Dissabtes MACBA

Every Saturday, from 4 pm, you can visit the exhibitions and get to know them better with the artists themselves. And why not come and be surprised by the outstanding programmes on offer the last Saturday of each month? Enjoy contemporary art for free thanks to our collaboration with Uniqlo.

SATURDAY 13 JULY, at 6 pm: Lorem Ipsum with KABLAM
A multitude of genres, atonal melodies and screeching textures coexist on this Swedish artist’s debut album, and lead us to the raucousness of the dance floor through the side door.

SATURDAY 28 SEPTEMBER, at 6 pm: Let’s talk about Undefined Territories. Perspectives on Colonial Legacies with The Group of Black-African Thought, Practices and Activisms.
The Group is developing new ways of analysing and understanding the colonial project in opposition to the Eurocentric legacy and essentialisms. Here it will attempt to overcome the divisions inherent in the analysis of the question of the creation of race, which is usually defined in terms of sociology, philosophy, economics and psychology, or of class and gender, as isolated points of view.

A Short Century
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. Coordinated by the MACBA curatorial team, special attention is given to the changing presentations and experiences of art through these nine decades or ‘short century’. The presentation is designed to tell the history of modern and contemporary art through the particular perspectives, politics and themes developed in the MACBA Collection since its inception.

Christian Marclay. Compositions
This exhibition will be the first for over a decade in Spain devoted to the Swiss-American artist Christian Marclay (b. 1955), who currently lives and works in London, and will include a selection focusing on his sonic compositions, from graphic scores to video installations. Marclay has consistently focused on the relationship between sound and vision, exploring the ways that sound can be manifested visually. As the artist himself said, ‘music runs through almost everything I do’.

Undefined Territories: Perspectives on Colonial Legacies
At the centre of the exhibition is Naeem Mohaiemen’s (b. 1969) acclaimed film Two Meetings and a Funeral (2017), to articulate the momentum and solidarity of the NAM’s leftist ideologies and unravel the complexities behind its unfortunate failure. Other works in the exhibition look further back from this historic moment to address the imprint of colonial repression and dispossession, as well as the ways in which imperial powers have exerted control through epistemic structures, such as political mapping and language. Through the works of artists from varied geographies and diasporas, the exhibition also points to the challenges of independence and the postcolonial condition.

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