Gata presents her riskiest edition of Art al Vent


The Department of Culture of the City of Gata has presented this morning its most risky edition of Art in the Wind that will be exhibited in La Bassa Street from August 14 to September 6.

Àngels Soler, Councilor for Culture, said this morning that in this edition, in the face of the dilemma of moving forward, we had to be brave and continue despite the difficulties that were emerging. “This year, more than ever, we must thank the artistic creation and the effort of the participants” said the councilor

Josep Ginestar explained that the global health crisis for Covid 19 has meant that many of the authors have not been able to send their works and that an attempt is being made until the last moment to give all the facilities to make it possible for them to be exposed as much as possible. of works. It is clear that there is a reduction in works compared to previous editions, however, 54 works from 16 countries will be exhibited in La Bassa de Gata Street from 14 August. The works have come from places such as Spain, Belgium, Italy, Argentina, China, Russia, France, Brazil, Mexico, United Kingdom, USA, Chile, Germany, Egypt, Poland, Morocco.

Ginestar added that the edition of the catalog has been maintained and wanted to highlight that in the 2020 poster reference was made to the origin of Art in the Wind as a rereading of a tradition embodying the image of the typical blankets that the balconies shine on holidays. In addition, a new website of the call has been created to facilitate access to information for participants and visitors who can consult the news

This edition will also be peculiar because it suppresses one of the most crowded events such as the inaugural event that serves as a meeting between artists, participants, audience and organization. Following the health recommendations, such acts will be avoided.

The complementary programming has also been adapted to the circumstances, applying safety and hygiene measures, there will be cinema in the wind and musical performances by the group El Montgó, the dance group La Llata, the Rondalla de l’Escola de Música, 5fanBrass and the Gata Youth Band

The presentation was also attended by Pepe Juan Pons, from the company Point, to present a novelty in the parallel activities. The company of Gata Point will present throughout the duration of Art al Vent a 100-year exhibition of Point 1920-2020 that together with an explanatory panels, will tell the history and values of the company through the furniture that have gone manufacturer over the years. In addition to the centenary they planned to celebrate with various events, according to Pons, it has been an important year for the cat company as they have received the National Design Award.

Art al Vent XVII will wave in the street La Bassa de Gata from August 14 to September 6 to enjoy the exhibition and a whole village at any time of day simply walking through its streets.

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