Category: Exhibitions

Tokyo: The last Station

Anna Carreras i Mireia Campuzano The exhibition Barcelona: City of Artistic Miracles, for which the Museu Nacional loaned about 60 works, ended its tour of Japan suddenly at the end of March, due to the impact of COVID-19. Even so, the exhibition was very well received by the public. Organized by the Nagasaki Prefectural Art…

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Author: Anna Carreras

Osamu Tezuka: thanks for the manga!

Nacho Granero The Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya is celebrating its good harmony with the world of comic strips with the new exhibition devoted to the great Osamu Tezuka. Opened during the latest edition of the Manga Convention in Barcelona, the show offers an incredible look at the original pages that came from the pencils…

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Author: Z_ Guest blogger

An Useful Photograph by Oriol Maspons. The School of Barcelona

Raúl Gimeno and Yolanda Ruiz Until 12 January 2020, will be able the exhibition Oriol Maspons: Useful Photography / 1949-1995, which takes an extensive look at the photographer’s work. In the exhibition there is a photograph of the poets Jaime Gil de Biedma, José Agustín Goytisolo and Carlos Barral posing with the literary critic Josep…

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Author: Raúl Gimeno

Some of the archives of the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, in the “Pneumothorax”

Reme Barbero PNEUMOTHORAX A perforation in the lung-archive of the Museu Nacional is a proposal of reflection of the artist and educator Ferreiro. It was born from his incursion in two of the art archives of the museum: the one of the Museu d’Art de Catalunya (MAC) and of the Museu d’Art Modern (MAM). These…

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Author: Reme Barbero

Making of: Oriol Maspons. The useful photography

Cristina Zelich After accepting the commission to curate a major retrospective exhibition about Oriol Maspons based on the collection deposited in the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya by the author himself, a collection made up of around 7,000 photographs on paper, I decided to structure the exhibition so that it would reflect as faithfully as…

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Author: Z_ Guest blogger

El Víbora: Comix countercultural. Making of an exhibition

Antoni Guiral There are things that emerge by chance, or because it was really up to you to do something.  In 2018, I proposed an exhibition for the Saló del Còmic of Barcelona about the magazines from the comic boom. It’s forty years since one of the first ones emerged, 1984, and I thought it…

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Author: Z_ Guest blogger

Meetings with influencers: creating dialogues in the net about the exhibitions of the Museu Nacional

Teresa Llibre Boosting the discovery of the exhibitions of the museum, enriching the contents and generating debate through the social networks.  These are the aims of the meetings with influencers and prescribers 2.0 that the Museu Nacional has organized, led by Iuris.doc. An influencer is a person who has credibility with regard to a specific…

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Author: Z_ Guest blogger

Bermejo, a Fifteenth-century Rebel Genius

Joan Molina As soon as you enter the exhibition Bermejo: The 15th Century Rebel Genius a painting catches your eye. It is Christ of the Pietà, a work painted around 1470. You will be moved by, among other things, finding yourself looking at a depiction of the naked Christ, covered only by a transparent gauze,…

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Author: Z_ Guest blogger

Corto Maltés in the Museu Nacional, new adventures

Antoni Guiral Corto Maltès, a reference of comic strips for adults In 1967, Hugo Pratt, an Italian comic book creator with many years of experience, conceived a long format comic: The Ballad of the Sea Salt. In this work, set in the First World War, and pre-published for instalments in the Italian magazine Sgt. Kirk,…

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Author: Z_ Guest blogger

Liberxina. Coordinating an exhibition

Milena Pi The inauguration of an exhibition sees the conclusion of a series of processes prior to it that increasingly arousing the interest of a restless public. In recent years the cultural institutions have endeavoured to respond to it, visualizing these stages through the graphic and audio-visual recording of assembly work, restoration work, the internal…

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Author: Milena Pi