CaixaForum's new program: Feminine power, Spanish cinema icon, world's biggest dinosaur
Cultural center announces 34 exhibitions for 2023-24 including 10 seen for the first time
The La Caixa Foundation has presented its new program of exhibitions and activities that will tour its exhibition centers over the next year.
A total of 34 different exhibitions will feature, including ten brand new productions.
The La Caixa Foundation has six cultural centers in Catalonia: CaixaForum Barcelona, CaixaForum Macaya which is also located in Barcelona, CosmoCaixa which is also in the Catalan capital, CaixaForum Lleida, CaixaForum Girona, and CaixaForum Tarragona.
Among the highlights of the upcoming program are a display featuring a replica of the largest dinosaur discovered in the world, a new exhibition dedicated to the most intimate legacy of filmmaker Luis García Berlanga, an exploration of the relationship between music and mathematics, and an exhibition produced in collaboration with the British Museum on the representation of feminine power across diverse cultures and periods.
Among the 11 proposals that can be seen at CaixaForum Barcelona are also 'The tree you don't know yet', 'Top secret. Cinema and espionage', 'Horizon and limit. Visions of the landscape.'
The season will be opened in the capital with 'Art and Nature. A century of biomorphism', a new collaboration with the Pompidou Center in Paris which will cover 100 years of dialogue between art and nature. The exhibition promises to be a fruitful journey from surrealism to the present day, with Jean Arp, Kandinski, Paul Klee, Jeremy Deller, and Neri Oxman.
'Dinosaurs of Patagonia' will give visitors the chance to discover a region of the world that boasts some of the most ancient paleontological remains of these animals.
They will be able to walk beneath a striking replica of the largest known dinosaur, the Patagotitan mayorum, while taking a journey that shows the evolution of different species, their anatomy, eating habits and habitat. The exhibition will be open from October this year until June 2024 in the CosmoCaixa Science Museum.
The exhibition 'Revered and feared: Feminine power in Art and Belief' will use works from the British Museum to take visitors on a journey through 5,000 years of spiritual beliefs around women and femininity with ancestral and contemporary pieces. It will be open in CaixaForum Barcelona from February to June next year.
'Interior Berlanga' offers an intimate, comprehensive portrait of the filmmaker Luis García Berlanga: from stereotypes to reality, from the most publicised to the unknown.
Conceived in the style of his films, as a sequence shot with a narrative thread, the exhibition will reveal previously unknown and moving stories about the life and work of Berlanga, one of the most international Spanish filmmakers and the author of a humorous, critical account of Spain in the second half of the 20th century. It will arrive at CaixaForum Barcelona in July 2024.
Among the in-house productions at the CosmoCaixa Science Museum, 'Music and Mathematics: a sound journey from Chaos to Cosmos' will explore the relationship between these two disciplines, which share abstraction, complexity and precision, as well as the need for extensive practice and creativity to work within them.
The exhibition, which is eminently interactive, will enable visitors to discover the bonds that link both disciplines beyond these skills, and opens in July 2024.