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With the arrival of one of the most long-awaited dates for the Catalan people, that is the Sant Jordi ", the Barcelona City Council and the Barcelona Institute of Culture, are organizing the "Sant Jordi Dialogs". This is three days dedicated to authors and their works. Hence the literary tradition of Barcelona is consolidated. It was declared the City of Literature 2015 by Unesco. During this event, we will be able to hear outstanding national and international authors at the Auditori Disseny Hub Barcelona where conferences and talks will take place on the art of writing.
Sunday 22 April is the date for celebrating The Night of the Dragon, a tribute to any writers commemorating an anniversary of some kind this year. The evening will feature drama by Marc Rosich, music by Clara Peya and the chance to hear texts by Joan Brossa, Manuel de Pedrolo, Montserrat Abelló, Vicent Andrés Estellés, Maria Aurèlia Capmany and Maria-Mercè Marçal, the six authors who are being celebrated.
"After the End of the World" is an exhibition about the planet of 2017, irreversibly transformed into an Anthropocene planet after two centuries of human intervention in natural systems. But it is also an exhibition about how we will reach the world of the latter half of the 21st century, and about our society's responsibility to the generations who will be born and grow up in it. The project brings together voices from the various disciplines of creation and thought; together, artists, filmmakers, novelists, playwrights, architects, designers and scientists will imagine scenes, stories and escape routes to the different possible worlds that we can build, according to the decisions we make in the coming years—decisions in which we are all much more than mere spectators.
MACBA Collection. Beneath the Surface brings together works that focus on the problems deriving from representation and its limits, as well as the relevance and incidence of the artist and art in contemporary society. Although from different conceptual and formal approaches, many of these pieces share references to Conceptual art, forms derived from Minimalism and a contemporary fascination with material and surface. Beneath the Surface, and hence the title, examines the interest in aspects beneath which lie contents of a very different nature. It is worth mentioning the performatic component that permeates some of the works.
The exhibition is integrated by works of various formats and typologies by artists such as Ignasi Aballí, Antoni Tàpies, Lucio Fontana, Karla Black, Art & Language, Angela de la Cruz, Derek Jarman, Latifa Echakhch, Félix González-Torres, Charlotte Posenenske, Rita McBride, Gregor Schneider, Doris Salcedo and Michelangelo Pistoletto, among others.
The Music Museum of Barcelona presents the great commemorative exhibition of Granados, from Paris to Goya, which reveals the most European, innovative and modernist side of Enric Granados.The arrival of the exhibition in Barcelona is the culmination of Granados Year, which started in 2016 on the occasion of the centenary of the composer's death. It continues throughout 2017, 150 years from when he was born.
This exhibition celebrates the modern artist, the music he read, the pianist who painted, the composer with delicate gestures, who was heard from Barcelona to New York. Through music scores and original documents of the composer, such as letters, photographs and draft copies, visitors can immerse themselves in the surroundings of museums which Granados used to visit and the artists' studios he enjoued so much.
Cosmocaixa is bringing Trix to Barcelona. Trix is a tyrannosaurus rex found in Montana, USA, by a Dutch team. Well, rather its skeleton. It is one of the three most complete skeletons ever found, with over half its bones and without being deformed. By viewing Trix, we can learn how to interpret data from paleontologists to answer key questions about when it lived, why it is so well preserved, what it ate and much more.
The Macba presents the first institutional retrospective of Rosemarie Castoro, (1939-2015). The exhibition focuses on the period from 1964 to 1979. Castoro was a multidisciplinary artist, who formed part of the New York vanguard, with wide artistic experience that included abstract painting, conceptual art, street and studio performance actions, sculpture, installations and land art. "Rosemarie Castoro. Focusing on infinity" also analyzes her activist aspect. It examines how her interest for dance is shown in her way of reading a space and in the performance photographs of her works, which she describes as "stages and containers for the body".
The Barcelona Museum of Natural Sciences is offering an audiovisual experience of the seabeds of the entire planet to discover the beauty and richness of the oceans and the importance of preserving them thanks to the exhibition Oceans, the last wild territory, based on the documentary Oceans by J. Perrin and J. Cluzaud.
One of the attractions of the exhibition is the giant curved screen that heightens the sensation of immersion, doubling the enjoyment of this unique opportunity to submerge yourself in the oceans of the five continents. The visit also includes a circuit of 14 giant high definition screens, life-sized replicas of marine creatures and stereoscopic images in 3D that need to be viewed through special glasses. The exhibition is rounded off with some interactive devices with basic information about the oceans along with an area dedicated to children's activities.
The other voices. 400 years of Joan Cererols is here within the III Cycle of small format Concerts, inspired in the Museum collections.
The paintings dedicated to the Virgin of Montserrat and the music of Dichos Diábolos will create the atmosphere of the period, with the background of the celebration of 400 years since the birth of Cererols, considered the first great composer of Catalan Baroque.
A recital that cannot be missed!
Organized by the National Art Museum of Catalonia and the Juan March Foundation, this exhibition takes an in-depth look at the many facets of the designer, craftsman, businessman, poet, essayist and social activist William Morris (1834-1896), as well as the main figures of the Arts and Crafts movement in Britain, linked to design and the decorative arts.
The show is organized into four chronological sections and presents 300 important works including furniture, textiles, wallpaper, jewelry, glassware, ceramics, metalwork, bindings, painting, drawing, engraving and photography.
The vast majority of the pieces come from British institutions such as the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Fitzwilliam Museum, the National Portrait Gallery, the Tate, the Whitworth Art Gallery, the William Morris Gallery and the William Morris Society, as well as major private collections.
This exhibition focuses on the approach of Picasso's work through an original theme: gastronomy This approach is thoroughly investigated and includes all essential themes in the life of Picasso. The presence of food is constant in the artist's work and also in literary texts.
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