Exterior View, Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona

Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona

  • Barcelona
  • ESP

About the Museum


MUSEU D'ART CONTEMPORANI DE BARCELONA (MACBA)

Interior MUSEU D'ART CONTEMPORANI DE BARCELONA (MACBA)

Miquel Coll, Photo: Miquel Coll

Interior MUSEU D'ART CONTEMPORANI DE BARCELONA (MACBA)

Interior MUSEU D'ART CONTEMPORANI DE BARCELONA (MACBA)

Miquel Coll, Photo: Miquel Coll

Interior MUSEU D'ART CONTEMPORANI DE BARCELONA (MACBA)

Interior MUSEU D'ART CONTEMPORANI DE BARCELONA (MACBA)

Miquel Coll, Photo: Miquel Coll

Interior MUSEU D'ART CONTEMPORANI DE BARCELONA (MACBA)

This vibrant and dynamic venue situated on Plaça dels Àngels in Barcelona sets the pace for contemporary art in the region. The rigorously progressive curatorial programme does not shy away from cutting-edge controversies, yet maintains an impeccably strong collection of classic Modern art. One major emphasis is on post-1945 Catalan and Spanish works. Postwar international giants include Joan Miró, Pablo Picasso, Alexander Calder, Sol LeWitt and Robert Rauschenberg. Stars of subsequent generations are also well represented, including Jean-Michel Basquiat, Gerhard Richter, Jeff Wall, Dara Birnbaum and Dieter Roth, to name a few. Nicknamed 'the pearl' for its sleek design amidst Gothic surroundings, this dazzling structure by New York City-based architect Richard Meier outwardly reflects its very contemporary interior.

Collection Highlights


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Jorge Oteiza

The Wave
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Antoni Tàpies

Rinzen
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Keith Haring

We Can All Together Stop AIDS
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Lawrence Weiner

Some Objects of Desire
Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona: Collection Highlights
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Jorge Oteiza

The Wave, 1988
patinated steel and polyurethane painting , 770 cm x 415 cm x 340 cm
MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Gift of the artist. Production of the work sponsored by Rodés Family © Pilar Oteiza, A+V Agencia de Creadores Visuales, 2017, Gasull Fotografia
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Antoni Tàpies

Rinzen, 1992-1993
mixed media, various dimensions
MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Gift of Fundación Repsol © Antoni Tàpies, VEGAP, Barcelona, 2017, Gasull Fotografia
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Keith Haring

We Can All Together Stop AIDS, 1989 (1996) (1998) (2014)
plastic paint on wall , 235 cm x 3400 cm
MACBA Collection. Barcelona City Council long-term loan © Keith Haring Foundation. Gasull Fotografia
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Lawrence Weiner

Some Objects of Desire, 2004
language, the materials referred to
MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Gift of Plácido Arango © Lawrence Weiner, VEGAP, Barcelona, 2017 Tony Coll

Exhibitions


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MACBA Collection. Martha Rosler: God Bless America!

18 May - 15 Oct 2017
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Forensic Architecture: Towards an Investigative Aesthetics

28 Apr - 15 Oct 2017
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Akram Zaatari: Against photography. An annotated history of the Arab Image Foundation

7 Apr - 25 Sep 2017
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