Art for Change Towards the Art of Demopraxy


Carrer d'Espronceda 326, nave 4 & 5, Barcellona, barcellona, 08049, Spain
18/11/2020 - 22/11/2020

In occasion of the Loop Festival, City Screen, ESPRONCEDA – Institute of Art & Culture is honored to present the exhibition: Art for Social Change Toward the Art of Demopraxia curated by Savina Tarsitano, based on the Third Paradise/Rebirth project of Michelangelo Pistoletto and Cittadellarte in collaboration with the Visible Project. The exhibition will bring together the best artistic practices of social transformation that are significant, strong and in full coherence with the Third Paradise, art and creative projects and Demopraxia. In this direction the project will involve the artists of the Visible Project which, produces and sustains socially engaged artistic projects in a global context by Cittadellarte/Fondazione Pistoletto and Fondazione Zegna. In 2019 Espronceda has been honored to be one of the satellites of the 2019 Visible Award Temporary Parliament at the Council room of the Hôtel de Ville of Paris. We believe, nowadays, on the importance of a deep reflection of the role of art and the artists in our society, particularly during this difficult period of Pandemic/Covid19, where more solidarity is demanded. We have the responsibility to work together, to collaborate, to rethink and to redesign, to take care of our planet, where Art has a key role for a better and sustainable world. This is reflected in the philosophy and commitment of the artist Michelangelo Pistoletto, in which he continues to invite us to save and take care of our world. The exhibition will showcase videos of Demopraxia of Cittadellarte from Bali, Melbourne, Cuba and the videos of the three editions of the Visible Project winners. (2015, 2017, 2019): Blank Noise, a project by Jasmeen Patheja developed in India, 2019 Visible recipient; Brigada Puerta de Tierra, a project by Jesús Bubu Negrón and Luis Agosto-Leduc in San Juan, Puerto Rico, 2017 Visible recipient, Salt, a project by Karrabing Film Collective in the Northern Territories, Australia, 2015 Visible recipient. LOOP Barcelona