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Barcelona Gallery Weekend

Barcelona Gallery Weekend is an event for art professionals and lovers, collectors and artists with the aim of becoming one of the annual musts of Barcelona. A unique weekend to discover a comprehensive programme in the most prominent city galleries, artistic interventions in special venues, exhibitions, guided routes and special activities.
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Barcelona Gallery Weekend

With rebellion, awareness is born

We are proud to present an exhibition of the Spanish postwar years, featuring exceptional works by Rafael Canogar, Modest Cuixart, Luis Feito, Josep Guinovart, Manolo Millares, Antonio Saura and Antoni Tàpies. It is an exhibition with links to the group show that took place in 1962 at the Tate Gallery, in which this disruptive generation presented its new artistic experiments, just as it had done earlier in New York (with exhibitions at the MoMA and the Guggenheim), at documenta in Kassel and at the biennials in Venice, São Paulo and Paris.

These artists shared an urge to seek new forms to express the concerns of their era and to contemporize a legacy expressed in a masterly manner by El Greco, Velázquez and Goya, and also by Picasso and Miró. Through art, they conveyed the existential suffering of their generation, occasioned by the injustice, oppression and uncertainty which defined 20th century politics. This group strived to combat the status quo by speaking out and rebelling against it. They struggled against an artistic canon that was obsolete following the wars of the opening half of the 20th century, with the advent of Art Informel and Abstract Expressionism.

TIMETABLE

Wednesday 26th from 10 am to 2 pm  and from 3:30 to 9 pm

Thursday 27th from 10 am to 2 pm  and from 3:30 to 8 pm

Friday 28th from 10 am to 2 pm  and from 3:30 to 8 pm

Saturday 29th from 10 am to 2 pm  and from 3:30 to 8 pm |1 pm Guided visit

Diumenge 30 de 11 a 15 h