What to do for free, this week in Barcelona
– This cycle of music auditions, related to current music, recommended by musicians and music critics, is back. A space of discovery for those who want to know about recent musical proposals. Today with Ikram Bouloum, a DJ with a unique career who has set fire to many of the clubs and parties in Barcelona. He is part of the Zen 55 collective, formed by artists who use the party space to experiment, learn or search for their ideal club form, either from a more sensory experience or as a thought.
Art and exhibition:
– Exhibition dedicated to Aixelá, which was an establishment specializing in audiovisual equipment that opened its doors in July 1958 at number 13 of the Rambla de Catalunya in Barcelona. The space, which incorporated a programme of photographic exhibitions that began with the Terré-Miserachs-Masats exhibition in 1959, maintained its programmes until 1975, making it a meeting point and a platform for the dissemination of photography, classical and amateur cinema and avant-garde musical trends. The exhibition presented in La Virreina is the result of a laborious process of locating authors, documents and works, and constitutes the first methodical research carried out to date.
– Second exhibition of light sculptures by the Italian artist Massimiliano Moro, a sculptor who composes his works by modelling light and giving colour to the shade. Delicate sculptures with minimal forms that come from mechanisms with geometric pieces that move creating games of reflections and shadows. The exhibition presents a selection of new small and medium format pieces produced in 2019 and a large format site specific installation at the end of the tour.
– Produced by Chiquita Room, the Casa Elizalde presents this collective show that has invited around twenty artists to imagine other possible cartographies of Barcelona starting from the same map: that of the city at the time the Cerdà Plan was conceived. With the work of artists such as Mar Arza, Laia Estruch, Anna Dot, Rasmus Nilausen, Martín Vitaliti and Dario Zeruto, who have intervened and reinterpreted the original 1860 map redrawn by Juli Martí Casals and published by Chiquita Ediciones. To imagine the many possible Barcelonas, to rethink the city in which we live.
– Clara Nubiola reflects on the city through the drawings. The idealised city, the one in the photographs, is in reality a tempting and unrealistic construction to attract capital. Starting from the context of ‘Barcelona’ and playing with the language of travel magazines, the exhibition unfolds as an editorial project between ironic and critical that questions the spectators and invites them to think about the city in which we live.
– This exhibition, based on the photojournalism of the time, documents day by day, from 26 January 1939 to 10 February 1939, the various scenarios of the Republican withdrawal from France. It does so with images from the photojournalists of international agencies that covered it, with 80 photographs, some of them by Robert Capa and David Seymour ‘Chim’, among others.
– Monographic exhibition of the Chinese artist Lin Mo (Harbin, China, 1962). The title is a metaphor for the working method used by the artist for this exhibition: on a canvas, acrylic and ink capture the emotions of the author that will later be separated from the canvas, like the one that comes off his skin. That old skin is what this new work symbolizes, some materials separated from the body but that remained united between them by a support of methacrylate, some works that indicated the skin where he lived but that in turn give way to a new skin where to live.
– This exhibition completes the extensive cycle ‘Amarcord Fellini’, which the Filmoteca dedicates during the months of January and February to the Italian director Federico Fellini and which offers the vision of another filmmaker with his own universe: David Lynch. The exhibition can be seen from February 6th to May 31st and includes twelve lithographs created by Lynch in 2018 at the Item Éditions workshop in Paris, from his admiration for the figure of Federico Fellini and, more particularly, for one of his most emblematic films: ‘8 ½’. The exhibition is complemented by twelve original drawings by Fellini himself from the Fellini Foundation for Cinema.
– In the context of the exhibition ‘Gameplay. Videogame Culture’, the CCCB is opening Zoom, a collective videogame room for all ages that can be visited from 1 February to 13 April. A space that leaves aside the more generalist game proposals and offers a selection of twenty independent works that propose a journey through various playful experiences, from carnival competition and the necessary cooperation, to other more forgotten ones such as contemplation or reflection based on the game. The space can be visited from Tuesday to Friday from 5 pm to 8 pm and on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 am to 2 pm and 4 pm to 8 pm.Mercado:
– Give’me is back, a market that brings together vintage, second hand, art, music and gastronomy… Another highlight of the market is the outlet space. Everything you can find here can be purchased for 5 euros or less!
Families and children:
– Ona’ is the educational programme of Sant Andreu Contemporani, which every year holds cycles of workshops by guest artists aimed at children and families. A space to experiment with the creativity of young and old, in an atmosphere of shared knowledge from practice. In this edition, Ona returns from a journey in the temporal space in which she visits Hefest, the Greek god of metallurgy and craftsmanship. In this journey, the god teaches her the secret of forging tools with magical powers. Ona knows that in the future no secrets are kept and everything is shared, even through videos. An activity for the whole family that fuses craftsmanship and new technologies.
– Carnival is a celebration full of excitement, especially for the little ones. That is why the Associació de Pares de Brasileirinhos de Catalunya and the Parc Sandaru Civic Centre are organising a day full of activities for the whole family. The celebration will start at 11.30 am with music, magic and dance by Betty Clown and Màgic Palo, who will repeat the session at 12.30 pm and 1.30 pm. The party will continue at 12 noon with the puppet show ‘Bichos do Brasil’ by the Pia Fraus company. At 1 pm the percussion group Tambolàs will perform to close a family morning full of activities and surprises.
The BCNegra has a lot of parallel activities in markets (the Boqueria and Sant Antoni) and in libraries. In La Bòbila, in L’Hospitalet, they have programmed activities that revolve around the black genre during the whole month of February. Demonstrate your knowledge of classic detective novels by answering ten questions and you’ll be entered into a draw for a set of books from the Versatile publishing house. It also hosts two exhibitions dedicated to Peter Derby and Manuel de Pedrolo. Professionals in writing, translation and publishing will participate in various talks and there will also be a black book club where books such as ‘Nuestra Señora de la Esperanza’ and ‘Peso muerto’ will be discussed. The noir genre is also very powerful in the film industry, and La Bòbila has organised a series of crime films featuring ‘Bob the Gambler’ (episode 14); ‘Two Men in Manhattan’ (episode 21), ‘A Man’s Silence’ (episode 28) and ‘The Red Circle’ (episode 6 March). On Saturday 22nd you can participate in the literary route Knowing Barcelona with the black novel ‘Besòs Mar’ that will guide Lluís Bosch, its author.
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