Severin’s choice: Barcelona Showcase 2012

Gauguin's Child. Artwork for Barcelona Showcase 2012

”We came across your work, and we find it very interesting for
our exhibition. We would like to invite you to apply to be part of the exhibition”.

Two weeks ago I was invited to join Barcelona Showcase 2012, the second edition, probably the newest and most exclusive art event of the year, representing one of the best selections of emerging and established artists from all over the world.

In my opinion, this event is an anti-system art fair, because the organizers are inviting directly emergent artists, not art galleries, like other established art fairs (Cologne, Basel, etc). It’s a revolutionary idea, a true opportunity to refresh the international art market. The opening will take place in Gaudi’s Casa Batlló, on the 14th of July 2012, from 10:30 am till 10 pm.

Text and Time 83, oil on canvas, 50x70 cm, 2011. Artwork for Barcelona Showcase 2012.

I had a dialogue with the members of Barcelona Showcase Team and they told me: ”We are really delighted and happy you wish to write about us. This is second edition of Barcelona Showcase, first International Exhibition of Contemporary Art hold in Casa Batlló, Gaudi’s architectural jewel. We want to give opportunities to artists to show their work to a big audience of people and to sell at 0% Comission. We take care of all organization, promotion, catalogue, advertisements.
We want to keep art alive and we want to bring art to people, little people goes to museums, unfortunately.
This year we have received double applications than last year so the selection process is being made very strict. A high level of works are selected this year from artists around the globe: USA, Australia, Japan, Russia, Africa, etc
Participation in Barcelona Showcase is limited availability and is subject to a selection process, curated by the Global Art Agency Team. We are looking for a high quality and wide variety of styles exhibition in Painting, Illustration, Collage, Mixed Media and Photography”.

This year, Barcelona Showcase, in collaboration with the partners, will celebrate the first edition of the “Best Artist Award” 2012 contest.

I have a great respect for Catalans, who are subtle, dynamic and courageos people, with a special focus on identity and tradition, that’s why I’m sure Barcelona Showcase will become soon a major point in world art and I’m happy to be a part of this miracle.

Casa Batlló

About Constantin Severin

Constantin Severin ( is a Romanian writer and, as a visual artist, the founder and promoter of the award-winning concept known as archetypal expressionism. He is the author of eight books of poetry, essays, and novels, and his poems have been published by major Romanian and international literary magazines. He is one of the editors of the French cultural magazine Levure littéraire.
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