Exhibition

Art, two points

Barcelona lives contemporary art

Art, two points

Art, two points

18 July 2013 - 06 Jan. 2014 MACBA


    After 6 January Floors 1 and 2 of the Museum will be open to the public.

    The Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA) and ”la Caixa” Foundation present for the first time in the city an unconventional story written with the art of today that questions the different episodes of agreements and disagreements between modernity and the avant-garde. While avant-garde and modernity have influenced and altered the conscience of the city since the late nineteenth century to the present, 'Art, Two Points' follows these tensions by confronting works and documents from the past with contemporary creations and new visual languages.

    The exhibition eschews linear chronology in favour of thematic nuclei. The 1888 Universal and 1929 International Expositions made Barcelona aware of its modernity and established the basis for a present that has survived to this day through a constant flow of new artistic facets and proposals. Barcelona’s access to modernity has been marked by architecture, graphic and applied arts and poetic experimentation. Painting did not play an active part until the fifties. The exhibition follows this narrative until the institutionalisation of the artistic avant-garde in the eighties and nineties, a period briefly known as post-modernity that positioned Barcelona as a global city. 'Art, Two Points. Barcelona lives contemporary art' confronts the city with its vocation for innovation and experimentation, with its risk-taking spirit and the transversality of the arts.

    Opening: 18 July 2013. Dates: From 18 July 2013 to 6 January 2014. Organisation and production: Museu s'Art contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA) and Fundació La Caixa.

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