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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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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 in the same way humans do? This exhibition intends to stimulate reflection on these, and several other questions, and invites you to explore the character and life stories of the chimpanzees through their artwork.

Throughout the exhibition period, a series of talks and discussion sessions will be held to promote reflection and debate around the topic of aesthetics in nonhuman primates. These will be lead by different researchers and experts from the MONA Foundation.

A Trip to the Primates’ World: Iván García, PhD student in primatology, Durham University, and member of the board of directors of the Spanish Primatological Association (APE). January 2016 – Thursday, January 28, at 7pm

Social learning in chimpanzees and the evolution of culture: Dr. David Riba, associate researcher at the Catalan Institute of Human Paleoecology and Social Evolution (IPHES) and MONA Foundation. February 2016

Sister minds: emotional apes and rational humans: Dr. Miquel Llorente, principal investigator and head of the Research and Ethology Unit of MONA Foundation and president of the Spanish Primatological Association (APE). March 2016

Aesthetics in primates (humans and nonhumans): Daniela D’amore, Master student at Primatology and Ethology Research Unit of MONA Foundation and University of Molise. April 2016

During this period, Wild Portrait will be open to the public for free. Visitors will also have the chance to take home originals and copies of the chimpanzees paintings.

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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 Kafre, an artist from Barcelona who graduated from Stanford University in philosophy. He has been a graffiti artist since 1991, and still to this day continues to develop his art from an ontological perspective.

The following event will take place on 3rd March, more info to follow.

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September 2016

Brick by Brick exhibition at Museu del Disseny

15 September, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 29 January, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
Museu del Disseny de Barcelona,
(34) 93 256 68 00
Barcelona, 08018 Spain
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The show features a selection of three hundred ceramic pieces applied in architecture, from Antiquity to the present. The works are from both the Museum’s own collections and from numerous European museums.

It is the first exhibition that uses this type of ceramic, and works from the ancient world to the present. The exhibition highlights the importance and the continuing use of ceramic in architecture, as well as its traditions and innovations.

Curated by the architect Pedro Azara, the show will start simultaneously with the Forty-Seventh Congress of the International Academy of Ceramics in Barcelona. Th event will take place in the Disseny Hub Barcelona building, which also houses the Museum itself.

More activities will be organised by the Museum in cooperation with the Ceramics Chair of the International University of Catalonia.


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November 2016

Festival Millenni 18

14 November, 2016 - 20 May, 2017

Festival Mil·lenni 18 presents a diverse programming styles suitable to satisfy all audiences. The festival features concerts spread across forty different scenarios Barcelona from this November to May 2017 and there are still some names to be confirmed. The sites for the performances will remain the Gran Teatre del Liceu, the Auditori, the Palau de la Música and other venues such as Razzmatazz, Apolo, Bikini or BARTS to which this year adds El Molino and Casino L'Aliança. The genres of music spread from classical music to rock to international pop. Some big names in the line up include Jain, The Devine Comedy and many more. Surely there is something to see for everyone.

Tickets on sale from November 14

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Fira de Santa Llucía

November 27 @ 11:00 am - December 23 @ 9:30 pm
Plaça de la Seu,
Plaça de la Seu
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Barcelona’s main Christmas market is open from the end of November to the 23rd Dec, giving everyone plenty of time to get their Christmas shopping sorted. You'll find traditional nativity scenes, hand crafted jewellery, artisan gift ideas and plenty of festive inspiration for your friends and family. It is located in front of the Cathedral, in Plaça de la Seu.


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December 2016

Drap-Art’16: International Festival of Recycling Art of Catalonia

December 16 - December 31
Montalegre 5
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If you are once for art or if you are looking to experience some of the new ways recycled Catalan art looks now, come to Drap-Art'16, on display from December 16th to December 31st.

Drap-Art'16 is the international festival of the recycling art of Catalonia. This years collection has been curated to showcase some of the best works from this festival's 20 year history. The collection is large with over 60 artists and more than 12o individual pieces. After a show in Re: New Festival in Pittsburgh, USA, the exhibition is ready to show off for Barcelona.

In addition to seeing the artworks, there will be a few events held revolving around this art-form. From a fashion show celebrating the internationality of the show to live music to debates, there will be plenty to experience with this exhibition.

The show will be on display at at the Center for Contemporary Culture, CCCB, Macba, Arts Santa Mònica, Plaza Real, Plaza dels Angels and La Rambla.

For more information about the exhibit and events, click here.


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Barcelona International Art Fair

December 16 @ 6:00 pm - December 17 @ 6:00 pm
Museu Martim,
Avinguda de les Drassane
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Barcelona is known for its artistic flair and creativity. A display of both established and emerging artists will be open in the heart of Barcelona for two days this December. Showing at the Museu Maritim, this fair will feature the best in contemporary art from both local and international artists. This is a great cultural event, and perfect if you are still looking for that special Christmas gift, with prices catering to every budget.

With over 100 artists showing their work, there will be something for everyone's taste with paintings, sculptures, and drawings amongst the mediums on show.

Entry on the opening night will cost €10. However, there is no entry fee on Sunday, so put the date in your diaries!

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Matinée Winter Festival: Winter’s Great Dance Party

December 25 @ 10:00 pm - December 26 @ 3:00 am
Carrer de Pamplona, 88, 08018 Barcelona Spain
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Here comes one of Barcelona's best winter dance festivals: Matinée Winter Festival. This coming December 25th, Matinée's last grand event of 2016 will happen at Razzmatazz Club.  This is the sixth year that they are hosting a winter dance festival. No longer do you have to travel to Ibiza or further to experience a quality, international clubbing night, you can fine all this at the Festival.

Matinée Group, the company putting on this festival, is committed to creating and hosting events where international crowds can come enjoy a night of dancing, clubbing and good music. Their goal is to make a fun-filled environment regardless of nationality, sexual orientation, age or any other identity.

Expect some wild performances and thumping parties. Entrance is 20 euro and pick up your tickets here.

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February 2017

John Mayall: Livin’ and Lovin’ the Blues Tour 2017

21 February, 2017 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Sala Apolo,
Carrer Nou de la Rambla, 113
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John Mayall and company are coming to Barcelona February 21st as a part of the Livin' and Lovin' Blues international 2017 tour. John Mayall, a blues master and key figure in contemporary music, has already released more than 60 albums, many of which have assumed new patterns within rock blues and have garnered great criticism and acceptance from the public, such as Behind The Iron Curtain, Chicago Line or Wake Up Call, Blues For the Lost Days and Padlock On The Blues.

Having been the backbone to bands with many famous members, including the band where the founders of Fleetwood Mac met, John Mayall is a staple in music and specifically the Blues.

LIVIN '& LOVIN' THE BLUES TOUR 2017 arrives in Spain with a full John Mayall who will review the history of the blues and his new album "Find a Way to Care."

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March 2017

Steve Hackett: 2017 Genesis Revisited Tour

23 March, 2017
Gran Teatre Del Liceu,
La Rambla 51-59
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Steve Hackett, the guitarist from Genesis, has a new show premiering Spring 2017. This tour will come to Barcelona at the Gran Teatre del Liceu March 23rd, 2017. Watch Steve with his current band, Classic Hackett, perform some of the best hits from Genesis with new twists. These include several gems from the album 'Wind and Wuthering' celebrating its 40th anniversary, as well as other great favorites like 'The Musical Box' and Other songs of Genesis that had never before been interpreted as 'Inside & Out' and 'Anyway' ... In this spectacular tour Steve will also present songs from his new album. He has a full career with more than 30 solo albums, as well as the 7 that he did with Genesis.

Steve Hackett leaves us now this new and exciting show: 'Tour Genesis Revisited with Classic Hackett'.

Tickets for the concert can be purchased from 10:00 on Friday 18 November here or at the Gran Teatre del Liceu ticket office.

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