‘Art Beats’ in Barcelona

July 4, 2017  23:18  |  News

Sónar continues its role as a platform for international contemporary culture in Barcelona until the end of September with three exhibitions in collaboration with the festival.

Björk Digital - SwO magazine

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The extraordinary visual (and virtual) world of Björk

From June 14 to September 24, the “Björk Digital” exhibition will be running at the Barcelona’s Centre for Contemporary Culture (CCCB). “Björk Digital” is an immersive exhibition conceived as an opportunity to immerse yourself in the unique creative universe of Björk. With Virtual Reality playing a major role in the journey, the exhibition combines performance, film, installation, and video, and includes several audiovisual pieces produced with the latest VR technology. On display are several pieces that the extraordinary Icelandic artist has made in collaboration with visual creators such as Michel Gondry, Spike Jonze, Alexander McQueen, Nick Knight, Stéphane Sednaoui, and more recently Jesse Kanda, Andrew Thomas Huang, Warren du Preez and Nick Thornton Jones, among others.

David Bowie Is - SwO magazine

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Bowie’s incalculable influence on the art and aesthetics of our time

“David Bowie Is” curated by London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, is the first international retrospective on the extraordinary career of the British artist. The exhibition, will take place at Barcelona’s Museu del Disseny (DHUB) from May 25 to September 25, and forms part of the Sónar 2017 associated activities program. More than 300 objects will be exhibited together in Barcelona for the first time. These include handwritten letters, original artist costumes, fashion articles, photographs, films, music videos, stage designs, Bowie’s own instruments and album covers.

The Victoria and Albert Museum recently announced that the exhibition has already surpassed 1.5 million visitors, making it the most visited exhibition in the British Museum’s 164-year history.

Lightforms / Soundforms - SwO magazine

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“Lightforms / Soundforms”

“Lightforms / Soundforms”

is the most far-reaching exhibition to date covering the work of Brian Eno. The exhibition does not seek to meticulously review his creative career, but rather to provide a detailed and complete picture of his current activity and his short-term future plans. As well as the audiovisual installation “77 Million Paintings”, the exhibition also includes, among other pieces, a specially created new installation, which will be presented in the Max Cahner Hall at Santa Monica Arts from June 14 to October 1.

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