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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 Of the majority of works that now appear, more than 150, a 70% are unpublished.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

Visit City Council building of Barcelona

If you want to see all the rooms of the City council building of Barcelona, you can participate in some of the commented visits free, that take place every Sunday.
Every Sunday in the morning of 10,00 to 13,30 hours the building of the City council of Barcelona open the doors. In this sense, you can visit the rooms like the ‘Saló de Cent’, or the ‘Saló of Reina Regent’.
In case of wanting to visit the building of individual form, to the entrance an informative pamphlet will be given. On the other hand, also the option exists to make the visits in group: every 30 minutes in charge of three guides licensed in history, and the language of the explanations of the visit can be chosen (Catalan, Castilian, French and English).

October 24, 2008 at 9:44 pm 1 comment

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

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

Holy Week in Spain

Spain have an important catholic traditions, and Spain Holy Week traditions are some famous in the world. The most glamorous celebrations are in Seville, Malaga and Cadiz. (until Antonio Banderas has been there, like in another years)

The participants in the Processions, names “nazarenos”, and they dress with a tunic and a “capirote” (hood wiht conical tip). Ironically, is similar to the uniform of Ku Kux Klan. The “nazarenos” carry candles, and some of them, carry a great Virgen or Jesus on theys shoulders.

Holy Week is an all Spain celebration, and Barcelona to. Look at a “Proccesion” in Barcelona:

March 24, 2008 at 1:23 pm 1 comment

“Bodies…The Exhibition” in Barcelona

In the Drassanes Reials of Barcelona, “Bodies” will be until day 31 of March.

This exhibition on the human body, that it has attracted more than 3 million people everywhere, has obtained in Barcelona more than 110,000 visits from its inauguration, the past 17 of November.

Bodies en Barcelona

 “Bodies” arrived at Barcelona like a exhibition that broke records, simultaneously that did not leave indifferent anybody. Guaranteed by the great success achieved in cities like New York, London, Amsterdam, Lisbon and Sao Paulo, the exhibition shows the human body as it is, with real human rest.

These bodies, of people died by natural causes, have been dissected by means of a revolutionary system, conserved with polymers and sectioned detail yet to be exposed everywhere.

You can enjoy (or not ;-)): until 31/03/2008, at Reials Drassanes de Barcelona, Av. Drassanes, 1, Ciutat Vella.


February 15, 2008 at 9:42 am 5 comments

Childrens in Barcelona

Festival children BarcelonaIf you are in Barcelona in this moment, with yours children, is a good time to them.

From 8 to 13 February in Barcelona is the Festes de Santa Eulàlia , an interesting festival for children, that is celebrated in Ciutat Vella and throughout Barcelona .

The programme has some activities for all the childrens: shows, concerts, popular cultural events, giants on the streets, human castles.

 You can see the complete programme, in the web of Barcelona council, here.

February 8, 2008 at 10:29 am Leave a comment

Carnival in Barcelona

In the great parade almost 3,000 people will participate to 51 ‘comparsas’.

Carnival 2008 already is here. In the edition of this year it will have more of a hundred of activities and traditional the great parade of the city will be transferred to the districts of Horta-Guinardó and Nou Barris.

There are 51 ‘comparsas’ which they will participate in the parade Saturday 2 of February.

Look at one of the ‘comparsas’, which participated Barcelona’s Carnival, in 2007:

January 30, 2008 at 9:48 am Leave a comment

La Sagrada Familia (Gaudí – Barcelona)

Its complete name is Expiatorio Temple of the Sagrada Familia.

La Sagrada Familia is a great temple of Barcelona, designed by architect Antoni Gaudí, still in construction. . The Sagrada Familia is the masterpiece of Gaudí, the maximum exponent of the spanish modernist architecture.

Barcelona Sagrada Familia

If you visit the oficial web of the Sagrada Familia, you can take a look (virtual).


January 16, 2008 at 2:11 pm 1 comment

Exhibition in Barcelona: Chaplin

Barcelona always has a very important cultural opcions. If you are now in Barcelona, we suggest you, to go to the first exhibition about Charlie Chaplin.
The exhibition has about 300 documents, pictures, posters, documents of his films. With the images, it tell the history of Chaplin.
Place: CaixaForum Centre Social i Cultural
Address: Av Marquès de Comillas, 6
District: Sants-Montjuïc

End date: 23/03/2008


January 10, 2008 at 9:43 am Leave a comment

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