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El MACBA presenta Allez! Encuentro sobre prácticas ambulantes y museos dispersos

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Allez! Encuentro sobre prácticas ambulantes y museos dispersos parte del deseo de generar un espacio de reflexión y experimentación en torno a recursos didácticos móviles que favorecen la educación en las artes. Desde maletas, kits y cajas pedagógicas a museos, bibliotecas y cines ambulantes, propuestas todas ellas vinculadas con la tradición del arte postal o roulottes-estudio de grabación, todas ellas iniciativas institucionales o autogestionadas que buscan mutar el territorio e investigan otras formas de relacionalidad, no solo ante el hecho artístico sino también en los contextos en los que se producen.

El programa se articulará a partir de varias propuestas:

► Por un lado, un encuentro de proyectos con mesas de trabajo con el objeto de reflexionar sobre algunos de los aspectos que configuran estas prácticas, desde las motivaciones a su sostenibilidad, autonomía o evaluación; el encuentro contará con un espacio permanente abierto donde se generarán dinámicas de mediación para compartir experiencias y proyectos.

► En segundo lugar, talleres con diferentes artistas y colectivos sobre la construcción de artefactos móviles, la elaboración de protocolos de artista, la mediación itinerante, así como la experimentación en el desarrollo de proyectos digitales desde lo analógico.

► En tercer lugar, un seminario con una conferencia y dos mesas redondas en torno a la agencia de estas prácticas, la educación expandida y la posibilidad de imaginar prácticas institucionales que estén más allá de entender la escuela como público masa.

► Por último, se celebrará Allez! En la plaza, una jornada pública y festiva con la presencia y activación de algunos artefactos (cine, talleres…).

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Barcelona, 18 February 2019. Ferran Barenblit Director, Tanya Barson, Chief Curator, and Pablo Martínez, Head of Programmes, have presented the exhibitions and the public programmes intended for 2019.

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2019 EXHIBITIONS

Christian Marclay: Compositions (12 April. – 24 September)
Curated by Tanya Barson, this exhibition will be the first for over a decade in Spain devoted to the Swiss-American artist Christian Marclay, and will include a selection focusing on his sonic compositions, from graphic scores to video installations. Central to the exhibition will be major video works, the masterpiece Video Quartet (2002) and the immersive installation Surround Sounds (2014–15), which is perhaps the climax of his investigation of onomatopoeia, and Chalkboard (2010), which invites the audience to mark an architecturally-scaled chalkboard.

Undefined Territories: Reflections on Postcolonialism (17 May – 20 October)
Curated by Hiuwai Chu, MACBA Curator – brings together Maria Thereza Alves, Lothar Baumgarten, Black Audio Film Collective, Mariana Castillo Deball, Sandra Gamarra, Jeffrey Gibson, Kapwani Kiwanga, Naeem Mohaiemen, Daniela Ortiz, The Otolith Group, Pala Pothupitiye, Superflex, Munem Wasif and Dana Whabira. At the centre of the exhibition is Naeem Mohaiemen’s acclaimed film Two Meetings and a Funeral (2017), which meticulously weaves together both archival footage and new shots with the narration of historian Vijay Prashad. Other works in the exhibition look further back from this historic moment to address the imprint of colonial repression and dispossession. The exhibition also points to the challenges of independence and the postcolonial condition.

Charlotte Posenenske: Work in Progress
Curated by Guy Brett (critic and independent curator), Michael Wellen (Curator of International Art, Tate) and Teresa Grandas (Curator, MACBA), the exhibition brings together Posenenske’s first drawings and paintings (her earliest experiments with mark making), aluminium wall-reliefs, and her last and best-known modular sculptures. The exhibition will be the first major presentation dedicated to the German artist to be held in Spain. It is on view at Dia:Beacon (USA) from 8 March to 9 September 2019, before embarking on a European tour to MACBA (18 October 2019 – ( March 2020)

Takis (22 November 2019 – 19 April 2020)
The Greek artist Takis (Panagiotis Vassilakis) pioneered new artforms using magnetism, light and sound. This exhibition is organised by Tate Modern in collaboration with MACBA, Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona and the Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens. The exhibition will be the first solo presentation of his work in Barcelona, curated by Guy Brett (critic and independent curator), Michael Wellen (Curator of International Art, Tate) and Teresa Grandas (Curator, MACBA). Sound, light, electrical and magnetic energy are the main elements of a rich and very personal language, which is presented through a selection of the most significant works of his career.

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Informació sobre la presentació de les propostes alternatives presentades a la comissió delegada del MACBA

El MACBA, Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, informa que han estat rebudes i presentades les quatre alternatives de l’Ajuntament de Barcelona en relació a l’ampliació del museu actualment prevista a la capella de la Misericòrdia, en la comissió extraordinària del Consell celebrada avui divendres 8 de febrer del 2019.

La comissió valora positivament la presentació d’aquestes alternatives per bé que cada una de les propostes d’ampliació presenten tant elements a favor com en contra que mereixen un estudi en profunditat. A la informació estrictament descriptiva de les quatre propostes es requerirà la documentació acreditativa de projecte, amb la informació econòmica i tècnica corresponent. Serà així que una vegada rebuts i després que hagin estat degudament estudiades i valorades el MACBA es compromet a emetre’n l’opinió i les consideracions pertinents.

Amb aquest motiu la comissió delegada proposa la creació d’un grup de treball format per tècnics representants de cada un dels ens consorciats per tal de confeccionar-ne l’estudi tècnic.

D’aquesta documentació presentada se’n derivarà l’estudi que confirmi la seva viabilitat així com la valoració final d’alguna/es d’elles. El MACBA considerarà les alternatives que acompleixin les condicions prèvies quant a projecte museològic, seguretat jurídica i suports econòmics, tal com es contemplen a dia d’avui amb el projecte d’ampliació del museu a la capella de la Misericòrdia.

Barcelona, 8 de febrer del 2019

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El MACBA ha recibido 331.694 visitantes el 2018

► El 41% del total es público local, un porcentaje que se consolida y amplía.
► El incremento de visitantes coincide con la presentación de la nueva propuesta de la colección “Un siglo breve” y con la buena acogida de los “Sábados MACBA”

Barcelona, 2 de Enero de 2019- El 2018 el MACBA ha sido visitado por 72.015 visitantes más que en 2017, un 27’73 % más. Durante este año ha crecido la afluencia de público al Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Barcelona que ha recibido 331.694 visitantes a sus exposiciones y actividades.

Las exposiciones de Melanie Smith y la nueva lectura de la colección MACBA “Un siglo breve” han recibido 71.428 y 77.691 visitantes respectivamente.

La exposición dedicada al artista Jaume Plensa, abierta al público des del día uno de diciembre, ha recibido durante el primer mes 31.542 visitantes.

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MACBA expands and consolidates ACCESSIBILITY

► MACBA presents the recent improvements made to its accessibility programme, which has been consolidated in 2018 thanks to the support of Fundación Repsol, and which will continue in the future with projects that aim to expand its reach to a greater number of visitors and to integrate a wider public in an inclusive and participatory way.

► Accessibility resources have been extended in 2018 to incorporate the training of gallery and education staff, as well as the presence of a permanent accessibility technician on the Museum team.

► With the aim of integrating a greater diversity of publics, the accessibility programme is expanding its target groups: people with visual and auditory disabilities as well as groups with intellectual disabilities or mental illness.

► Improvements to accessibility have been deployed throughout the Museum. These are consolidated in the presentation of the permanent exhibition of the Collection, and are extended to temporary exhibitions and some of the public programmes, including MACBA for Families and the working group Res a veure.

► A new initiative this year are the current research projects with collectives with functional diversity on specific artistic themes and disciplines.

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El MACBA presenta la exposición ANARCHIVO SIDA

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MACBA presents 'Jaume Plensa'

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► Featuring works from the late 1980s to the present, the exhibition Jaume Plensa takes us on a journey showing the dialogue that takes place between the representation of the human figure and abstraction.

► The exhibition includes over twenty works. Thanks to a collaboration with the CCCB, Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, for the first time the exhibition goes out of the Museum and takes visitors to the ‘sculpture patio’ – the space between MACBA and the CCCB – where the pieces The Heart of Trees (2007) and The Heart of Rivers (2016) are installed.

Twenty-two years after his last exhibition in a Barcelona museum (Fundació Joan Miró, 1996), Plensa’s work can again be seen in the city. The exhibition at MACBA will run from 1 December 2018 to 22 April 2019. Running in parallel, the Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid, will present a new project by the artist titled Invisible at the Palacio de Cristal, during practically the same dates.

► The exhibition Jaume Plensa will travel to the Moscow Museum of Modern Art (11 June – 22 September 2019)

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Exhibitions

Raqs Media Collective "In the Open or in Stealth"

► This exhibition will be a multi-layered site of discovery that explores the concept of a future in which multiple histories and geographies are placed in dialogue, giving way to a plurality of possibilities and queries by following paths that interlace, entwine and expose relations between objects, feelings and concepts, while simultaneously tracing indeterminate spaces between them.

► A working list of artists includes Rosa Barba, Jeamin Cha, Mark Chung, Liao Fei, John Gerrard, Geumhyung Jeong, Hassan Khan, Charles Lim, Cristina Lucas, Kabelo Malatsie, Dillon Marsh, Huma Mulji, Mehreen Murtaza, Joe Nishizawa, Nontsikelelo Mutiti, Bahar Noorizadeh, Lucy Parker, Racter, Santiago Ramón y Cajal, Muhannad Shono, Tito Zungu and including new commissions as the projects by Rupali Gupte y Prasad Shetty, Bhagwati Prasad, Rohini Devasher, Abhishek Hazra, Ivana Franke, Lantian Xie, Marzia Farhana will be presented as well as the intervention by the Raqs Media Collective.

► An extension of the exhibition will be a mediation programme – titled the 21 Personae– which will explore the urban fabric of our society through real-life stories of Barcelona’s diverse inhabitants. The project puts the Museum in dialogue with the city, resulting in a collection of urban chronicles.

► Raqs Media Collective was founded in 1992 by Jeebesh Bagchi, Monica Narula and Shuddhabrata Sengupta. Artists curators, researchers, editors and philosophical agents provocateurs, the Collective’s work addresses connectedness, temporality and plenitude, and places them at the intersection of art, historical enquiry and philosophical speculation.

Title: In the Open or in Stealth Opening: October 30, 2018, Dates: October 31 – March 17, 2019
Organisation: MACBA Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona,
Curators: Raqs Media Collective: Shuddhabrata Sengupta, Jeebesh Bagchi and Monica Narula

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A short century: MACBA Collection

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► This display offers a chronological path through the MACBA Collection from 1929 to the present. It includes many key works in a series of rooms devoted to emblematic moments or decades.

► Curated by the MACBA team, special attention is given to the changing presentations and experiences of art through these nine decades or ‘short century’. The presentation seeks to reflect perspective from Barcelona, hence its beginning in 1929 with the International Exposition.

► The exhibition shows works by Alexander Calder and Joaquín Torres-García. In the presentation of the successive decades, works by Eugènia Balcells, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Christian Boltanski, Esther Ferrer, Gego, Eulàlia Grau, The Guerrilla Girls, Hans Haacke, Jenny Holzer, Sanja Iveković, Miralda, Joan Miró, Juan Muñoz, The Otolith Group, Raymond Pettibon, Benet Rossell, Joan Rabascall, Martha Rosler, Jorge Oteiza, Antoni Tàpies and Werker Collective, will be included, among others.

A dynamic presentation: although presented chronologically, A Short Century: the MACBA Collection will change over time so that each consecutive display can offer a new view of the fonds of the Collection. An open reading formulating variations on the selection of works with the aim of renewing and extending the content of the chronological itinerary and intensifying its didactic intention.

Consequently, in the coming months we will present On Subjectivity (1978), by Muntadas; Proyecto Niágara (1993), by Roberto Obregón; and Un pechiche para Benkos (2017), by Marcos Ávila Forero, which will be installed in the tower.

Títle: A short Century. MACBA Collection Opening: October 4, 2018, Dates: October 5, permanent formulating variations Organisation: MACBA Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Curator: MACBA team

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The European Union will provide 2 million euros to fund a L’Internationale cultural project

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The European Union will provide 2 million euros to fund a L’Internationale cultural project, headed by the Museo Reina Sofía

● The project Our Many Europes is promoted and developed by L‘Internationale, a confederation made up of seven museums: MACBA (Barcelona); Moderna Galerija (Ljubljana); Museum of Modern Art (Warsaw); Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen (Antwerp); SALT (Istanbul and Ankara); Van Abbemuseum (Eindhoven); and the Museo Reina Sofía (Madrid)

● The directors of the participating institutions are meeting in Madrid with the working groups to launch the initiative

As part of the Creative Europe Culture Programme, the European Commission will provide 2 million euros to fund the cultural project Our Many Europes, to be implemented and developed over the next four years by L’Internationale, a confederation of seven museums headed, on this occasion, by the Museo Reina Sofía. The aim of the project is to broaden the types of visitors who walk through the doors of these art centres, enhancing visitor-museum engagement through innovative strategies adapted to the present day.

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