Espronceda, Institute of Art & Culture is an official partner of the New European Bauhaus!
NEW EUROPEAN BAUHAUS FESTIVAL 2022/ ISEA2022 Barcelona, extended program.
From education to social impact and human identity
Today’s society moves between the physical and the digital, both territories are part of the same reality, so it is necessary to become aware of that flow through education, the social awareness of all our actions with respect to humans and our terrestrial ecosystem. The exploration of new worlds, metaverses, digital, is a great challenge the conscious use of advanced technologies and at the same time it is important to maintain cultural heritage, material and immaterial, linked to artistic creation and communities.
From June 10 to 18, 2022. Within the program proposed by the New European Bauhaus Festival – side events. ESPRONCEDA – Institute of Art & Culture – organizes a major exhibition and workshops in collaboration with national and international entities, which are also part of ISEA2022 Barcelona City, the urban proposal of the International Electronic Art Symposium, which this year explores human objectives and sustainable.
The exhibition proposal of the artist Solimán López, INTRONS – consists of the creation of three-dimensional digital entities that represent the genome of humans and plants, as well as their research environment in the metaverse. The project aims to extend the concept of representation in new digital environments. This is the time to develop a more internal understanding of the world of matter and nature. The installation consists of a physical portal that, when crossed, converts the organic presence into a digital presence, with its own identity and that inhabits the nascent metaverses.
AI4Future: Art, artificial intelligence and activism. The exhibited works are from the selected artists in the open calls of Barcelona, Rotterdam, Milan and Sardinia, who collaborate with various activist groups ranging from the digital barrier in cities to the gender perspective. The use of artificial intelligence creatively will be a tool that works in favor of those social objectives. Artists/projects: Bernat Cuni/DIVIDE , Nino Basilashvili/ Moving forward, Luca Pozzi/Rosetta Mission 2022, and Chunju Yu/ Being a Dog.
Aalto University, the prestigious Finnish university, will show the project: Heritage as a Source of Knowledge in Art and Design Education by Lily Díaz-Kommonen, Cvijeta Miljak. The research MA Fellowship programme has ran alongside the conceptual phase of the digital reconstructions of two momentous historical exhibitions. These being Les Immatériaux (Centre Pompidou, 1985) and Iconoclash (ZKM, 2002) from autumn 2020 to summer 2021. The exhibition intends to use a combination of media (digital and analog) to create an experience with visitors, sharing the processes and results of their co-design methodologies. Attempting to show a selection of various aspects of the work at different points in time, activities include group work sessions with local collectives, also explanation of concept design presentations and videos of individual sessions/interviews with experts. This work has been carried out as part of the Beyond Matter, Cultural Heritage on the Verge of Virtual Reality research project funded by Creative Europe programme, with the ZKM as Coordinator and Centre Pompidou as partner.
Finally, Leonardo ISAST (International Society for Art, Science and Technology) introduces to Barcelona “Digital Awareness for Sustainable Futures” exploring the Possibles of global futures that ReImagine Everything for a more vibrant, just, regenerative world. Selected from collaborations across the Leosphere in partnership with Wisdom VR, ASU’s Seize the Moment, Meteor Studio, Interplanetary Initiative, viewers experience immersive VR, AR and video art tackling challenges of climate change, war, and sustainability.
Curated by Alejandro Martín.
Address: Carrer d’Espronceda 326, nave 4-5. 08017 Barcelona
JUNE 10th. 5:00 pm. Press preview.
JUNE 10th. Opening of the exhibition and guided tour. From 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. With the presence of artists and partners.
June 11th. From 12:00 noon to 3pm Workshop by Aalto University on: Cultural heritage as a source of knowledge in art and design education.
Day June 13th.
From 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Openhouse with artists from Leonardo ISAST.
From 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Guided tour for ISEA 2022 experts and visitors.