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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…