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December 2015

Wild Portrait: Art-science Exhibition

19 December, 2015 - 30 December, 2016
La Mandarina de Newton,
Carrer del Montseny, 12
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wild portrait

Possibly the most fascinating and obscure exhibition Barcelona has ever seen! Wild Portrait is a tourist art-science exhibition co-produced by La Mandarina de Newton and Fundació MONA, with the support of Barcelona City Council. Chimpanzees are given brushes, paints and paper to create Wild Portrait paintings during their various moments of spontaneity. This enrichment project questions what is aesthetics and creativity? Is it something unique to humans? Or can these terms also be applied to other animals? Do other animals perceive their surroundings…

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January 2016

Metric Market ‘Sky and Earth’

January 1 - December 31
Metric Market,
Av. Diagonal, 505
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This funky restaurant, fabulously located in central Barcelona, will be hosting 7 exciting events throughout 2016. The events are based on the creation of the world and divided into 7 chapters. For each chapter an urban artist paints two murals in Metric space on two of the walls of the restaurant. Design, music, food and events is what defines them. The first chapter is ‘Sky and Earth’ will be held on January 5th between 18:00h-23:00h. They have selected Leon Ka a.k.a…

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El Quatre Art Gallery celebrates 30 years!

January 11 - July 31
El Quatre Art Gallery,
Carrer de Rosselló, 193
Barcelona, Catalonia 08036 Spain
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El Quatre, one of Barelona's contemporary art galleries, and its celebrating its 30th successful year! El Quatre first opened on the 4th April 1986 and since has hosted a range of local and national artists and contributed to their future success. To mark the Gallery's 30th year in business the owners are holding 30 different expositions from 30 different artists for the 30 weeks of 2016. All work and exhibitions are temporary as they are able for sale to the general public for…

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March 2016

Making Africa : A Continent of Contemporary Design

March 23 - August 28
Montalegre 5
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Making africa

“Thinking about the future means thinking about our possibilities in the world. The future belongs to Africa, because it seems to have happened everywhere else already.”  Okwui Enwezor, Consulting Curator of Making Africa CCCB showcases Making Africa, a contemporary collection of work from over 120 African artists and creators, aiming to portray and explain how design can fuel economic and political changes across the continent, illustrating Africa as a 'continent under construction', emphasising its potential future possibilities over its current and historic…

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May 2016

Punk. Its traces in contemporary art

May 13 - September 25
Plaça dels Àngels, 1
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Born between 1976-78 in London and New York, the punk subculture is mainly associated with music, however, its influences are ever present in all forms of expression, including art. Usually straightforward with clear messages, and using minimalistic and satirical sensibilities, punk art is often concerned with political issues such as social injustice and economic disproportion. The use of images of suffering to shock and create feelings of empathy in the viewer is common, although alternatively, punk artwork may contain images…

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June 2016

Magic Nights at Casa Batlló

June 9 - September 24
Casa Batlló,
Passeig de Gràcia 43
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The Casa Batlló is a unique house, full of colour and unusual perspectives. Its design is unlike anything you have seen before, with intriguing materials and design ideas to explore in every corner. Known to locals as the Casa dels Ossos, or “house of bones,” the outside façade of the structure looks like it is made of bones, while the scaly roof is thought to represent the legendary dragon slain by St Jordi. Casa Batlló takes on a new life after…

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Rotten Hedonism @ Hell Gallery

June 15 - August 1
Hell Gallery,
Cendra 8 Bis L-1
Barcelona, 08001
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Abandoned by the moral and inspired by temporary altered states, this duo of artists don’t hide being attracted to pleasure, drugs, musical loops and dis-inhibition, all of which are evident in this politically incorrect work, laden with sarcasm, playfulness and a single clear objective: experimentation. The Italian artists, Michael Guidarini + Cane, have mixed their worlds in order to interrupt our norms, pushing us to live in an atmosphere of Lowbrow, Techno and Pop Surrealism. The care free attitude of…

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Summer nights at La Pedrera

June 17 @ 8:30 pm - September 10 @ 10:30 pm
Passeig de Gràcia,
Passeig de Gràcia
Summer nights La Pedrera

Enjoy Casa Millà (La Pedrera) at night with live jazz music on the Roof-Terrace while comtemplating one of the most spectacular views in Barcelona. Includes a free visit to the Espai Gaudí (the attic) before the show, followed by a drink on the terrace. Fridays and Saturdays from 17 June to 10 September 2016.

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July 2016

Sala Montjuïc

July 1 @ 8:30 pm - August 5 @ 10:00 pm
Montjuic Castle,
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Looking for something fun to do with your friends on those hot summer nights?  Introducing Sala Montjuïc, an open-air film festival at our very own Montjuïc Castle.  For its 14th edition, this July 1st through August 5th Sala Montjuïc will be playing movies as well as hosting concerts before them every few days.  With a total of 16 different movies and concerts playing, make sure to check out which ones you’d like to see from the following list. Friday, July…

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Zingaria Festival

July 13 @ 10:30 pm - August 22 @ 12:00 pm
Harlem Jazz Club,
Comtessa de Sobradiel 8
Barcelona, 08002
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Zingaria festival presents a musical array of artists to celebrate Gypsy culture. Most of the acts will be in Harlem Jazz Club such as Gipsy Slide, Lluna Negra, Bulgarian Express and many more. Discover this amazing culture with concerts and dance performances from 13 July to 22 August!

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