Tangent Projects is a curatorial initiative set up to work with national and international emerging and mid-career artists on site responsive exhibitions and projects.
With a desire to add multiplicity to the current art archetype, Tangent Projects endeavors to showcase exemplary works in a variety of different media and platforms – including books, exhibitions, performance and online commissions. Our intent is to invite artists to explore “tangents” or diversions within their practice.
In offering the opportunity for digressions to be pursued, ideas and processes that might normally have been discarded in favor of the main discourse will have the potential to reach a conclusion. Without a commercial bias and with experimentation encouraged, Tangent Projects proposes the prospect for artists to develop the deviations within their artistic dialogue.
In simple terms, to give artists the leeway to “go off on a tangent”.
In early 2019 there were some big changes, Tangent Projects became a cultural association and rented an old garage in the Santa Eulalia area of L’Hospitalet del Llobregat, We then spent the following few months setting up a small artist driven space with the remit of not only offering an exhibition space for artists to experiment with their practice but also a space to act as a counterpoint to the current gallery model by actively seek to redress and challenge inequality within the arts by exhibiting work by artists that are all too often marginalized.
Within this new art space there are 7 “cost price” artist studios and a small art gallery/project space. The gallery opened in June 2019.
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October 14th – November 5th 2021, Tangent Projects gallery. Opening reception Thursday October 14th, 5 – 8:30pm. The “map of books” that we have read, come from, at most, ten countries in the world. Almost all of these books are concentrated in the US, Canada, and some parts of Europe. These books, and countries, are full of institutions, fraternities of science and knowledge, and Nobel laureates. These spaces are inhabited by white cis-gender men whose names are constantly repeated which, in turn, builds a litany of word power, speech power, and publishing power. These men tend to write a lot, but its difficult to imagine them cooking, cleaning, or caring. These White men who write, think, define and translate, ultimately dictate how the world ‘is’. Lucia Egañas Rojas has a degree in art and has completed a Diploma in Aesthetics and Contemporary Thought, a Master in Creative Documentary and a PHD in Audiovisual Communication. As an artist, she works on collaborative projects, problematising the construction of social imaginary and sources of knowledge. Her projects have been exhibited in many different spaces, museums and institutions. Her creative practices overflow, permeating many different territories such as technology, pedagogy, writing and sexuality. In […]