – July 11, 2021
Tuesday – Friday | 10:00 AM – 02:00 PM and 05:00 PM – 08:00 PM
Saturday | 11:00 AM – 02:00 PM
OPENING June 24, 2021 | 07:00 PM
Free entry

The works of Rushdi Anwar for example, reflect on the socio-political issues of Kurdistan, Iraq and The Middle East. He draws from personal experiences and memories poetically reflecting on contemporary issues of displacement, identity, conflict, and trauma endured under colonial and ideological regimes. Based on his background as a Kurd, who has lived through the recent violence of this region, his works reference both current and historical geopolitical unrest that extends and generates discourse concerning the status of social equity-exploring these issues by investigating form, material, and processes of making.

Emotion, torsion, and narration are the crucibles of Lucia Salzgeber‘s pictorial, scenographic and performative work. She fragments her life by long moments of creation in an intense solitude which give birth to installations mixing body, pictorial and performative languages, while Maria Montiel seeks to interpret the difficulties of preserving memories as an immigrant: her surreal ecosystems of colour and movement tell stories of lives left behind, “dancing into a new world”.

BARCELONA CONTEMPORARY also focuses on the concept of limits and borders, transforming surfaces in open flow of pure ideas. Doyeon Kim wants to break those borders by communicating with the world through her works and spreads beneficial energy to it, while Joanna Wojtal-Kalinowska wanders between dreams and daydreams, through unknown landscapes and spaces: following her path she unveils various emotions, desires, thoughts, memories and precognitions. Avery Gray is a mixed media visual artist who works primarily in collage art. Her work is a visual representation of her journey of coming of age, womanhood, sexuality, pain, and healing. She aims to challenge patriarchal and heteronormative constructs in the hope of true equality. With vintage family photographs, she brings a nostalgic feeling to her work and pays tribute to her family but, primarily, the matriarchs before her. During the exhibition, visitors will also have the opportunity to attend a video screening program and various live performances.

The second edition of BARCELONA CONTEMPORARY will be a meeting point for more than 70 artists, who will have the opportunity to express themselves in their infinite and magnificent ways.