Hangar: Paradigmes, símptomes, prototips i projeccions. Presentation of the 20th anniversary book

On January 13 at 7pm, Hangar presents the book Hangar: Paradigmes, símptomes, prototips i projeccions, a publication that commemorates the 20th anniversary of the center, which opened its doors on June 20, 1997. The presentation will be hosted by Jorge Luis Marzo, member of the AAVC Private Foundation Board of Trustees for the period 2015-2019, Anna Pahissa, president of the AAVC Private Foundation Board of Trustees at present and Anna Manubens and Julia Montilla, editors of the book.

Also, Clàudia Pagès will take part with a reading with music fragments from Rates i Cuques, a book published this year by Yaby, Jupiter Woods and Acción Cultural Española (AC/E).

The event can be streamed at https://live.hangar.org/#20anys
and in youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kbu05CWAM7Q

The book can be viewed from January 13 here.

Hangar: Paradigmes, símptomes, prototips i projeccions

“We did not want to think this book based on the model of editorial work that, outlined briefly, usually consists of selecting authors whose ideas and bodies never coincide or are related in any other place than the virtual space of a book or in the composition of mental place that the readers make from the different contributions. Our starting question was What to make a book do? and reality has done much more than what these pages cover.

The proposal to address a 20th anniversary publication was not a series of contents, but a methodology. The intention was that the book should reproduce the workings of Hangar. The book does what Hangar does. The editorial project has served as a framework – excuse, occasion, or context – to initiate and accompany processes of research, creation, or encounter. This methodological preference mirrors several of the voices that appear in the book when they insist that intervening in the terms and conditions of work is increasingly the only way to modify the material, discursive and political qualities of the artistic context – and of life – over and above the results or contents to which those conditions give rise.

The publication not only wanted to explain what Hangar is, but also to make visible the social base it has through the people who have inhabited it and passed through it as guests, residents, recognized collaborators or stowaways.

Making a book about Hangar was like making a book about many other things. To a great extent, Hangar has been acquiring and adjusting its identity and functions based on its capacity to respond. It responds to the needs of the artistic community, which in turn depends on political, urban, technological and sector contingencies… As a center that has been characterized by thinking in terms of replication and operating with the aim of being able to react to the needs of artists and creative collectives, Hangar’s evolution is a mirror of the mutant contingency of the last 22 years. The history of the center is traversed by it, and to that extent it is capable of reflecting the evolution of the city’s cultural and urban policies, technological changes, the urgencies and shortcomings of artists at any given time, or even the terminology we use to express ourselves, among other factors.

Pedro Eurrutia’s design by making visible, as a layer of layers, the book’s gut insists on the amount of factors, agencies and moments that settle on Hangar’s floor and makes the word “Hangar” read on the book’s spine from a different mark on each of its pages, from its layers”.

Anna Manubens & Julia Montilla / Editors


David Bestué, Antoni Hervàs, Anna Manubens, Alba Mayol Curci, Julia Montilla, Andrea Valdés, Marc Vives

Research and editorial development
Tere Badia, Connie Mendoza, Francesc Ruiz

Coordination of research, activities and editorial production
Anna Manubens, Julia Montilla

Participants in Hangar’s 20-year celebration sessions for the development of «A Terrible texto of suspeznse-miseria pez en una piscifactoría. Cada hora un chupito. Hangar’s rst horrible party- thriller in inestable monocromo»

In-person Tamara Arroyo, Marion Balac, Luis Bisbe, Sergi Botella, Lúa Coderch, Fito Conesa, Ainara Elgoibar, Laia Estruch, Jordi Ferreiro, Ana García Pineda, Gelen Jeleton, Andrea Gómez, Lola Lasurt, Consol Llupià, Núria Marqués, Alba Mayol Curci, Momu & No Es, Julia Montilla, Dani Moreno, Ariadna Parreu, Yessi Perse, Lucía C. Pino, Tere Recarens, Ryan Rivadeneira, Anna Irina Russel, Rubén Santiago, Andrea Sham, Montse Soto, Julia Spínola, Konic Thtr, Rubèn Verdú, Helena Vinent

Online Luis Bezeta, Joana Cera, Patricia Dauder, Kim Engelen, Lucía Lara, Jan Mech, Telmo Moreno, Claudia Pagès, Alex Reynolds, Mariana Zamarbide

Participants in «Intrahistòries» Alonsonfonso, David Bestué, Montse Badia, Tere Badia, Eliana Beltrán, Vicky Berrocal (pseudò- nim), Lucía Egaña Rojas, Paco Chanivet, Alberto Gracia, Antoni Hervàs, Diego de León, Pere Llobera, Consol Llupià, Agustín Ortiz Herrera, Helmut Picadillo, Pere Pomades (pseudònim), Mireia C. Saladrigues, Andrea Valdés

Participants in work interviews for the writing of «Paradigmes i símptomes» Antoni Abad, Sergi Aguilar, Laila Agzaou, Nora Ancarola, Mar Arza, Montse Badia, Tere Badia, Alain Baumann, Laura Benítez, Pilar Bonet Julve, Sergi Botella, Ce (Quimera Rosa), Joana Cervià, Pep Dardanyà, Domènec, Lucía Egaña Rojas, Joan «Pense» Febrer Juan, Pauline Fondevila, Joan Fontcuberta, Daniel García Andújar, Marta Gracia, Florenci Guntín, Miguel Ángel de Heras, Carolina Jiménez, Kina (Quimera Rosa), Francesca Llopis, Núria Marqués, Marzia Matarese, Montserrat Moliner, Mafe Moscoso, Irina Mutt, Lluís Nacenta, Clara Piazuelo, Javier Peñafiel, Àlex Posada, Manu Retamero, Marc «Ribi» Ribera Valls, Carme Romero, Mireia Sallarès, Rosa Sánchez, Pedro Soler, Belén Soto Cachinero, Matteo Zappa

Participants in the working sessions for the writing of «Prototips i projeccions» John Bloomfield, Juan Canela, Óscar Dasí, Valentina Desideri, Eva González-Sancho, Justé Jonutyté, Pere Llobera, Anna Manubens, Justin Meekel, Lluís Nacenta, Carolina Olivares, Raquel Ortega, Francesc Ruiz, Veronica Valentini

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