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Several museums and foundations and most galleries in Barcelona specialize in contemporary art. The galleries often present national artists or emerging art, while museums bring international art exhibitions or propose re-readings of their collections.

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September 2017
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ENTHUSIASM. The challenge and the obstinacy in the MACBA Collection

14 September 2017 - 5 May 2019
MACBA, Plaça dels Àngels, 1 08001 Barcelona  + Google Map

The artists present in the exhibition are: Ignasi Aballí, Vito Acconci, Maja Bajevic, Marcel Broodthaers, Anne-Lise Coste, Esther Ferrer, Peter Friedl, Richard Hamilton, Emanuel Licha, Gordon Matta-Clark, Cildo Meireles, Younes Rahmoun, Tere Recarens , Àngels Ribé, Dieter Roth, Mireia Sallarès and Zush. "Enthusiasm. The challenge and the commitment in the MACBA Collection »is a project that approaches the contemporaneity from an optimistic, persistent and passionate perspective. A direct concept that, instead of placing the works within a certain thematic or…

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Andy Warhol. Mechanical art

14 September 2017 - 31 December 2017
CaixaForum, Av. Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia, 6-8 08038 Barcelona España + Google Map

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…

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Poesía Brossa

21 September 2017 - 2 February 2018
MACBA, Plaça dels Àngels, 1 08001 Barcelona  Spain + Google Map

MACBA presents a comprehensive survey of the work of this pioneering artist, from his early books to his latest visual investigations, and including his work in the theatre, cinema, music and artistic actions. Joan Brossa (Barcelona, 1919-1998) was first and foremost a poet, but we believe it is necessary to see this in relation to his way of working, his poiesis. This exhibition establishes a dialogue and confronts Brossa’s work with the poetry of artists such as Marcel Marien, Nicanor…

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D’Ici à Ici – Tere Recarens

21 September - 23 November
Hans & Fritz Contemporary, San Gil 17, 08001 Barcelona España + Google Map

HANS & FRITZ CONTEMPORARY is pleased to present the exhibition D’Ici à Ici, by the artist TERE RECARENS. Her work is profiled as a process of documentation of her own life, a collection of minimal and accidental testimonies where it is practically impossible to appreciate the border between art and life.

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FERNANDO VIJANDE Y 51 artists: 1971/1986

27 September 2017 - 10 March 2018
Fundación Suñol, Passeig de Gràcia, 98 08008 Barcelona   Spain + Google Map

The great exposition of the Fundació Suñol for 2017 revolves around the figure of Fernando Vijande, occupying all the rooms available to the Fundació Suñol, including the Nivell Zero. 51 artists participate in this tour through the professional career of one of the gallerists who most supported, consolidated and made visible the work of all those who exhibited from the early 70's until 1986, the year of his death, both in the Vandrés Gallery and later in The Vijande Gallery.

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Cyclic Journey/s

27 September - 15 December
Goethe-Institut Barcelona, Roger de Flor, 224, 08025 Barcelona España + Google Map

Everything flows and everything comes back. The debate over the essence and definition of time has fascinated philosophers, scientists and all sorts of thinkers throughout the history of mankind. Among the various principles, measurements and interpretations of time - conceived by different religious, philosophical or scientific views - the most well-known are linear and cyclical readings. This exhibition reflects on the concept of "cyclical journey", on visions and circular and elliptical movements, and on those phenomena and experiences (sometimes predictable,…

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Julião Sarmento, Objects on the New Landscape

28 September - 25 November
Galería Joan Prats, Balmes, 54 08007 Barcelona  España + Google Map

Inauguration of JULIÃO SARMENTO "Objects on the New Landscape Demanding of the Eye (part 3)" Preview: 28.09.2017, 15-19h - Inauguration 7pm Exposure to 25.11.2017 We are pleased to present Julião Sarmento’s fourth exhibition at Galeria Joan Prats, titled Objects on the New Landscape Demanding of the Eye (part 3), in which we will show his recent work, with installation, sculpture and painting. The title of the exhibition recalls that of the first exhibition held at Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles…

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Displays of Affection II: Imagining the future

28 September - 24 November
Galería Estrany de la Mota, Passatge de Mercader, 18 08008 Barcelona  + Google Map

Ignasi Aballí, Martí Anson, Natividad Bermejo, Gregory Crewdson, Patricia Esquivias, Pauline Fondevila, Cyprien Gaillard, Douglas Gordon, José Antonio Hernández-Díez, Mariona Moncunill, Jonathan Monk, Juan Luis Moraza, Rasmus Nilausen, Gerard Ortín, Ana Prada, Alex Reynolds, Thomas Ruff, Francesc Ruiz, Richard Venlet, Oriol Vilanova, Danh Võ, Marijke van Warmerdam, Clemens von Wedemeyer. The Displays of Affection project uses methodologies of dialectical conflict, in which new ideas emerge from the collision of apparently different images to construct a possible mapping of the research…

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Alberto Peral – Half

28 September - 5 December
Ana Mas Projects, Isaac Peral, 7 08902 L'Hospitalet de Llobregat España + Google Map

"Half: A series of pieces (shafts of marble columns), divided, fragments, are arranged in the space of the gallery from being only half, looking for the other part to complete, in search of their original unit lost and without turning back. " Alberto Peral, September, 2017 Ana Mas Projects is pleased to present Mitad, an individual exhibition by Alberto Peral held in the framework of the Barcelona Gallery Weekend, which will show the artist's most recent work. The work of…

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Vicky Uslé – A Light Yellow Sky

28 September - 9 December
Tat Art Barcelona, Mèxic, 19 08004 Barcelona España + Google Map

The gallery TAT ART BARCELONA presents for the next edition of the Barcelona Gallery Weekend an individual exhibition by the artist Vicky Uslé (Santander, 1981). The exhibition, which revolves around the concepts skin, time and substance, will be the first exhibition that the gallery dedicates to the artist, which is the latest addition to the list of artists represented by TAT ART. The exhibition will bring together the most recent work produced by Vicky, a constant journey through the divergences…

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Michael Joo – Uniform Assumptions (and other ghosts)

28 September - 22 December
Galería Carles Taché, Carrer de Mèxic, 19, 08004 Barcelona  España + Google Map

According to scientific uniformism, "the past is the key of the present." The term refers to the notion of temporal process and metamorphosis in natural and physical sciences, especially in geology. Uniform assumptions refers to the unstable place where one could say that science and religion meet; where facts and alternative facts compete for our understanding of the present, and the material and the dialectical merge. The exhibition continues the artist's use of the processes of silver in the laboratory…

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Shadows in the Gineceo

28 September 2017 - 12 January 2018
Galería Toni Tàpies, Consell de cent 282  + Google Map

Christine Borland, Susy Gómez, Alex Katz, Antoni Tàpies. The gynoecium is the set of female organs of a flower. The name comes from the ancient Greek gynaeceum which was the part of the house reserved for women, usually the innermost room of the building. The women of the house, both maids and slaves, met and spent a good part of the day, and often received the visit of the mistress of the house on the nights when she was not…

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Meta Isæus-Berlin – Double Gaze

29 September - 22 November
L&B Contemporary Art Gallery, Àlaba, 58, 08005 Barcelona España + Google Map

META Isæus-Berlin Double Gaze 29.09.2017 > 22.11.2017 OPENING Friday 29th September, 19:00h - 21:00h THE ARTIST WILL ATTEND THE EXHIBITION. Gallery schedule: Tuesday to Friday 10:00h- 14:00h // 16:00-19:00h. Prior appointment available: Saturday-Monday. L&B contemporary art gallery (Àlaba, 58 Barcelona) presents Double Gaze, an exhibition by Meta Isæus-Berlin. Considered one of the most important installation artists in Sweden, she has represented her country in various biennials such as Venice Biennale, Johannesburg Biennale and Istanbul Biennale. She has partnered up with…

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Richard Wentworth – Paying a visit

30 September - 22 December
NoguerasBlanchard, Isaac Peral, 7 08902 L'Hospitalet de Llobregat  España + Google Map

Departing from memories and random encounters in his archive, Wentworth proposes a project based on research and distance. Evoking the twilight of Franco's dictatorship, in a Barcelona mysterious for a young British artist, Wentworth will formulate contemporary associations - not just local, but magnifying his memories and proposing liaisons to what has been the core of his artistic and vital experience in the last forty years.

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October 2017
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Lita Cabellut – Lita Cabellut

5 October 2017 - 10 February 2018
Espai Volart, Ausiàs Marc, 22. 08010 Barcelona España + Google Map

Recognition of artistic trajectory. Lita Cabellut (1961, Sariñena, Huesca) is a Spanish and Gypsy painter based in The Hague, Netherlands. Cabellut works with large format canvases using a characteristic variation of the fresco technique. +info

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JOAN PONÇ. Diábolo

6 October 2017 - 4 February 2018
La Pedrera, Passeig de Gràcia, 92, 08008 Barcelona España + Google Map

From 6 October. This exhibition, curated by the art historian and critic Pilar Parcerisa, presents a comprehensive new interpretation of the life and work of the painter Joan Ponç, from his early days in the mid-1940s and the era of the Dau al Set group to his last works in the middle of the 1980s.

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Muestreo #2. This is mail art

10 October 2017 - 7 January 2018
MACBA, Plaça dels Àngels, 1 08001 Barcelona  + Google Map

Sampling # 2. This is mail art groups a series of MACBA Archive contents linked to artistic practices that have used mail delivery as a distribution system. Although multiple essays can be found with the postal medium during the avant-garde era, the use of the term mail art-art by mail or postal art-did not extend into the field of artistic experimentation until well into the 1960s. At the outset, these creations of artists for artists are conceived as trade-free exchanges…

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MACBA Collection. Under the surface

11 October 2017 - 1 November 2018
MACBA, Plaça dels Àngels, 1 08001 Barcelona  + Google Map

The exhibition MACBA Collection. Under the surface, which will consist of about thirty works from the MACBA Collection and three from the Contemporary Art Collection of the "La Caixa" Foundation, will be presented on the floor 0 of the museum since October 10 this year Until the same dates of the next 2018. The collected works share the interest in the problems derived from representation and its limits, as well as the concern for the relevance and potential incidence of…

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Stir with a wooden stick – Matteo Guidi

11 October 2017 - 7 January 2018
La Capella, Hospital, 56 08001 Barcelona  + Google Map

Is it a ghost, the being with whom that man drawn with a rod in the hand we see in the centerpiece of the exhibition? Who is that man? What are you trying to do? It seems to be blind, but it might just be someone who performs a practical activity that has been ordered, such as removing a cloth. Or is it a flag and is it waving? And if it's a flag, what color is it? It looks…

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Politizaciones del malestar – Procesos creativos y experiencias compartidas

18 October - 28 November
Arts Santa Mónica, La Rambla, 7, 08002 Barcelona España + Google Map

Politizaciones del malestar surge de la voluntad de profundizar en otras maneras de gestionar el malestar desde los procesos creativos, configurando un itinerario articulado por varias experiencias artísticas que perfilan el malestar a partir de su dimensión política, colectiva, devolviendo a la sociedad lo que esta invisibiliza. En la sociedad actual, el malestar se trata, principalmente, desde la psiquiatría y la psicología conductista, que aumentan la medicalización de las desazones y propician una gestión pasiva. Ante esta progresiva alienación, que…

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Jesús Galdón. Discontinued Continuities

19 October 2017 - 31 January 2018
El quadern robat, Còrsega, 267, 08008 Barcelona España + Google Map

Jesus Galdón Discontinuous continuities. The exhibition Continuities discontinuous is formed by two series of works on paper, titled Roots and Discontinuous. Both series review the reflections of Jesus Galdón (Barcelona, ​​1967) on the idea of ​​universal culture, and on the way in which the historical account has been constructed. From ancient times mankind has used fragments, ruins, documents, often scattered, to reconstruct the plot of history and find the roots that are essential to know, identify and therefore evolve. This…

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The entropic box. Collision of History and Culture

20 October 2017 - 14 January 2018
MNAC, Palau Nacional, Parc de Montjuïc, s/n, 08038 Barcelona España + Google Map

Francesc Torres, Catalan multifaceted artist, wants to transform a part of the museum into an entropic box highlighting its preservation function. By favoring works mostly from the 19th and 20th centuries selected from the museum's collection, Torres explores the collision between history and culture while reflecting on the nature of museums. Torres, despite not having done any of the works, has chosen them as a curator and, at the same time, will use them as objets trouvés, that is, as…

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Álvaro Soler-Arpa – End of the world sculptures

25 October - 30 November
Galería Miguel Marcos, Jonqueres, 10 08003 Barcelona  + Google Map

The Miguel Marcos Gallery presents from October 25 to November 30, 2017, the exhibition Sculptures of the end of the world, an exhibition in which the artist enters the art market, through his latest apocalyptic creations. A collection of works made with wire-rod iron and animal skulls. A personal vision of the world today and the intervention of man, expressed through three concepts: fear, ego and the supposed rationality of the human being. Since February 2016 Soler-Arpa presented: "Toxic Life.…

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Juan de Andrés – My worlds on paper.

26 October 2017 - 31 December 2017
Círculo del Arte, Princesa, 52, 08003 Barcelona España + Google Map

Inauguration exhibition Juan de Andrés, My worlds on paper. Originals and graphic work 2000 - 2017. More information: http: //www.circulodelarte.com/en/news/circulo-del-arte-inaugura-la-exposicion-mis-mundos-en-papel-de-juan-de-andres/en Juan de Andrés (Arévalo, Uruguay, 1941) began learning painting in Montevideo in 1958 with the painters Carlos Llanos and Day Man Antúnez, members of the legendary workshop founded by Joaquín Torres García (1874-1949), creator of constructive universalism . After practicing his first professional activities as a professor of drawing of secondary education and as a mural artist, he emigrated to…

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Julia Gorostidi

27 October - 3 December
Blueproject Foundation, Princesa 57 - 08003 Barcelona España + Google Map

The Julia Rosa Angela and the others after her exhibition, by Julia Gorostidi, third resident artist of 2017, will open on October 27, 2017.

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Sumer and the Modern Paradigm

28 October 2017 - 21 January 2018
Fundación Joan Miró, Parc de Montjuïc s/n 08038 Barcelona  + Google Map

The exhibition Sumer and the modern paradigm puts in conversation the Mesopotamian creation and the work of modern artists, especially during the period between the wars (1920-1945). At the same time, it wants to find an answer to the modern fascination with the findings of the ancient Near East.

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The Maids. II Han Nefkens Foundation-MACBA Award

28 October 2017 - 8 January 2018
MACBA, Plaça dels Àngels, 1 08001 Barcelona  + Google Map

The second edition of the Han Nefkens-MACBA Foundation prize, inaugurated in 2011, was awarded to the Iranian collective formed by Ramin and Rokn Haerizadeh and Hesam Rahmanian. The jury that chose them determined that the joint work of this group of artists established in Dubai, who collaborate since 2009, is distinguished from the dominant trends in the current world of art for the recovery of the importance of experience and sensuality in his work . If its facilities, of marked…

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What does history know of nail-biting? Troquel – Francesc Torres / Santiago Ydáñez

31 October 2017 - 14 January 2018
Arts Santa Mónica, La Rambla, 7, 08002 Barcelona España + Google Map

This exhibition proposes a dialogue between two artists from highly distinct generations and two projects created using completely different techniques. On one hand, Francesc Torres presents us with a video installation stemming from unpublished film and photographic material from the University of New York library donated by Harry Randall, a photographer and cameraman for the Lincoln Brigade, an outfit of American volunteers who travelled to Spain to defend the Republic during the Spanish Civil War. The footage was filmed during…

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November 2017
Free

“Reflective” de Dirk Salz

2 November - 16 December
Victor Lope Arte Contemporáneo, Aribau, 75 08036 Barcelona España + Google Map

Opening exhibition of "Reflective" by the German artist Dirk Salz. We will show a selection of his abstract paintings. The artist will attend the event.

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Toni Moranta and Allison Brown

2 November - 2 December
Olivart Art Gallery, Banys Vells, 6, 08003 Barcelona España + Google Map

On Thursday, November 2, we inaugurated the exhibitions of Toni Moranta titled "Del fuego y del mar II" and Allison Brown's "My grandmothers House".

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Barcelona seen from the Besòs – Patrick Faigenbaum and Joan Roca

4 November 2017 - 4 February 2018
La Virreina, La Rambla, 99 08002 Barcelona España + Google Map

Curators: Jean-François Chevrier and Jorge Ribalta Opening: Friday, November 3, 7:00 p.m. Barcelona view of Besòs is the result of the unusual collaboration between a photographer and a geographer to draw a singular "urban portrait". Made between Barcelona and Paris, this project is a testimony on the transformation of the eastern maritime front at the beginning of the twenty-first century, seen from the periphery, from Besòs, towards the center. The first photographs are from 1999 and the most recent from…

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RUE DES PYRÉNÉES – Yves Bélorgey

4 November 2017 - 4 February 2018
La Virreina, La Rambla, 99 08002 Barcelona España + Google Map

Curator: Valentín Roma Opening: Friday, November 3, 7:00 p.m. The photographic drawings and tableaux of Yves Belély (Sens, 1960) stress those foundations that traditionally have separated painting and photography, problematizing the notions of document, mimesis and representation. The street then expresses its social panoptic character, the buildings are records of how urban homogeneity is configured and distorted.

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Raw material

7 November 2017 - 1 April 2018
Fabra i Coats – Centre d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Sant Adrià, 20. 08030 Barcelona  + Google Map

RAW MATERIAL is an expository proposal that starts from a general prospecting of the current local ecosystem of visual artists in order to determine a possible map of some of the most significant projects and works produced at home nostraels last years. In this sense, the exhibition, as the result of a survey, points to a kind of mining exercise of RAW MATERIAL with which the public and private structures of research, production, exhibition and mediation of contemporary art local…

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Becoming body. Cartographies of desire

7 November - 21 November
Centre Cívic Sagrada Família, Provença, 480, 08025 Barcelona España + Google Map

In charge of Sent i Crea Projectes Artists: Montse Cosidó & Jonathan Elbaz, Marcela Jardon, Paco Justice, Selam Larvi, Noa Reshef, Adrián Pîno, Josep Maria Río Poch, Rinat Schnadower, Janet Stein and altres artistes Multidisciplinary The body as a cartography where roads are inscribed formed by memory, myth and violence. The body without limits, molecular, sensory, emotional, desirous; forming part of a whole. From the philosophical concepts of H. Cixous, J. Butler, G. Deleuze. M. Foucault and V. Frankl, we…

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Rosemarie Castoro. Focus to infinity

9 November 2017 - 15 April 2018
MACBA, Plaça dels Àngels, 1 08001 Barcelona  + Google Map

Rosemarie Castoro. Focusing on infinity will be the first major institutional retrospective of Castoro's work and will focus on the period 1964-1979. Castoro (1939-2015) began as an artist in the United States at a time when minimalism and conceptualism were part of the New York vanguard. The exhibition will show his work in detail for the first time, revealing the diversity of an artistic practice that includes abstract painting, conceptual art, performative actions in the street and in study, poetry,…

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Francisco Leiro – The human

9 November - 9 December
Galería Marlborough Barcelona, Enric Granados, 68, 08008 Barcelona  + Google Map

The most monumental work of Francisco Leiro arrives in Barcelona The Marlborough Gallery will host Aleppo I (2016), the four-meter sculpture that stars in the exhibition The Human Parallel to the exhibition that can currently be seen at the CAC in Malaga, where the last ten years of his career are reviewed, Marlborough Barcelona hosts an individual exhibition by Francisco Leiro, the most important Galician sculptor of his generation. In Humanity the artist presents a set of sculptures carved in…

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The Three Graces

9 November 2017 - 5 January 2018
N2 Galería, Enric Granados, 61 08008 Barcelona  + Google Map

Jafet Blanch, Dani Buch, Crajes, Luis Feo, Gil Gelpi, Gonzalo Goytisolo, Andreas Ostwald, Marcos Palazzi, Benjamín Palencia, Mario Pasqualotto, Iván Prieto, Gino Rubert, Amparo Sard, Mario Soria, Beatrice Tosi In Greek mythology, the Graces or Cárites - Aglaya, Eufrosine and Talia - symbolized beauty, joy, love, creativity and fertility. Daughters of Zeus and the nymph Eurynome, gave gifts and talents to those who worshiped them. Perhaps for this reason they have been a source of artistic and literary inspiration from…

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“Um dia todos fomos peixes” Ernesto Neto

10 November 2017 - 25 March 2018
Blueproject Foundation, Princesa 57 - 08003 Barcelona España + Google Map

The Blueproject Foundation presents "Um dia todos fomos peixes", the first solo exhibition of the Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto in Barcelona. The show, which can be seen at Il Salotto from November 10, 2017 to March 25, 2018, is presented as an immersive, colorful and sensory installation, designed and produced especially for the Blueproject Foundation space. An unpublished work that allows us to discover the line of work that Ernesto Neto has been developing in the last years. "An egg,…

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20 RED LIGHTS – Max de Esteban

10 November 2017 - 4 February 2018
La Virreina, La Rambla, 99 08002 Barcelona España + Google Map

Curator: Valentín Roma Inauguration: Friday November 10, 7pm. At 17.30, round table with Franco 'Bifo' Berardi, Michel Feher and Max de Esteban. Taking as a title a phrase from Far Away Eyes, the song of The Rolling Stones, Max de Esteban (Barcelona, 1959) critically investigates the grammars of financial capitalism, the architectures that symbolize its supremacy, as well as those monetary algorithms -virtual and abstract- from which this economic system executes its enormous social influence.

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Poblenou Open Night 2017

24 November - 25 November
Varios Poble Nou, 08005 Barcelona España + Google Map

POBLENOU OPEN NIGHT 2017 THE APPOINTMENT WITH ART AND CREATIVITY Reserve on November 24 from 7pm to 1am in your diaries because the new edition of Poblenou Open Night is here! A day where art and creativity will be the fundamental pillars, around which will revolve the activities that will be organized together with the different entities that make up the creative community of Poblenou. In addition to all the spaces that collaborate with the open day of the Poblenou…

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