BARCELONA This is a place to know and attend but it’s not so easy to find out! It’s located in the heart of Barcelona – in the center of the neighborhood (barrio) El Born, famous among the other things for the Picasso Museum, the shopping and the tapas bars – but it remains hidden in an ancient stone building, in the intersection of two narrow streets that along with many others make up the labyrinth of El Born. Here, while you play to get lost, it’s inevitable to stumble into the secrets of the old city (Ciutat Vella) and its innovation. In the recent years, also thanks to the crisis (and therefore less expensive rents), the little streets of El Born have been filling with studios, boutiques and galleries, some of them with a strong and unique identity. And among these ones, there is a place I want to reveal to you…
WHAT Fousion Gallery is a space that hosts art exhibitions, private sales (vente privee) and workshops about various subjects. In addition to events, the gallery is regularly open to the public from Tuesday to Thursday (from 4pm to 7pm).
FOUSION GALLERY was founded by Jasmin Waschl in 2006 with the aim of providing a very versatile space, for both work and exhibitions, and with contemporary values while maintaining a nostalgic charm. In the recent years, many international artists and designers – including, recently: Gabriel Perez Raventos, Javier Bellomo, Peca, Mateus Bailon – had the opportunity to promote here their work through exhibitions, presentations and events. The studio offers 110 m2 and serves at the same time as workspace, for integrated design and architecture, and as gallery for art exhibitions; it also can host workshops and cultural events or serve as showroom for designers, organizations or freelance workers from different creative fields.
WHERE The easiest way to get there is from the metro station Jaume I in Via Laietana (the long street connecting the Eixample with Port Vell through the Ciutat Vella); here, shoulders to mountains and eyes to sea, you’ll have El Born on your left (while on the right, the other side of Via Laietana, begins the Gothic quarter); just start walking down Carrer de l’Argenteria (which leads straight to the beautiful Iglesia Santa María del Mar) and take the first street on the left, Carrer dels Vigatans; follow it to the end, until the brown door you see and you’ll find in front of you. Here we are at number 4, Carrer de la Carassa: ring the bell and go up to the 2nd floor. There is always something to see!
* A curiosity: Carrer de la Carassa means Big Face Street; before arriving to the door, keep your eyes high and notice the large female “cara” (face) that emerges from the corner of the stone building on your right. Once, in the Middle Ages, it indicated that in this way you could find prostitutes. Other streets in El Born preserves this historic “signal” but you’ll never see a woman “cara” bigger than this one!
If you’d like to enter into the world of Jasmin and visit (virtually) the Fousion Gallery, I suggest you to watch this short video made by a local TV during a vente privee organized along with several designers of Barcelona and completely dedicated to recycling (not coincidentally it’s entitled “Second Life“). After that, jot the address down, check out the events on the calendar, and ring the bell at the first occasion you have!
Opening Time: Tuesday 16-19h / Wednesday 16-19h / Thursday 16-19h
Address: Carrer de la Carassa 4, Principal 2da – 08003 Barcelona
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Tel. +34 932 956677
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