Swab 2013 – Art Fair at Fira Montjuic
An art fair with a difference, Swab is the only one to be founded by a collector and not a curator as is usual. This gives the whole thing a completely different angle and the aim of the project is to bring the latest contemporary art to the eyes of the general public, to discover works that are never normally displayed and to get brand new art out there in front of potential buyers.
As you approach the Fira BCN exhibition hall you may notice the graffiti decorating the wall that surrounds the square, which has been painted by 20 street artists as part of the Fair and The Swab Stairs shows work by art students adorning the steps to some of the centre subway stations. This really is an art-show that is part of the city.