Greek artist, Takis (Panagiotis Vassilakis,) brought to us brand new art forms using magnetism, light, and sound. Take a deep dive into the Athens artist's life and work, from when he traveled between Paris, London, New York, as well as Athens between 1950 and 1970. This exhibition is the first solo presentation of Takis' work in Barcelona, and is being showcased for a limited time only.
If the 80s represented a return to order in European art with conventional formats of painting and sculpture making a comeback, the 1990s revived the freewheeling conceptual approaches of the 60s and 70s.
In this way, embodied art practices known as Action Art were recovered. In Spain, this history has particular relevance, with multiple initiatives that have impacted art. This art of action was frequently expressed in performance form – which usually occurred in very restricted or unconventional contexts such as festivals or gatherings – the more heterogeneous expressions of Action Art has come to be called performativity.
Across different nodes, Action will examine this period, tracing some of its fundamental works. In addition, it will include mostly unpublished documentation and audiovisual material that recovers those experiences. The result will be a complex exhibition, with multiple extensions – both historical and contemporary – that attempt to interpret the art of our time.
If being confused by incomprehensible art is your thing, you'll be comfortable at the MACBA. Enter Barcelona's huge contemporary art museum and let your imagination unscramble both the permanent and temporary collections.
Art is a serious business at the mammoth MACBA, the big boss of Barcelona's contemporary art scene. The permanent collection at MACBA boasts around 5,000 works from the mid-20th century onward, across three periods – the 1940s till the 1960s, 1960s till the 1970s, and contemporary.
The museum lifts the lid on the history of modern and contemporary art from Barcelona's unique point of view. It's minimalistic, cool, and packed with amazing art in all forms. Skip the line and spend those extra hours soaking up art in air-conditioned comfort!
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