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A fragment of 'Atomic Kiss' by Joan Rabascall

The MACBA proposes a chronological tour of its collection

The exhibition A Short Century exhibits includes work from 1929 to the present day.

Barcelona’s MACBA modern art museum will be hosting a special exhibition until 5 OctoberA Short Century: MACBA Collection brings together nine decades of artistic activity, emphasizing changing ways to exhibit and experience art. The exhibition proposes a starting date, 1929, when the Barcelona International Exhibition took place, an event that brought about a major urban transformation in the city. The second room in the itinerary focuses on the Spanish Civil War and the years in which artists and filmmakers were involved in the dissemination of the various political ideologies. The exhibition progresses chronologically until the1960s, in room 5, with art that is increasingly influenced by the world of advertising and the media. The visitor will also be able to discover through the MACBA Collection how events like May 68 and movements like feminism impregnated art. The exhibition reaches the present day, with art that is, in the words of those responsible for the exhibition, "focused on a critique of economic relations governed by neoliberalism and globalization," and that "also examines human relations dominated by geopolitics and inequalities in the distribution of power".

The MACBA curatorial team has also arranged several parallel activities, including guided visits, a course on the works exhibited and the creation of a work group promoted by art historian and critic, Julia Ramírez Blanco, and education coordinator Ariadna Miquel, who will meet periodically to reflect on questions such as what an art collection is.

Additional information is available at the following link.

Publication date: Monday, 01 October 2018
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