Category Archives: exhibitions

He looked at the Miró Foundation

From London comes to the Miro Foundation in Barcelona's Joan Miró exhibition: The Ladder of Escape organized by the Tate Modern in London and the Miro Foundation in Barcelona and will be open until the 18 March, after the exhibition will travel to Washington from May will be displayed in the National Gallery of Art. The retrospective includes works from public and private collections worldwide.

This is another opportunity to immerse themselves in the world power Miró and decipher their particular language. The exhibition title refers to an everyday object that appears in many of his paintings: the ladder. For the ladder symbolizes Miró tool to evade reality around him and maybe that is the door that opens the world of surrealism, the world of dreams.

The exhibition is a complete review of the work of Miró that highlights its commitment to the time in which he lived, their place of origin and how they influenced his work events as World War, Spanish Civil War, World War and Francoism.

Learn more: Fundació Miró


Javier Mariscal in Barcelona

Until 30 January 2011 we see in La Pedrera in Barcelona (Passeig de Gràcia, 92) the retrospective exhibition of Javier Mariscal.

Born in Valencia in 1950, moves to Barcelona 1970 which begins as underground cartoonist, draws in several publications and performs illustration and graphic design. From his speech at 1979 as a multidisciplinary designer duplex Valencia bar popularity soars.

Creator of famous images as COBI mascot of the Olympic Games of Barcelona 1992, his works reflect innocence and tenderness, but hidden irony and provocation, something that connects both the smallest and also with adult audiences.

His great production makes it impossible for her works can be seen in a single exposure. This sample resume his career during 40 years of hard work.

Miquel BARCELÓ in Barcelona

During this summer we can enjoy two exhibitions the artist Miquel Barceló (Felanix 1957) Barcelona. The two exhibitions are a tour of the artist's work.

In the Santa Monica Arts Centre presents the initial work and painter unknown, one which goes from the year 1973 until 1982 that participated in the Documenta in Kassel which meant his consecration as international painter. The exhibition can be visited until 26 September.

The other exhibition takes place at CaixaForum, coming from Madrid and Barcelona can be seen to 9 January 2011. Here the works exhibited are those between 1983 until 2009 with their participation in the Venice Biennale.

In the two exposures observed recurrence of the themes of his paintings, using different art techniques throughout his career and even his most savage and primitive. And to show the video “Pasodoble”, also screened at Caixa Forum.


The Sorolla Spain and Catalonia Mir

Joaquin Sorolla y Joaquín Mir. Contemporaries, straddling the nineteenth and twentieth, International Sorolla, Mir local. Are going to be neighbors for unos months in Barcelona, specifically in Montjuïc. Sorolla in the MNAC and Mir at CaixaForum.

After traveling for half Spain arrives in the city of Barcelona the Sorolla exhibition The Vision of Spain. For the first time in Spain you can admire the 14 Sorolla panels painted for the Hispanic Society of America in New York. A large-scale custom and led him to travel the Spanish geography during 7 years old. Exposure just want to emphasize the mastery of Sorolla in solving white colors: never seen such range of whites together, all with subtle differences. After exposure Barcelona travels to Madrid and finally can be reviewed in Valencia.

The exhibition at CaixaForum Joaquín Mir is an anthology of his work and shows the path of the painter through the various stages that coincide with changes in residence: Barcelona, Majorca, Tarragona, the Vallés and Vilanova, where he resided until his death. The exhibition consists of 80 works and first shown to the public paintings from private collections. From Mir I would highlight the courage to translate the color, looking games of contrasts and obsession to find his own language, detached from European trends In advance to the vanguards of the early twentieth century.

More information on MNAC and CaixaForum

Bodies Exhibition


Until 22 April can be seen at the Maritime Museum of Barcelona exposure “Bodies”. In Madrid from 2 February until 30 April, in the old cinema Carlos III, calle Goya nº5.

The sample uses the pull controversial the provocative artist Gunther von Hagens had with his exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery in London, using the same material, or actual bodies of men and women, it is said that his body donated for research, and that after several conservation processes are obtained very good results for display to an audience not used to seeing all these internals.

With a very colloquial language, simple, brief and without using jargon goes explaining and showing how our own body. It is an exhibition with an informative, didactic, open to the public and all ages, well advised and with no intention of provoking the visitor. The bottom line is to get the street cameras medical schools. Too bad the Gothic architecture of the room is completely canceled.

Understand and accept the criticism of the use of the human body to certain practices, but treated with dignity and respect and have a pedagogical function that is very positive, I think there is no cause for alarm. In the seventeenth century Rembrandt did the same painting a “Anatomy Lesson”.

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Expo in Torre Agbar

Until 31 January can be visited at the Torre Agbar an exhibition on water use: “The paths of water”. It's a good excuse to visit the tower. The exhibition is small but well-staged, so only visit the lobby, but it is enough to realize the tower as inside.

A small detail: how they may have cities that have a near water consumption 500 liters / person / day for Moscow, New York over 500 or Beijing with 666… And in Barcelona spend 116 liters / person / day, and yet we have to save water…!

The structure of the tower is very simple. Is formed by two cylinders, one large and one small inside, are exactly the circular, oval-shaped. Between the two cylinders, there is no column, meaning that the interior is completely open, allowing great mobility.

Small cylinder containing therein the elevators, stairs, toilets and service areas. Among the small and large extends the work area. And the large cylinder forms the outer façade, that is finished with a skin-based glass sheets, object giving that effect fluid.

The most spectacular of the tower is lit up at night. No guns projecting light on it, but already contains within its glass skin all colored lights.

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Exhibit Hours: Monday to Saturday, of 10:00 a 19:00. Sundays, of 10:00 a 14:30