Les Arenes is displaying a selection of works based on drap-art, an artistic trend that aims to raise awareness of the problems created by waste production. The exhibition coincides with International Recycling Day, on May 17, and World Environment Day on June 05.
The exhibition showcases more than 40 works of recycled art. An exhibition of selected works by International Creative Recycling Festival of Catalonia.
22 authors: Màrius Santamaría, Javier Mañá, Quim Rifà, Karol Bergeret, Jana Álvarez, Marc Roca, Eduard Palaus, Quim Falcó i Txell Tembleque, Toni Moranta, Joaquín Carrillo, Festa Fusta, Denada Barcelona, Imanol Ossa (ES), Francesca Genna (IT), Steven Forster, Sophia Daly Rossin (GB), Bill Miller (USA), Léo Piló (Br), Sol Courreges, Fabio De Minicis (Ar), Vittorio Villa (Chile), Josecarlos Flórez (Perú).
Centre Comercial Arenas de Barcelona | From 15/05/2013 to 15/06/2013
Gran Via Corts Catalanes, 373 | Free admission
Some twenty texts by the bullfighter José Delgado (alias Pedro Illo) and 26 aquatints by Pablo Picasso that illustrate the text. This is the work Bullfighting, brought together by the Fundació Suñol and on display until September.
The artist, fascinated by the world of bullfighting from a young age, produced these highly expressive works of art in 1959. In fact, bullfighting is a running theme in the work of the painter and sculptor.
Through this exhibition, the Fundació Suñol is paying homage to Picasso 40 years after his death.
Fundació Suñol | From 18/04/2013 to 07/09/2013
Passeig de Gràcia, 98 – Eixample
The CaixaForum is screening a series of short films, entitled “Finestres al món” (Windows on the World) about people from various countries going through highly adverse situations and yet facing up to reality with courage.
You will find anecdotes, stories and moments that show you the reality of these extreme situations. They revolve around people living in harsh circumstances and fighting to take their countries forward on the road to development.
Peeping through the windows to the world!
CaixaForum Centre Social i Cultural | From 24/01/2013 to 18/08/2013
Av Francesc Ferrer Guàrdia, 6 | Sants-Montjuïc
The exhibition features 26 snapshots taken by the photographer, painter and poet, one of the best-known artists in China today, whose works have ironically been banned from being exhibited in her own country. Liu Xia cries out in silence, pleading for freedom of expression, the main thrust of her works, which are now on display at Montjuïc Castle.
This travelling exhibition is of special importance given that, before it was launched in France in October 2011, its photographs could only be seen in private or on the internet.
And that is because the photographer, the wife of the activist Liu Xiaobo, has been under house arrest since 2010, the year in which her husband (a prisoner since 2009 and for eleven years, for having publicised a manifesto in favour of democratic transition in China) received the Nobel Peace Prize.
Xia’s work, in black and white, is clearly influenced by calligraphy. The exhibition features photos taken between 1996 and 1999 which show both national rebirth and repression in today’s China.
Gaping dolls that say nothing. These are the subjects of the photos making up the exhibition.
From 14/02/2013 to 24/03/2013
Castell de Montjuïc -> Ctra Montjuïc, 66 | Sants-Montjuïc
Les passionnés d’art n’ont plus d’excuses pour ne pas s’évader et profiter d’un week-end complet à Barcelone durant lequel ils pourront visiter quelques-uns des musées et des centres culturels les plus réputés au niveau international. L’U232 Hotel, qui appartient au réseau d’établissements que le groupe Núñez i Navarro possède à Barcelone, a créé l’Art Weekend Pack grâce auquel les visiteurs passeront d’inoubliables journées en compagnie des collections permanentes et temporaires que la ville accueille, tout en profitant des installations et services que cet établissement, plein de personnalité, leur propose.
L’Art Weekend Pack inclut l’entrée à sept des installations culturelles les plus reconnues et admirées de Barcelone. Peinture, sculpture, architecture, photographie… de l’art roman aux tendances les plus innovatrices en passant par le modernisme de Gaudí. À ce pack exclusif, spécialement conçu pour les passionnés d’art, s’ajoute un séjour de deux nuits à l’U232 Hotel, un cocktail de bienvenue au U232 Bar et un petit-déjeuner buffet complet.
L’U232 Hotel est l’endroit idéal pour les voyageurs désireux de profiter de leur escapade à Barcelone, grâce à son emplacement situé tout près des principales zones commerciales et des quartiers d’affaires de la ville tels que le Paseo de Gracia ou l’Avenida Diagonal. Cet hôtel offre une atmosphère sobre et chaleureuse, au style british très prononcé, pleine de réminiscences coloniales.
On Wednesdays in July and August, a whole host of cultural activities await you at the CaixaForum (old Casa Ramona factory). The venue will be hosting a varied programme which includes everything from participative shows to readings in the dark, jazz concerts and film screenings.
- Every Wednesday, from 4 July to 29 August | Installation “Pixels” from 21:15 pm
Digital cameras, computers, mobile phones … The pixels are already part of our life and, also, are the raw material of this interactive installation by Jonas Vorwerk and Yoren Schriever.
- Wednesday 04/07, at 20 and 22 h | Show “Body Memories“.
The dancer Cesc Gelabert has created a choreography with twenty-five children and twenty-five young people in which the audience participates.
- Wednesday 11/07 or 18/07, at 20 and 22h | “The Musical participatory”
A journey through the history of musical theater with leading figures in our house, a chorus composed of ordinary people and an orchestra.
With Oscar grounded (conductor), Xavier Casaño (stage direction), Mone (soprano) and Sergi Albert (tenor).
- Wednesday 25/07, at 20 and 22h | Concert “Ianizer & Lemethy”
The young Victor Chalk and the duo Jonathan and Ian Mostrom Lemethy have created a new musical style that now appear in our house the “new dance symphony“.
When -> Wednesdays 20h – 21:15h & 22h | Free admission.
CaixaForum -> Av Francesc Ferrer Guàrdia, 6 | Sants-Montjuïc
Can you imagine yourself surfing in Plaça de Catalunya? Or the Sagrada Família on Mar Bella beach? And how about the Torre Agbar moving to Parc Güell?
The artist Lluís Bussé has not only imagined but created amazing images of a fanciful Barcelona in a painstakingly prepared photographic work.
These snapshots of an imaginary cityscape can now be seen at an exhibition entitled Barcelona’s Multiverse on at the Palau Robert. The photos take their inspiration from the “multiverse” theory of the mathematician Hugh Everett, according to whom our universe is merely one of a host of other possible universes. Now you can discover another possible Barcelona.
“Barcelona’s multiverse” and associates Lluís Bussé fits images of well known sites and monuments, and invents a new city with scenarios that may exist in a parallel universe.
El Palau Robert | From 21/06/2012 to 10/09/2012 – Free admission
Address: Passeig de Gràcia, 107 | Eixample
About 200 of the items that were on board the Titanic as it sank, recreations of cabins and even explanations about their design and construction are now showing at the Maritime Museum.
Visitors will transport themselves back to the past, and discover at first hand what life was like on board this ship, thanks to the original items such as the complete passenger list and first-class dining crockery.
Just in time to commemorate the centenary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic ship, Titanic The Exhibition arrives at the Maritime Museum of Barcelona. The exhibition takes the visitor back in time and lets you know how fleeting life was on the ship, from its conception and construction to the present state of the remains of nearly 4 kilometers deep North Atlantic. The nearly 200 objects, its faithful recreation of the interior rooms of transatlantic, as the cabins or the corridors of the first class, and how it reflects the true history of the ship, has become one of the exhibitions more viewed the world.
Among the original objects that we see include the list of passengers, approved and certified by the White Star Line on May 31, 1912 (the only preserved today), a piece of coal more than 2 kilos (from the No. 1 boiler room, which was in use until the last moment) or the two original letters written by the Titanic’s first officer, William Murdoch. Pieces of first class dinner, the original list of bodies recovered from the tragedy, books, letters, photos, shoes, boarding cards or chart, never exhibited before.
To perform this task informative, Titanic: The Exhibition has its own specialist, CG Wetterholm, Titanic historian for over 30 years and one of the people who participated in expeditions to rescue the remains of the ship along the nineties.
The exhibition is a production of the Titanic Foundation, which is to disseminate the history of the ship and preserve his memory.
Further information and tickets: Museu Marítim de Barcelona
Gods and heroes adorned the coins of Hispania. Now an exhibition explains some of the beliefs associated with them. They were not just used to pay for products and services but also as amulets, talismans, offerings and funeral and even items. We are referring to the coins of Roman Hispania now on display at the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (MNAC) in an exhibition entitled Gods and Myths of Antiquity. The evidence from Hispanic coins.
In fact there are 289 items, coins and archaeological objects, which clearly show the proliferation of images, of gods and heroes, that appeared on coins produced before the arrival of the Visigoths in the Iberian Peninsula, after which the Christian cross began to replace the images of Heracles and Europa.
Gods and myths of antiquity, an exhibition organized by the Numismatic Cabinet of Catalonia, proposes an approach to the gods, myths and cults of the inhabitants of the Iberian peninsula from the fifth century before Christ, and until the arrival of the Visigoths about one thousand years later.
MNAC is located in Montjuic, just beside the Magical Fountains and very near our B-Hotel in Plaza Espanya, next to Las Arenas Shopping Mall.
Every facet of Eugène Delacroix can be seen at the exhibition on at the CaixaForum. This is the most important retrospective dedicated to the French painter for half a century, and features over a hundred and thirty works. These will include paintings from the world’s most important museums; works that are milestones in Western visual culture. You will be able to see not just Delacroix’s most famous oil paintings but also a series of works that explore the painter’s relationship with Spain. CaixaForum offers you an Interactive visit.
This exhibition, jointly organized by CaixaForum and the Louvre as part of an agreement of collaboration is the most important in Spain that has been organized around the figure of Delacroix. It has loans of such important institutions as the National Gallery in London, the Metropolitan Museum in New York or the Art Institute of Chicago.
CaixaForum has been designed as a space for dissemination and debate on culture and its many manifestations. It offers a miscellaneous range of subjects that covers all periods, from the initial manifestations of art to the most innovative and recent avant-garde, and feature the greatest ever exponents of art and culture. CaixaForum also periodically runs cycles of conferences, seminars, courses, concerts, performances and special events that help to prompt reflection on this changing world and better understanding both of our society and that of other cultures.
CaixaForum is located in Montjuïc, just a few meters from our B-Hotel in Plaza Espanya and next to Las Arenas shopping mall.