Must-see exhibitions in Barcelona this month
As the city of culture, Barcelona offers a lot a different cultural activities during all the year. For the summer season there are some very interesting exhibitions in Barcelona with different kinds of art. For all the family, here we will talk a little about out favourites. Enjoy!
Miserachs exhibition in Barcelona
This show brings together some 80 black-and-white snapshots that focus on the early years of photographer Xavier Miserachs, that is, the 1950s and 1960s. Beyond his iconic images of Barcelona at the time, the selection shows more of his interests and the narratives of one of the most lucid and open eyes of his time. The exhibition travels along the coast and the countryside, throughout Spain and abroad, to architectural elements and untitled abstract works. Standing out among all these photos is the suggestive portrait ‘Bettine’, which shows a young woman who’s twisted round to stare at whoever dares stare at her.
Toni Catany. Back and forth
Toni Catany (Llucmajor, Mallorca, 1942 – Barcelona, 2013) is an artist to look to in the world of photography, thanks to his vocation to be a painter where classic themes dominated such as still lifes, nudes and landscapes, photographed with a very personal sensitivity and aesthetic. A tireless researcher of the various photographic techniques, Catany used procedures rom the 19th century such as the calotype, and other modern techniques including Polaroid transfers and digital cameras – which helped him get a more pure range colours – to create timeless works.
The Art of the Brick
The Art of the Brick – an itinerant exhibition that travels the world and has simultaneous shows going – features more than 100 sculptures made using Lego bricks. They’re works by Nathan Sawaya, a former lawyer, that include humans with heads in the shape of a geometric figure, a swimmer in the water, a blue man on his knees holding a lifeless grey woman in his arms, and a yellow man whose chest is open and from which Lego pieces cascade. But from Sawaya’s hands also come characters that you’ll recognise instantly, such as Batman and his Batmobile, and reproductions or interpretations of works of art that, in this form, have jumped off the canvas.