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In Barcelona there are many artists and groups that work with a social approach, dealing with their art of putting on the table and discussing the social unrest that exists in the city. Social art can take forms from the activism that uses art to get its message to initiatives that promote the cohesion of a neighborhood.

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February 2017
4€

Ventanas al mundo

1 February - 3 September
CaixaForum, Av. Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia, 6-8 08038 Barcelona España + Google Map

This CaixaForum space brings the visitor closer to the reality of African, Asian and Latin American countries through a series of short films starring people living in adverse circumstances and who, despite this, struggle to move forward. New schedules every month. Look out for windows to the world! See the schedule of each center (section: Schedules and locations) +info

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April 2017
10€

Forensic Architecture – Towards an Investigative Aesthetics

28 April - 15 October
MACBA, Plaça dels Àngels, 1 08001 Barcelona  Spain + Google Map

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…

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May 2017
10€

Collection MACBA. Martha Rosler: God Bless America!

18 May - 15 October
MACBA, Plaça dels Àngels, 1 08001 Barcelona  Spain + Google Map

A pioneer in the use of video as a tool for social and political analysis in the 1970s, Martha Rosler (New York, 1943) continues to challenge Western ways of life. For almost fifty years of artistic practice and with a recognized international trajectory, his proposals provide a critical look at the myths and realities of contemporary culture. Rosler incorporates his literary training and his interest in textuality to a visual work that updates the direct language of pop art along…

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June 2017
Free

Everyday Struggle by MamaWolfe

8 June - 31 August
CAGE, Carrer d'En Cortines 23, 08003 Barcelona España + Google Map

Join us for the opening of an exciting new art exhibition. Mama Wolfe Mexican Artist will be opening her exhibition at CAGE | Contemporary Art Gallery Exhibitions.

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7€

Allan Sekula. Collective Sisyphus

14 June - 25 September
Fundación Antoni Tàpies, Aragó, 255 08007 Barcelona  + Google Map

The artist’s first individual exhibition in Spain. The Fundació will show the work in which Sekula observes and analyses the impact of maritime economy on the incipient globalisation of the 1990s, as well as the new moral premises imposed by neoliberalism.

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July 2017
Free

155. The ballad of Simón – Gonzalo Elvira

8 July - 8 October
La Virreina, La Rambla, 99 08002 Barcelona España + Google Map

Curator: Valentín Roma Opening: Friday 7 July, 7:00 p.m. This exhibition reconstructs, through drawings, cartographies and documentary materials, the biography of Simon Radowitzky. Radowitzky was an Ukrainian-Argentinean anarchist who, after the brutal police repression that took place during the Red Week of Buenos Aires, in 1909, attacked the responsible police chief, Ramón Lorenzo Falcón, for which he was condemned to perpetuity in The Criminal Law of Ushuaia. The projects of Gonzalo Elvira (Patagonia, 1971) investigate collective moments that compose, so…

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Free

My people, my landscapes – Joan Guerrero

13 July - 23 September
Centre Cívic Can Basté, Fabra i Puig, 274, 08031 Barcelona España + Google Map

From July 13 to September 23, 2017 ROOM CAVA Conference: Thursday 13 July at 6.30 pm (Registration: www.fujifilm.es/eventos) Opening: Thursday, July 13 at 8:30 p.m. With "My people, my landscapes", Joan Guerrero returns to show us the transformation of his environment and the social change of the last years. A melting pot of cultures that coexist, mix and play on the banks of the river Besós, in the neighborhoods of Santa Coloma, already begun along with their children the long…

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Free

Walter Benjamin’s suitcases. Migratory devices

20 July - 24 September
Arts Santa Mónica, La Rambla, 7, 08002 Barcelona España + Google Map

The exhibition The suitcases of Walter Benjamin is installed at Arts Santa Mónica. Migrant devices, a traveling project that has already passed through Casa de Velázquez in Madrid and in Portbou. The exhibition comes from a collaborative project between different schools of fine arts: the Weißensee Kunsthochschule in Berlin (Visuelle Kommunikation. Digitale Medien), the École des Beaux-Arts in Bordeaux, the Llotja School of Arts and Design in Barcelona and the House of Velázquez from Madrid. Resident students and artists have…

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September 2017
Free

Kepa Garraza and Frank Plant

7 September - 23 September
Victor Lope Arte Contemporáneo, Aribau, 75 08036 Barcelona España + Google Map

The art gallery Víctor Lope Arte Contemporáneo is glad to announce the opening of two exhibitions the next 7th of September at 7 pm: “Power” by Patrik Grijalvo and “Everything is Bent” by Frank Plant. The event will be attended by both artists. ¡You are all invited!

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Free

POBLENOU DES DE EL AIRE Exhibition for the Major Festival of Poblenou

8 September - 5 October
Centre Cívic Can Felipa, c/ Pallars 277, Barcelona España + Google Map

On Saturday, July 15, he made 10 years of Installation of the first node of Guifi.Net, specifically in the Production Center And Visual Arts Research: Hangar, located in the Can Ricart factory. On the occasion of this date, we propose a Exhibition about the project of Citizen Network of Telecommunications, Open, Free and Neutral in Poblenou; Using as a thread one Collection of panoramic photographs of large format of the neighborhood since The natural environment of Poblenou Sin Fils, but…

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