Hotel in Fuentes de Ebro
artist Lara Almarcegui
year 1997
language(s) French, German, Dutch
location  SPAIN, Fuentes de Ebro
region 1 North (North)
index no. 04.1.01
media Book
about the media Book in French, German and Dutch.
The old railway station
Hotel Fuentes de Ebro
about the project Begoña Movellán and Lara Almarcegui decided to make a project in an abandoned train station in Aragon. The national railway line passes through the little village of Fuentes de Ebro, a village that has little to offer and is anyway too close to the city to be a tourist attraction. Almarcegui thought that spending a week there would give the artists a good sense of the place. They opened the train station, which had been closed and abandoned for over twenty years, and turned it into a free hotel for a week. The hotel was packed the whole week with guests, villagers and visitors.
about artist and participants This week-long project transformed an abandoned train station into a popular hotel. Once the project ended, the inhabitants of Fuentes de Ebro wanted to keep it going as a meeting place for the village.
The artist Lara Almarcegui (Saragossa, 1972) studied at Ateliers 63 in Amsterdam from 1997-1999. She lives and works in Rotterdam.