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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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October 2017
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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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Politizaciones del malestar – Procesos creativos y experiencias compartidas

18 October - 28 November
Arts Santa Mónica, La Rambla, 7, 08002 Barcelona España + Google Map

Politizaciones del malestar surge de la voluntad de profundizar en otras maneras de gestionar el malestar desde los procesos creativos, configurando un itinerario articulado por varias experiencias artísticas que perfilan el malestar a partir de su dimensión política, colectiva, devolviendo a la sociedad lo que esta invisibiliza. En la sociedad actual, el malestar se trata, principalmente, desde la psiquiatría y la psicología conductista, que aumentan la medicalización de las desazones y propician una gestión pasiva. Ante esta progresiva alienación, que…

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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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Free

Mohammed Abd Alwasi: The Memory of Hunger

4 November - 25 November
Cordova – Barcelona, Portugalete, 15, 08014 Barcelona España + Google Map

"I’m living with the daily death in Iraq. I am referring to these massacres, Sectarian killings, migration, forced displacement, death by suicide bombs, and the killing by identity. I think that, art is not only about producing beauty, but it’s wider." -Mohammed Abd Alwasi Comprised of twelve photographs this show skims the surface of Mohammed Abd Alwasi’s general practice and focuses tightly on images he made of his sculptures or assemblaged objects. Working most commonly in performance Abd Alwasi usually…

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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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Susan Meiseles at La Bonne

14 November 2017 - 13 January 2018
Espai Francesca Bonnemaison, Sant Pere Més, Baix 7, 08003 Barcelona España + Google Map

Exhibition of 'Archives of Abuse' and 'A Room of Their Own'. Inauguration of the exhibition of photographs in the Sala Bentrobades November 14 at 7 p.m. "Possible ethics of the representation of sexist violence". Encounter of Susan Meiselas with TAMAIA Live without violence and Magical Dragon. There will be simultaneous translation. November 14 at 7:30 p.m. From two photographic series of Meiselas, Archives of Abuse (Archives of abuse, 1991-1992) and A Room of Their Own (2017), La Bonne and the…

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Encantados – Ricardo Teles

20 November - 30 December
Casa Golferichs, Gran Via, 491, 08015 Barcelona España + Google Map

On the 20th of November the exhibition "Encantados", with photographs by the Brazilian photographer Ricardo Teles (Ricardo Teles Fotografia), opens in the Golferichs House, in collaboration with F. Català-Roca, photography space. The exhibition will show photographs of the essay that the photographer dedicated to the diversity of Afro-Brazilian culture. The inauguration of the exhibition coincides with the National Day of Zumbi and Black Consciousness in Brazil and, to celebrate, we invite everyone to the conference "The African presence in Brazilian…

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Tot en doina

21 November - 25 November
CC Convent Sant Augustí, Comerç 36, 08003 Barcelona España + Google Map

Tot en doina is a collaborative project of transmission, printing and modification of images. Nowadays, digital technology has gained space in the day to day of people, to the point that it is talking about a technological sovereignty by which it seems that technology is in charge of our actions and thoughts. That is why we invite you to leave your opinion on the predominance of technology in your life here: http://totendoina.eu/

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Free

The Triangles: chronicle of a cooperative

23 November - 22 December
La Casa Elizalde, València, 302, 08009 Barcelona España + Google Map

We present the winning project of the 5th Convocation of Visual Arts, an exhibition that narrates the process of neighborhood struggle for the dignification of the Diagonal Mar neighborhood since the beginning of its creation. From three blocks of buildings of the 70 ', built by workers from the adjacent factories, three triangular squares are formed that define an urbanization that will live the economic, demographic and urban changes of the city of Barcelona. The project is materialized in an…

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Umberto Ciceri – Universal Declaration of Human Fights (1st Act)

24 November - 25 November
L&B Contemporary Art Gallery, Àlaba, 58, 08005 Barcelona España + Google Map

UMBERTO CICERI UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN FIGHTS (First Act) November 24, 2017 Included in the POBLENOU OPEN NIGHT program: 7:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. L & B contemporary art: C / Álaba 58, 08005 Barcelona M I Bogatell It will have the presence of the artist. L&B contemporary art gallery from Barcelona presents Umberto Ciceri’s video installation Universal Declaration of human Fights; the first act of a wide project called HUMAN: Fights, Rights, Lights which analyses human rights and questions…

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