INTERNATIONAL CERAMICS FAIR 2, 3 and 4 JULY
NEW LOCATION TO CONTROL CAPACITY AND OFFER MAXIMUM SECURITY AGAINST COVID:
PLAYGROUND OF THE RIUDEMEIA SCHOOL
THE MARKET FAIR RETURNS TURNS TO LIVE FORMAT IN A NEW LOCATION: THE PRIMARY SCHOOL “RIUDEMEIA”, WITH AN EXTENSION TO THE PLAÇA DE L’ESGLÉSIA (CHURCH SQUARE)
The traditional ceramic fair of Argentina is reinventing itself to face its return after the pause of last year, in which only the digital version was made. The main novelty is that the exhibitors will be located in the courtyard of the Bernat de Riudemeia school, in the center of the town, with an extension to the plaça de l'Esglesia, where they will be placed the workshops and educational activities, and also the exhibitions and the Ceramics Museum.
The main reason for the change of location is to control the capacity of the venue, which will be of 450 visitors, in order to offer maximum security to the public against Covid. In this sense, a single access point will be enabled to the school campus, through Jacint Verdaguer street, while the exit will be done through Dr. Samsó street, from where the public can go to the Plaza de la Iglesia (Church Square).
The market will begin on Friday, July 2 at 5 pm and will last until 10 at night. Saturday and Sunday the market will run from 10 am to 10 pm, with a stop to eat and rest from 2 to 5.
For this year's fair, 57 ceramists have been selected, mostly from Catalonia and the rest of Spain, but there will also be representatives from France, Portugal, Morocco, Italy, Poland, Russia, England and Luxembourg, a representation similar to the years prior to the pandemic.
In parallel to the fair there will be two important exhibitions: at the museum will be a show of ceramics of Alberto Bustos, one of the Spanish authors currently with the greatest international projection. The other exhibition will be held at the Casa Gòtica, and will be in charge of Marc Iturri, one of the most outstanding potters on the current Catalan scene and who has strong ties with Argentona, since he is one of the teachers of the local ceramic school.
In the educational activities area of the Church Square the public will find demonstrations of traditional pottery, while the children could participate in the wheel workshops and make their own pieces. Adults can participate in the raku workshop on Saturday night. On Saturday and Sunday at 4 pm, several films about ceramics will be presented within the exhibition "Cineràmica 2021". The fair will close, as usual, on Sunday night with the “trepitaja de fang” (mud footprint). Other activities to be carried out are guided visits to the museum and musical performances by the Musicargentona association.
In addition to everything explained, in the fairgrounds and the museum you will also be able to acquire the author's jug from the year 2021, the work of the architect and designer Oscar Tusquets.
The organization believes that this year's fair will be a success, taking into account that last year it could not be done and that it seems that the public wants to go out again and participate in this type of events, and more now that ceramics are back in fashion, as evidenced by the number of training centers that have opened their doors in recent years.