Third edition of the international meeting of cultural managers, programmers, artists and audiences linked to urban art.
Cultural association Difusor organizes the annual meeting on urban art OpenWalls Conference with the intention of bringing street art to society and generate discussion to encourage the creation of a successful management model of urban art in Barcelona.
The aim of the event is to get more spaces to paint in the street, and to get urban artists closer to society. In this third edition, Openwalls Conference counts with urban art personalities such as artists Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada, Zosen, Borondo, Jordan Seiler or the American photojournalist Martha Cooper, to name a few.
Openwalls Conference is bringing to Barcelona:
– Conferences and debates on urban art with national and international guests who will share their knowledge on Tuesday 27 at the Center of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona (CCCB): Martha Cooper, Jay Edlin, RJ Rushmore, Jordan Seiler, Fabrizio Bianchini, Colectivo Enmedio, Festival Desordes, Lara Seixo, Madrid Street Art Project, Graffolution and ICUB.
– Large format interventions by internationally recognized artists that will leave a precious artistic legacy in the public space of Barcelona and Hospitalet: Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada, Roc Blackblock, Borondo, Zosen and Mina Hamada, Ethos and Mohamed Lghacham (oiterone).
– Several artistic interventions in different areas of the city through open calls: ConnectHort, Roquetes, etc.
– Educational activities, routes, and training and management support workshops in Espai Jove Boca Nord, Convent de Sant Agustí and several locations in the city. These will be performed by urban art professionals such as Jordan Seiler, Humo en la ciudad, Urbanario, Difusor or the Spanish Group of the International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works.
PRESENTATIONS AND DEBATES http://www.conference2015.openwalls.info/conferencies/
Talks and discussions will be on Tuesday 27th at the CCCB (5 Montalegre street, Barcelona). Besides the usual presentation of urban art management models in cities across the world, we will reflect on their origins and current drift through some of the best informed voices.
Apart from the curated large format interventions, there are also several open calls, the site specific and openwalls.info, so writers, artists, illustrators and anyone who wants to, can intervene in the Openwalls Conference.
Tuesday 27 at 4pm at the CCCB, an open meeting dedicated to the conservation of urban art with artists and public by the Urban Art group of the GEIIC (Spanish Group of the International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works).
From Wednesday 28th to Friday 30th, from 5 to 8pm, in the Espai Jove Boca Nord (37- 45 Agudells street, Barcelona), “Hasta la Cocina” subvertising workshop by Humo en la ciudad and Jordan Seiler. http://www.conference2015.openwalls.info/hasta-la-cocina/
Thursday 29th, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm, at the Centre Cívic Convent de Sant Agustí (36 Comerç street, Barcelona), a round table about “Urban Art, Public Space and Education.” A debate on the potential and educational challenges of creativity and participation in public space. http://www.conference2015.openwalls.info/wp-content/uploads/Activitat-CEESC.pdf
Friday 30th, from 6:30pm to 8pm, theoretical session in Boca Nord; and Saturday 31st at 11am, practical session at a meeting point to be determined, of “Guía Contemplativa de Barcelona” by Javier Abarca of Urbanario. It will be a guided tour through Barcelona’s ignored segments. http://www.conference2015.openwalls.info/guia-contemplativa-de-barcelona
Saturday 31st, from 4 to 7pm, at a meeting point TBD, guided tour on foot and by public transport through the Openwalls Conference 2015 interventions, by Openwalls.
Saturday 31st, from 2pm to 10pm in Barcelona’s Raval quarter, Openwalls Conference 2015 closing event. https://www.facebook.com/events/1042653465747394/
For more information on artists, lecturers, spaces and activities: http://www.conference2015.openwalls.info/
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