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Some exhibitions in Barcelona you can’t miss out on

Written by Adriana

Although Barcelona is a city in constant cultural activity you must know where to go and what to see so you don’t get an art overload, but you don’t miss any of the best exhibitions of the moment. That’s why, from the ShBarcelona’s blog we recommend you some interesting exhibitions you can enjoy in the city right now. They are kind of essential to us, but according to your tastes or interests you can make your own list or even recommend us some more. For further information about any of them click on the links. There they go!

Living on the Edge by Marco Ansaloni at The Private Space: a photographic exhibition as part of the Circuit 2013, a festival of documentary photography that reflects the life of the inhabitants of Nicosia (Cyprus), Belfast (Northern Ireland), Mitrovica (Kosovo) and Mostar (Bosnia and Herzegovina), 4 cities that have suffered recent conflicts that have separated into two parts.

Joan Miró. Obra Gràfica at La fundación Miró: is a must to visit this museum if you come to Barcelona, especially if you do it until September the 24th because you could enjoy works in which the artist used various techniques demonstrating their willingness to experiment. You can see lithographs and engravings showing continuous evolution, both in language and technique.

Rubenmichi at Som Animals

Som Animals at Mutuo Centro de Arte: a collective non-profit exhibition in benefit of Altarriba Foundation, which works for the protection of animals. The disparate works of artists who have participated are to honor the weakest beings in this world, the animals, with some spectacular results.

Yo Picasso. Autorretratos at Museo Picasso: you must find the right time to visit this museum, one of the most tourist of Barcelona’s old town. This exhibition pays clear homage to the artist, with a tendency to the self-representation through his self-portraits, coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the Picasso Museum.

Japonismo at CaixaForum: in case you didn’t know, the Japanism is a well-known international art movement, after Japan interest spread like wildfire through Europe. In this exhibition, more than 300 oeuvres illustrate some artists’ fascination with Japanese art.

Doug Menuez, un genio audaz: La revolución digital en Silicon Valley 1985-2000 at Centre d’imatge La Virreina: during 15 years Doug Menuez followed some of the most important innovators and inventors of our time, including Steve Jobs, to document the Silicon Valley rise. Some of the pictures he took are presented in this exhibition.

Steve Jobs by Menuez

Pure Views at Arts Santa Mònica: this exhibition mixes traditional Chinese art with a modern vision of China and into the future through various artists. They all try to reduce the level of ignorance that Spanish people have on Chinese art, a huge and rich market nowadays.

Desde Dentro at Fundación Foto Colectania: the seven Spanish photographers in this exhibition, including García-Alix, presents more than 85 introspective pictures, in which they give vent to their “imagination”. All of them share, according to the curator Irene Mendoza, a special creative view in their work and, at the same time, all they take “their own life as a stage”.

Chema Madoz. Ars Combinatoria at La Pedrera: besides from visiting and see from outside this great Gaudí’s architectural work (La Pedrera), you can go inside and enjoy the exhibition of one of the most important contemporary photographers of our country. His visual poetry won’t leave you indifferent.

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Adriana is a writer, content & community manager, web designer, media analyst and tireless traveler.

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