(Street) Art in Ibiza
Exhibition proposals for this summer
Ibiza in summer offers, in addition to everything we already know, exhibition proposals that hardly couldn’t be seen in any other place. Or maybe they could but in any case it’s surprising and brings down prejudices to find some of the key names of contemporary art with exhibitions in Ibiza. Remember that Ibiza was an european intellectuality spot between the 30’s and the 50’s, with visitors of the likes of Walter Benjamin or the dadaist Raoul Hausmann, among other. Now far from the german avant-garde, the island becomes a meeting point of graffiti and street artists. Welcome.
One of the Ibiza summer events that should have international recognition and prestige however sadly ends up as a local anecdote is Bloop Festival. With mainly mural paintings around San Antonio, they have brought artists like Okuda, Inti, Phlegm or Zosen and Mina.
For the 2016 edition they’ve extended their range to Vila, they’ve added activities and if anyone wants further information will have to figure it out in their website. Fail in communications. Distinction in programming.
From July 16th to August 16th
Parra y Romero
Ibizan headquarters of Parra y Romero art gallery is one of those places in the island that you feel to be outside it. In the middle of the countryside at Santa Gertrudis hides an industrial unit and one of the best exhibition projects of the country.
This summer takes in the exhibition “Reflections” by Robert Barry (New York, 1936), one of the conceptual art and minimal pioneers, in which he plays with two common points of his career: the space and the language.
The gallery also hosts the works of one of the most promising artists right now, Adam Pendleton (USA, 1984). Under the title of “Whole Fragments”, Pendleton makes a series of site-specific pieces about the recontextualization of the history. 100% Recommendable.
Until October 8th
Parra & Romero | Ibiza
Ctra. San Miguel km 2,300. Santa Gertrudis.
Street Art at Sa Nostra
Sala Sa Nostra offers a street art group exhibition of Suso33, Hosh and Jerom. “Comunicación sobre el muro” is a multidisciplinary exhibit with in-situ mural paintings, video and installations. Furthermore, there are a series of activities related to the show like graffiti and breakdance workshops, a conference, a performance and more.
Until July 23rd
Sala Sa Nostra
Aragó, 11. Ibiza
Seen at STK
More street art. Seen (New York, 1961) one of the graffiti pioneers has an exhibition at STK, an assortment of his pop work about comic heroes. The 70s New York graffiti icon brings to the island big format canvas in which is evident why he is considered “the godfather of graffiti”. The following exhibition in August will be by Julian Lennon. Son and also photographer.
Until August 7th
STK / Hotel Corso
Carrer s’Illa Plana s/n. Ibiza
Experience Lab Ibiza
The art gallery from segovia, APgallery, specialised in art and landscape opens during the summer months a new venue in Santa Eulalia under the name Experience Lab Ibiza.
The first exhibition is “Perteneciendo a la tierra” from Rubén Martín de Lucas (Madrid, 1977) also member of Boa Mistura crew. For this show, the artist collects pieces of his series Vacaciones en el Mar, Stupid Borders and La aldea flotante in which reflects about the relationship between the person and the environment, the borders, the search of the paradise and the concept of journey.
Until August 8th
APGALLERY | EXPERIENCE LAB IBIZA
Passeig de S´Alamera 22 .Santa Eulalia del Río
Talking about Boa Mistura, the street artists crew will be at La Nave de Ses Salines doing a workshop for kids within a series named “Kids at La Nave”, in which will also participate artists of the likes of Maillo and Aggtelek.
Moreover, at La Nave, people can visit the video exhibition of Marco Brambilla “Megaplex”.
The film director of movies as Demolition Man have created a 3D video trilogy turning the space in a cinema.
Until September 30th
La Nave de Ses Salines
Carrer la Canal-2, 20. Sant Josep de sa Talaia