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Many of the museums and art foundations in Barcelona are private, even though they have institutional support. There are several collections of private collectors who are exhibited in memorable modernist buildings of the city, while foundations linked to large companies tend to stand out with their temporary exhibitions of high quality.

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May 2017

Ocupar-Habitar

20 May - 15 December
Museo Can Framis, C/ Roc Boronat, 116-126. 08018 Barcelona  España + Google Map

Inauguration of the installation "Ocupar-Habitar" project of the students of the Master of Photography and Design of ELISAVA. The project investigates the eternal and unstable narrative between photography and painting, as well as its relations of power and those established between established artists and emerging artists. In this installation, the pictorial collection and architecture of the Can Framis Museum become the main source of inspiration and platform for the creative work of the students of the Master of Photography and…

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September 2017
€10

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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€10

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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€7

The possibility of an island

22 September 2017 - 11 September 2018
Fundación Joan Miró, Parc de Montjuïc s/n 08038 Barcelona  + Google Map

The cycle of expositions The possibility of an island explores some of the symbolic and sociocultural meanings that the islands, paradigmatic spaces of our collective imagination, have had through the ages, with the intention of activating questions and reflections regarding these meanings that Are relevant to our contemporaneity.

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€4

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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Marc Badia y Jan Monclús Let me die alone but please film it

28 September - 26 November
Fundació Arranz-Bravo Hospitalet, Josep Tarradellas i Joan, 44, 08901 L'Hospitalet De Llobregat España + Google Map

Curated by Jordi Antas Marc Badia (Barcelona, ​​1984) and Jan Monclús (Lleida, 1987) present, together and in a cross-dialogue, the Arranz Bravo Foundation within the Gallery program Weekend of Barcelona 2017. The exhibition explores the similarities between the success-failure binomial and the concept of absurdity or "doing in spite of everything". A combination that allows us to understand and approach certain dysfunctional interests shared by the two artists such as error, decision, joke or absurd challenge. It is a crisis…

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October 2017
€5

#ClásicosDesollados – Jordi Díaz Alamà

9 October 2017 - 21 January 2018
Museo Can Framis, C/ Roc Boronat, 116-126. 08018 Barcelona  España + Google Map

Inauguration at 7.30 pm. Jordi Díaz-Alamà (Granollers, 1986), winner of the Fundació Vila Casas 2016 Painting Prize, is holding a solo exhibition in the A0 gallery at the Can Framis Museum. The artist reinterprets the history of painting, plumbing the depths of what has been already painted to salvage elements he then reconstructs as homages to their originators.  Renovation of the classics, virtuosity and a preoccupation with the quality of the pictorial information present in his work are central themes…

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€5

Joan-Artur Roura i Comas. The world of private collecting.

9 October 2017 - 21 January 2018
Museo Can Framis, C/ Roc Boronat, 116-126. 08018 Barcelona  España + Google Map

The main objectives of this initiative are to make known the particularities of some of the private collections of our country, to discover the personality of its craftsmen and to emphasize the role they occupy in contemporary society.

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€10

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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€10

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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Hell according to Rodin

11 October 2017 - 21 January 2018
Fundación Mapfre, Diputació, 250, 08007 Barcelona España + Google Map

Exhibition in Barcelona. Sala Foundation MAPFRE Casa Garriga Nogués 11/11/2017 to 21/01/2018 Explore the creation of an icon of the art of the end of the century, The Gate of Hell by Auguste Rodin is our proposal in Barcelona from October 11 of this year to January 21, 2018. This exhibition brings together a hundred sculptures and some thirty drawings , which have rarely been exhibited, as well as several models and models that allow to follow the creative process…

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€7

Susan Meiselas. Mediations

11 October 2017 - 14 January 2018
Fundación Antoni Tàpies, Aragó, 255 08007 Barcelona  + Google Map

Susan Meiselas reconsiders her photographic style to show that each conflict demands a different device and appears as a photographer able to transit through time and conflict scales ranging from the personal to a geopolitical dimension. Curators: Carles Guerra and Pia Viewing Inauguration: October 10, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. Free entrance. | Opening lecture: On the occasion of the inauguration, the conference Learning to look will be given by Eduardo Cadava, a professor at Princeton University and author of the…

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€12

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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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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€7

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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€10

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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€7

Joaquim Gomis. Photographic selection

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

Joaquim Gomis Serdañons (Barcelona, 1902-1991) was an entrepreneur, photographer, artistic promoter and the first president of the Fundació Joan Miró. For more than five decades, he developed an extensive photographic production that was linked to the most advanced artistic positions of his time.

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November 2017

Festival Drap-Art´17 Barcelona

3 November - 26 November
Museu Marítim, Avda. de les Drassanes, 08001 Barcelona España + Google Map

At present there is 100 times more garbage in the sea than half a century ago. And the prospects for the future are not optimistic. The prediction is that in the year 2050 the oceans will contain more plastics than fish. The Drap-Art’17 Festival reflects on the potential of art as a tool, both of action and of transformation, concerning environmental problems. The exhibition treats ecological, political and social problems through the eyes of artists of various nationalities, with the…

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€10

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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Free

“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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€7

Joan Miró and the nativity scene figurines

21 November 2017 - 7 January 2018
Fundación Joan Miró, Parc de Montjuïc s/n 08038 Barcelona  Spain + Google Map

Josep Mañà proposes the assembly of a homemade nativity scene made with traditional Catalan and Mallorcan figurines. This staging wants to make clear the admiration that Joan Miró felt for this iconography of popular art, which he collected and recreated in several of his paintings and sculptures.

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€3

Total Records. Vinyl and photography

22 November 2017 - 27 February 2018
Fundació Foto Colectania, Passeig Picasso, 14 08003 Barcelona España + Google Map

We present a photographic tour through the most iconic vinyl covers of the 20th century. Robert Frank and the Rolling Stones, Annie Leibovitz and Cindy Lauper, Helmut Newton and INXS, Herb Ritts and Madonna, Weegee and George Michael among others, lead the new exhibition that can be seen from November 22 to March 11 2018.

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€5

J. Puig i Cadafalch seen by Ramon Manent

23 November 2017 - 28 January 2018
Museu del Disseny, Plaça de les Glòries Catalanes, 37-38 08018 Barcelona España + Google Map

In Puig and Cadafalch commemorates the 150th anniversary of his birth and the centenary of access to the presidency of Catalonia from the government of the Commonwealth. The Museum of Design also joins this cultural and civic event with the present exhibition, in which the photographer Ramon Manent and Rodon (1948), specialized in art and mataroní image as Puig and Cadafalch himself, offers us his particular vision of the architect's work. The camera of Manent gives us to know some…

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December 2017
€5

Adolf Loos – Private Spaces

14 December 2017 - 28 February 2018
Museu del Disseny, Plaça de les Glòries Catalanes, 37-38 08018 Barcelona España + Google Map

The exhibition Adolf Loos. Private Spaces presents, for the first time in Spain, a vast display of the work of this outstanding figure in Viennese architecture, a pioneer in the debate between spaces in public and private life. The show highlights the aesthetic revolution led byLoos (1870-1933) when, in the Austrian capital at the turn of the twentieth century, he rebelled against the Viennese Secession, proposing economy in architectural construction and design, reviving the classical column and facing and the…

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The Concept of Dust – Conference-performance by Yvonne Rainer

19 December - 20 December
MACBA, Plaça dels Àngels, 1 08001 Barcelona  + Google Map

CONFERENCE-PERFORMANCE OF YVONNE RAINER Tuesday 19 December, 19 h Location: MACBA Auditorium DANCE Wednesday 20 December, 20 h Location: Teatre del CCCB The Concept of Dust: Continuous Project - Altered Annually [The concept of dust. (2014) is an ongoing work that interrelates formal dance with various texts dealing with aging and death, personal stories and material quoted from different sources, such as the ancient dynasties of the Middle East (Metropolitan Museum ), paleontological discoveries (New York Times) or literary quotations.…

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