Homesession and La Escocesa have established a collaboration agreement for the granting of a scholarship to an artist in residence at La Escocesa. The objective of this grant is the realization of an artistic project, exhibition or event in Homesession's space, within the framework of its INVITED program.
INVITED is a curatorial program of exhibitions and events that began in 2010 and allows emerging visual artists from Barcelona to develop a new project in the Homesession space. So far, the unique proposals derived from this program have shown the breadth of possibilities that this format allows, with installations, performances, readings, video screenings, open research processes, and so on. The history of projects presented during the 10 years of INVITED can be checked here
seeds: memories and metaphors of a collective body
Seeds: memories and metaphors of a collective body works with the way in which the mechanisms of colonisation are revealed in the hegemonic agro-food model, imposing dominant plant species that act by displacing local species and varieties. These movements of deterritorialisation not only marginalise plant crops, but also the memory and knowledge of communities working with the territory and its particular environmental conditions. In this way, free and biodiverse seeds, with their intrinsic capacity to regenerate life, are dispossessed from the land in order to plant, in their place, monocultures of sterile seeds patented by chemical-pharmaceutical companies that subject nature to their criteria of productivity and economic yield.
Natalia Carminati (Buenos Aires, 1982) focuses her work on the critical study of contemporary culture, post-colonial theory, biotechnology and food sovereignty. She has received awards and grants from the Generalitat de Catalunya, Barcelona City Council, Centre d'Arts Santa Mònica, La Escocesa, Creació i Museus and Baden-Württemberg. He has participated in solo and group exhibitions and performances at MACBA (Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona), Museo Picasso Barcelona, Centre d'Arts Santa Mònica, Born Centro de Cultura y Memoria, Centro Cultural Las Cigarreras (Alicante), L'Estruch (Sabadell), Fabra i Coats, Konvent Zero (Berga), Casa de Cultura de Sant Cugat del Vallès, Hybrid Fair (Madrid), SWAB Barcelona Art Fair, LOOP Barcelona, GREC Festival, Salmon Festival, Tangent Projects, Ostavinska Galerija (Belgrade) and Kunstmuseum Stuttgart (Germany), among others.
another landscape in crisis
Another landscape in Crisis uses graphic narration and immersive drawing as a satirical reflection of the immersive experiences and spaces oriented to the tourist of Barcelona today. The artist appropriates here these experiences that demand our attention with the overwhelming stimuli in order to talk about the connections between precariousness and touristification.
A graphic investigation made of homemade strategies, a defense of the DIY culture against the impersonal perfection of 3D environments. With humor and provocation, it asks us to make an effort to read text, images and meanings versus entertaining formats that chew up all content. Taking the space as the central point, scenes of the city are codified in illustrations and dialogues are displayed on the walls, scenes extracted from conversations (sometimes overheard secretly) with friends and artists.
Nuria Inés (Tinta Fina) works with graphic narration and expanded comic as tools to generate communication and knowledge. She is an artist in residence at the Escocesa and in the “In residence” program at the Vall de Hebrón Institute wihttp://tintafina.netth Experimentem amb l’Art. In 2019 she participated in the Buenos Aires biennial of young art in collaboration with Hangar. She has been awarded by the Sala d’art Jove de la Generalitat for the project “Canción para Consuelo” with which she was a resident at Corniolo art platform, in Florence, Italy. She is part of the “Julio collective”, with which she participated in the exhibition “el arte irreducible” in the sessions of the popular university of CA2M in Madrid. She regularly participates in projects of other artists or groups as graphic narrator: DU-DA collective or “els enemics del poble i l’infern” by Lluc Mayol, among others.
Joana Capella Buendia
Archaeology as a practice creates a strange fissure in the linear conception of the temporality of events. It can happen that hypothetical archaeological remains appear in a material reality of the present, affecting the future of this place, at the same time as they rewrite its past. Could it happen that what has been found rewrites a history that we would not want to live?
The current dizzying transformation of Calle Pedro IV, where several luxury hotels and office blocks are planned, feeds fateful projections for the future of La Escocesa. What would happen if its ruins were discovered years after it had been buried by the urban development activity of 22@?
Joana Capella Buendia (Barcelona, 1990). Focuses mainly on the questions surrounding artistic production and its possibilities of existence. Through performance, action and material production, she explores her relationship with the artistic context and how her body relates to the other and performs it. She is currently a resident of La Escocesa, from where she deploys her practice between production and research. She has carried out projects within the framework of various institutions such as Idensitat, Centro Huarte, Sala de Arte Joven, La Panera, Estruch, La Escocesa, Casa Tres Patios, among others. He has also developed curatorial projects on the periphery of the institution, such as Fer foc Aprop. More info at: joanacapellabuendia.hotglue.me