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Art, two points. Barcelona lives contemporary art. CaixaForum Barcelona and MACBA

Barcelona, 16 July 2013

Under the title ART, TWO POINTS. Barcelona lives contemporary art, the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA) and the Obra Social ”la Caixa” (”la Caixa” Welfare Projects) present the first exhibition jointly organised and displayed at the same time in both headquarters.

For the first time in Barcelona, the high quality of one of the most important collections of contemporary art in the South of Europe, bringing together more than 6,000 works, is presented. The merging of these collections has made it possible to create a new account that questions our recent past and places us in a better position to understand contemporariness. Art, dos punts is a broad selection of the collections of both institutions that explores the concept of modernity and its relationship with the avant-garde within the context of our history.

The exhibition links MACBA’s galleries, where the different episodes of the modern era in Barcelona are revisited from the point of view of contemporary art, with those of CaixaForum, where the interests of the post-modern generation are echoed.

In a new global context, the visitor experiences the fragility and disenchantment resulting from the loss of the utopias that fought for freedom, as it appears in the art works of the 1980s and 1990s. Art, dos punts gathers 400 works by 125 artists such as Ignasi Aballí, John Bock, Joseph Beuys, Joan Brossa, Eduardo Chillida, Christo, Tony Cragg, Pep Duran, Öyvind Fahlström, Lucio Fontana, Richard Hamilton, Joan Hernández Pijuan, Jenny Holzer, Mike Kelley, Paul Klee, Jannis Kounellis, Muntadas, Juan Muñoz, Gerhard Richter, Martha Rosler, Dieter Roth and Jeff Wall, among others.



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