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On art & friendship (2020-ongoing)
Nicolás Dumit-Estévez (The Bronx), Anna Recasens (Jerez de la Frontera), and Laia Solé (Barcelona) have been communicating since February 2020 between the U.S. and Europe through WhatsApp, making visible some of the aspects of art praxis that do not usually translate as art within the exhibition space: friendship and camaraderie. All three friends share common denominators: they met in Catalonia; have worked with communities; and are interested in art that thrives within the day-to-day. Similarly, they have focused on shaping experiences and situations that defy art as a competitive field, and instead have labored within a context of partnership and familial relationships, where the artistic and the personal mingle and nurture one another.

On art & friendship was conceived by Nicolás Dumit Estévez Raful Espejo and developed in partnership with Laia Solé, and Anna Recasens, with its first iteration at Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation (NYC, May 2020) as part of the series Performance-in-Place, and followed by a Zoom conversation between Sara Reisman, Executive and Artistic Director of the Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation, and the three artists. For more info clik the following link>
the8thfloor.org/on-art-and-friendship

Its second iteration developed within the project "Experiment with an institutional transformation- ETI" for Idensitat + La Escocesa (Projectes d'Investigació i Experimentació Artística, Barcelona, 2020) / Voice: Anna Recasens / Language: Spanish