MANLLEU GALERIA D’ART
Manlleu Galeria d’Art returns for its fourth edition aiming to strengthen synergies with local retailers and give visibility to emerging artists from across the country. With the opening of the exhibition on October 28, the city of Manlleu once again becomes the epicentre of contemporary art. This year, 16 artists have been invited to showcase their work.
From October 28, 2017, to January 7, 2018, Manlleu Galeria d’Art breathes new life into several empty shops across its city centre. The project was born with the aim of revitalising the city’s commercial corridors by activating vacant storefronts that had been left empty during the economic downturn of the last decade, and as a result of more and more chain stores entering the market.
Manlleu Galeria d’Art invites the visitor to walk past a total of ten shop windows that make up the gallery, putting works by both emerging and established artists on public display. The mixed exhibition comprises painting, sculpture, ceramics, photography, and, as a novelty this year, video installation. Some of the artworks have been created exclusively for the occasion.
The initiative is a result of a public-private partnership between the Manlleu City Council and creative agency Arkham Studio, curators and organizers of the exhibition, committed to take contemporary art outside the confines of the traditional gallery space in order to bring it closer to the citizens.
Exhibition dates: From October 28th, 2017, to January 7th, 2018
Venue: Vacant storefront windows across the city centre, Manlleu, Spain