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and playful investigation

form the core

of all art making.

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Artistic discourse

and constructive criticism

walk hand in hand.

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dialogue and debate

within the creative process.

Flexible and independent Art School in Barcelona

Metàfora’s contemporary art activities consist of a full time studio-arts program, the International Workshop.
The International Workshop is a 4 year multidisciplinary studio arts program for students from starter’s level to advanced art practice. Students can choose to take the entire training or embark on short term stays from one year down to 6-7 weeks.

Metàfora is housed in an old factory complex of more than 1.000 m2, where all students have their own studio space. The course offers total immersion in art and culture in Barcelona though studio-visits and taking part in gallery exhibitions.

Classes are in English with 25+ nationalities in each group.

Artists and art students
from different countries
give Metàfora its distinctive
international atmosphere.

short term stays

27th of February to
7th of April 2017

No Man’s Land

Foundation Program:
“No Man’s Land” is a space of cultural encounter and interaction, a space where the visitor abides a different set of laws (spatial, socio-political, aesthetic. . .) than in a conventional space.

No Man’s Land represents the menace of frontiers, of limits, but is yet a safe-zone for visitors, a grey area of new possibilities, of new identities.

Context, Environment and Space

Training Program:
It is not the same to view a sculpture in a busy public space as in a silent museum.
Installation art, Land Art, public art are among some of the result of artists exploring the relation between space and art.

How these issues are being dealt with today and how can we include them in our artistic research will be the goal of this part of the studio block.

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