Void Projects – Artist residency in Catalonia

Void Projects, a two month long artist residency in the colony of Can Rosal in Catalonia, Spain has come to it’s conclusion. I was fortunate enough to attend the opening night of a three day event held to celebrate the project.

Entitled CREENÇA, the project took place in an old Convent from the 19th Century as well as a neighboring textile factory that that has been abandoned since 1994. Today, the convent acts as an art residency and a cultural center called “Konvent”.

Zoer for Void Projects
Zoer for Void Projects

Curated by Axel Void and organised by Elsa Guerra Jofre Oliveras and Charlotte Pyatt the title of the project, Creença Belief, “comprises the concept of belief from a personal, religious or epistemological standpoint. The purpose of this exhibit is not only creating a powerful show but also focusing on forming a sense of community with in our movement. To reinforce the dialogue and cohabitation between the artist during the creative process

Ernest Zacharevic for Void Projects
Ernest Zacharevic for Void Projects

Over 50 local, national and international, multidisciplinary artists took part in the residency with all of them exhibiting their site specific installations and original works over the duration of the three day event.

Isaac Cordal for Void Projects
Isaac Cordal for Void Projects

There was a varied range of artistic disciplines included as part of the project. Painters, sculptors, installation artists, performers, and filmmakers all participated.

Troy Lovegates for Void Projects
Troy Lovegates for Void Projects

I spoke with many of the opening night attendees which were a mix of artists and art lovers alike. Everyone that I spoke with had the same opinion  That we were witnessing something very beautiful indeed.

Retry for Void Projects
Retry for Void Projects

Unfortunately no photo I could take would be able to capture the incredible ambiance of the event. That being said, I have included some images from the event below for you to check out.

Sekone for Void Projects
Sekone for Void Projects
Ivan Floro for Void Projects
Ivan Floro for Void Projects
Franco Fasoli for Void Projects
Franco Fasoli for Void Projects
Ed Zumba for Void Projects
Ed Zumba for Void Projects
Sebas Velasco for Void Projects
Sebas Velasco for Void Projects
Jofre Oliveras & Stefan Krische for Void Projects
Jofre Oliveras & Stefan Krische for Void Projects
Michael Beitz for Void Projects
Michael Beitz for Void Projects
Leo for Void Projects
Leo for Void Projects

 

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