Posted by: links on Apr 12, 2011
Dear Akaza-Blog Reader,
From Wednesday 22nd of May to Saturday 25th May 2013, the SWAB 2013 – Art Festival will take place in Barcelona. This international contemporary art fair welcomes this year 50 international art galleries from around the globe.
SWAB was conceived out of the collections’ desire to affect positive cultural change through Contemporary Art. The four day Art Fair and it’s satellite events fulfill a number of social objectives with a program that creates a cultural bridge between Catalunya and the rest of the world.
The Swab Art Festival brings together a carefully curated selection of participating international galleries, chosen because they focus on presenting works by younger, emerging, contemporary art stars – most of who were born after the 1970′s.
Swab is a highly respected Art platform, built to give this new generation of artists the opportunity to have their work seen by members of the public, and the global art community, including: leading art collectors, dealers, press and curators.
In return, Swab ensures that everyone is given the chance to enjoy these wonderful pieces, works that normally would not be accessible to them. It also presents the breadth of contemporary art available and hopes to inspire new collectors by offering top quality art at affordable prices.
Swab returns to Barcelona for its sixth year, once again growing in scale and reputation, with 50 galleries from around the world signed up to participate, making SWAB 2013 bigger and better than ever before.
Swab 2013 will also see the launch of many new initiatives; the fair will be moving to a new venue, enabling twice as many people to visit the fair. It is also running a parallel program of cultural activities under the SwabOFF including several fund-raising enterprises for Barcelona based charities that work with children.
Become a Swabber!
How to get tickets:
You can buy your tickets at the fair.
Adults 10,00 €, Single entry only. Students 5,00 €, Single entry only. Under 12 is free.
How to get to the fair:
Fira Montjuïc exhibition centre is the main exhibition center of Fira BCN in Barcelona. It hosts many of Barcelona leading trade fairs and exhibitions and is also the location of the Barcelona Congress Centre (Palau de Congressos de Barcelona). The Fira Montjuic Exhibition Center in Barcelona is in the centre of Barcelona near Plaza España. It is about 30 minutes from Barcelona International Airport and 10 minutes from the centre of Barcelona.
Fira Montjuic – Exhibition Centre Barcelona
Avda. Reina Maria Cristina
The nearest metro station to Fira Montjuic exhibition grounds entre is metro station Espanya on Plaza Espanya.
Metro lines 1, 3 and 8
Bus lines 9, 13, 27, 30, 46, 50, 55, 56, 57, 61, 65, 91, 109, and 141
For further information you can visit the official website of the fair at: www.swab.es