MACBA brings together a variety of key works showcasing contemporary artistic creation. The permanent display features catalan, spanish and international artists such as Calder, Tapies, Basquiat, and Keith Haring to name a few. As well as exhibiting works from its collection, the Museum offers a wide-ranging programme of temporary exhibitions and organises activities on contemporary arts and culture.
The Museum is an international leader in the dissemination of art and contemporary cultural practices.
Centrally located, its dazzling structure by Richard Meier outwardly reflects its very contemporary interior overlooking the energetic square of Plaça dels Àngels. The store is fantastic for books, gifts and artist-designed objects.
With emblematic works by artists such as Calder, Basquiat or Tapies, among other, the MACBA Collection proposes a chronological pathfrom 1929 to the present.
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At the centre of the exhibition is Naeem Mohaiemen’s (b. 1969) 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 (b. 1967), to articulate the momentum and solidarity of the NAM’s leftist ideologies and unravel the complexities behind its unfortunate failure.
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.