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