When you have a look at the window you notice a change outside. The leaves turn brown and orange. Days are shorter. People’s outfits have gone from little material to covering almost every bit of skin. Autumn has definitely settled down leaving some summer nostalgia in everybody’s mind and tranquillity in the streets of Barcelona. The most interesting activities are moving from outside to inside. Boring, we heard someone say? Don’t jump to conclusion too easily before checking out what we’ve selected for you. Here are the Autumn – Winter 2018 exhibitions in Barcelona you should not miss.
Stanley Kubrick at CCCB
A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, The Shining… Are they on your list of favourite films? Then, you must add a visit to CCCB museum in your programme when discovering Barcelona.
The exhibition will make you time travel through Kubrick’s creative career, from his years as an apprentice photographer for “Look” magazine through his 12 feature films as a director. There’ll also be a presentation of his unfinished projects (Napoleon, The Aryan Papers) and those he entrusted to other filmmakers (A.I. Artificial Intelligence).
The various exhibition rooms will display more than 600 items related to Kubrick and his films: costumes used, extracts of recording material, abandoned projects that he never realised, photographs and many more. Among them will figure the star child and the man-ape costume from 2001: A Space Odyssey, the dresses of the twin sisters and Jack Torrance’s axe from The Shining, the “Born to Kill“ helmet from Full Metal Jacket and the masks from Eyes Wide Shut.
For the first time since 2003, Mr Kubrick left a legacy of personal archives available for the public.
When: 24/10/2018 – 31/03/2019
How much: General entrance fee: 6€
Reduced price: 4€
I Like Art
The city of Barcelona has a long tradition of art with its modernist architecture, sculptures and home of world-famous painters. Anyone with a g
ood sense of observation will notice the significant number of art galleries and museums.
The Gremi de Galeries d’Art de Catalunya (an association supporting and promoting 46+ prestigious art galleries around Catalonia) is celebrating its 40th anniversary with another edition of its ‘I like Art’ campaign.
Visitors will enjoy more than 48 exhibitions presented in various art galleries, with works from several artists.
When: 01/10/2018 – 03/11/2018
Where: Various galleries
Picasso in Paris
This exhibition presents Impressionist and Symbolist pieces from the Musée d’Orsay in Paris and the National Picasso-Paris Museum of some of the most iconic painters of the 20th century such as Bartholomé, Carrière, Delacroix, Manet, Toulouse-Lautrec, Capiello, Degas, Cézanne, Steinlen and Gauguin among others. These pieces will allow the public to notice the impact that the young Picasso experienced in his first two trips to Paris.
When: 21/09/2018 – 20/01/2019
Where: Museu Picasso
Picasso – Picabia. Painting in Question
Pablo Picasso has definitely left a great mark in Barcelona. So much that his name still echoes from the streets to art galleries during modern times.
This exhibition, housed in the art-nouveau buildings of Fundación Mapfre, exposes in parallel the path of the two Spanish artists as well as their contribution in the Parisian art world of the previous century.
The journey starts with cubism, moves towards the Dada movement and the subsequent return to monstrous clacissism in the 20s. The visits concludes with a selection of the latest works of the two artists: Picasso and his commitment to the figure. Picabia and the monochrome canvases stained with dots.
When: 11/10/2018 – 13/01/2019
Where: Fundación MAPFRE Casa Garriga Nogués Exhibition Hall
The Contemporary Art centre of Fabra i Coats is exhibiting the prolific work of the Mallorcan artist Joan Morey. The exhibition entitled “Collapse” is a presentation of three various projects (Desiring machine, work machine; Social body; and Schizophrenic machine) accomplished during the last 15 years. His artworks is displayed in the forms of performances, showcases and videos.
When: 20/09/2018 – 13/01/2019
Where: Fabra i Coats
Open Works. Art in Movement, 1955-1975
La Pedrera is home of a wide selection of contemporary artwork from more than forty international artists who opted for a profound transformation of the viewer’s role through participation and their interaction with the work of art. This last avant-garde art movement wanted to break the static traditional and conventional rules of painting and sculptures by experimenting with new materials and technology and enabling the exploration of space, light and movement.
Visitors could enjoy artwork from international artists such as Marina Apollonio, Alberto Biasi, Pol Bury, Alexander Calder, and many more as well as local ones like Leandre Cristòfol, Ángel Duarte, Jordi Pericot, Eusebio Sempere and Francisco Sobrino.
When: 28/09/2018 – 27/01/2019
Where: Casa Milà “La Pedrera”
How much: · General entrance fee: 5€
- Reduced entrance fee: 3€
Over 65s, students and people with disabilities (33% or more)
- Free entry
Children under 12 years of age, members of professional associations (ACCA, AICA, AECA, AMC, ICOM, ICOMOS), people with disabilities (65% or more) and accredited companions.
Life or Theater? Charlotte Salomon (Berlin 1917 – Auschwitz 1943)
Short yet intense, Charlotte Salomon’s life was marked by tragic and happier episodes blending love, death and a family history of suffering. Therefore, art was a therapeutic practice to accept the past and to assume a present conditioned by her deportation to Auschwitz, where she died at the age of 36 in 1943. The Monastery of Pedralbes, continuing its commitment to dissemination and research on silenced women, gives voice to an artist and its time and shows 327 of the 782 gouaches that constitute the collection
When: 17/10/18 – 17/02/2019
Where: Monastery of Pedralbes
Toulouse-Lautrec and the Spirit of Montmartre
Popular neighbourhood of Paris that became the intellectual and bohemian sphere of the City of Lights at the end of the 19th century, Montmartre came across a radical creative transformation led by young artists and intellectuals such as Toulouse-Lautrec. They brought with them their will to defy the norms and codes established by the upper-middle class of the French society of the time and turned this marginal area into the focus of the transgression and vanguard of the late 19th century.
The spirit of Montmartre is depicted in a series of more than 350 pieces of arts (posters, paintings, illustrations and drawings) of the multifaceted artist exposed at CaixaForum Barcelona until 20th January 2019. The exhibition pictures a journey through the old Paris during which cabarets shows, cafés and bistros, and prostitutes and vagabonds were the source of inspiration of the painter.
When: 18/10/2018 – 20/01/2019
Where: Caixaforum Barcelona
How much: General entrance fee: 4€
Caixa Bank customers: free
Lee Miller and Surrealism in Great Britain
The Joan Miró Foundation sends its visitors an invitation to discover the activities of the surrealist circle in Britain from the perspective of one of its most renowned members, the photographer Lee Miller. The exhibition addresses from the 1930s to the early 1950s through nine chapters that offer a wide selection of works and authors, and allow acquiring a deeper knowledge of the impact of movement in the United Kingdom and its international dimension.
The exhibition includes artwork by Joan Miró, Man Ray, Paul Nash, Salvador Dalí, Eileen Agar, Max Ernst, Henry Moore among others.
When: 31/10/2018 — 20/01/2019
Where: Joan Miró Foundation
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