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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Keloid – Thelma Vanahí Curated by Paloma Chavez Muente April 8th – May 27th, opening Friday, April 8th, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, performance at 7 pm A Keloid evokes the scarring of a wound. The thickened scar tissue leads to the question of how the wound occurred and provokes lifting the layers to remember what happened. Thelma Vanahí’s solo exhibition, Keloid, weaves an imaginary born from the persecution and massacre of the Haitian population in the Dominican Republic in 1937. The exhibition brings together a variety of works that include photography, collage, audiovisual installation and textile. Thelma Vanahí is a Dominican-Spanish visual artist and photographer based in Barcelona. Since 2010, she has developed extensive multidisciplinary projects with a participatory methodology about Dominican culture and its imaginaries, providing an insight into identity and life in the Caribbean country.