Swab Barcelona International Contemporary Art Fair will present its 12th edition during the 26th, 27th, 28th and 29th of September. The fair faces this year setting a goal to generate a show that is representative of the international scene, paying special attention to the emerging scene.For this new edition, Swab will gather some 70 galleries from around the world, and up to 300 artists, whose exhibition proposals will have been selected by a specialized committee composed of:Independent curators:David ArmengolDomenico de ChriricoJerome PantalacciOmar Lopez-ChahoudCollectors:Giuseppe CasarottoCal CegoMarlise IlhescaAlberto y Ginette Rebaza
Swab presents a General Program featuring prestigious and established galleries, as well as innovative proposals included in special sections such as Swab On Paper, which reinterprets the paper’s artistic language as a contemporary technique; Swab Ephemeral, featuring ephemeral and installation projects that invite visitors to interact with them and reflect on our current situation in a globalized, fast-paced system; Swab Performance, one of the fair’s most experimental programs, put together in collaboration with Diputació de Barcelona, which reflects on the limits of space and the instantaneity of art; and Swab Reading, a section which showcases projects halfway between art and publishing.Furthermore, as a trademark of the fair, Swab empowers young artists, galleries and independent spaces through the MYFAF and Swab Seed programs. The former provides grants to three galleries opened within the past two years with the goal of helping them enter the international circuit. Swab Seed, on the other hand, is dedicated to new gallery spaces and groups of artists using state-of-the-art platforms and formats.