CaixaForum is the reference art center, which regularly brings great exhibitions to Barcelona. Whether they’re classical art, photography, contemporary art or architecture, exhibitions at the CaixaForum usually are the most popular and most visited in the city. Its outstanding collection contains works by the most prominent international artists. The center also offers a rich program of lectures, concerts, workshops and screenings that complete their cultural activity.
The show underscores the way in which Andy Warhol (Pittsburgh, 1928 - New York, 1987) captures the commodity cult of nineteenth-century industrial inventions. Always attentive to the technical and industrial advance, Warhol used all kinds of techniques and machines, from the silkscreen to the video recorder, with productive patterns that he himself defined as "typical of an assembly line." This seemingly impersonal mechanical art cynically denies any intentional spiritual charge. Warhol's nihilistic silence is, in fact, one of the factors…Find out more »
Throughout the development of the photographic medium, the relationship between the camera and a firearm has expanded beyond the purely technological dimension of the device, and has turned the dark and fascinating power of the deadly stare of photography into a tops in art to this day. Taking the notion of photographic rifle by Étienne Jules Marey as a starting point, this exhibition project investigates the parallelism between camera and shot to analyze the forms of capture and apprehension of…Find out more »
The protagonism of the languages considered vulgar as opposed to the classical ones (Latin and Greek), together with the emergence of the printing press, led to the precepts of Martin Luther to spread through Europe at a speed until then unusual. The writings printed in the languages of each territory contributed not only to increasing levels of literacy but also to the modernization of European languages. The approach of religious content to the population also includes music. Protestant composers such…Find out more »
The history of ancient Greece, as we know it, is full of heroic deeds, warrior triumphs and athletic achievements. Homer's epic, the victories of the Olympic athletes or the adventures of Heracles, all are characterized by intense competition. The competitive spirit of the ancient Greeks was present in all aspects of domestic and religious life. Rivalry and competition can be seen as negative emotions, but they can also have a positive, unifying and creative sense of a thriving culture. The…Find out more »
The childhood of millions of people around the world has been marked by the Disney versions of the classic stories. Works like King Midas or Hercules, of mythological origin, fables like The three little pigs or The cicada and the ant, legends like Merlin, the charming or Robin Hood, tales of American pioneers like Pecos Bill or John Henry, and fairy tales, like Snow White, The Little Mermaid or Frozen. This exhibition consists of a wide range of drawings, from…Find out more »