Reading Group// La Trama: Models, Threads and Seeds

Reading Group on the Projected Barcelona and the Counter Imagery
19 October, 2023 to 14 December, 2023

'Ciutat de sorra', de David Bestué.jpg

'Ciutat de sorra', de David Bestué | © Aleix Plademunt
'Ciutat de sorra', de David Bestué | © Aleix Plademunt

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Ciutat de sorra, de David Bestué | © Aleix Plademunt
Ciutat de sorra, de David Bestué | © Aleix Plademunt

Ciutat de sorra, exposició David Bestué. © Aleix Plademunt

Ciutat de sorra, exposició David Bestué. © Aleix Plademunt
Ciutat de sorra, exposició David Bestué. © Aleix Plademunt

Models, Threads and Seeds is an expanded reading group that pitches the projected Barcelona against a popular and counter imagery. Based on the City of Sand exhibition by David Bestué, curated by Marta Sesé at the Fabra i Coats: Contemporary Art Centre of Barcelona, a series of encounters have been organised to bring the contents of the exhibition to the neighbourhoods of Sant Andreu and La Sagrera. Accompanied by different experts who will introduce the sessions, a discussion will then be held among all the participants. Artist Noela Covelo will collect the shared stories and give artistic form to the reports of the sessions.

19/10/2023

Visit to the exhibition with Marta Sesé (exhibition curator)

Fabra i Coats: Contemporary Art Centre of Barcelona - 18.30

Materials: poems by Olvido García Valdés

 

2/11/2023

Presentations and newspaper archive with David Bestué (exhibition artist)

Fabra i Coats: Contemporary Art Centre of Barcelona - 18.30

Materials: articles from the La Vanguardia newspaper archive

 

16/11/2023

Critical readings of the city with Núria Benach and Manuel Delgado

Ignasi Iglésias-Can Fabra Library - 18.30

Materials: Márgenes y umbrales. Revuelta y desorden en la colonización capitalista del espacio, Núria Benach and Manuel Delgado (ed. Virus)

 

30/11/2023

From factory to park, the case of La Pegaso, with Jordi Sànchez i Ruiz 

La Sagrera-Marina Clotet Library - 18.30

Materials: La Pegaso (parts I and II), articles by Jordi Sànchez i Ruiz from the magazine Tota la Sagrera

 

14/12/2023

Closure: sharing and presentation of the session report with Noela Covelo

Fabra i Coats: Contemporary Art Centre of Barcelona - 18.30

Materials: Listening of the piece created by the artist

 

 

Addresses:

 

Fabra i Coats: Contemporary Art Centre of Barcelona

Carrer de Sant Adrià, 20, 08030 Barcelona

 

Ignasi Iglésias-Can Fabra Library

Carrer del Segre, 24, planta baixa, 08030 Barcelona

 

La Sagrera-Marina Clotet Library

Carrer de Josep Soldevila, 9, 08027 Barcelona

 

Registration: activitats-centredart@bcn.cat. ​

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