Ping-pong, also known as table tennis, is a paddle game played between two (singles) or four (doubles) players. According to Wikipedia, ping-pong is the sport with the highest number of active participants: forty million worldwide. And according to a study conducted by NASA, it is the most complicated of all human sports. Barcelona has over one hundred ping-pong tables distributed around parks, gardens and other public spaces. Rectangular, mostly blue and with a destruction-proof steel net, the ping-pong tables could well be the protagonists in a postcard of the city.

In Barcelona’s parks and public spaces, ping-pong plays an important role in the life of the community. This encounter invites you to join one of these ping-pong games. The rules are simple: if you win, you continue playing; if you lose, you’re out, although we would like you to stay chatting and watching. In collaboration with artist Jan Monclús.

Coordinated by the Organising Committee

Co-organized by:

L'Internationale. Our Many Europes. Co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union
 

Our Many Europes is a programme by the European museum confederation "L'Internationale" and co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union. The members of L'Internationale (Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Moderna Galerija (MG+msum), Ljubljana, Van Abbemuseum, The Netherlands, MACBA, Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Muzeum Sztuki Nowoczesnej w Warszawie, SALT Research and programs Istanbul and Ankara, and Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid) and its partners National College of Art and Design (NCAD), Dublin and Valand Academy (Gothenburg University) are presenting more than 40 public activities (conferences, exhibitions,workshops) from now and until May 2022.

Photo: Aimar Arriola

Programme

SATURDAY 24 NOVEMBER, at 12 pm
Admission:
free. Advance booking required
Participants: unlimited
Meeting point: Before El Molino (carrer de Vila i Vilà, 99), at 11:30 a.m.

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Tel: 93 481 33 68

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