Institutional Presentation Statement
CCCB, June 15th. Session: Arts and science
HANGAR is an Artistic Research Center located in Graça, Lisbon. HANGAR includes a center of exhibitions, artistic residencies, and artistic studies. It is also a center of education, talks, and conversations that unify geographic locations, cultures and identities and stimulate the development of artistic and theoretical practices.
HANGAR also seeks to organize and produce the development of artistic inter-disciplinary projects and visual arts projects that focus on Lisbon, Portugal, as a central backdrop for contemporary culture.
HANGAR is an independent space managed by artists and curators. It is a place for experimentation, research, and reflection artistic practices. This space is a point of convergence of various areas of contemporary artistic processes.
HANGAR was born out of the will of a group of artists, curators, and producers belonging to Xerem and their close collaborators. This group of people sought to create conditions for artistic creation and research that operated closely with urban Lisbon.
HANGAR aims to encourage the creative and formative possibilities of exploratory artistic practices and interact with different local agents. The artists, curators and other agents of HANGAR— national and international— will be challenged with creating a global platform with which to exchange ideas and experiences. HANGAR will encourage experimentation and cross-disciplinary practices as a means of personal and collective growth.
Here are the specific lines of action of HANGAR:
Encourage artistic interaction and exploration of the urban environment especially in the contexts of memory, space and people.
Interact with the public urban spaces.
Create a space of research and arts, collective consciousness, and local history.
Interact with the figures of the local community (residents and merchants) as well as comprehensive artistic context (galleries and foundations).
Develop exhibitions, seminars, workshops.
Develop workshops, courses and projects in art and education.
Develop international artistic residencies, network exchanges of artists, and other cultural actors.
- Anna Manubens is the director of the AAVC Private Foundation and Hangar Centre for Artistic Research and Production, for the period 2022–2025 [Source: https://ajuntament.barcelona.cat/fabriquescreacio/en/noticies/anna-manubens-new-director-private-foundation-aavc-and-hangar]