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After almost twenty years of continued programming, the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (Barcelona Contemporary Culture Centre) has consolidated its position as a focus of attraction for culture and creativity, not only for the city of Barcelona, but for the whole of Catalonia and Spain, as well as internationally. The CCCB is a place for production and creation as well as exhibition, a focal point of culture in Barcelona that brings together cultural actors and users committed to the idea that culture is a basic necessity.
The CCCB offers a programme in which quality is non-negotiable, marked by complete creative freedom, in touch with different sensibilities, bringing a style of its own that is independent of trends and a will to generate debate and to critically review the present moment. The CCCB is faithful to two defining characteristics: an urban vocation and cultural quality.
At the same time, CCCB – Barcelona Contemporary Culture Centre – is a site for experimentation with artistic languages and codes, a meeting place for dialogue between academia and the public, a platform for innovative groups and creators, and a laboratory open to the cultural changes happening today. In short, a place where culture and the arts meet in Barcelona.
This exhibition is about the influence that various secret traditions have had on contemporary art from the nineteen-fifties to the present day. It presents some 350 works by such artists as Antoni Tàpies, Agnes Martin, Henri Michaux, Joseph Beuys, Ulla von Brandenburg, William S. Burroughs, Joan Jonas, Jordan Belson, Goshka Macuga, Kenneth Anger, Rudolf Steiner, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Francesco Clemente and Zush.
The work of all of them goes to show the relevance and continuity of these habitually overlooked trends, in many cases regarding art as a possible means to a higher cognitive level, as an instrument of connection with a more profound reality, or as a form of knowledge in itself. These ideas are contrary, for example, to a purely formalistic understanding of abstraction.
From 16 May to 21 October 2018