ReturnB-Local celebrates its finnisage with an ambitious program of events
The B-LOCAL exhibition, which brought together the work of over 80 Barcelona-based artists, celebrated the closing of a successful few months with an ambitious and varied program of activities at the B.Murals mural art center in Barcelona.
Artists who had contributed to B-LOCAL, including Sawe, Alessiainart and Jaybisual were invited to a midday private view, which had previously been impossible given health restrictions when the show opened.
The socially-distanced reunion recalled a degree of the joy and community spirit not seen for a while, soundtracked by DJs SELECTYA GLOSSY and BB CREAM, with Garage Beer and Fritz Cola providing refreshments.
A charity auction was announced by Montana Colors and Spectrum in the early afternoon, with B-LOCALs Amaia Arrazola, Zosen, Numi, Mina Hamada and Tweemuizen donating artworks for auction, eventually raising €660 for the Open Arms Foundation.
Meanwhile, work was afoot on a couple of new murals, marking a conclusing of B-LOCAL and opening a fresh cycle of murals scheduled for 2021 at the Nau Bostik complex. Slim Safont would produce a new work in his canon of expressionist portraits, whilst the Zion Town Kids took on a large surface on the exterior of the buildings in a more psychedelic figurative style.
As the sun set on a clement January afternoon in La Sagrera neighborhood, the topic of ‘glocalization’ was discussed on a live panel which included artists Jorge Gerada, Socatoba, Montana Colors Head of Culture Marc Mascort I Boix, B.Murals founders Ana Manaia and Xavi Ballaz and Claudia Costa from Poblenou Urban District.
As well as being streamed live via Instagram, the discussion was filmed and can be watched back on the Montana Colors Vimeo channel.
The evening came to a close with a selection of tracks curated by participants in B-LOCAL, hosted on our new Spotify account.
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