‘Toulouse-Lautrec and the spirit of Montmatre’

Montmatre is not just the setting for many works by the multi-faceted Toulouse-Lautrec, but also the social and cultural epicentre which defined modern style and the Bohemian character. Using paintings, drawings, posters and illustrations, ‘Toulouse-Lautrec and the spirit of Montmatre’ displays the work of the artist, in tune with the group of contemporary artists in…

‘Picasso – Picabia. Painting in Question’

This exhibition, consisting of over 150 pieces (paintings and graphic arts) and archive documents (magazines, letters and photographs), analyses the dialogue established between works by Picasso and Picabia, revealing the real or imagined links between the two. These Spanish artists were often mixed up in their early days due to the similarity of their surnames,…

In-Edit Festival 2018

Music and documentary lovers have an unmissable event in store from 25 October to 4 November with the In-Edit Festival. The festival started in Barcelona in 2003 and is characterised by the care it takes in putting together its programme. As a result, it has expended to cities such as Madrid, Berlin, Santiago de Chile,…

Barcelona Meeting Point

The meeting for professionals from the property sector is on from 25 to 28 October at Hall 8 of the Fira de Barcelona trade fair site in Plaça Espanya. The fair is aimed at professionals and the general public alike and this year focuses on international networking with a series of activities to help professionals…

Smart City Week

Smart City Week turns Barcelona’s neighbourhoods into spaces for dialogue, reflection and learning relating to smart cities. The programme includes over fifty activities spread around the city’s ten districts, including lectures, debates, itineraries, guided tours, open days, experimental labs and family workshops. The activities will reflect on how technologies change our urban space, the way…

‘Stanley Kubrick’

Scriptwriter, producer and film director who worked with a wide range of film genres, Stanley Kubrick is the focus of this exhibition by the Deutsches Filmmusuem of Frankfurt, curated by Hans-Peter Reichmann and Tim Heptner. The exhibition has already been displayed in cities such as Los Angeles, Seoul, Mexico City and Paris. Now it comes…

‘Open Works. Art in Movement, 1955-1975’

  According to Umberto Eco in 1962, an open work is a multiple or changing work, a field of infinite possibilities open to interpretation by the observer. Open work is a metaphor for a new vision of the world, where reality is perceived as something unstable, ambiguous and continually mutating. The exhibition ‘Open Works. Art…

Autumn Cruïlla

The autumn edition of the Cruïlla offers a programme with indie music, Balkan music, gypsy music, soul, Catalan pop, punk and folk. The concerts will take place in the second half of October and early in November. The line-up for the Cruïlla features MGMT, the kings of electro-pop and modern psychedelia; Cat Power, one the…

Independent Barcelona Coffee Festival

The third edition of the Independent Barcelona Coffee Festival (IBCF) continues to introduce consumers to speciality coffees and connect professionals in this sector: bean roasters, importers, cafe owners and baristas. Guests at the festival include Klaus Thomsen, founder of Coffee Collective (Copenhagen) and barista world champion in 2006; the Australians Morgan Love, founder of Silo…

Barcelona International Boat Show

Every year the Port Vell attracts thousands of fans of the sea with the Barcelona International Boat Show, this year on from 10 to 14 October. The fun beach area offers visitors a chance to try a light sailing boat, paddle surf, canoes and kayaks. The traditional sailing area features traditional wooden vessels, restoration displays…