The MACBA – Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona has one of the most important collections of contemporary art in southern Europe. The Museum starts with a focus on the Catalan conceptual art, but covers all the artistic expressions of the past decades. Their temporary exhibitions regularly bring international artists to the attention of Barcelona public. The program of activities accompanying the exhibitions is excellent and opens participants a variety possibilities to get involved, learn about and approach artistic practices today.
A museum’s collection is not only one of its areas of work, but something by which it defines its traits and characteristics and which gives the museum its unique personality. The collection, which should be closely linked to the exhibitions and public programmes of the institution, is constructed as a network, sensitively questioning the inflexions of the world to which it belongs. There are multiple discourses included in the MACBA Collection. The Collection has been articulated as it grew, and…Find out more »
In recent years the little-known research group Forensic Architecture began using novel research methods to undertake a series of investigations into human rights abuses. While providing crucial evidence for international courts and working with a wide range of activist groups, NGOs, Amnesty International and the UN, Forensic Architecture has not only shed new light on human rights violations and state crimes across the globe, it has also given rise to a new form of investigative practice, to which it has…Find out more »
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…Find out more »