ARTSevilla16 has been presented to the public

On Thursday 13th, in the exhibition hall Santa Ines, it has been presented the second edition of ARTSevilla. The event was attended by Eduardo Tamarit, Secretary General of Culture of the Government of Andalusia, Eva Morales, Director of ARTSevilla16, José María Sánchez, Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Seville, Marisa Vadillo, Exhibition Coordinator of the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Seville and Paco Perez Valencia, artist and lecturer at the Centre of Art and Design – Escola Massana in Barcelona. The International Meeting of Contemporary Art ARTSevilla16 is defined as a plural event open and accessible to all audiences.

During his speech, Eduardo Tamarit stressed the interest that the Counseling of Culture has for the visual arts and has recognized the team effort ARTS / artsevilla to make possible an event like this.

Then Marisa Vadillo has indicated that the proposed approach in the meeting is second to none. The role of the university is very important, not only for its collaboration in the Cultural Days but also by the involvement of students and graduates at all levels, which favors the creation of contacts and projects among industry professionals . He also stressed the closeness to the citizens that this new formula assumes. The participation of the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Seville in ARTSevilla16 confirms the commitment of this faculty for their students.

Meanwhile, Paco Pérez Valencia has defined this event as an opportunity and noted the potential of art in its social aspect. He argued “not everything is a commercial issue.” Throughout his speech, the artist has made some of the activities to be developed, among which “The art or life” to be held at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Seville, and a performance to be held in Plaza del Museo on october 26 th from 11am.

During his speech, Eva Morales has announced participating universities and exhibition projects and summarized the various initiatives will be carried out. The meeting will run at six sites (Expository Sala Santa Ines, CICUS, Tres Culturas Foundation, Valentin Madariaga Foundation, Espacio Turina and the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Seville) and includes twenty cultural venues, including the main galleries in the city. The main exhibition activity with the participation of the Universidad Complutense of Madrid, Camberwell College of Arts in London, Berlin University of the Arts, Escola Superior Artística do Porto, Chinese Friendly International (with participants from the Minzu University in Beijing), the Cátedra de Arte y Enfermedades de la Universitat Politècnica de València, the Association of Women in the Visual Arts (MAV), FAR (Relational Art Forum) and the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Seville.

Two parallel activities take place, Cultural Days, two secondary group exhibitions and ARTSgráfica. SoloProjects as mentoring program for artists, social inclusion activities, installations, performances, video and workshops are developed.

ARTSevilla also has a magazine whose second issue will be presented on October 27 during the opening ceremony to be held in the Santa Ines exhibition hall.

Finally, José María Sánchez stressed the importance of this meeting from the point of view of internationalization. Having the presence of universities and art projects representing a wonderful opportunity, both for the city and for the University.

The event has the support of the Counsellor of Culture of the Government of Andalusia, ICAS, CICUS, Tres Culturas Foundation, Valentin de Madariaga and Oya Foundation, the Faculty of Fine Arts of Seville and Loyola Andalucía University.

Among the star Logistics Group sponsors include the Italian company Pantoja and Pixartprinting.

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