Artist Takeover in the Parc

Artist Takeover in the Parc

The idea behind this project

Empowering artists to create an artwork specific to the Parc de la Espanya Industrial, a beautiful public setting in Sants, Barcelona. Each artist will prepare an artwork, specific to this site, with respect to the surrounding habitat and inhabitants. Being a pop up means that this exhibition is only ‘present’ for a few hours, and then the site will look as it always does.

This project is intended to be a series of exhibitions, each one in a unique, beautiful and ephemeral location. This project is curated by Alexia Medici.

About the participating artists and photos of their work

Alexia Medici
Discourse [41.3777, 2.1416]
Ring shaped mirror on grass

Artist Bio: Conceptual artist living in Barcelona since 2006. Her work investigates the ephemeral and the passage of time. She uses a variety of media to express her thoughts and research including installations and detail photography.

Katerina Ashche
Whilst watching the sky

Artist Bio: Katerina Ashche is a Russian artist born in 1977 in Moscow.
Her art is about telling stories to bring the viewer into the world where you never know when the reality ends and the fantasy begins. Katerina believes in the “sensitive” art, her goal is to create a strong emotional link between the art piece and the viewer. She said: “I feel happy about my art when I see that it makes someone smile or cry”. Katerina uses art as a wonderful tool to talk about serious philosophical issues using the imagination.

Natalia Toro García
“Memorias de un Parque”
pen, paper and internet

Artist Bio: Having architecture as my conceptual starting point, my artistic practice seeks to create a relationship between the urban physical space and its soul: the people.Keeping this in mind, I seek to generate spaces that enable conversation, discussion and the analysis of the places we live in our daily lives. Hence, the format I use depends on the studied subject, and should be as free as the construction of the city, understanding the architect as a guide for that construction and not as an actor who decides for others. This is how my work behaves.

Rebecca Lyne
“Temporal Observations”
chalk drawings taken from live sketches of people in the park, done on site

Artist Bio: My work is based in observing the constant framing and reframing of the individuals face, body and narrative, against the architectural and psychological space we inhabit. I am interested in the character of the observers mark and line, to record passing moments differently to a photograph.


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