Contemporary Art from national and international artists. Emerged and consolidated artists.
Also on line gallery in www.olivartartgallery.com
Director: Fina Olivart
Foundation: Juliol 2012
Address: Banys Vells, 6 tri
Location: 08003 Barcelona
Telephone: 696226592 -933285134
Timetable: Wednesday to Friday, 13.30h.-20h.; Saturday 12h. - 20h. Out of this schedule call to appoinment
In the case of Esquerdes, the project that is presented in the space of the Gallery, is performing a memory exercise in their personal private space before moving home. Camera-to-camera, all those footprints of space are being researched, in order to retain in memory and paper, the space that has been inhabited, not only for me, but also for all those layers of personal history that they have passed before, filling it and emptying it again. When emptying a space, by leaving it blank again, the traces appear strongly on a target that is far from being neutral, and loaded with history. Using the technique of manual embossing, I make the literal record of the words of Walter Benjamin when he states that "to live is to leave traces." It is a matter of becoming aware of those footprints produced by the action of living in their own domestic space and of the consumption and wear that they accumulate, in the form of bumps or cracks, by making a personal file of the pathologies that make up each space. "