Artist Takeover 02

Passatge de Piera: Interpreting a transition

This is an event that will not happen,
set in a place that is no more.
It the end, all that will remain,
is a book.

It is not just a book, it’s a site specific, ephemeral conceptual art event about a special place that will soon no longer exist: Passage de Piera in Les Corts – the last remaining street from the Colonia Castells workers community, built in 1923 for the immigrant workers of the Industrial Revolution in Barcelona.

The book is a collaboration of eight local and international artists from various backgrounds and disciplines, each using the same medium; line drawings and strokes on paper, black on white; and free to express themselves through performance, installation or investigative studies, whether it’s using numbers, music or voids to interpret their ideas. Essentially, this book is a means of celebrating a special place during an uncertain moment in time in a language common to all (art).


Each artwork is an original and will be Screen Printed by hand by one of the artists, and signed by each creator. Participating artists were specially selected to contribute based on their diverse skills and disciplines, creating an experimental dimension to this book, with an element of ‘the unknown’ surrounding its final destination – not dissimilar to the journey of Passage de Piera residents today.

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