From time to time the Vila Casas Foundation has little great successes despite the fact that they often become fogged by an excess of eclecticism and exhibitional hyperactivity.
It is very difficult to resist the charm of the cabinets of curiosities.
If there was ever an exhibition that we could say “has many different readings”, without falling into either clichés or exaggeration, it has to be “Lee Miller and Surrealism in Britain”, which is currently on at the Miró Foundation in Barcelona.
If Pablo Picasso had died in 1904, before moving permanently to France, he would still be in all the history of art textbooks in the world. The proof is the exhibition Picasso bleu & rose, at the Musée d’Orsay in Paris.
An exhibition has just opened at the CaixaForum Barcelona with a misleading title, but one which is nonetheless worth seeing. If only to be the witnesses to one of the most important revolution in cultural history.
Since the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art (MACBA) finally opened its doors to the public in November 1995, there have been 34 presentations of its collection.
Brazilian artist José de Souza Oliveira Filho, better known as Macaparana, exhibits for the first time in our country. A distinguished artist whose work makes constant refences to the “Paulista” geometry of São Paulo: a reference to the geometrical abstraction of the Russian constructivists.
Dalí grumbled in front of a work by Alexander Calder: “if there is one thing you can ask of a sculpture, it is that it shouldn’t move”.
Two exhibitions celebrate the new opera season at the Gran Teatre del Liceu.
Vicenç Viaplana exhibits a visual symphony at the Galería Marc Domènech with indirect allusions to the economic disaster of 2008.
An exhibition at the Virreina which takes us through the aesthetic revolution of Catalan photography in the 1970s.
The photographer Saul Leiter was a pioneer in the conscious and deliberate use of colour as an element of expression. An exhibition and a book have come out in the same year in Barcelona.
Three recent initiatives have revived interest in the work of the Rousillon sculptor Gustau Violet.