Salon of Espronceda #2

Online

This series is organised by ENCATC member, Espronceda Institute of Art and Culture.

Art galleries, contemporary art, the importance of residencies for both emerging and established artists, what was the impact of Covid-19 on galleries, artists?

In this Espronceda Salon, join guests who talk about the city of Tokyo in this context with also a look to Taipei. 

Sachiko Iwase, gallery director at NCA/Nichido contemporary art Tokyo, and gallery Nichido in Taipei, and the Japanese artist Kazuya Sakamoto will share their opinions together, to understand what has been the impact of Covid in the art world, not only in Europe, but also in Tokyo. Join the conversation to get closer to the world of art galleries in Tokyo and in Taipei!

The artist Kazuya Sakamoto will subsequently be in residence at Espronceda in Barcelona in collaboration with the NCA/Nichido gallery. It is a new collaboration born between Barcelona and Tokyo to share with all the Salon participants! 

About the Salon

The Espronceda salon project arises from the need to connect people in the fields of art, culture, literarture education, science, politics, in a difficult period of movement, of moving. The pandemic and Covid has pushed us to a profound reflection on how to be together even if distant, on how to continue to dialogue together even if distant. Hence the idea of creating the Espronceda salon, a corner dedicated each time to a Special Guest, to dialogue together on art, culture, politics, economy, and more, always in connection with art. 

The show is open to young people, and experts with years of experience to also compare the different generations, exploring together different themes from different points of view. The project will start at the beginning of April for all the 2021, in organizing an event each month, with a different topic and special guest, including also some members of ENCATC.

The main objective is also to connect local community with the International community with a vision of the best contemporary art practice in the world across cultures and countries. The Salon will also be dedicated to the presentation of books, music, a literary moment that combines with the beauty of the visual arts. In this way, we try to connect people and countries, in dealing on different topic, and maybe creating also new collaborations or networking.

The different Special Guests will be artists, curators, culture manager, writers, poets, from different countries, different age.

The project will be organized with a hybrid form, from virtual and onsite in Barcelona at Espronceda.

Salon of Espronceda #2