The 19th Loop Barcelona features 200 artists in 62 art and cultural spaces in Barcelona and will be running until 21 November.
This November, Loop Barcelona, a platform for the promotion of the moving image created in 2003 by Emilio Álvarez and Carlos Durán, will once again fill the city with video art. As every year, the Festival offers an extensive programme of exhibitions, screenings, and performances all over the city.
This year the selection of video art content is entitled 'Diary of a Body', a reference to the novel Journal d'un corps by Daniel Pennac (2012) in which the writer tells his story through the perspective of the protagonist’s body. Under the artistic direction of Carolina Ciuti, the extensive Loop 2021 Festival involves more than 200 artists and 40 curators who live and work in Barcelona and have a close relationship with the city.
In addition to ‘Carne de mi carne: Entraña’ by María Alcaide—the inaugural exhibition of this 19th edition located at La Capella—the works of the Loop Festival will be on view at Casa Vicens, Museu Can Framis - Fundació Vila Casas, MNAC, Fundació Antoni Tàpies, CASA SEAT and in a variety of galleries in the city.
Loop 2021 Fair moves to La Pedrera
Running alongside the festival, the iconic modernist building created by Antonio Gaudí will be a meeting point for the video art community between 16 and 18 November.
This year La Pedrera-Casa Milà is hosting the Loop Fair, which will once again bring together international galleries offering a selection of videos by contemporary artists.
The Fair will present the works of 27 international galleries and artists who have been selected by an international committee chaired by Jean-Conrad Lemaître and composed of Isabelle Lemaître, Haro Cumbusyan, Renée Drake, and Josée and Marc Gensollen. The works will also be streamed on a virtual platform.