LOOP Barcelona and ArtNexus collaborate for the first time to present Amapola (“Poppy”), a previously unpublished video by Mexican artist Teresa Serrano.
This exhibition combines the objectives and actions that characterize both projects: the promotion of artistic work and collection through its production, exhibition and distribution. On this occasion, the selected work reflects the importance given in the festival and LOOP Barcelona through its activities, as well as in Artnexus magazine, where the capacity to generate critical thinking in the arts is reflected. In this context, Teresa Serrano’s video is a metaphor of social urgency in her country, in the beautiful and fragile image that captures the sequence.
In the last years, Artnexus has undertaken an initiative to produce works by international artists, to support the growth of collecting and the development of the creators selected. As a result of its collaboration with LOOP, a pioneer in supporting the video and artist films, they are presenting a work of video art in their selection for the first time.
The video will be exhibited at the Real Artístic Cercle within the programming of the LOOP Festival Barcelona 2017. The work will also be presented at the Venice Biennial, as part of the video programme The Border Pavillion, curated by Victor Zamudio. It will also take part in the 2 days of activities proposed by The Aesthetics Group under the title of The Utopia of Access, organized by the Research Pavillion from The Graduate School in of Creative Arts and Media (GradCAM) at the Dublin Institute of Technology. The session will take place on October 1, 2017.
The 15th edition of LOOP Barcelona will take a look at the origins of video art, conducting an updated reading of its practices, establishing both formal and conceptual connections, and exploring the influence of current productions. It will take place May 18-27 2017 (festival May 18-27, Fair and Talks May 25 and 26).