After Colometa. International and neighbourhood collaboration


Illustration by Anouk van Dermeer

Since the spring of 2010 the department of Illustration Design of ArtEZ Zwolle (The Netherlands) has been organizing an annual working period in Catalunya. Part of the period is a three day stay in Gràcia, Barcelona. Last year, students of the third and the fourth year read “La Plaça del Diamant”, written by the famous Catalan writer Mercè Rodoreda. In Barcelona they made drawings and photographs after the book, and collected all different kinds of material responding to the ideas of the book. Finally these activities have resulted in a range of different works, now shown at La Violeta, starting this way a first collaboration with this space.

Keep in mind that these works are not illustrations of the book. Above all they are loose and personal adaptions of the students, showing that the themes provided by the book are still so much universal and contemporary.

Opening Wednesday 2nd March, 19.30h. La Violeta de Gràcia. C/ Maspons 6

With the collaboration of:

ArtEZ Zwolle

Artez hogeschool voor de kunsten

La Violeta de Gràcia

La Violeta de Gràcia

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