LOOP is a platform dedicated to the study and promotion of the moving image.
Founded in 2003, since its creation it offers a specialised audience a curated selection of video-related contents from challenging perspectives. While teaming up with an international community of artists, curators, gallerists, collectors and institution directors to develop projects which aim at exploring the capacities of video and film in today’s contemporary art discourses, it yearly hosts LOOP Barcelona, a special meeting point that unfolds into three main sections.
Respectively, the Fair is a selection of contemporary artists films and videos presented by international galleries in a unique viewing experience; the Festival, a series of proposals related with moving image creation in the form of exhibitions, screenings and live performances around the city; and the Studies, a series of talks, workshops and professional meetings that foster the recognition and appreciation of video and film.
Throughout the year LOOP undertakes projects that develop in collaboration with leading international agents and materialize in different formats and locations, from commissions to touring exhibitions in leading venues, conferences and film programmes, among others.
Our concern for video steers in the direction of providing visibility, encouraging encounters, producing knowledge and works, and supporting the market. Furthermore, it has been the driving force behind the construction of our video collection, yearly enriched through selected works presented at LOOP Fair, and later lent to the MACBA.