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Leftovers

19:0021:00 h
Venue: Passatge Studio
Passatge de Masoliver, 10
08005 Barcelona
Price: Free event
Opening

LEFTOVERS will be the sixth exhibition in Passatge Studio. On show there will be works by six artists: Anna Barriball (Plymouth, 1972), Patricia Dauder (Barcelona, 1973), Peter Simpson (Londres, 1987), Nastja Säde Rönkkö (Helsinki, 1985), Enric Farrés Duran (Barcelona, 1983) and Jaime Pitarch (Barcelona, 1963). The artists share an interest for working with residual elements from their immediate surrounding. With their gestures they amplify the remainder, unobserved, spare from our daily life.

Jaime Pitarch transforms quotidian objects by stripping them off from their routine. He uses inventive and witty strategies of displacement and recontextualization that play with the meaning of words. Enric Farrés Duran will present a ranking of the best book-markers he’s found forgotten in second hand books while he works in a bookshop. Nastja Säde Rönkkö has reclaimed obsolete cassettes of romantic songs lost in time, creating a dialogue between them. Anna Barriball will show one of her new films where she explores the effects of light captured in the night from the window of her studio. Barriball is interested in what the image reveals and what the lens captures automatically; like the dust on a window, or simply the reflection of the camera flash. Patricia Dauder will recontextualize in the space a group of sculptures from 2004 that deal with positive and negative form, mass and emptiness, commonly featuring circular shapes, like vessels, receptacles, pipes or balls. Peter Simpson’s abstractions are made with reclaimed material and bits from previous works that haven’t been successful. The works are compositions that are in constant flux until the artist ‘discovers’ a relationship or idea between the elements he has been combining.

This exhibition organized by Carolina Grau and Bernat Daviu explores affinities with the nature of Passatge Studio: a space that alternates the function of workshop for artistic production with that of an exhibition space. A propitious place where to put in tension the privacy of the working space of the artist against the visibility of a space open to the public.