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A visitor contemplating works displayed at 'Episodis Crítics' (by M. Amengual)

13 November 2012 11:09 PM

Barcelona’s Contemporary Art Museum re-arranges its collection with a new exhibition

The new exhibition of the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art (MACBA), ‘Critical Episodes (1957-2011)’, shows the last decades’ deep and historical changes through art. This exhibition is the result of a new arrangement of the MACBA’s...
An image from last year's festival (by M!RA)

09 November 2012 11:28 PM

MiRA festival, Barcelona’s autumn meeting for electronic music and visual arts lovers

MiRA, the Music and Audiovisual Research Festival of Barcelona, merges electronic music and visual arts with artists such as Lone, Actress, Dan Tombs, Julien Mier, Hyetal, Actop, Gnomalab and the Desilence Studio. The MiRA festival has been...
Raimon portrayed by Antoni Bofill (by A. Bofill / Arts Santa Mònica)

06 November 2012 11:17 PM

Singer-songwriter Raimon celebrates his 50th anniversary on stage with a retrospective exhibition

Raimon is one of the most important artists in the Catalan language, and is part of the group of singer-songwriters of the ‘Nova Cançó’. Raimon’s protest songs became true popular anthems against Franco’s dictatorship, with titles such...
Trumpet player Paolo Fresu at Barcelona International Jazz Festival's opening concert (by P. Cortina)

31 October 2012 10:42 PM

Omar Sosa and Paolo Fresu kick off Barcelona’s International Jazz Festival

An intimate concert kicks off Barcelona’s month of jazz concerts, displaying some of the best local and international artists. The 44th ‘Festival Internacional de Jazz de Barcelona’ will run until the 30th of November. Pianist Omar Sosa and...
Saint Petersburg's Hermitage Museum, in the old Winter Palace (by A. Demianchuk / Reuters)

30 October 2012 11:45 PM

The Hermitage Museum to open centre in Barcelona

The Catalan Government has confirmed that a framework agreement has been reached with the project's promoters, with the green light from Barcelona’s City Council. However the final details are still pending negotiation. No public funds from...
The DHUB will move to the new centre in Glòries and will free the Marqués de Lió Gothic Palace for the new museum (O. Campuzano)

23 October 2012 09:44 PM

Barcelona will open the Museum of World Cultures in June 2014

A journey around the world through art. This is the aim of the new museum in Barcelona, the Museum of World Cultures, which will open its doors in June 2014 in two gothic palaces in front of the Picasso Museum. This new cultural offer in the...
The temporary exhibition 'Explode! The legacy of Jackson Pollock' reflects on the 'action painting' (by P. Francesch)

23 October 2012 01:31 AM

Pollock’s explosions stain Barcelona’s Joan Miró Foundation

The Fundació Joan Miró, located in the Catalan capital, unveils a temporary exhibition called “Explosion! The legacy of Jackson Pollock”, which shows the influence Pollock’s works had on later artists. The temporary exhibition is made up...
A caption from 'Holy Motors', the winner of the 2012 Sitges Film Festival (by Sitges Festival Internacional de Cinema Fantàstic)

15 October 2012 10:56 PM

Sitges Film Festival’s Best Movie Award goes to ‘Holy Motors’ by the French Director Leos Carax

The world’s most important international film festival specialising in fantasy and horror films ended its 45th event in the Catalan coastal town of Sitges. Leos Carax wins the Best Director award. ‘Chained’, by Jennifer Lynch, receives the...
The fake Spanish royal family presenting the musical play in Barcelona (by M. Amengual)

05 October 2012 03:47 PM

A satirical musical in Barcelona portrays the Spanish royal family

Based on a popular political satirical TV show of the Catalan Public Television Broadcaster, the veteran musical theatre company Dagoll Dagom presents ‘La Família Irreal’ (The Unroyal/Unreal Family). “It is a satire, a parody and a big joke...
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