The VI International exhibition of contemporary muralism Avant Garde Tudela ‘Arte urbano Espacio humano’ is an international exhibition of contemporary muralism that was organized by the Department of Culture of the City Council of Tudela – EPEL Castel Ruiz. This years Avant Garde Tudela was curated by Jorge Rodríguez Gerada, Arcadi Poch and Javier Gomez Vidal. In this VI edition, the exhibition opened up to Navarra ́s Ribera region with the participation of the towns of Arguedas and Peralta. Urban art is an incomparable tool for the transformation of the public space. It is a special way to beautify and recover places that were for one reason or another, before the interventions, avoided by passers-by.
It also has an extraordinary capacity to shape the identity of a place in which it lives, its works being elements of connection between the inhabitants and the spaces that form a part of it.
As one of the curators of this edition, Arcadi Poch, pointed out: “in the street any work merges with the morphology and geometry of the city: at the artistic level it is an extraordinarily fertile land”. This exhibition was committed to an art without limits, for urban creativity and aimed to expose a work that is carried out from an artistic, cultural and social point of view. “If you unite everything”, says Poch, “you end up on the street, where the people are”.
For this sixth edition, a curating has been carried out based on the variety of artistic techniques and languages. Each selected artist worked with a different method, with the aim of offering a different story line to the public, a reflection of the contemporary muralism at the highest level.
To make this vision a reality interventions were made by Jorge Rodríguez Gerada, (the creator of Avant Garde Tudela), SpY, Miquel Wert, Kenor and Lucas Milà. The program was completed with the workshops given by Andrea Michaelsson – Btoy, audiovisual exhibition of urban art and muralism, round tables and conferences in which international and local speakers participated. A program rich in content in the best possible context represented by Tudela, Arguedas and Peralta.
Thanks to this initiative, Tudela has become a reference point in terms of contemporary and urban muralism worldwide, since collections of some of the most relevant figures of the scene form part of it. A whole exercise of shared creativity between citizens and creators that, another year, left a new trail of unforgettable experiences for the citizens of Tudela and its visitors.