Intervention by Dora García at the biblioteca del Campo Freudiano de Barcelona. Part of "Composiciones" a series of artists’ interventions for the Barcelona Gallery Weekend, 1–4 October 2015. Curated by Latitudes.
Dora García’s contribution consisted in pointing out the wealth of information and the activities programmed by the Freudian Field Library, founded in 1977 by Argentinean Oscar Masotta (1930–1979), considering the site as a knot which ties together art, psychoanalysis and literature. A display of publications drew from the library shelves and three conversations activated the space over three consecutive days. The first talk, a ‘solo’ by García, focussed on the library’s holdings of literary fiction. The second, a conversation, involved several psychoanalysts who discussed the founding of the library and its ongoing role in Barcelona, and the final event was a talk around the figures of James Joyce and Jacques Lacan. The events were live-streamed on Periscope and the video and audio files can be accessed via the video and audio icons of each talk in the sidebar on this page.
Thursday 1 October, 19h:
Talk by Dora García on the library holdings of literary fiction. Introduction by Emilio Faire and Mariana Cánepa Luna. Biblioteca del Campo Freudiano de Barcelona (Library of the Freudian Field).
Friday 2 October, 19h:
Conversation moderated by Dora García with Montserrat Rodríguez, Estela Paskvan, Nora Catelli, Enric Berenguer, Miquel Bassols and Norberto Ferrer, on the origins of the Biblioteca del Campo Freudiano de Barcelona, its founder Óscar Masotta and the Barcelona of 1977. Introduced by Lidia Ramírez.
Saturday 3 October, 10h:
Conversation between Dora García, Xavier Esqué and Patrick Bohan at the Biblioteca del Campo Freudiano de Barcelona around James Joyce and Jacques Lacan. Introduced by Rosa Godínez.
‘Composiciones’ is a programme of five interventions specially commissioned for the first Barcelona Gallery Weekend, 1–4 October 2015. The programme complimented the existing calendar of exhibitions by presenting the work of artists active in the Barcelona art scene whose interventions responded to singular locations – public and private sites significant for their architecture, activity or their history.
‘Composiciones’ unfolded through temporary interventions at different speeds and rhythms and one-off events outside of Barcelona's contemporary art circuit – including a private psychoanalytic library, a former ceramics factory and a botanical collection. Pinpointing some lesser-known aspects of the city's cultural history and municipal life, ‘Composiciones’ offered moments of interruption, intimacy and immersion throughout the weekend.
Projects by David Bestué (at the Factory complex Cosme Toda, L'Hospitalet); Dora García (at the Biblioteca del Campo Freudiano); Jordi Mitjà (at the Museu Geològic del Seminari de Barcelona); Rasmus Nilausen in collaboration with Pere Llobera (at the gardens of La Central bookstore, Raval); and Daniel Steegmann Magrané (at the Umbracle, Parc de la Ciutadella).
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Photo: Roberto Ruiz / Courtesy: Barcelona Gallery Weekend.
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