The Sala Apolo in Barcelona has taken a step beyond its musical proposal to open up to the world of art with the multidisciplinary exhibition project Arts Meets Apolo, which from this Friday addresses the relationship between "club culture" and art through the look of various artists "with local and equal representation" as a reference. In this way, it is intended to "strengthen ties and experience these realities as a whole", according to the statement issued by the room itself, in which it expresses its desire that the initiative can "extend itself over time".
The project has the collaboration of the LAB 36 gallery and the Screen Projects cultural agency, linked to the LOOP video art festival in Barcelona, in order to amplify the resonance of the samples for the benefit of local culture.
"The incursion of art into the club environment and, therefore, the departure from its usual place of exhibition, allows it to approach a broader, more diverse, permeable and accessible public", has claimed the room. To facilitate this approximation, the works will be exhibited "for months" in the common spaces of the rooms, and can be visited during concerts and club sessions.
The first sample that can be seen corresponds to Pedro Torres and his Accumbens project, based on moving images and of a "site responsive" nature that link various visual stimuli processed by the neurons of the nucleus accumbens, linked to sensations such as pleasure, fear, addiction or addiction. This proposal will be followed by the electronic artist Mónica Rikic with her mixture of technology and philosophy that she expresses through the creation of technological artifacts far from functionality or productivity to transform them into criticisms that encourage debate and thought. Finally, in this first batch you will be able to see the work of “A C” (I see), formed by Ada Morales and Carla Puig, who will show their work related to the light and installation resources with which they work.