The Salon of Espronceda


The Salon of Espronceda –Talk with a Special Guest project arises from the need to connect people in the fields of art, culture, literature education, science, politics, in a difficult period of movement, of moving. The pandemic and Covid has pushed us to a profound reflection on how to be together even if distant, on how to continue to dialogue together even if distant. Hence the idea of ​​creating the Espronceda salon, a corner dedicated each time to a Special Guest, to dialogue together on art, culture, politics, economy, and more, always in connection with art. The show is open to young people, and experts with years of experience to also compare the different generations, exploring together different themes from different points of view.

The main objective is also to connect the local community with the International community with a vision of the best contemporary art practice in the world across cultures and countries. The Salon will also be dedicated to the presentation of books, music, a literary moment that combines with the beauty of the visual arts. In this way, we try to connect people and countries, in dealing on different topics, and maybe creating new collaborations or networking.

The different Special Guests will be artists, curators, culture managers, writers, poets, from different countries, different ages and different istitutions. One session it will be dedicated to the young generation with their coming new projects in different fields and from our partners and collaborators. The project will be organized with a hybrid form, from virtual and onsite in Barcelona at ESPRONCEDA – Institute of Art & Culture. The topics will cover: social change, culture diplomacy, the role of the artist, artist residency, poetry and literature, education, sustainability, science, social justice, education and more.

The Salon of Espronceda has received the ENCATC Label (European Network on Cultural Management and Policy)


Responsible and creator of the project Savina Tarsitano, artist and co-founder of Espronceda.


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Episode 11 – “Damaged Cultural Heritage in Ukraine”

Talk with a Special Guest, under the topic “Damaged Cultural Heritage in Ukraine” with the guests Victoria Tissot, curator of the project “Vesna”, presented at the National Art Museum of Catalunya founder of the art association “Embajada del Arte de Ucrania” and Maddalena d’Alfonso, architect, essayist, researcher and board member of ICOM-ICAMT (International Council of Museum). The talk will be moderated by Savina Tarsitano, artist and artist director of the Cultural Diplomacy project.



Episode 10 – New perspectives for a future collaboration between the art world and the academic world, focused on emergent artists

On the occasion of Art Nou, we are pleased to present on 14 July the round table on the importance of creating alliances in the art world to help young artists in their artistic careers.





Episode 9 – Jaanika Peerna – Climate Change and Art







  Episode 8 – Art and Nature

and hybrid exhibition and talk with the artist in residency Hee Sook Kim, winner of the 14th edition of Arte Laguna Prize, now in residency at espronceda.






Episode 6 – Drapart Festival International de Arte Sostenible de Cataluna

Episode 7 – Art & Sustainability 

Today at the Salon of Espronceda 6th Episode, Savina Tarsitano will be talking with two different guests. On the topic of Art And Sustainability, she will receive Marlena Scalise, founder of Riscarti. Also, celebrating the moment where we participated in the Drap art festival, Savina talks with Tanja Grass, founder of DrapArt Festival, in a talk that you can not miss.



Episode 5 – Guernica Remakings, connecting through making

Dr Nicola Ashmore has worked at the University of Brighton in the UK, since 2007. Her post-doctoral research has changed understandings of the value of Pablo Picasso’s Guernica through the investigation of its collective translation through a series of 21st century international remakings. The international importance of this research has been acknowledged through three awards from the UK’s Arts and Humanities Research Council, Global Challenges Research Fund.


Episode 4 –  Transforming communities through urban art

We are pleased to present the B-Murales project to reflect together on the relationship between urban art and society, and how it connects with the local community in the context of social change projects. On this occasion we meet the artist Emily, artist in residence of Espronceda and winner of the 1st edition of the Espronceda / B-Murales Award. Espronceda believes in the importance of contributing to the professional growth of artists, and the awards respond to his philosophy of helping artists, and on the other hand of creating new collaborations at the local level. The talk aims to highlight both the importance of local and international collaborations, the need for new alliances and exchanges of good artistic practices, and the role that artists have in this change process, especially before and after Covid-19.




Episode 3 – Towards contemporary Art for Sustainable Villages 

The artists from Asia and Europe joined together to reflect and to explore the best sustainable and creative solutions for villages and population with a comparative research in villages based in Europe and Asia. The founders of the project will research on the impact of contemporary art on the sustainable development of villages and on the role of the artists on the process of change, dialogue with the local community for creative and sustainable solutions.






Episode 2 – The Salon of Espronceda –Talk with a Special Guest

with Sachiko Iwase – Gallery Director at nca | nichido contemporary art, Tokyo, and galerie nichido Taipei and Kazuya Sakamoto  -artist/painter









Episode 1 – The Salon of Espronceda –Talk with a Special Guest

with French cultural entrepreneurs Alexandra Christev and Vladimir de Vaumas – founders of  Artists In Residence Television – AIRTV