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  • Salón del Manga de Barcelona Manga Fair

    Salón del Manga de Barcelona Manga Fair

    Date not yet confirmed.

    The time has come to get the cosplay costumes out of the wardrobe once again for this new edition of the manga fair in Barcelona. The fact that there has been an event dedicated to this Japanese art form for almost a quarter of a century demonstrates the commitment of fans of all ages, in and around the city, to the popular Japanese comic and its pop culture in general.

    For a whole week there will be appearances by scriptwriters and cartoonists from all over the world, new publications, film marathons and workshops that explore different aspects of manga and anime or offer the opportunity to dress up as our favorite characters. In addition, of course, to a large number of CD, DVD, comics, books, illustrations and merchandising stands.

  • Loop Fair Festival

    Loop Fair Festival

    Date not yet confirmed

    Created in 2003, Loop is a platform that focuses on the possibilities and challenges presented by video art, one of the key artistic movements of modern times. Each year, Loop hosts professionals and the public for a gathering where they can explore the latest technological and other developments in the moving image sector and see the work of new and established creatives who use video as their main tool.

    Loop Festival runs for around 10 days and includes screenings, exhibitions, concerts, talks and other live events at numerous venues around the city.

  • Human Bodies

    Human Bodies

    "Human Bodies" is an exhibition which will take you on a fascinating journey through the inside of the human body, where 12 complete bodies and over 150 individual organs will show us how our bodies perform as it has never been presented before.

    "Human Bodies" aims not only to show us what our organism is like and how it works, but also to make us reflect on the experience of life by discovering what is hidden under the skin.

  • International Musem Day The Night of Museums

    International Musem Day The Night of Museums

    May sees two excellent events for those who love visiting museums. On May 18, International Museum Day is celebrated, a European initiative that sees numerous institutions open their doors for free and put on a special programme of activities. The aim is to raise awareness in visitors about the key role museums and other cultural centres can play in the development of society.

    At the same time, Barcelona holds its Night of Museums, when participating venues stay open until night, offering a different way to experience the permanent and temporary exhibitions currently on show, as well as the chance to enjoy different activities, such as family workshops, live performances and guided tours. This is also a global event, one that started in Berlin in 1997 and is now celebrated in around 120 European cities each year. Signed up to the two events in Barcelona are a wide variety of centres whose specialisations include art, archeology, history, author, ethnology, paleontology, ceramics, zoology, movies, design and much more.

  • Modernisme toward the design culture

    Modernisme toward the design culture

    The starting point for this exhibition at Barcelona's Museu del Disseny is the role of art nouveau as the originator of design. A reinterpretation of the art déco movement that developed in Europe, and its Catalan offshoot, modernisme, based on the importance of the decorative, applied and industrial arts and crafts in design. The exhibition features lights, gold and silverware, decorative elements and unseen pieces by Gaudí to show the great splendour of the arts in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

  • The masks never lie

    The masks never lie

    Servando Rocha wrote the essay "Some Dark and Dangerous Things. The book of masks and the masked" and now he is the curator of the exhibition at the CCCB on the subject. Called "Masks Never Lie", this exhibition offers a vision of the last 150 years through the masks that have appeared in the political landscape, in the circles of power, in activism and in social struggles. From the hoods of the Ku Klux Klan to the masks of the Pussy Riot, the exhibition analyses how masks not only hide an identity, but they also create current phenomena.

  • In real time The Rafael Tous Collection of conceptual art

    In real time The Rafael Tous Collection of conceptual art

    Macba is opening an exhibition featuring the collection of works put together by Rafael Tous, one of the most important art collectors in Catalonia. The collection consists essentially of conceptual art, and stands out as having been constructed from a sense of complicity and proximity. Drawn to committed art as a young man, Tous forged close links with artists of his generation. His collection includes pieces by Antoni Llena and Àngel Jové, representative of the Catalan conceptualism of the 1970s, the political criticism of Francesc Abad, Francesc Torres, the Grup de Treball and Muntadas, the social art of Joan Rabascall and Eulàlia Grau, the material and object research of Pere Noguera, Jordi Pablo and Jaume Xifra, views of the body and nature by Jordi Benito, Àngels Ribé, Fina Miralles and Carles Pujol, and the ritual ceremonies of the group known as Els Catalans de París (the Catalans of Paris), among other interests and artists.

  • La Mercè 2022

    La Mercè 2022

    Date not yet confirmed

    Barcelona is once again celebrating its grand festival, in honor of its patron saint. A program full of different activities is planned for all the public, with music, dance, circus and street arts. And not forgetting the giants, dragons, fire beasts, human towers and sardana groups.

    La Mercè is also a festival of street arts with the MAC festival, Mercè Arts de Carrer. This is a festival which has become a showcase of new creations, and the meeting place for many artists, both from the city and overseas. The BAM Festival, Barcelona Acció Musical, will fill the streets with today's popular rhythms and concerts.

    La Mercè will end, as always, with the traditional fireworks and music display. an explosion of light and sound, which has become one of the most expected and acclaimed events for the people of Barcelona and its visitors.

  • Swab Barcelona Art Fair

    Swab Barcelona Art Fair

    Date not yet confirmed

    The Swab contemporary art fair has now been running for twelve years, and remains faithful to its mission of acting as an experimental platform for emerging artistic ideas. Founded by the architect and collector Joaquín Diez-Cascón, Swab is an event that brings together some 80 galleries from the international art scene. The fair strives for close contact with the public, selecting and presenting the freshest proposals on the international scene, reflecting the latest trends and innovations in the art world.

  • Education in freedom Barcelona and the school 19081979

    Education in freedom Barcelona and the school 19081979

    A scenographic journey revealing the key moments in the history of education during the 20th century and the historical and political context in which it was set.
    The exhibition begins in 1908, when Barcelona City Council approved the Extraordinary Budget for Culture, a plan for the comprehensive reform of education in the city, emphasizing education that was of high quality, public, free, in Catalan, secular, and with both boys and girls sharing the classrooms. The project was inspired by experiences of teaching reforms and brought a debate to the table that is still very much in existence today.

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