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Rather than an art museum the CCCB – Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona is a center of cultural research. Nevertheless, it’s very well documented exhibitions on topics as varied as information age culture, international design and architecture movements, re-reading of local History or cultural innovation are an important source of inspiration for the local art and design community.

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July 2016
€6

The Thinking Machine – Ramon Llull and the Ars combinatoria

14 July 2016 - 11 December 2016
CCCB, Montalegre, 5 08001 Barcelona  + Google Map

This exhibition explores the impact of the philosopher Ramon Llull (1232-1316) on the arts, literature, science and technology. This controversial man, admired and scorned by some of the most enlightened minds in European culture, has acquired a new importance in the current debate on the ways knowledge is shared with others. A topical figure today, he was also one of the leading lights in the intellectual circles of the late 13th century, in which Arab, Jewish and Christian philosophers and…

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October 2016

The Influencers 2016

20 October 2016 - 22 October 2016
CCCB, Montalegre, 5 08001 Barcelona  Spain + Google Map

Year 12 of The Influencers is here, a festival that ventures into the lesser known territories of contemporary art, guerrilla communication and the new digital cultures, with participants such as Kenneth Goldsmith, the creator of Ubuweb, and William Binney, former official at the US National Security Agency.   Program Among the participants invited to the 2016 edition include the poet Kenneth Goldsmith, founder of the famous online file UbuWeb avant-garde audiovisual material, and William Binney, an expert in decrypting data,…

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Free

Internet Yami-ichi in Barcelona

22 October 2016
CCCB, Montalegre, 5 08001 Barcelona  Spain + Google Map

YAMI-ICHI INTERNET The Internet black market reaches Barcelona Send your contact and a proposal of what you sell to: YAMI-ICHI@theinfluencers.com The Internet Yami-Ichi is an off-line is a market where people gather to sell and exchange objects Internet. The first Internet Yami-Ichi was organized in Tokyo in 2012 by the collective mysterious IDPW a "secret society on the Internet that dates back more than 100 years ago," and so far has traveled many cities like New York, Berlin , Moscow,…

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6€

1,000 m2 of desire. Architecture and sexuality

25 October 2016 - 19 March 2017
CCCB, Montalegre, 5 08001 Barcelona  Spain + Google Map

«1,000 m2 of desire» proposes raising the visibility of spaces where sexuality moves within the framework of our western culture – real architectural spaces and also imaginary places. The exhibition focuses attention on the way in which these spaces act to configure and typify roles and practices, and highlights the important role that architecture plays as a spring that activates the driving force of desire. +info

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Free

Art and Speculative Futures – International Conference, Barcelona

27 October 2016 - 29 October 2016
CCCB, Montalegre, 5 08001 Barcelona  + Google Map

Thinking about art from the prism of speculation may involve the creation of alternative futures. Introducing doubt, babbling, the “what ifs”, counter-memory against the ideal need of a primal origin (or source of meaning where we recognise each other) and being open to discontinuity, chance and materiality in history means asking ourselves if it is possible to both make and think about art in different ways. If it is possible to envision another history from other horizons of meaning, not…

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November 2016
€6

World Press Photo 16 – International professional photojournalism exhibition

10 November 2016 - 11 December 2016
CCCB, Montalegre, 5 08001 Barcelona  Spain + Google Map

Now in Barcelona, the 59th edition of the World Press Photo exhibition and our city’s 12th. See the 155 winning photos in this prestigious international photojournalism competition. The Foundation Photographic Social Vision complements the exhibition with guided visits, workshops and other activities to generate debate about the value and challenges of photojournalism, and to explore the themes of the winning projects. +info

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Free screening World Press Photo 16

23 November 2016
CCCB, Montalegre, 5 08001 Barcelona  Spain + Google Map

Session projection of audiovisual winners in the feature film category of the World Press Photo Multimedia Contest: The Surrender (first prize), Break In (second prize) and A Year in Space (third prize). The authors Mikel Aristregi and Jose Bautista, second prize winners feature film, they will present and discuss their work Break In, the result of a long journey since Aristregi traveled to Cambodia in 2014 to document the lives of children living on the street From the capital. Pich…

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December 2016

Derivas geométricas

1 December 2016
CCCB, Montalegre, 5 08001 Barcelona  Spain + Google Map

Before artists worked with computers, a number of avant-garde painters, such as Oskar Fischinger, Harry Smith and Jordan Belson, created a non-narrative cinema that took into account geometry, the possibilities of mathematical combinations, and also spirituality. Behind these visionaries, other artists such as John Whitney embraced the new medium of the synthetic image to continue inquiring into abstract animation. Many other authors have followed its wake to this day. Non-narrative, non-linear cinema that explores music, color and rhythm in a…

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February 2017

New approaches to image analysis in Social Networks

17 February
CCCB, Montalegre, 5 08001 Barcelona  Spain + Google Map

THINK | PRESENT AND STREAMING CONFERENCE New approaches to image analysis in RRSS: Alan Kurdi's death on Twitter, by Farida Vis (Visual Social Media Lab) Friday, February 17, 6:30 p.m. In the CCCB (Mirador) and by streaming Activity in English (free of charge, limited capacity) More info about the activity and the speaker: Http://done2.fotocolectania.org/think/informacion/ The paper will focus on the images circulated in the press on one of the most important issues of 2015: the flight of Syrian refugees to…

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April 2017

Acts without words, correspondences without sender. From Morgan Fisher and Thom Andersen to Laida Lertxundi – CCCB Cinema

2 April
CCCB, Montalegre, 5 08001 Barcelona  Spain + Google Map

This session proposes a series of conceptual correspondences between Los Angeles resident filmmaker Laida Lertxundi's most recent films and some of the earliest works by two of her main references, Morgan Fisher and Thom Andersen. +info

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Free

Underground City 04 – Works from the fourth young artists residence in Mas Panella (Tordera)

4 April - 19 April
CCCB, Montalegre, 5 08001 Barcelona  Spain + Google Map

«Underground city 03», curated by Tónia Coll, shows the works by five artists –Alan Piris, Adrià Gamero, Biel Llinàs, David Calle, Marc Anglès and Alberto Gil– who participated in the fourth young artists residence in Mas Panella (Tordera). Opening: 4 April, 19.00 +info

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€6

World Press Photo 17 – International exhibition of professional photojournalism

29 April - 5 June
CCCB, Montalegre, 5 08001 Barcelona  + Google Map

World Press Photo 17 Barcelona advances its dates and turns the city into one of the first in the world where the photographs of the prestigious photojournalism prize will be shown. The Center for Contemporary Culture in Barcelona will be one of the first venues to present the images and results of the Digital Narrative Contest. +info

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May 2017

«Antibiòtic» – Performative show in the framework of BarriBrossa 2017

16 May
CCCB, Montalegre, 5 08001 Barcelona  Spain + Google Map

The new edition of BarriBrossa arrives, the meeting of activities around the figure of Joan Brossa organized by La Seca Espai Brossa. On this occasion, the CCCB hosted a performative show directed by Sergi Marí by Cia. La Trup. Which is based on the work Antibiòtic. Aforismes per a temps de crisi by Ricard Ripoll.

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DocsBarcelona 2017 – International Documentary Film Festival

18 May - 28 May
CCCB, Montalegre, 5 08001 Barcelona  Spain + Google Map

The International Documentary Film Festival of Barcelona celebrates two decades of history doubling its duration. From May 18 to 28, it will offer 94 films from 30 countries and a funding market for reference projects, which will attract more than 500 professionals.

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Oximórica CCCB Arts of the Movement

22 May
CCCB, Montalegre, 5 08001 Barcelona  Spain + Google Map

Oxymoric | Movement arts Www.javiermartín.com | Hall of the CCCB Center of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona Monday 22 May - 21h | Day ACTS2017 Barcelona Science_ festival. The current states of the bodies are a default setting, not a destination. It is necessary to understand ghost from its etymological origin of the Greek, that was not a noun but a verb that means "to make appear". Research work in the field of body and movement in collaboration with the musician…

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June 2017
€6

Fotolibro live – A festive meeting to enjoy the photobook

9 June
CCCB, Montalegre, 5 08001 Barcelona  Spain + Google Map

"Fotolibro en vivo" is a festive event to enjoy and display the photos, with a bookjockey session, a market of bookstores, publishers and auto editors of the city and an artistic intervention.

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€6

Björk Digital

14 June - 25 September
CCCB, Montalegre, 5 08001 Barcelona  Spain + Google Map

«Björk Digital» is an immersive virtual reality exhibition featuring digital and video works from the collaboration of this iconic Icelandic artist and some of the best visual programmers and artists in the world. The exhibition, which reaches the CCCB after its passage through Tokyo, Sydney, Montreal, Reykjavik, London and Los Angeles is a unique opportunity to visit the exhibition in our country.

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Dan Perjovschi’s artistic intervention in the Pati de les Dones – Gender inequality and discrimination

21 June - 28 June
CCCB, Montalegre, 5 08001 Barcelona  + Google Map

The Romanian artist Dan Perjovschi, a world reference for his ironic comments on the current situation and his vignettes of social criticism, will be at the CCCB on 21, 22 and 23 June drawing a mural on gender inequality and discrimination on the wall Of the Pati de les Dones.

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The manipulated experience – A playlist by filmmaker Jodie Mack for the Xcèntric Archive

30 June - 5 October
CCCB, Montalegre, 5 08001 Barcelona  + Google Map

Experimental animator Jodie Mack, who visited us a few months ago, has chosen from the catalog of the Archive Xcèntric a set of films that make a very accentuated use of the manual as a way to dynamize the film language and show temporary portraits of life, Hope and memory. This playlist can be viewed for free in CCCB time in the Xcèntric Archive.

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September 2017

La Mercè 2017 at the CCCB – The Raval sounds like Reykjavik

22 September - 24 September
CCCB, Montalegre, 5 08001 Barcelona  + Google Map

Like every September, the celebrations of La Mercè arrive at the CCCB. This year the invited city is Reykjavik, which presents pop, rock, hip-hop and electronic music made to the Icelandic capital. To finish the immersion in Icelandic culture, you can visit the exhibition Björk Digital at reduced price (10 euros) or enjoy free screenings of Icelandic cinema.

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October 2017
€6

Martha Colburn: Extreme Frames – Projections with the presence of the filmmaker

5 October
CCCB, Montalegre, 5 08001 Barcelona  + Google Map

Monographic program by Martha Colburn, one of the most radical, original and subversive voices of contemporary experimental animation, with the presence of the filmmaker.

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Free

The Influencers

26 October - 28 October
CCCB, Montalegre, 5 08001 Barcelona  + Google Map

A festival about unconventional art, guerrilla communication & radical entertainment. From trolls 🍕to new ways of seeing (with data) ✈, from Fukushima to data pranksters ☢, from dank memes to algorithmic propaganda 🔥 Come and meet Nora Al-Badri Nikolai Nelles James Bry Ddle Hasan Elahi Liam Young Unknown Fields Division Adrian Chen Vladan Joler (Share Lab) Daniel Keller Danja Vasiliev (Critical Engineering) Alice Marwick A Sudo Wu Jesse Darling Demystification Committee Special features: Don't Follow The Wind & Internet Yami…

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€6

A Walk in Fukushima. Don’t Follow the Wind

27 October - 12 November
CCCB, Montalegre, 5 08001 Barcelona  + Google Map

A Walk in Fukushima. Don’t Follow the Wind - Instalación en el CCCB A Walk in Fukushima is a 360º video shot in the radioactive zone and its surroundings. This intimate incursion into the inaccessible area includes the locations of the Do not Follow the Wind exhibition and reaches the vicinity of the nuclear power plant.

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