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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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November 2017
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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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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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“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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842′ 36”. Sanding a blank canvas

24 November 2017 - 25 January 2018
Piramidón, Centre d’Art Contemporani, Concili de Trento, 313 planta 16. 08020 Barcelona España + Google Map

842 '36' '. Sanding a blank canvas // by Alberto Gil Casedas Next Friday, November 24, we will be waiting for you at Piramidón from 7.30pm, where we will celebrate the finaissage of the collective exhibition 2017_n3 and the presentation of the exhibition by resident artist Alberto Gil Cásedas: 842 '36' '. Sand a blank canvas. 842 '36' '. Sanding a blank canvas exposes the tonic described in its title: make a frottage on a blank canvas with a sandpaper,…

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Suzanne Lafont – Series

28 November 2017 - 26 January 2018
àngels barcelona, Pintor Fortuny, 27 08001 Barcelona  + Google Map

àngels barcelona is pleased to present "Series", the 1st solo show in Spain of artist Suzanne Lafont (b. 1949, Nîmes) whose body of work is an extended practice of photography which incorporates references to theatre, performance, cinema, literature, art history and contemporary culture. "Series" presents 2 of her key works through which we discover her interest in subjectivity, the making of meaning and appropriationism as a strategy used by conceptual art. On the one hand, "Situation Comedy" (2010), an installation…

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Joan ill – Sacralis

30 November 2017 - 3 February 2018
L&B Contemporary Art Gallery, Àlaba, 58, 08005 Barcelona España + Google Map

JOAN ILL Sacralis 30.11.2017 > 03.02.2018 OPENING thursday 30 november, 19:00h - 21:00h The artist is present. L&B contemporary art gallery has the pleasure to present Sacralis, an exhibition by Joan ill. The artist’s main interest focuses on the investigation of painting’s limits, specifically on the use of light and transparency. In his latest series Sacralis, it is the absence of any type of representation what adds sense to the work. A work produced with very austere materials such as…

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The Little Match Girl

30 November 2017 - 26 January 2018
Hans & Fritz Contemporary, San Gil 17, 08001 Barcelona España + Google Map

30.11.2017 – 26.01.2018 VERNISSAGE: 20 – 22hr ARTISTS: MARC BADÍA, NATALIA CARMINATI, BARBARA DAVI, ROMAIN DEMONGEOT, WIETEKE HELDENS, LIDÓ RICO, NAYRA MARTÍN REYES, JAN MONCLÚS, DANI MONTLLEÓ, NILS NOVA, VANESSA PEY, ZUZANA PUSTAIOVA, TERE RECARENS, ELENA DEL RIVERO, FREDERIK VAN SIMAEY, ERICH WEISS HANS & FRITZ CONTEMPORARY is pleased to present THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL. Inspired by the H.C. Andersen’s short story from 1848, the winter group exhibition lights up the matches to warm ourselves and in their glow, imagine…

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Aïda Andrés Rodrigálvarez. Cossos infralleus

30 November 2017 - 11 February 2018
Fundació Arranz-Bravo Hospitalet, Josep Tarradellas i Joan, 44, 08901 L'Hospitalet De Llobregat España + Google Map

Collaborators: Mónica Planas, Alejandro Palacín and Frederic Montornés Exhibition November 30, 2017 _ February 11, 2018 Aida Andrés Rodrigálvarez (Barcelona, ​​1985) is the latest winner of the Arranz-Bravo 2016 Visual Arts Prize. The jury, which was formed by the artists Bernat Daviu, Eduard Arranz-Bravo, Miquel Gelabert, and the critic Albert Mercadé, they will reward the artist for the coherence, forcefulness and unity of their latest projects, focused on the open and sensitive work of capturing light through engraving, paper or…

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Joan Ponç – Joan Brossa

30 November 2017 - 3 February 2018
Galería Joan Prats, Balmes, 54 08007 Barcelona  España + Google Map

We are pleased to present the exhibition dedicated to Joan Ponç and Joan Brossa, which we inaugurate next Thursday, November 30, and where we will show works by two of the most significant artists in the recovery of avant-garde art in our country after the civil war, united for a creative and personal affinity from the late 40s to the early 50s and also linked to the history of the Joan Prats Gallery, where they would exhibit on several occasions.…

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December 2017
Free

From the line to the movement

14 December 2017 - 4 March 2018
Blueproject Foundation, Princesa 57, 08003 Barcelona España + Google Map

The Blueproject Foundation presents the exhibition "From the line to the movement - Inventing things to do while walking" by Jorge Méndez Blake (Mexico, 1974) and Mateo López (Colombia, 1978), curated by Claudia Segura. The exhibition can be seen in the Sala Project from December 14, 2017 to March 4, 2018.

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Jordi Bernadó & Quimet Sabaté. The Spirit of Imagination

14 December 2017 - 3 February 2018
Galería Senda, Trafalgar, 32 08008, Barcelona España + Google Map

A The Spirit of Imagination, ens trobem davant la història de camins creuats entre Jordi Bernadó i Quimet Sabaté a partir d'una trobada casual. L'ambigüitat, la paradoxa i la distorsió de Jordi Bernadó es combinen amb les ficcions superposades per Quimet Sabaté i donen com resultat un joc de miralls que aprofundeix en el concepte de representació com a simulacre i qüestiona els limitis de l'autoria i dels drets de l'ús de la imatge.

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Colectivo GóticSur – Estrábica Armonía

14 December 2017 - 20 January 2018
Tat Art Barcelona, Mèxic, 19 08004 Barcelona España + Google Map

The pictorial group GóticSur, formed by Manolo García and Montse Clausells, will present their recent collection "Estrábica armonía" at the Tat Art Gallery in Barcelona next December.

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Alex Reynolds – This door, this window

15 December 2017 - 16 February 2018
Galería Estrany de la Mota, Passatge de Mercader, 18 08008 Barcelona  + Google Map

Galeria Estrany-de la Mota is pleased to present the first solo exhibition at the gallery by Alex Reynolds (Bilbao, 1978).

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Pieter Vermeersch

15 December 2017 - 24 February 2018
ProjecteSD, Passatge Mercader, 8, 08008 Barcelona + Google Map

Since his first exhibition at ProjecteSD in 2005 Vermeersch's work has evolved through a solid, unwavering and concentrated artistic vision. Light and color, time and space and the intersection of these intangible elements are the notions that the artist has been exploring since the beginning of his career at the end of the 90s. An artistic search that continues, flowing and expanding through experimentation in new materials. The mural works of Vermeersch continue to grow and develop, enveloping and subverting…

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January 2018
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The First Time

10 January - 20 February
Galeria Dupressoir, Sant Pere Mes Alt, 42, 08003 Barcelona España + Google Map

Collective exhibition "First time" from 16/12/2017 to 02/20/2018 Inauguration: Saturday 16/12/17 - 14h. The ten artists gathered by the gallery have in common the fact of being working in France, and of exposing their work in Barcelona for the first time. - Atelier Montmartre - Kris Seraphin Lange - Nathalie Salé - Pantxika Saint Martin - Pascaline Rey - Paule Fattaccioli - Thibault Jeanson - Valéa Djinn - Véronique Lafont - Vincent Bousserez - It is the birth of a…

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Totem – Hamilton Becerra & Claire James Dupain

11 January - 4 February
Galeria Artevistas, Passatge del Crédit, 4, 08002 Barcelona, España + Google Map

Inauguration Totem exhibition by Hamilton Becerra and Claire James Dupain

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Material Sensible, Blanca Casas

11 January - 10 March
RocioSantaCruzArt, Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes 627, 08010 Barcelona España + Google Map

See you on Thursday at 7pm at the opening of the exhibition "Material Sensible" by Blanca Casas Brullet. From the beginning, the work of Blanca Casas Brullet (Mataró, 1973) has been nourished by images inscribed in the everyday language, the polysemy and the poetic load that hides in the interstices and in the passage from one language to another. The rhetorical figures and the images of the language we invoke to give an account of the world permeate the artist's…

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Mon corps, mon esprit – Àngels Ribé

13 January - 9 March
Ana Mas Projects, Isaac Peral, 7 08902 L'Hospitalet de Llobregat España + Google Map

Ana Mas Projects presents at its Barcelona headquarters Mon corps, mon esprit, an exhibition by the Catalan conceptual artist Àngels Ribé. The show is made up of a set of pieces that includes a dialogue between his most recent work and his work made between the 1970s and 1980s. The work of Àngels Ribé (Barcelona, ​​1943) is framed within the international panorama as an essential part for the understanding of conceptual art. In this sense, she is considered a pioneer,…

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Fer Pietra

18 January - 3 February
Galeria ESPAI B, Torrent de l'Olla, 158, 08012 Barcelona España + Google Map

Fer Pietra (Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1984) creates through paper and with a very personal technique between drawing and sgraffito, hybrid bodies between animals and humans with a very careful work and a clear mastery of chiaroscuro and volumes. It seems that time stops in the scenes that Pietra constructs, as in a showcase where animals want to blend in with their human models, from a critical and burlesque point of view, with the construction of a monstrous anthropology loaded with…

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Giuliana Racco: Languages_In_Danger/ous_Languages

19 January - 26 January
Homesessions, Creu dels Molers, 15 local, 08004 Barcelona España + Google Map

GIULIANA RACCO Languages_In_Danger/ous_Languages Within the framework of the Homesession Invited program Opening: Friday, January 19 at 7:00 p.m.   Languages_In_Danger/ous_Languages is part of a body of work that looks at integration policies via language instruction and the relationship between identity and collective consciousness in three critical contexts. At Homesession, Giuliana Racco presents a sample of works focused on Barcelona, but not only, materialized as photographs, drawings, video and prints collectively developed through workshops, transforming the space into a place for…

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PAUL DAVIES – iPad paintings

25 January - 24 February
Olivart Art Gallery, Banys Vells, 6, 08003 Barcelona España + Google Map

Inauguration of the expo PAUL DAVIES Yorkshire - Barceloneta 1438km Recent work with iPad technique I will expose my last works made with iPad. After seeing the monographic exhibition by David Hockney at the Tate Gallery in London, I was very impressed with his iPad paintings at the end of the exhibition, and he inspired me to develop this technique in my own work. In the exhibition there will be an audio-visual presentation of my paintings, and prints of limited…

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Group Show

25 January - 10 March
Victor Lope Arte Contemporáneo, Aribau, 75 08036 Barcelona España + Google Map

This time, the gallery will present a selection of pieces that meet very different ways of facing the creative process, with an infinite variety of techniques and formats. Artists of different generations and backgrounds that show us some of their most recent works.

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Electric and distant | OlorVISUAL Collection

25 January - 6 May
Tecla Sala, Avinguda Josep Tarradellas, 44 08901 L'Hospitalet de Llobregat España + Google Map

"Electric and distant" is an expression of the perfumer Ernesto Ventós to evoke an odor linked to one of the works that make up olorVISUAL collection. The particularity of the collection lies in the relationship of the visual and olfactory senses. "Electric and distant" is also the title of this exhibition that, with a selection of 87 works by some of the most prominent national and international contemporary photographers, wants to relate the photographic language and perception, through the eyes…

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64 + 1 Painted by Daniel Yacubovich

26 January - 3 February
Espronceda, Espronceda, 326, Barcelona España + Google Map

A real action and a poetic projection, are articulated during the time of a dinner in which the artist with the guests, subvert their perspectives as subjects in a balance, that of an action of material, spiritual and creative consumption. Participants eat, touch and drink, interacting as models, spectators, actors who can stage with their own body, with other participants and with the objects on the table, the painting, ephemeral still life, which before them is projected in movement on…

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