One evening a year, museums through out the city, and indeed Europe, open their doors to the public. Over 70 venues host exhibitions, concerts, musical performances and even guided tours. To celebrate the 10th edition of the event, the museums are extending their invite with free entry the following day. This is your chance to indulge in a little culture and take advantage of a free invite into some of the most renowned museums and galleries in Europe. Doors open at 7pm until 1am, but it is recommended to arrive early.
Events take place in various locations though out the city. Free Entry
Self-taught local painter is to exhibit a seris of works at Poble Nou’s art gallery. Moreover, fans have a chance to attend a private dinner with Sacris on 15th May. Sacris is also conducting a talk on the exhibit on the 21st May. (Call +34 93 485 65 19 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to make a reservation.)
La Platforma, C/ Pujades, 99. Free Entry
If there are only two names you need remember, that is Picasso and Dalí. For the first time in History the works of the two masters will proudly stand side by side in the Museu Picasso. This iconic exhibition was put together to present some of the works from more than 25 international art museums and private collections from around the world.
The exhibition challenges historical views of the two artists. Museu Picasso’s Directos, Bernardo Laniado-Romero states, “Surprisingly, this is a part of the history that has not been told before.”
Museu Picasso, C/ Montcada, 15-23. 5€
MACBA’s most controversial exhibition still welcomes visitors, but with less controversy. Director of MACBA, Bartomeu Marí ordered a controversial piece to be removed from the exhibition only a few days before the inauguration. When the curators of the exhibition, Hans D. Christ, Iris Dressler, Oaul B. Preciado and Valentín Roma refused to remove the piece, Marí cancel the exhibition. The censorship caused widespread offence, leading to the resignation of Marí, unjust dismissal of Roma and Preciado.
If you are wondering what all the fuss is about, the sculpture, created by Austrian artist Ines Doujak, depicts a German Shephers sodomizing Bolivian feminist Domitila Chúngara, who in turn is sodomizing the former King of Spain Juan Carlos I.
Controversy, scandal and censorship aside, the exhibition explores the notion of political sovereignty, individual autonomy and the modern nation. The exhibition comprises works by nearly thirty artists.
MACBA, Plaça Dels Àngels, 1. 10€
Phonos, 40 Years of Electronic Music, 2nd February – 27th September
For music lovers of the world, the exhibition takes a peak into the historical love affair between Electronic music and Barcelona. Josep Maria Mestres Quadreny, Andrés Lewin-Richter and Lluís Callejo opened the Phonos Laboratory in 1974, dedicating their time to the experimentation of electro music. The exhibition particularly examines the way in which Phonos has helped transform electronic music within Barcelona. The collection consists of ten instruments that helped form part of Phonos.
L’Auditori, C/ Lepant, 150. 5€