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Joan Rabascall exposition in Barcelona

Settled down in Paris from 1962, the Barcelonian artist Joan Rabascall has worried about everything what happened in his country of origin: Spain. That is demonstrated at the series it of works that realised from 1964 to 1982, that now it exposes in the Macba (Museum of contemporary Art of Barcelona).
Rabascall in Barcelona

Rabascall in Barcelona

Between these Landscapes of the Costa Brava are exposed, Spain is different or ” juguete” 23-F. Conditional reflection. Of the majority of works that now appear, more than 150, a 70% are unpublished. In them we found the critic of Rabascall to mass media and the majority use of the technique of collage.

April 7, 2009 at 8:56 am Leave a comment

Picasso exhibition in Barcelona

PicassoThe Mayoral Gallery of Barcelona exhibits from today a total of 35 works of Picasso, realised between 1898 and 1971 and in which they are present ” the Picassos personages of a whole life, with which the artist flies over the Classical Art and modern” , according to indicates his daughter Maya in the catalogue of the sample.
The critic of art and commissioner of the exhibition Daniel Giralt-Miracle indicates that ” before this collection of 35 works it is possible to ask itself once again which is the identity element of Picasso, which are the picassianas constants that do that before as much eclecticism, as much variety of procedures and forms to understand the work of art we detect the seal unmistakable of his way”.

September 17, 2008 at 7:59 pm 1 comment

Olafur Eliasson exhibition

In the Foundation Miro (Av Miramar, 1 – Sants-Montjuïc), you can enjoy uthe first exhibition of the artist of Icelandic, Olafur Eliasson, until the 28 of September.
The sample recreates on a large scale with facilities, sculptures and photographies the landscapes and the atmosphere of its earth. The exhibition includes fifty pieces that explore the production of the artist from year 1993 to the present time and reflect the diversity and complexity of one of the referring ones of the present artistic panorama.

September 4, 2008 at 11:29 pm 1 comment

J.G. Ballard exhibition in Barcelona

jg ballardIn the Centre of Contemporanean Culture of Barcelona (until November), there is an special exhibition of J.C. Ballard. Its name is: “Autopsy of the New Millennium” is a travel through his creative universe:  obsessions, artistic and literary references, the time, f anti-utopian scepticism and catastrophe.

J.G. Ballard has described the next future of abandoned motels, beautiful catastrophes, empty swimming pools. The exhibition includes audiovisuals, complete works, work by Ballardians and  material various on this most visionary of writers.

More info, here.

August 30, 2008 at 3:05 pm Leave a comment

“Dalí per Descharnes” in Palau Robert – Barcelona

Barcelona Palau RobertThe Palau Robert of Barcelona presents the exhibition “Dalí de Cadaqués per Robert Descharnes” in the space “The display cabinet of photographer” , until 28 of September.
The exhibition shows some thirty of unusual images that they show the relation of the painter with the people of his immediate surroundings in his favourite scenes: Cadaqués and the region of the Empordà. Also an audio-visual assembly with all the 177 photographies appears that compose the collection.
As date, we must say that the relation of French photographer Descharnes with Dalí and Gala, began the winter of 1950 in Cadaqués. Since 1955 the photographer made long stays in this locality, which allowed him to accumulate an authentic photographic and filmed chronicle of the artist.
El Palau Robert is at Pg Gràcia, 107, and you can visit it from 10:00 h until 19:00 h (except Sundays, 10:00 to 14.30 hs).

August 9, 2008 at 12:34 pm Leave a comment

European music day in Barcelona

Diverse free musical activities will be this Saturday, on the occasion of the European day of music. In this occasion, between the proposals that have been programmed in Barcelona they emphasize the free activities that they take place in the Place of the Odissea.
18:15h: NUBLA
21:00h: LA CASA AZUL
Personally, i like very much “Facto de la Fé y las flores azules“, so, i share this with you, “The indian”:


To know more activities in the Music day, in all Spain, visit this web.

June 20, 2008 at 8:54 am Leave a comment

Montjuic Castle (Barcelona) open doors this Sunday

This Sunday, 15 of June, there is a celebration in the Castle of Montjuïc of Barcelona. The celebration will consist of a day of open doors, since 11. 00 hours to 19,00 hours, and it is tried that the citizens ” they take posesion” of the building.
Montjuic Castle Barcelona
During the day, all the people will be able to see some spaces that until now, were closed to the public, like ‘poterna’ and the stairs snail, or the pluvial water cistern excavated under the castle.
Besides the possibility of knowing this construction that has been witness of the history of the city, the Celebration of the Castle of Montjuïc of Barcelona, proposes diverse playful activities and of leisure like music spectacles, circus and dances.
The web of the Castle of Montjuic, here.
I see this info in


June 14, 2008 at 7:30 am 2 comments

Deambulants in the National Theater of Catalonia – Barcelona

This Sunday 1 of June, we can enjoy with a very interesting spectacle, in the street.

The group of spectacles of ‘ format vertical’ , Deambulants, appears next to the Fireluche orchestra in the Gardens of the National Theater of Catalonia, Barcelona, with its spectacle ” Alt”.

Deambulants Barcelona

Deambulants is a multidisciplinary group: dancers, plastic and visual creators, illuminators, theatrical designers, musicians, clowns, who says themselves in their Web, that they are looking for:

” to vindicate the use of the deep spaces – urban or natural and of the little current interiors, to support to the culture of quality street and to make its proposals to all type reasonable of público”.

Without doubts, it is a very interesting proposal for this Sunday, if you are in Barcelona. You can read more information in the Web of Deambulants.


May 28, 2008 at 9:51 pm 1 comment

Sculptures of Manolo Valdés exposed in Las Ramblas of Catalunya

Manolo Valdes sculpturesThe  exhibition is part of the program ‘Art in the street’, of  Obra Social aL Caixa, that will be exposed until the 15 of June, and then it will travel to other Spanish cities.

Some of works of the artist already had been exposed in Park Avenue de New York, in the gardens of the Palais Royal of Paris, and in the castle of Chenonceau (France).

Manolo Valdés (Valencia, 1942) is one of the main contemporary spanish artists.

Resident in New York for more than one decade, alternates the painting, the engraving and the sculpture. In the last years it has realised sculptures of great format for diverse cities.

Meninas Manolo ValdesAnd special example of this great format sculptures are the Meninas (reinterpretation of Velázquez):

As you know, in the summer time of Barcelona, you only must to take a walk on the Ramblas, and enjoy.


May 17, 2008 at 8:33 pm 4 comments

Loop’08 Videoart Barcelona

Loop 08 BarcelonaLOOP BARCELONA is the annual point of contact for the lovers of videoart of the world. This year, the platform adopts the form of Festival-Fair-Conferences.

The sixth edition, LOOP’ 08, will be able to be enjoyed until the 18 May of the 2008. Artists, curators, collectors, directors of museums, critics,  and fans to videoart, have a good way to interchange theirs experiences.

 Look at the exhibitions:

  • ‘La Imatge com a Llenguatge’
    Casa Àsia – Av Diagonal, 371*373 – 933680320
  • ‘LOOP the video art fair’08’
    Hotel Catalonia Ramblas – C Pelai, 28 – 933168400
  • ‘For Your Eyes Only’
    Fundació Suñol – Pg Gràcia, 98 – 934961032
  • ‘Frágil’
    Centre Cívic Convent de Sant Agustí – C Comerç, 36 – 933103732
  • ‘Visión-a’
    Palau de la Virreina – C la Rambla, 99 – 933161000
  • ‘Recent Iris Films From The Imma Collection’
    Fundació Joan Miró – Av Miramar, 1 – 934439470
  • ‘Imatges a peu de carrer’
    Foment de les Arts i del Disseny – Pl Àngels, 5-6 – 934437520
  • ‘New York – Barcelona Via Strip Film Festival (París)’
    Fundació Joan Brossa – C Provença, 318 – 934589994
  • ‘Future’, Rubén Santiago
    Museu d’Història de la Ciutat – Conjunt Monumental de la Plaça del Rei – Pl Rei, 7*9 – 932562122
  • ‘Pantalla CCCB, un mes un artista’ Jaime Pitarch
    Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona – Montalegre, 5 – 933064100

More information, in Loop web and in PDF.


May 8, 2008 at 1:52 pm Leave a comment

Sundays in the Picasso of Barcelona

One of the museums more visited of Barcelona, is the Picasso Museum, that now open it doors in Sundays, with the special cycle: Sundays in the Picasso.


This is a proposal of scenic arts that it tries to turn the museum in a space of citizen participation. The program of Sundays in the Picasso includes spectacles of circus, theater, music, dance.

The activities have a popular prices, 3 € only is the cost, and the children have a free pass.
For more information you can telephone 932 563 000/22 or email:

Until 29 of June, 2008, and since 6 of July until 21 of september.


May 1, 2008 at 8:50 pm 6 comments

Eduardo Galeano tomorrow in Barcelona

Eduardo Galeano - BarcelonaThe writer will presents “Mirrors”, this Monday in BarcelonaEduardo Galeano defines to his text like `Around the world in 600 stories” .

The Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano advances that he will read a selection of them in his  presentation Monday in  “American House in Barcelona“. In an interview, the recognized journalist and writer speak of his work like “a house that has many doors and many windows”, and invite the reader “to enter by where she wants”.

I remember the beautiful “Genesis” of “Memory of fire” (1982):

“The woman and the man dreamed that God was dreaming about them. God was singing and clacking his maracas as he dreamed his dream in a tobacco smoke, feeling happy but shaken by doubt& mystery. The Makiritare Indians know that if God dreams about eating, he gives fertility and food. If God dreams about life, he is born and gives birth.”

Something about Galeano and “Mirrors”, here (spanish).

I see it in El Universal.

April 20, 2008 at 2:36 pm 3 comments

Women of Water – Exhibition in Barcelona

An interesting exhibition is in Barcelona this days. Women of Water is about Africa, women and the problem of water.

Through the photographies of the catalan photo-journalist Tomás Abella we can see this problematic in some places of Africa, focussing in the zone of Ethiopia mainly.

 Women of Water - Tomás Abella

Abella illustrates a daily life of women in diverse African countries, searching water, to which they dedicate between five and twelve hours in a day.

Until 18/05/2008, the exhibition is in CASA AMATLLER: Pg Gràcia, 0041 – Tel. 934961245


April 14, 2008 at 11:20 am 3 comments

Guitars Festival of Barcelona

From now, until 7 of June Guitars Festival of Barcelona (a classic one of the primaveral season), arrives this year at his 19 edition and presents one of the most complete programmings of its history.
Josep y Patrick Henríquez, Joe Satriani, Al Kooper, Dickey Betts (Allmans Brothers), Luis Eduardo Aute, Fito Páez, Jorge Drexler, Milton Nascimento y Jobim Trio, José Mercé, Pedro Guerra, Noa and Paul Anka are some of the artists who will be in this Festival of Barcelona until the 7 of June.

Look at the Calendar: 

    Secrets guardats
  10 April- 21.00 h. L´Auditori (Sala 2)
  • NOA
    Geans & Jeans
  12 April- 21.00 h. Palau de la Música Catalana
  14 April- 22.00 h. Luz de Gas
    A solas
  23 April- 21.00 h. Palau de la Música Catalana
  26 April- 21.00 h. Palau de la Música Catalana
    Trabajito de chinos
  26 April- 21.00 h. Teatre Joventut (L´Hospitalet)
    50 anys de bossa nova
  29 April- 21.00 h. Palau de la Música Catalana
  6 May- 21.00 h. Palau de la Música Catalana
  7 May- 21.00 h. Petit Palau
  12 May- 21.00 h. Bikini
  14 May- 21.00 h. Palau de la Música Catalana
  15 May- 21.30 h. Bikini
  16 May- 21.00 h. Palau de la Música Catalana
  17 May- 21.00 h. Auditori Can Roig i Torres (Santa Coloma de Gramenet)
  18 May- 20.00 h. L´Auditori (Sala 2)
  23 May- 22.00 h. Teatre-Auditori Sant Cugat
  24 May- 21.00 h. Teatre Joventut (L´Hospitalet)
  30 May – 21.00 h. Bikini
    Clàssica + fusió
  31 May- 21.00 h. Luz de Gas
  6 June- 22.00 h. L´Auditori (Sala 2)
    i altres clàssics

    Xuefei Yang (guitarra)
    amb l´OBC (Dir: Francesc Prat)
  7 June- 21.00 h. L´Auditori


– Of this Festival, I don’t want to lose nothing, but I really love Satriani, Nascimento and Mercé. And you?

To all persons who like spanish guitars, here a little time of music:

 More information of this Festival,  here.


April 5, 2008 at 12:03 pm 2 comments

La Colifata in Barcelona

Those that we are in Spain, we have been seeing for a time a Tv  publicity of Aquarius (Coke), of “the Colifata”.

But, what is La Colifata? The Colifata is a radio that was born in 1991 in Buenos Aires, and at the microphone they are the patients of the psychiatric center Jose Tiburcio Borda.

It was born like an alternative therapy, and as his director Alfredo Olivera says: “We want that madness speaks, but also the fears that come associate to it… Everything are possible: a related soccer match that not yet has gambled, to interview to Nerón and to connect with the special envoy to Mars, where “trains are not seen flying over the sky”.

 Friday 4 of April of the 2008 in Barcelona,  you can see “LT22 Radio the Colifata“, the documental of Carlos Larrondo, already awarded in Gijón in December.

In his prime opera, Larrondo, also accompanies to several members of the radio in its trip by Spain, France and Italy, where initiatives inspired by the experience of the Colifata work. In Barcelona, the camera related the meeting with Manu Chao, that already was cooperated with thems, with a edition of a disc to benefit of this peculiar radio.

(So sorry, but I can’t know where will be the exhibition, that if you know, please tell us)

I see this info in:


April 1, 2008 at 9:51 am Leave a comment

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