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La Virreina – Centre de la imatge aims at exploring the image in its exhibitions. Its programming goes from contemporary art, photography, audiovisuals, to electoral propaganda or digital documentation and more. Located on the Ramblas, this art center however often does not attract the attention his excellent exhibitions deserve. In the recent years it has been La Virreina that brought the most outstanding contemporary artists to Barcelona.

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April 2017
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Blackout – Tres

1 April - 18 June
La Virreina, La Rambla, 99 08002 Barcelona España + Google Map

Opening: Friday, March 31, 19 h Heir to the great heterodox tradition that began at the beginning of the twentieth century with Dadaism, Hugo Ball, Emmy Hennings and Sophie Taeuber, among others, and expanded until well into the 1980s thanks to Joseph Beuys, John Cage and James Lee Byars, Tres (Barcelona, 1956 - Premià de Dalt, 2016) is a rare example in the Spanish context of artistic production that drinks from sources as varied as action, sound art, photography, video…

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Le mie parole – Ketty La Rocca

8 April - 18 June
La Virreina, La Rambla, 99 08002 Barcelona España + Google Map

Opening: Friday, April 7, 7:00 p.m. Despite its brevity, the trajectory of Ketty La Rocca (La Spezia, 1938 - Florence, 1976) is a paradigmatic example of how some of the most convincing experimental practices of the sixties and seventies developed in Europe. Pioneer in the territory of visual poetry and integral part of the mythical Gruppo 70, his works explore performance, collage and video art. This sample is the first monographic that gathers the whole of his work in the…

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Africa 815. Lost paradise – Pilar Monsell

8 April - 18 June
La Virreina, La Rambla, 99 08002 Barcelona España + Google Map

Opening: Friday, April 7, 7:00 p.m. From the photographic archive and the memoirs written by his father around the experience of military service in the Spanish colony of the Sahara in 1964, Pilar Monsell (Córdoba, 1979) creates a film, Africa 815, halfway between the daily Audiovisual, introspective cinema and political documentary. The exhibition presents this film along with the notebooks and the documentary materials that triggered it. +info

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Robert Cahen. Voyage – Intermitents

29 April - 25 June
La Virreina, La Rambla, 99 08002 Barcelona España + Google Map

Opening: Friday, April 28, 7:30 p.m. Voyage is a sample that gathers a selection of video installations made by Robert Cahen during the last fifteen years of his career. Time, space and symbolic journey, testimony, portraits and mental and physical landscape are some of the themes explored by this artist and cult filmmaker, one of the great renovators of film language and the production of images in the European level. Voyage is his first monographic exhibition in the Spanish context.…

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