Luz Broto, Dar paso a lo desconocido, site-specific. La Capella, 2011. Courtesy of the artist
Les escenes. 25 Years after
Curatorial team: David Armengol, Sonia Fernández Pan, Eloy Fernández Porta, Sabel Gavaldon and Anna Manubens
27 January 1994 saw the launch of the La Capella visual arts programmes. Twenty-five years on, a team of five people – four curators and a cultural critic – who have passed through the organisation in some capacity or other have come together to look back at the contents of these programmes. The sharing of expectations and desires and the dance of possible works and themes will continue over a few months, with creative passions, finds, rediscoveries and doubts.
La Capella has given shape to the unidentified object we refer to when we speak of an art ‘scene’ in the city of Barcelona. Viewed with the benefit of hindsight, the notion of a scene fades, replaced by a succession of intense moments that are impossible to delimit or fix within certain genealogies. They are scenes that are successive but which also exist in parallel to each other. They are scenes within scenes: some seem to have been rejected; others are neighbours; some are well-lit; and there are those which, in the half-darkness, have the dubious light of uncertainty.
It all began with a work that was part of the first La Capella exhibition. It was then joined by another that called into question the fact that there had been a beginning. This gave rise to another that offered keys that made it possible to continue… The works progressively mounted up, and the movements generated their own internal rhythm. On the fly and with no predetermined direction, works and artists of different generations, provenances and intentions gradually entered the scene.
Les escenes. 25 Years after is a response to a wish to do and undo that hinges on the immediate present. A present time that connects the past and the future of La Capella, which are also the eras of contemporary and emerging art in our city.
27.01 – 10.02.2019
Lucía Egaña / Laia Estruch / Gustavo Marrone / Marc O’Callaghan / Julia Spínola / Marc Vives
David Bestué / Carles Congost / Lucía Egaña / Daniel Jacoby / Gustavo Marrone / PLOM / Alex Reynolds / Julia Spínola / Marc Vives
Benzo / David Bestué / Carles Congost / June Crespo / Lucía Egaña / Laia Estruch / Pol Gorezje / Ariadna Guiteras + TMTMTM / Daniel Jacoby / Rasmus Nilausen / Alex Reynolds / Julia Spínola / Jon Uriarte / Marc Vives
Benzo / Anna Dot / Laia Estruch / Pol Gorezje / Ariadna Guiteras + TMTMTM / Marla Jacarilla / Daniel Jacoby i Yu Araki / Rasmus Nilausen / Ania Nowak i Max Göran / Julia Spínola / Jon Uriarte / Marc Vives
June Crespo / Anna Dot / Antoni Hervàs / Marla Jacarilla / Rasmus Nilausen / Quim Pujol / Francesc Ruiz / Carlos Sáez / Julia Spínola / Marc Vives
Luz Broto / Black Tulip / June Crespo / Antoni Hervàs / Ocaña / Tere Recarens / Jara Rocha + Joana Moll / Francesc Ruiz / Carlos Sáez / Julia Spínola / Y€$Si Perse + La Plebeya + Mar Pons + Georgina Soler