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

Concerts in Ciutdadella of Barcelona

As we tell you before, the green spaces of Barcelona can be a suitable scene to enjoy good concerts during the nights of summer.
Parks and Gardens organizes cycles of music in natural spaces of the city. During the month of August, the jazz concerts seize of the public square of the park of the Ciutadella every Wednesday and Friday as of the 22,00 hours.
Look at the programme:
Wednesday 6
Jaume Vilaseca Quartet

Friday 8
José Alberto Medina Trio

Wednesday 13
Víctor de Diego Quartet

Friday 15
La Panamericana

 Wednesday 20
Lunar Project

Friday 22
Andreu Martínez Project

Wednesday 27
Organic Trio

Friday 29
A Contra Blues

August 4, 2008 at 7:47 pm Leave a comment

Loveball in Barcelona

Barcelona presents from today and to the 7 of August the fifth edition of the Loveball, the festival of more important leisure gay of Europe. The festival offers a great number of diurnal activities related to the culture, the art, the cinema and the sports in key gay, at the same time as it programs diverse events nocturnes.
Here the web, and here the programme.

August 1, 2008 at 6:15 pm Leave a comment

We want Barcelona to StreetView

Ever since at the beginning of June they announced that Google was taking photographies from Barcelona, we are hoping that the service  shows them to StreetView.
But it seems that still we will have to wait for a little more, because if we go to Google map, nearest Barcelona in Street View, it is in France, in the Tour of France.
When Barcelona?

When Barcelona?

July 24, 2008 at 2:35 pm 4 comments

Gandules ’08 in Barcelona

Barcelona Gandules 08

Barcelona Gandules 08

What a interesting proposal for the summer in Barcelona! I tell you, today I listened in the radio3 a precious interview, to one of the people who organize Gandules ‘ 08.

Gandules ‘ 08 is offered in Center of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona. It is and outdoors free  cinema, with the peculiarity of you can see the films in a hammock.
The proposal anticipates the projection of films all the Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursday of August. And as we said, it is free, but the capacity is limited.
“Intercultural” it is the title of the cycle that this year programs films that try on the displacements that take towards another culture and the situations of coexistence between cultures in a same place. The projections are in original.
You can see the complete Programe, here.

July 21, 2008 at 6:56 pm Leave a comment

In Barcelona: Estriptis

Estriptis is one of the most suggestive productions of the last edition of High Season and arrives now at the Borràs Theater as a sample on the utility of the body like linguistic vehicle
The ” bailaor” international of Granada, Rafael Amargo, Sol Picó, the cinema director Jaime Chávarri, the director of the Fura dels Baus Carlus Padrissa, and theater directors Mario Gas and Andres Lima offer their personal vision of ‘ striptease’ in the Estriptis spectacle, in the Teatre Borràs of Barcelona.
In this proposal, two men and one woman undress to the rate of the music of Mozart. The work puts in scene of unitary form the proposals of six of the most excellent authors of the scene of the dance, the theater, the cinema and the multidisciplinary scene.
With a beginning in which Rafael Amargo undresses the feet of his dancers, followed of the fragment of the trainer of horses and of a dancing that rises literally by the walls, the spectacle culminates with one more a daily vision of “estriptis”.

Until 20/7, in Teatre Borràs, Pl Urquinaona, 9, Barcelona.

July 12, 2008 at 11:44 pm 1 comment

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