Drap-Art emerging sector of Catalan artists
Art, design, sustainability, debate, environment, and research for joint solutions of the most urgent social problems. A collective exhibition with works of art that are born, sometimes to denounce the unbridled current consumerism, sometimes as evidence of the enormous amount of waste we generate, other times from the romanticism of the artists who capture in their works the desire for a better environment, and in all cases with the objective of creating social awareness to achieve a more sustainable development, both from an environmental point of view and in relation to current social problems.
Drap-Art was born in 1995, in Barcelona, as a platform for artists who recover the concept of the objet trouvé and reflect on their environment and its concerns. Drap-Art has become a network of the emerging sector of Catalan artists, designers, artisans and other creative professionals who work with trash and encourages the exchange with artists from Europe and other parts of the world.
From these premises, it works on the one hand as a springboard for young artists to the professional world of art, creates job opportunities and encourages the exchange with experienced artists and on the other hand it acts as an awareness raising campaign that echoes and disseminates the reflections of its artists, inviting the public to consume more responsibly and respect the slogan of the three Rs (reduce, reuse and recycle).
The philosophy of Drap-Art is spreading to other fields of social and cultural action as a premise to survive in the current times of economic, social and environmental crisis, promoting art as a tool for experimentation and transformation. The habits of using and dumping have to be redirected towards the awareness that nothing disappears, everything is transformed.