One of the unmissable dates with contemporary art in Barcelona is the Llum or Festival of Luminous Arts of Barcelona, an event that takes place in the streets of the city (specifically the neighborhood where our school is located), which is free and allows us to enjoy artistic works created from light. This year’s edition will be held from February 14th to 16th.
This 2020 the festival aims to exceed 190 thousand visitors. The director of Cultura Viva of the Barcelona City Council, Daniel Granados, announced yesterday at the presentation that the festival “will grow in complexity”. Over the three days, 25 installations will be on display that will transform Poblenou through light, technology and moving images. In addition, 17 design schools will be involved in the project. of the city, some of them established in this changing neighborhood.
As if this were not enough, in addition to the main installations, the Off Llum returns, a parallel festival created and curated by Poblenou Urbandistrict that celebrates the second edition of this particular proposal. The Off Llum is an alternative route to the festival, which seeks to put the focus on experimental light art and on proposals for local spaces to encourage people not only to discover the streets, but also the spaces for creation and innovation that form the creative community established in Poblenou.
This year the Off Llum will feature fifteen small-format light installations that will allow you to get to know the spaces of Poblenou’s creative community in a different way. You will also be able to discover the work of more experimental lighting artists who will present unique and singular installations, which have even participated in the Venice Biennale.
The festival, which has a budget of 1,200,000 euros and will occupy a dozen blocks of Poblenou, presents two new features this year: the incorporation of the Ágora space for talks and conferences and a new application for mobile devices, with geolocation and participatory spaces for visitors.
Visit the following link to see the program and map of the entire festival > Llum Barcelona 2020