Swab Toy´z by FLS - 2014. Barcelona

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Swab Barcelona 2014 presents the AIDS charity project, Swab Toy’z by FLS, hand in hand with the Lluita Contra la Sida Foundation Fighting Aids, and the participation of about 100 artists and designers who will make an artistic intervention on a white QEE’s of 8″, turning each one into a unique and exclusive piece.

There will be an exhibition of the customized Toys during the days of Swab Barcelona Barcelona along with a catalog that will document each of those sold in the auctions organized by Swab Barcelona 2014. This publication will undoubtedly contribute on the spreading of the project on the international art world. Furthermore, to enhance its dissemination, a selection of Toys will be exhibited in several European Art Fairs. Participation in this project becomes a unique opportunity for artists and designers to show their work by contributing to this act of solidarity.

The project will be curated by the architect, collector and expert in the international Art Toys, Juan Redón.
The 100 Qee’s will be sold online on the Swab Barcelona website and some of them at an auction during the days of the Fair.

The benefits of the auction will be destined entirely to the Lluita Contra la Sida Foundation Fighting Aids (FLS), a non-profit organisation whose core missions are healthcare, research and teaching in the field of HIV infection. The Foundation has its own HIV unit in the Germans Trias i Pujol Hospital in Badalona (Barcelona), an international medical reference in their research on the disease.

Joining to this project, Factoria Rent Me collaborates doing a SwabToy´z customization, with the title: Red Hawaii.

Swab Barcelona, Contemporary Art Fair
www.swab.es

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In a Bubbaloo Sphere, Pantocrator gallery - Solo show. 2013 Shanghai

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Presentation of the collection "In a Bubbaloo Sphere" at Pantocrator Gallery, Shanghai.

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Swab Toy´z by FLS - 2012. Barcelona

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Swab Barcelona 2012 presents the AIDS charity project, Swab Toy’z by FLS, hand in hand with the Lluita Contra la Sida Foundation Fighting Aids, and the participation of about 100 artists and designers who will make an artistic intervention on a white QEE’s of 8″, turning each one into a unique and exclusive piece.

There will be an exhibition of the customized Toys during the days of Swab Barcelona 2012 (23-26 May), along with a catalog that will document each of those sold in the auctions organized by Swab Barcelona 2012. This publication will undoubtedly contribute on the spreading of the project on the international art world. Furthermore, to enhance its dissemination, a selection of Toys will be exhibited in several European Art Fairs. Participation in this project becomes a unique opportunity for artists and designers to show their work by contributing to this act of solidarity.

The project will be curated by the architect, collector and expert in the international Art Toys, Juan Redón.
The 100 Qee’s will be sold online on the Swab Barcelona website and some of them at an auction during the days of the Fair.

The benefits of the auction will be destined entirely to the Lluita Contra la Sida Foundation Fighting Aids (FLS), a non-profit organisation whose core missions are healthcare, research and teaching in the field of HIV infection. The Foundation has its own HIV unit in the Germans Trias i Pujol Hospital in Badalona (Barcelona), an international medical reference in their research on the disease.

Joining to this project, Factoria Rent Me collaborates doing a SwabToy´z customization, with the title: Love washed.

Swab Barcelona, Contemporary Art Fair
www.swab.es

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Not Just BCN - Group Show. 2011 Barcelona

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Atticusbcn Gallery is proud to present the exhibit called “ Post it® Show Barcelona". Curated by Crajes. Opening on May 5th until the 31st. Post It® Show Barcelona it’s a collective show with the peculiarity that all the pieces are made using the same, a Post It® note. This project started small but It’s been growing and achieving more and more notoriety among the artists we chose to participate. The fact that there will be quit ...e a lot of original pieces from very different top artists from Spain and the rest of the world makes this show so special and unique. We will build a giant panel with all the Post it Notes from the artists, all the pieces have been specially designed for this particular exhibition. We think it’s an amazing chance to get yourself some Original Work from your favourite artist at a very reasonable price. So please on May 5th at 8 o clock Pm all of you got a date at Atticusbcn Gallery.


Artists Included Agente Morillas, Ainize Txopitea, Amaia Arrazola, Anna Parini, Aya Kakeda, Bayo, Blanca Gómez, Bob Dob, Boris Hoppek, Brian Despain, Brianda Fritz James, Buddy Nestor, Bwana Spoons, Carly Elizabeth Schmitt, Celine Artigau, Collin Van der Sluijs, Conrad Roset, Crajes, Cristina Figueras, Dan Hillier, Dan May, Dani Torrent, Delphine Delas, Dominique Fung, Edgar Saner, Edjinn, Eduardo Bertone, Emeart, Emilio Garcia, Emilio Subirá, Esteban Torres, Factoria Rent Me, Gastón Liberto, Graphic Airlines, Heisuke Kitazawa (PCP), Jason Levesque, JJ Villard, Joel Nakamura, Juan José Fernández, Justin Brian Nelson, Justin Wallis, Kukula , L Filipa dos Santos, Le merde, Luke Chueh, Luna Tristá, Maphy DH, Marcus Gunnar Pettersson, Mari Inukai, May Ann Licudine, Nathan Spoor, Nomi Chi, Núria Rius, Okrabelo, Okuda, Quitolomalo, Rafael Bertone, Robert Steven Connet, Rocio Cañero, Roger Haus, Sam Ramos, Sidney Pink, Stefan Thompson, The keld, Tran Nguyen, Tutzó, Velckro, Yatika Fields, Yipthida Wichyanandh, Yury Ustsinau.


To find out more about it,please check :
http://notjustbcn.blogspot.com/

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Fred Loves Fashion - Group Show. 2011 LONDON

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Fred Mann is delighted to present a special exhibition during February to
coincide with London Fashion Week.

FRED LOVES FASHION
16 – 27 February 2011
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Eight designers have each been invited to make an installation in the gallery. Rather than this simply being a display from the participant’s recent and future collections, this is an opportunity for the selected designers to show how they think, and how they work. The work included ranges from the sculptural to the radical, the photographic to the wearable.

Expect displays of clothes, art-works, images, drawings, visual references and accessories, all linked by a dynamic creative spirit, free and alternative thinking and a grand sense of style.

Contributing Designers/Artists:
A Child of the Jago
Bernstock Speirs
Boudicca
Andrea Cammarosano
Sian Hoffman
Kenny Campbell and KCTV with Nelson Santos
Factoria Rent Me
Omar Kashoura

A Child of the Jago is the brainchild of Joe Corre and Barnzley, whose ground- breaking store is based at 10 Great Eastern Street, London EC2. For the exhibition, the label will present a themed environment, including backdrops, clothing, accessories and props, styled by fashion legend Judy Blame.

Designers, Paul Bernstock & Thelma Speirs, established hat brand, Bernstock Speirs, in 1982. They boldly mix the craft of traditional hat making with the contemporary. For this exhibition they will present 100 of their wonderful baseball caps, made in collaboration with Peter Jensen.

Boudicca is a groundbreaking fashion label that strives to see a future where clothes are worn to express the wearer’s feelings and emotion. Not clothes as escapism, but of expression. For this exhibition they present two works a sculptural ‘sketch’ for a garment, created from found objects and piano wire, and a unique image, exploring the body, clothing and light.

Andrea Cammarosano is an Italian Stallion. He trained in Antwerp, at Walter Van Beirendonck’s studio where he still works, and his creations span from sculptural designs to daring and fun garments. Andrea is a conceptual guy, but also likes to have fun. For this exhibition he will show a range of unique body casts, with bespoke leather wear and print garments.

Factoria Rent Me, was founded in Barcelona in 2008. It was created
immediately following a video art and fashion project, where a critique was held on the sale of images, identification with real people and how the big commercial brands sell their brands. Factoria Rent Me’s philosophy is to join fashion with art; derived from the idea that fashion has the aptitude to create sensations just as art does. For this show, they have made a new video piece that sums up the gothic look of their new collection. This will be shown alongside garments from the range.

Sian Hoffman’s corsetry covers a crossover between underwear and outerwear. Her cutting-edge fashion pieces take inspiration from Victorian brothel attire, Art Deco, vintage foundation wear, show girl, classic fetish items, all made into perfectly tailored corsetry. Her corsets are feminine but sculptural and extend the boundaries of contemporary tailoring.

Omar Kashoura’s brand’s aim is to be progressive whilst influencing the way men will dress, and has firmly established its signature look with that of the modern gentleman’s, with its sharp cuts, unique finishing, and trademark details.

KCTV is the website and brain child of makeup artist Kenny Campbell and original club kid turned international DJ TATU. KCTV are renown for their amazing fashion stories, featuring amazing models and personalities, and fashion forward hair and makeup. For this exhibition KCTV will select their favourite stories from the site and show them on a constant loop. The loop will include an amazing new film; a collaboration between Campbell and artist Nelson Santos.



for information and images please contact Robin Page
Fred [London] Limited
45 Vyner Street, London E2 9DQ

T +44 (0)20 8981 2987
www.fred-london.com

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T-Shit for Preview Berlin Contemporary Art Fair. 2010 BERLIN

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You would hardly link PREVIEW BERLIN, contemporary art fair, with tradition, but it has almost become one to feature young designers through the fair’s T-Shirt. The first aim of this item is to give a special and fresh look to the hard-working fair staff – and at the same time be the surface where an emerging designer presents its work. For this year’s T-Shirt, PREVIEW BERLIN is proud to present “Factoría Rent Me” from Barcelona, Spain. Its founder, Carolina Diez-Cascón (1985), is one of the city’s youngest designers. At her early age she has already worked for Jean Paul Gaultier and in 2006 she received the R+FAD prize. Her artistic background in the video-art scene of her home town influenced her in choosing the label’s name – “Rent Me” stands for the union of video-art with fashion, with a slight hail of criticism towards the big fashion brands and the identities we associate with them: you just need to wear the right brand to rent yourself a new identity. “Factoría Rent Me” was founded in 2008 and pursues to reflect the newest trends and zeitgeist of our present time through emerging art. The collaboration with “Factoría Rent Me” has been supported by SWAB Contemporary Art Fair from Barcelona.

The PREVIEW BERLIN T-Shirt is a limited edition and a piece of art affordable for all fair visitors.

An exclusive collaboration of Factory Rent Me for the contemporary art fair Preview Berlín.
http://www.previewberlin.de/

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Festival BAC - Group Show. 2010 BARCELONA

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A woman along her life suffers, loves, fight ... for it sometimes her freedom remains imprisoned for her duties.
With this video installation made for the BAC festival, one tries to liberate the woman, to undress her and to take off it of her underwear, only to speak about her free happiness using the quilts of patchwork where every woman was sewing a piece forming a happy moment.
An installation where the protagonists are the women, which speak about moments where they left her woman's duty and just they lived.
Women who left her protagonism to her sleeps, sleeps that have the great role of protecting the interior and magic woman world.

www.bacfestival.com/

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Exposición Barcelona Oh La La - Personal Show. FAD 2007. BARCELONA

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Paris, place of fashion and tradition.
Barcelona, place of progress, modernity and excessive freedom.
If something admires Paris of Barcelona it is our modernity and young creativity, but Barcelona on having obtained this has parted with the tradition, envying this way the tradition of Paris.
It is for it that Bcn Oh La La, digs the Catalan culture up to the French style of "haut couture".
Taking regional emblems of Catalonia like the "barretina" or the "pubilla" style.
Two cities that complement each other and governed under different words; luxury (Paris) - modern comfort (Barcelona) giving like that this great fruit of Barcelona Oh.

Exposición en FAD, Barcelona
http://www.adg-fad.org

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Anti Fashion System- Group Show. 2006 BARCELONA

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Video installation for Anti Fashion System, LA SANTA gallery

« Do you want to…? »
Extract from song « Do you want to »,
from album « You could have it so much better »

This title taken from a song by Franz Ferdinand sums up the intention of La Santa to organise the second edition of an event that was initially titled Anti-fashion system and that took place in the Marina Street premises in April and May 2005. In that first edition, the show was focused on the productions of a number of photographers intimately related to fashion and advertising in many aspects, who within the aim to question the established models, fired against intolerance and unreal fantasy constantly imposed by the media. At that time we counted on the presence of artists, such as:
Paco Pelegrín, José Morraja, Paco y Manolo, Miguel Navarro, Núria Rius, Thomas Wagner, Juan Cruz Durán, Susana Laborde, Willy Rojas and Miguel Arnal.

In this second edition of the event, named after the song « Do you want to…? », we tried to move one step ahead by inviting artists from various artistic fields, willing to criticise, look for answers and ruptures, open a breach, in order to reflect upon the dimensions fashion takes nowadays: consumerism, personality, physical and mental health, interpersonal relationships, sex, … Designers, photographers and artists, such as Benjamin Kanarek, Pau Ros, Dan Siney, Erwin Olaf, Ricardo Laspidea and Stefan Hottinger, focused their creations on this subject-matter. The video clip of the song in the title is taking place in a gallery opening, where good-looking people fill up a sterile space, where the exhibited works – parodies of works by established artists of the second half of the 20th century- balance between the minimal and the absurd, while a posh DJ mixes his discs without leaving any stain. To which depth superficiality can reach in us? To which point an idea is able to enslave us? As the song says, « I love your friends, they are all so arty… »

Starting from the repeated « Don’t look at me, I do not have my make-up on » by a famous Spanish music group of the 80s, the Mecano, it seems that the term fashion has been converted to a word totally adjusted to our everyday life. Synonymous of modern, fashionable is considered to be the breaking, the « in ». The fashion boy/girl, the fashion man/woman, is the one, who succeeds to fulfil the characteristics that compile everything previously said: one that is drained towards a total and regulated innovation, which marks the limits between the fashionable and the « out of fashion ». This fever begun to catch on in Spain during the 80s, with the help of some new proposals by designers and architects, who found the perfect audience in a country that was living in the effervescent times of the liberation. Since then, fashion has become part of our routines with an unsuspected speed, while big companies have been laying the foundations of the new advertising of a commodity industry: we do not sell products, we sell concepts. With their normal monthly wage, citizens buy abstract concepts materialised on a sweater, a pair of shoes, a perfume or a lipstick, which supply them autonomy, liberty, sex-appeal and security. This frivolousness installs itself in all households as easily as a « Sex in the City » scene on TV, giving shape to a social model, where the worst robbery is not to point one with a gun, leaving one naked on the pavement, but to steal one’s pair of « Manolos », some 300 euros shoes, as it happened to the star on the series.

This is obviously an alarming situation. What is fashionable becomes the norm; a definition for one’s life or death and this is the worst that can happen. It stops being a mere tendency and is converted to something much more profound: a norm that assembles our bodies, our minds and our identity in the space we live, making us feel part of a kind of a community, escaping from other type of communities that exist beyond its limits. Work, sex, interpersonal relationships, sexual attraction, nationalities, everything is part of the game of fashion, tendency, « arty » and identities. The seeds of the norm are very profound and the fight against it is arduous and, for some, a utopia.
Reflection served.

Artists: Stefan Hottinger-Behmer, Ricardo Laspidea, Dan Siney, Pau Ros, José Morraja, Raúl Berrueco, Juan Cruz Durán, Olga Carretero, Erwin Olaf, Benjamin Kanarek, Carolina Díez-Cascón, Karenina Fabrizzi, Guillermo Llobet, Jordi Domingo, José Morraja+Raquel Meyers, Paco y Manolo, Paco Peregrín, Ramiro e, Varenka, Wang Quingsong, Wendy and Rita.

Curated by: Gigi Riveros Harrington and Juan José Fernández



http://www.lasanta.org/2006-01.htm

http://www.lasanta.org/

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Rent Me packs - La Raz Gallery & Iguapop Gallery. 2006 BARCELONA

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Video art and fashion project by which the creation of RENT ME packs, there is an offer of 8 different personalities that you can and get their lives through their clothes.

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