Chillida, Haring, Oteiza… at any time, on any day of the year Like the Museum, like the square, like the city
Some spaces arise and grow in relation to other factors. In the same way that the idea of the city was originally linked to the notions of dialogue and the public square, in 1995, when MACBA was built, the team of the architect Richard Meier knew that a glass façade would blur the unnecessary border between exterior and interior. This is perhaps the Museum’s raison d’être: its capacity to create a square. A square that generates debate, diversity, a city and its citizens. The works of Eduardo Chillida and Jorge Oteiza, installed in the Plaça dels Àngels in 1998, and the mural painted by Keith Haring in the Raval during his visit to Barcelona in 1989, and reproduced outside MACBA in 2014, are perfect examples of this idea of a square. They are always there, at any time, on any day of the year. Like the Museum, like the square, like the city.