2nd International Arts Festival (BAG) under way at the UGR

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 13:34
The official exhibition poster

The 2nd International Arts Festival (BAG) is now under way at the University of Granada. The main objective of BAG, which is run by the Faculty of Fine Arts in collaboration with the Vice-Rectorate for Internationalization, is to promote and publicise the artistic research carried out by students and teaching staff on national and international mobility programmes at the UGR in 2018-2019.

As part of this year’s BAG Festival, and within the framework of the international inter-university Academy Art Gallery Interchange programme, the main gallery in the Faculty of Fine Arts will host the Transformations exhibition. The festival also features a separate exhibition entitled Frontiers, which is part of the Correspondence: Dialogues and Creations programme. Both exhibitions are open to the public from 16-24 May (10 a.m.-2:00 p.m. and 5 p.m.-8 p.m.).

The goal of the Academy Art Gallery Interchange initiative is to create a network of exhibition spaces and art proposals among EU and non-EU mobility programme partners. This year, the programme aims to examine the concept of ‘transformation’ from an experimental point of view, exploring its effects in the social, political and cultural spheres.

Meanwhile, the main objective of the Correspondence: Dialogues and Creations programme, which has been held on four occasions in different European countries, is to promote the exchange of educational practices and experiences in the fields of science and art. The 2019 edition will focus on the topic of borders—both geographical and sociocultural—examining the concept in relation to social, political and artistic freedom. It also explores the individuality of human beings, reflecting on our limitations.