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Transitory Observations. Cristián Silva-Avária

Transitory Observations is an exhibition by Cristián Silva-Avária, artist in residence at Homesession in January and February 2013. It consists in a variation on urban forms and signs that the artist has developed in different environments.

Just like the "flânerie" as W. Benjamin understands it, Cristián's art practice combines an analytical observation of the city and an experience of the promenade that relates to both senses and forms. The relation between leisure and work which the "flâneur" features is actually a key point in his projects where he gives a special prominence to the social division of labor that characterizes the postmodern and mass-tourism-focused cities. Based on this dual approach, the exhibition will present photographic and video works that have been developed in Barcelona as well as in other contexts.

Opening: February 22 at 19h30

Exhibition: from 23/02 to 6/03, Wednesday to Saturday from 17h to 19h30

Homesession, C/ Creu dels Molers, 15 - Barcelona

See also Laura Marsiaj Gallery (Rio de Janeiro)

An attempt to make perceptible the imperceptible. Jordi Ferreiro.

"An attempt to make perceptible the imperceptible" has been conceived by Jordi Ferreiro for his solo show at homesession as a site-specific installation that would change radically the perception of the exhibition space, while giving a form to different theories and thinkings that have investigated and understood the museum as a place for experience in the fields of the history of art, the institutionnal critique or the education.

Jordi Ferreiro (Barcelona,1982) works between the lines that divide art and education using collaborative practices with people from different ages and backgrounds. His projects are presented as games to think, learn and have fun.

Opening: Wednesday, December 19, 2012. 19h30
Timetable: from 04/01 to 26/01 - Wed to Sat, 5pm to 7.30 pm.
Place: Homesession, C/ Creu dels Molers 15. 08004 Barcelona

Homesession will be closed from 20/12 to 03/01.

What's wrong with visual pleasure? - A project by Andrea Liu

What’s Wrong With Visual Pleasure?

The Naxal Belt in Barcelona

Jan Verwoert once said in Notes From an Art School that October journal killed painting. A stronghold of art critics and historians in the 80’s inextricably linked visual pleasure with the corruption of the art market, the modernist notion of medium specificity, the false consciousness engendered by the myth of the autonomy of aesthetic experience, the despised “retinal art”. The 90’s and 2000’s then saw the Discursive Turn, the Social Turn, the Ethical Turn, the Pedagogical Turn, the Participatory Turn and the Performative Turn, with each of these leaving the traditional art object more marginal. It seems an ethical/micro-utopic camp has formed in opposition to, or in the wake of the obsolescence, of “visual pleasure.” Perhaps we can speak of an AVP (Against Visual Pleasure) Complex--a constellation of "counterpower" that regard themselves as besieged minoritarians in their rejection of seductive art objects to, instead, an emphasis on a discursive site of debate grounded within a given discourse as the basis for art.

Are visual pleasure and criticality mutually exclusive? Are seductive art objects inherently conservative and retrograde? Is visual pleasure inherently cynical? Are the hollow shells of antagonistic gestures against visuality of artists in the 60’s and 70’s merely ventriloquized and disemboweled of any critical content by today’s neo-avante garde? “What’s Wrong With Visual Pleasure?” is an exhibition that seeks to map the parameters of the discourse and the communities that have produced the obsolescence of the solipsistic art object, individual authorship, and the studio. It seeks to address the polemical ebb and flow, both for and against, the gradual shift from the ocular regime to the discursive regime as the most dynamic site in contemporary art today.

Artists: Leone Contini, galeria perdida, Cooper Holoweski

Curated by Andrea Liu/ Naxal Belt

Exhibition: December 7-16 (wednesday to saturday from 5 to 8pm) Opening December 7th, 7-10PM

At Homesession: C/ Creu dels Molers, 15 - 08004 Barcelona

"blank, black, back". By Fran Meana

All images and objects in "blank, black, back" are the result of an exchange, a collaboration or a more or less failed negotiation. The exhibition is a game between the continuous decision making, the questioning of authorship as an individual process, the desire to remain open to the unexpected and the need to retain some control. During the exhibition period, new pieces will be added till its closure on 28/11.

Fran Meana (Avilés, 1982) graduated in Fine Arts at the University of Vigo. He currently lives and works in Rotterdam, after studying at the Piet Zwart Institute.

His work explores the forms of power and social rituals, analyzing the relationship between production forms, symbols, images and construction of the collective imagination. He mostly bases on recent events, adding new data, elements of fiction or deliberately erroneous readings, generating new objects, situations or texts.

He has participated in group exhibitions such as "A Map of misreading" in TENT Rotterdam, "Somewhere Else" in Nogueras Blanchard, "First of all" in CA2M Móstoles, "Based on a true story" in the ARTIUM, "Everything is out there" in The Burning House, "89 miles." at MARCO Vigo or "Bringing up knowledge" in the Laboratory 987 MUSAC.

Opening: Friday, November 16, 2012. 19h30.

Open from 16/11 to 30/11/2012, from Wed to Sat, 17h-19h30

C/ Creu dels Molers 15. Barcelona.

"Ir y no venir"

"Ir y no venir" (Go and do not come) is an experiment of three Brazilian artists on artistic practice in the current context.

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Jardín. a project by Rafa Castañer

Homesession invites you to the opening of Jardín, a project conceived by Rafael Castañer (Barcelona, 1971) for the InvitedOneDay program. Rafael Castañer has always maintained a strong connection between his creative practive as an artist, teacher, illustrator and other life experiences: it’s under these auspices that he wants to share the "Jardín" project.

The exhibition is presented as an expanded narrative of an approach to the work of Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. Pictures and videos created in a collaborative process bring the viewer into the artist's investigations on the role of creation in the invention of oneself and in the way we relate to the world.

Opening, September 5 at 20h

Homesession Studio C / Creu dels Molers, 15 Metro Poble Sec, Barcelona

from Sept 5 till Oct 18. from Wed to Sat, from 17h to 19h30.

"Les Idoles" by Gabriel Desplanque

The film "Les Idoles" (The idols) has been realized by Gabriel Desplanque in September 2012 in Barcelona during his residency at the French Institute.
The screening will be followed by "Le bestiaire du dedans" (The bestiary inside), a sound and visual piece performed live together with Arandel.

"Les Idoles" (The idols)
Film (Premiere).
Duration: 30 minutes.
''No one can see God without dying, they say.
However, witnesses testify to the contrary.''

"Le bestiaire du dedans" (The bestiary inside)
Live sound and visual piece for a dimly lit space. In collaboration with Arandel.
Duration: 30 minutes.
Dust and crackling talk about some fantastic story escaped the memory of this old women face that was framed by a floral scarf. It's a dark, mysterious and mystical pilgrimage, a funeral march or maybe just a celebration.

Thursday, 27 September 2012 19h15.
Instituto Francés
Carrer Moià, 8, 08006 Barcelona, Spain
(Please note, the event will begin at 19:30 precise)

The work of Gabriel Desplanque (1981, Paris) draws links between cinema and literature. In his videos and photographs, the image is thus the medium and the subject of a story whose uncertain and discontinuous construction shapes the meanings.

Giving up the conventional samples and MIDI instruments, Arandel is a migratory project with minimalist influences, that focuses on electro melodies with some krautrock inspiration. This is a faceless project, in which the creators disappear behind the creation: Arandel gives the prominent role to the music.

Open Studio: Rimma Arslanov

We are pleased to invite you to the "Open studio" to discover the work of Rimma Arslanov, artist in residence at homesession, during August.

Rimma was born in Tajikistan and is currently based in Tel Aviv (Israel). Her work combines the questions that raise the state of war, destruction and survival with a focus on our relation with the architecture, building elements as well as organic forms. During her stay, she produced large scale drawings, as a continuation of her last formal investigations.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012. 19h Homesession Studio

C/ creu dels Molers 15, 08004 Barcelona, Spain. Facebook event

La Réserve. by Virginie Laganière and Jean-Maxime Dufresne

Virginie Laganiere and Jean-Maxime Dufresne will present on Thursday July 5, La Réserve, a project developed in residence at Homesession. Both artists live and work in Montreal, a city that housed, like Barcelona, ​​several major international events (Olympics Expo'67 and 76): during their stay in Catalonia, they have decided to focus their research on three landmarks of what has been the "Barcelona model" and that are especially relevant when it comes to investigate into the architectural and urbanistic ideology that led to the games of 1992 and the Forum 2004.

With this starting point, Virginie and Jean-Maxime Laganiere Dufresne propose an installation that highlights the reinterpretation of the tales and intentions of the spaces created in these specific contexts, through a writing process within the space by their users. What's at stake is, on one hand, the tension between a desire for narrative control and attempts to open the construction of the landscape toward the possible and, on the other hand, the inevitable drift, inertia or resistance that come over this first intentionality. In this framework, the artists are not only interested by these places because of their status of arrogant sample or ruins of modernity, but by the field of forces that make them up.

La Réserve talks about the conception of certain territories for temporary defined functions, which become, as a result, enclaves for unplanned potentialities, which exceed the power of institutions on the space. The project investigates the ambivalent relationship between measures of control and everyday interactions that represent a permanent critic.

Through documentation, photographs and an installation at Homesession project space, the artists try to "give a form" to the dynamics that cross the selected sites. Working ont its more or less obvious ideological features and its subsequent subversion through use and imaginary, La Réserve is based on the distance between program and contingencies, as well as between plan and time.

The réserve, Installation by Virginie Laganiere and Jean-Maxime Dufresne

Opening, July 5 at 20h

Homesession Studio

C / Creu dels Molers, 15

Metro Poble Sec, Barcelona

Till el 21 de July. from Wed to Sat, from 17h to 19h30.

Una de las primeras mañanas, a project by Julia Gorostidi.

Following the PRE-. group exhibition, we open now the first chapter of the InvitedOneDay 2012 programme with the project of Julia Gorostidi (Switzerland / Spain 1983).
Away from the practice of archive displayed in the projects "oneofthem" or "HowTo" Julia Gorostidi proposes a project and performative installation nature around the act of creation. "One of the first morning" is based of a book from the 80' that collects cosmogonies from various sources in the form of narrative disclosure: thanks to a small-scale staging of the interrelationships and forms of language resources present in these mythologies, Julia Gorostidi moves the original metanarrative to the exhibition's room and the creative process. The artist offers to the public a unique opening in which the project will take shape through a series of actions related to the constituent elements of the installation in progress.
With the collaboration of Paul Gorostidi. 

Thursday, June 14, 2012. 20h
Homesession Studio:
C/ Creu dels Molers 15
Metro Poble Sec, Barcelona

Augustin Rebetez. After all & more

After all & more, a project by Augustin Rebetez. If you couldn't manage to see the show, enjoy here the pictures.

Myrina Tunberg. artist talk @ homesession

Myrina Tunberg, current artist in residence at Homesession will present her recent works.

Myrina is Greek/American experimental photo, video, sound and installation artist and curator, recently graduated from the San Francisco Art Institute.

Monday, May 28, 2012 at 7 PM
Homesession Barcelona.

Augustin Rebetez. After dark & more

Homesession & Elclimamola, two independent arts spaces located in Barcelona, are glad to present jointly a specific project by swiss artist Augustin Rebetez, in the framework of the Videoart Festival Screen from Barcelona and of the Poble Sec independent space circuit, which is organized on May 24th.

Augustin Rebetez will present at Homesession Studio and at Elclimamola an exhibition project based on photography and stop-motion videos, with the premiere of a new video. Twisting narratives and visual connotations through his personal and convulsive sense of humor rather than through a relaxed wittiness, Augustin Rebetez builds a singular visual universe where the recreational feature combines with a rather dark atmosphere.
We encourage you to discover his work during the opening which will take place succesively in both places.

Thursday, May 24th:

19h00 - Homesession Studio: opening primera part exhibition project (photography & video)

21h00 - Elclimamola: opening second part exhibition project (vídeos ; premiere of a new piece) and action by Augustin Rebetez

Homesession Studio: C/ Creu dels Molers, 15. BCN

Elclimamola: C/ Salva 45. BCN

With the collaboration of:

Screen from Barcelona

Ajuntament de Barcelona

Quesos de Suiza

Estrella Damm

Opening of PRE-. Pictures of the event.

Created with flickr slideshow.

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PRE-. Collective show


In celebration of our new space, Homesession invites you to attend it's first exhibition, PRE-.

PRE-. is a collective exhibition conceived as a prelude to solo projects that each artist will develop throughout 2012 at homesession. The project formalizes a point of progress, a state prior to the individual proposal, and is intended as a study of possibilities. The format of the exhibition facilitates a dialogue between projects, while simultaneously broadening perspectives and creating autonomous spaces.

Participating artists: Julia Gorostidi, Rafael Castañer, Anamor, Fran Meana, Jordi Ferreiro.

Opening: Thursday 26th of April 7PM homesession's new space: C/ Creu dels Molers, 15, Barcelona, metro Poble Sec The exhibition will also be open from 26/04 to 16/05, wednesday to saturday from 5 to 8 PM

Thanks to: 
Alain Lavigne, Alex Brahim, Anne-Sophie Pinard, Gabrielle Boucher, José Navarro, Mario Páez, Nuria Tobar, Oriol Conesa, Paola Marugán, Veronica Valentini, Xavier Fisselier.

The Ouroboros Experiment

Open evening 7- 10pm Thursday 12th of April, 2012

homesession Studio C/ Creu dels Molers,15 - Poble Sec, Barcelona

An installation by Irish artist Emily Robyn Archer, exploring creativity and the everyday.

The ouroboros is an ancient symbol depicting a dragon eating its own tail. The name originates from within Greek language; οὐρά (oura) meaning "tail" and βόρος (boros) meaning "eating", thus "he who eats the tail".

The artist experiments with her living and studio space, traversing ways in which our creativity plays off our everyday life, sometimes an awkward obstacle we have to maneuver, but always holding the allure of unique self expression and the opportunity to create and sustain energy from within.

The installation celebrates a new creative space in the Poble Sec locality. To invite the involvement of the community, the artist has been working with participants making miniature origami dragons with the address of installation attached. The dragons have been left in public areas for people to find and follow, discovering the Ouroboros Experiment for themselves.


Since we started Homesession in 2007, we curated 15 artist residencies and produced 30 projects, most of them specially conceived for a domestic place, our home. This has been a really exciting and intense experience to live and share.

That's why we're very glad to open a new space in Barcelona, thanks to which we're going to foster and develop the work we've been realizing till now: residencies and specific exhibition projects. We'll go on using our domestic place as an atypical context for art project. Both locations are actually conceived as complementary and offer from now on the opportunity to receive more residents and increase the visibility and support to the barcelonese emergent art scene, as a non-profit project.

The next project and first exhibition in this new space will be a collective show featuring artists from Barcelona. Stay tuned and save the date: Thursday, April 26, Poble Sec area, Barcelona!

Olivier & Jérôme

Cháchara. 2012/02/09


Cháchara describes itself as "a talk at a given place and time". Homesession is glad to be this given place and to receive, with Cháchara's organizers, three British artists on Thursday, February 9: Maurice Carlin, Gary Leddington and David Price share an afternoon with us, just at the beginning of their residency at La Escocesa, to talk about their interests.

Like in every Cháchara, we invite people to share things that don't relate with their practice at all (or maybe they do) and we'll spend the afternoon eating delicious quiches.


Cháchara es defineix com "una xerrada en algún lloc i en algún moment". Homesession té el plaer de ser aquest lloc i, amb els organitzadors de Cháchara, d'acollir dijous 9 de febrer a tres artistes britànics: Maurice Carlin, Gary Leddington i David Price ens acompanyen una tarda per parlar dels seus interessos, aprofitant l'inici de la seva residència a La Escocesa.

Com per les altres chácharas, invitem la gent a compartir algunes coses que no tinguin que veure amb allò seu (o potser sí) i passarem la tarda compartint delicioses quiche!


Cháchara se define como "una charla en algún lugar y en algún momento". Homesession tiene el placer de ser ese lugar y, con los organizadores de Cháchara, de acoger el jueves 9 de febrero a tres artistas británicos: Maurice Carlin, Gary Leddington y David Price nos acompañan una tarde para charlar de sus intereses, aprovechando el inicio de su residencia en La Escocesa.

Como en las demás chácharas, invitamos la gente a compartir algunas cosas que no tengan que ver con lo suyo (o sí) y pasaremos la tarde compartiendo deliciosas quiches.

Maurice Carlin:

Gary Leddington:

David Price:

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InvitedOneDay: all the texts about past projects are online!

Read online or download the texts of all the invitedOneDay's project realised since 2010.

TV report about "Plat du jour" by Aggtelek

"Plat du jour", a project by Aggtelek.
Video of catalan TV, Connexió on BTV. Friday 9 of December 2011
"Plat du jour" is an invitation to eatables forms and formal eatings. The stage is already set for anything but ready-to-heat microwave expectations.

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