Raúl Ramos y David D’Eboli, directors of design festival Blanc, invited us to open our archives and dust off old pieces. Not because they’re hardcore fans of Marie Kondo, but because they wanted us to create a retrospective exhibition of Vasava in Center for Contemporary Art La Sala, en Vilanova i la Geltrú (Barcelona).
To achieve this, La Sala boasts an infrastructure divided into several spaces: the Sala Oberta, the Sala Columnes and the Sala Voltes.
This goal and and these spaces were made available to Vasava's trajectory which left us with two questions: How to talk about oneself? How to condense 20 years of projects and stories?
Yes, spam is dull (99% of it). But then there's #VasavaSpam, the only good Spam! This is the spam that makes your mouth water and leaves you begging for more. The one that bombards you with inspiration when you least expect it, meaning that you happily dive right in.
This concept helped us to construct the exhibition of our entire career and inspired us to develop new creations. The image of Spam! came from Monty Python and their world-famous sketch repeating the word, which is obviously also the name of the infamous processed meat. Our own cans of Spam! also played centre stage in an art intervention at La Sala.
We spammed exhibition visitors with works such as “Evolutive” and “Evophat”, a free experimental magazine/fanzine with issues inviting creatives to reflect on a theme, banners and frames with various works, posters by Brancusi or Imposibles, a unique in-house T-shirt collection.