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As part of the Otoño del arte 2009 project, the GIC (Catalan Association of Independent Art Galleries) presents Offside, an expanded exhibition in which a total of 14 art galleries and public and private institutions will be participating. Football is the central theme linking all the exhibits.

The complexity inherent in the world of football goes far beyond the simple concept of a game. This is a sport with a huge impact on society, and one that raises many questions which have frequently been of interest from an artistic point of view. The close ties between football and society mean that Offside constitutes a good opportunity to bring art and galleries to the general public.

Whilst each participant was free to choose the project that best adapted to their own trajectory or viewing space, there are common criteria about the contemporary nature of the exhibits to ensure the project reaches the widest possible audience.

The galleries involved in Offside are: ADN Galería, Galería Alejandro Sales, Galería Estrany de la Mota, Galería Manuel Mayoral, Galería Miguel Marcos, Galería Toni Tàpies, Nogueras Blanchard, Palma Dotze, Projecte SD, Sebastià Petit Art Contemporani, Fundació Suñol, Museu de Joguets i Autòmats de Verdú, Centre d’Art Contemporani Bòlit de Girona and Centre d’Art La Panera.

The list and programme of participating galleries can be found on the website:

El Otoño del arte 2009 is an initiative by the four associations of Catalan gallery owners – the Catalonia Guild of Art Galleries (GGAC), Asociación (art) Catalunya, Art Barcelona (Abe) and the Catalan Association of Independent Art Galleries (GIC) – in collaboration with the Government of Catalonia. The project comprises a season of free exhibitions and cultural offerings open to all. El Otoño del arte 2009 was conceived with a clear objective in mind: for people to breathe art, for art to entertain, give food for thought, to be moving and provocative, and to create new aficionados.

Offside Programme:

ADN Gallery“Ne vous laissez pas consoler” by Democracia
14th November 2009 – 12th January 2010

Alejandro Sales Gallery“Gradas” by Pep Durán
14th November 2009 – 12th December 2010

Estrany de la Mota Gallery“Ballpark” with Jean-Marc Bustamante, Miguel Calderón, Alicia Framis, Douglas Gordon, Jonathan Monk, Simon Patterson, Thomas Ruff and David Shrigley
14th November 2009 – 10th January 2010

Manuel Mayoral Gallery – “Cien mil pares de ojos” by Ignasi Aballí
14th November 2009 – 5th January 2010

Miguel Marcos Gallery“Engañifa” by Joan Brossa
14th November 2009 – 6th January 2010

Nogueras Blanchard“Loser” by Piero Golia
14th November 2009 – 9th January 2010

Palma Dotze“” with Muntadas, Miralda and Rabascall
18th November 2009 – 10th January 2010

Projecte SD“You’ll never walk alone!” with Jakob Kolding, Christoph Keller, Hans Peter Feldmann and Peter Piller
14th – 27th November 2009

Sebastià Petit Art Contemporani – Museu de Joguets i Autòmats, Verdú
Appearances by Renata Lucas & Daniel Steegmann
21st November 2009 – 31st January 2010

Toni Tàpies Gallery – “El Precio de los Colores” by Martí Anson
14th November 2009 – 30th December 2009

Fundació Suñol“Berlin – Barcelona” by Ann Veronica Janssens
23rd December 2009 – 9th January 2010

Bòlit Contemporary Art Centre in Girona“La angustia del portero en el penalti” by Martí Anson and “Ne vous laissez pas consoler” by Democracia
29th October – 22nd November 2009

La Panera Art Centre – “En Juego” by Eugenio Ampudi a
12th November 2009 – 6th January 2010

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