Barcelona, 30 March 2012, Art Media Agency (AMA).
The Barcelona Screen Festival, dedicated to video art and new media, will be taking place between 17 May and 2 June 2012 in Barcelona.
The festival is presenting some four thousand works in some 150 locations across the city of Barcelona, including the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art (MACBA), the Tàpies Foundation, the Miro foundation, Arts Santa Monica, the Suñol Foundation, the La Virreina Image Centre, various galleries and museums, and even the Barcelona Opera. Each place has been chosen and arranged in order to best display the works featured.
The festival aims to promote video art professionals too, including artists, curators, gallery owners, and critics. One event within the festival particularly geared towards doing this is ”What About Production?”. This event will be running from 30 May to 2 June, and will include a series of conferences looking at the conception of a work of art and the economic models of distributing it. The Screen Festival aims to become a “platform of platforms” for art video.
Another fair, called the Loop Art Fair, will also be taking place between 31 May and 2 June.
Founded in 2003, Screen from Barcelona is a platform for the promotion, research, and presentation of video and new media art. The organisation puts on events relating to video art throughout the year in collaboration with numerous institutions from the Catalan city. The monthly “First Screen” event, supported by the CatalunyaCaixa Foundation, consists of a public premier of a new video work, followed by a presentation by the artist and a discussion about the work.