The MACBA Collection’s mission is to disseminate contemporary art by gathering and conserving a representative set of works which are to offer a multiplicity of viewpoints and be capable of generating comprehensive critical debate
What does the Collection include?
The MACBA Collection is made up of works created by Catalan, Spanish and international artists, mostly from the period spanning 1960 to the present. The collections cover a wide range of artistic techniques and materials including painting, sculpture, drawing, collage, assemblage, objects, installations and audiovisual and sound recordings, among others.
Did you know?
Over the course of 2018, 43 new works were added to the MACBA Collection. Among them are works by Farah Al Qasimi, Manel Armengol, Marcel·lí Antúnez Roca, Luz Broto, Waltercio Caldas, Rosemarie Castoro, Harun Farocki, Daniel Garcia-Andújar, Magdalena Jitrik, Robert Llimós, Jordi Mitjà, Joan Morey, Lucia Nogueira, Itziar Okariz, Javier Peñafiel, Pere Portabella, Jorge Ribalta, Melanie Smith, Francesc Torres, Eulàlia Valldosera and Akram Zaatari.
The MACBA Collection has always been present in the museum’s galleries since it was opened in 1995. Since then different presentations of the Collection have been made, showcasing different selections of works from the museum’s holdings and in turn offering new discourses and perspectives on art from the local and international scenes.
Scholars and researchers can access the works of the Collection. Contact the Collection department, and we will study the feasibility of the request. In some cases there may be associated costs arising from the handling and packaging of the works.
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The problem becomes clear, crystal clear: the artist’s canvas becomes a mirror.