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It can all be a little overwhelming, the city may not be huge but the culture, activities, events, eateries etc. is vast. So we have taken it upon ourselves to amalgamate our local 12 years experience in the city via our blog. Whether you are planning on coming over for the festivals, want to find out vegan eats or general insider information, we will keep you in the loop.
November screams out one thing for us and that is World Press Photo. If you visited last year you would have seen the ever-changing and dark times of society through evocative photojournalism and this year visitors can expect to be confronted with images that portray the current reality of the planet, from an emotional standpoint. The slogan that features in the campaign for the exhibition is “Face Reality”, couldn’t be more fitting.
If you aren’t scared of the dark and wouldn’t mind delving into some history, visit the cemetery of Poblenou on the 30th October for a historical walk through the first cemetery in the city and learn about the history of Barcelona from 1775 until the conclusion of the Exposition of the 1888 and the last years of the nineteenth century. Yes, it gets that deep!
Today, the discovery of Egyptian pharoah Tutankhamun’s tomb in the Valley of the Kings in 1922 continues to captivate many. Exhibition, Tutankhamun – history of a discovery at the Egyptian Museum of Barcelona takes us back to the actual discovery of Tutankhamun and the working methods that followed the find. In addition to this are references to the professionals involved such as Howard Carter and George Herbert, and 5th Earl of Carnarvon and the huge impact the whole event had on the media industry itself.
Dance cinema may not be for everyone, but Cine de Danza presents an incredible case as to why you should attend. We aren’t talking about musicals, we are divulging into the underground and elaborate expression of dance as an art form juxtaposed with cinematic technic to bring something exciting to the screen and a whole new narrative.
Travelling exhibition ‘Metal Skin: Street Sculpture (Piel de Metal, arte calle)’ is unlike many others that you may have seen. A culmination of five years of work by Spanish artist Julio Nieto, you will find some of the most elaborate sculptures all made from none other than, metal.
The hazy sun is out in full glory and it seems that indoor cinema in such extreme temperatures is all to testing. Good thing that Barcelona has taken this into their own hands with a variety of outdoor venues throughout the cinema to watch local and international films. Depending on the location, it can be a romantic experience or a simple and nice thing to do with a group of friends. Find some of the events listed below.
Art in Barcelona is thriving, home to some of the greatest artists, painters and architects it is exciting to consider the a collaboration of collections from Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona (MACBA) and the Fundación la Caixa.
We recently visited Chema Madoz’s temporary photographic exhibition “Ars Combinatoria” on the main floor of Gaudi’s ever impressive La Pedrera. It is of course a great excuse to see the rest of the works and marvels hosted in the very same building.
CaixaForum presents a wonderful exhibition that encourages one to evaluate the uncertainty that many undergo in life in general. Whether it is inequality, pressure of conformity amongst other things, they are things that many can identify with. The exhibition is centered around a space and rather spread out, perhaps representing the concept of freedom and loos at the pivotal role art can play during this state of affairs. Anish Kapoor’s pregnant wall, a very modernist structure, is a manipulation of a simple form within a space. You have to be standing at a profile to really see the form of the bump that is part of the white gallery wall itself.
If you like photography you will definitely appreciate this fine selection of winning photographs from the last 20 editions of LUX prizes (acclaimed reference for professional photography). Located and jointly organised by Palau Robert and the Association of Professional Photographers of Spain – the project went ahead with the view to capture strength and development during social and economical change. The exhibition is segmented into eleven sections presenting different categories of photographs.