Not just music and festivals: every year the Balearic Island attracts artists of different disciplines to interpret the theme of change through architectural interventions, interactive installations, workshops and video games
It’s not easy to change the name of a place, especially one like Ibiza, known by all as the perfect destination – in summer, but not only – for the best dj-sets, place-to-be and night clubs on its beaches dancing until the coming of the new day. Thanks to the BLOOP International Proactive Art Festival, one of the coolest Mediterranean destinations can be considered as a real open-air gallery thanks to the extraordinary and gigantic street art works that are populating it.
With the name of OpenAir.Gallery, the project was born with a single mural in 2011 and over the years the collection has enriched the contributions of artists from all over the world such as David de la Mano & Pablo S Herrero, B-Toy, Ara, Bisser, Cuellimangui, Sabotaje to Montaje and many others. This year’s edition, the seventh, has been concluded for a few days and with the participation of Ino and Spaik it has been confirmed as an artistic and social appointment to be included in the calendar.
From the small town on the west coast of Sant’Antoni – to name the Cafè del Mar and one of the best sunsets in the Mediterranean – this year the festival moved its headquarters to the historic center of Evissa, inviting artists from different disciplines to interpret the “changes” theme, to record the changes of contemporary society, from values, to lifestyles, to politics, technology and the environment.
Architecture and design, street art, virtual reality, video mapping and interactive installations, workshops, video games, exhibitions and music: At BLOOP Festival, art is proactive and can be the perfect vehicle for retraining urban spaces and giving new lymph to tourism.
In the expectation of the next summer edition, you can follow some of the design exhibitions that from Ibiza move first to the Design Week in London and in April 2018 at Design Week in Milan.