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Talking with Ernesto Neto: Um dia todos fomos peixes

BY DIANE DINUZZO  / Understanding and connecting with a piece of art that is not necessarily a figurative object might be difficult sometimes for those who are not part of the art world. The cold structure of an installation quite often can leave the common viewer with distant, skeptical feelings about a work. Fortunately, that is …

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Santi Moix Shows His Roots

When we talk about Modernisme, Gaudí’s name is usually the only name that pops into people’s minds. However, his teacher, renown Catalan architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner (1850-1923), had already started writing the history of the style with landmarks such as the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau and the stunning Palau de la Música Catalana. Inside the …

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Casa Vicens, Where Everything Began

When it comes to architecture, there are some names sculpted right into our collective memory. Antoni Gaudí was a Catalan architect who probably most changed the trajectory of his field with his singular perspective. In the Gràcia neighbourhood of northern Barcelona, one of his early masterpieces has come back to life thanks to a massive restoration project. Gaudí planned …

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Brian Eno: Lightforms/Soundforms

Lightforms/Soundforms, an enlightening (quite literally) show on view until 1 October at Arts Santa Mónica in Barcelona devles into the current state of affairs of visual artist and musician Brian Eno. Brian Eno who claims with verve to love this city, where he recently delivered inspiring talks at Sonar 2016 and the CCCB Center, and attended a …

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David Bowie Is…

An immersive and exciting experience. It’s one way you could summarise, in a few insufficient words, the show David Bowie Is. Co-produced by the Victoria and Albert Museum and curated by Victoria Broackes and Geoffrey Marsh (who have been culling materials from his outstanding archive in NYC), the exhibition has landed in Barcelona at the Museu …

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GUSTAVO DÍAZ SOSA // If Anyone Has Eyes, Let Him See!

Presented by Gallery Victor Lope, lodged the unique frame that only the city of Barcelona can provide, a solo show of Gustavo Díaz Sosa‘s work provides us a perfect chance to get to know the artist better. Please enjoy some images and ideas conceived for this occasion, discussed in his very own words. This monographic exhibition of …

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On Video: Jafet Blanch

On Carrer Enric Granados, a stunning street in Barcelona’s Eixample neighbourhood, an excellent show titled Fetén is currently hanging by Catalan figurative painter Jafet Blanch. The scenes presented inside N2 Gallery delight the eyes with images inspired by childhood, pulled from dreamlike atmospheres and echoing of brighter spaces and times that hook viewers at first glance.  Blanch …

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Miralda's Stateside Perceptions

If there’s one lesson to learn from travelling abroad, it’s the fact that all of us are the product of one culture or another, the product of specific national histories, ways of thinking and behaving heavily determined by where we have lived much of our lives. When artists in particular travel, they take with them …

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Montjuïc Cemetery: A Place to Rest Your Soul

There’s few creepier things than walking about places where the dead gather, but such is not the case when you step into the Montjuïc Cemetery. This astounding necropolis could easily be considered a peaceful open-air sculpture garden with an impressive amount of exquisite statuary to admire. Strolling through the paths of the hallowed space, first opened March …