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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.

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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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October 2017
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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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November 2017
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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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January 2018

Alvin Lucier: No Ideas But In Things – Sampler Series

19 January
MACBA, Plaça dels Àngels, 1 08001 Barcelona  + Google Map

American composer and sound artist Alvin Lucier is one of the leading authors in the fields of experimental music and sound creation. Co-founder of the Sonic Arts Union along with Robert Ashley, David Behrman and Gordon Mumma, Lucier's work has been programmed and exhibited in concert halls and art centers around the world, and has collaborated with artists such as John Ashbery, Robert Wilson or Sol LeWitt. The documentary No Ideas But In Things, by Viola Rusche and Hauke Harder,…

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Talking Galleries Barcelona Symposium 2018

22 January - 23 January
MACBA, Plaça dels Àngels, 1 08001 Barcelona  + Google Map

A two-day Programme of Debates & Professional Networking Be and early bird and book you seat in advance The #TalkingGalleries Barcelona Symposium is back! On Jan 22-23, 2018 we will meet in Barcelona to discuss the hottest topics in the gallery sector. What is to happen: a two-day programme of debates and thought-provoking reflections on art gallery management which will gather international key figures to share experiences and collectively rethink forward-looking models. Gallerists, collectors, art writers, curators, artists, researchers, fair…

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