If you are someone who enjoys art, FIABCN has once again presented a dynamic program that celebrates the vitality and diversity of Barcelona's contemporary art scene at the Museu Marítim to celebrate its 7th edition ; organized by the ICM in collaboration with art curators, collectors and international artists.
A wide variety of local, national and international exhibitors have shown a handpicked selection of original works of art. FIABCN is a public sales and trade fair, where an exhibition space and a meeting point are offered annually for anyone interested in art and communication between exhibitors and customers. In it we have been able to delight in its wide selection of emerging and established contemporary artists and galleries from around the world.
Committed to attracting its visitors and exhibitors, it is part of the European art calendar and renowned for providing its international community of emerging and established galleries with a dynamic platform to connect with a global audience. FIABCN offers visitors an attractive environment in which to discover and collect the most fascinating works and presents newly created pieces.
This initiative aims to highlight the city's global credentials in the art scene and brings together artists from around the world for an unrivaled celebration of talent, creativity, innovation and cultural diversity.
The director of the Art Fair, Natal Vallvé, born in Barcelona, has always been fascinated by the architecture of Antoni Gaudí and in 2010 she had the great idea of holding the first art fair art in an architectural jewel UNESCO Heritage: Casa Batlló. The idea was to exhibit modern works inside a true classical masterpiece and unite contemporary art with a creative atmosphere; Being able to see and enjoy the best international talents inside this amazing work of art by Antoni Gaudí, makes the experience extraordinary, memorable, unique and attractive.
In December 2011, the first international art fair in Barcelona was held at Casa Batlló, under the name “Barcelona Showcase”. More than 120 exhibitors from more than 40 countries and 8,500 visitors made the art fair a success. After two successful editions (2011 and 2012) it was decided to export the same concept all over the world, so he co-founded GAA Ltd in 2012. Global Art Agency organized the same concept all over the world: Amsterdam, Vienna, Oxford, Miami, Shanghai, Rotterdam, Tokyo and Dubai. The first art fair organized by GAA was "Amsterdam Showcase" at de Oude Kerk in December 2012. In 2018, he founded ICM (International Cultural Management), a composition of numerous companies, foundations and companies that They are fully committed to working for international culture.
The ICM is a composition of companies, foundations and cultural associations that are fully committed to working for the general welfare of contemporary art and culture. The team has extensive experience in organizing international art fairs and cultural events around the world.
The FIABCN was developed in the Museu Marítim de Barcelona, located at the southern end of the Old Town and at the end of La Rambla, it is housed in the Drassanes Reials de Barcelona building, dedicated to the shipbuilding between the 13th and 18th centuries. The first mention of these arsenals dates from 1243 in a document that indicates the limits of the city of Barcelona where its shipyard is mentioned. This area offers an innumerable list of exceptional venues to enjoy after the days of the event.
The building is Gothic in style; its construction was carried out in a first stage between 1283/1328 and the second between 1328/1390. Subsequent reforms and extensions have been carried out, basically maintaining the original structure.
During excavations in 2012, it was discovered that a new building was built at the end of the 16th century on top of the old medieval shipyard, giving the building its current structure. These excavations also uncovered a Roman cemetery. The restoration of the shipyard finished at the beginning of 2013 and the Museum reopened its doors in 2014.
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