#Frau_jove > Young_Fraud Fest // Collaborative action

28 Mar 2015

Event times

- 12.00 Sparkling bubble Fraudstyle drinks
- 1PM Project presentation
- 1.30PM Collective elaboration: Unprejudiced mediterranean Speculative Fraud_TAPAS.
- 3.30PM Chillin’ Sounds, full of the most stylish beats from Balearic Electronica with the band: JANSKY

Cost of entry



London, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • 4, 19, 29, 106, 153, 210, 236, 253, 254, 259, W3, W7
  • Manor House, Finsbury Park, Harringay Green Lanes

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The Visual Artists of the Balearic Islands (AAVIB), Spain, launched the activist campaign and contra contest #Young_Fraud in September 2014. The contest is meant as creative weapon for influencing the politicians on their responsibility within arts, creativity and culture.


You are invited to be involve in this artistic action with ua and to create the most stylish mediterranean Fraud_Tapas and dance to the rhythms of unprejudiced Sounds of the band: JANSKY.

ABOUT Contra-Fraud Fest

This project developed an artistic action which aimed to fill in the void left by the recent cuts in public funding. It also highlighted and demanded compensation with regard to the ‘Young Art Visual Arts’ contest, which ceased in the 2012, after complaints concerning the poor professional conditions of the artists who participated.

‘Frau_ Jove’ in Catalan is translated as ‘young fraud’. There is a reference in the title to the surname of Maria J. Frau, head officer of the Cultural Department of the Government.

The campaign has achieved extraordinary support from international art organisations such as Furtherfield Gallery (London), Matadero (Madrid), and Hangar Laboratory of Creation (Barcelona). The media also played an active role in supporting and promoting the project as well as the UAAV (in English, Union of Associations of Spanish Visual Artists).

An international jury was formed and composed of Chus Martínez, curator of the Catalonia pavilion in Venècia Biennale 2015, former director of El Museo del Barrio of New York and current director of the Academy of Art and Design in Basel (Switzerland); the critic and Catalan curator and promoter of A-Desk, David G. Torres; the art historian Piedad Solans; and the artist Bartomeu Sastre.



David G Torres

Chus Martinez

Piedad Solans

Exhibiting artists

Guillem Portell

Isa Servera


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