The 1st edition of the Art Prize with the Faculty of Fine Arts of Barcelona starts in 2022, with the exhibition On The Flip Side.
The collective exhibition was presented on the occasion of the Art Nou Contemporary Art circuit, under the direction of Savina Tarsitano. The project was born with the main aim to create new alliances in the art world, investigating the need of time for reflection and research for emerging artists. Giving them time to find their artistic language, without the influences of the art market or external pressures.
The prize aims to act as a bridge between the academic world, the art centre and the galleries to reflect together on the need for greater collaboration both for the quality of the projects and to enhance collaboration and human values.
The project with the University of Fine Arts of Barcelona was born thanks to the success achieved with the University of Brussels, now on its 6th edition. The exhibition is an example of collaboration, where the young artists confronted themselves, the space and their own artistic language. The works created were born in an interaction with the city and the place, where the 4 artists have created new works challenging themselves, with the elaboration of new concepts. This year, the project put together the two universities; UB and ARBA-Esa. The project is curated by Savina Tarsitano.