There are many noteworthy galleries in Barcelona which sustain the artistic culture which has thrived here since well before the days of Pablo Picasso. Here are seven of the best exhibitions to see in the Catalan capital this summer.
Soledad Sevilla at Marlborough Barcelona
Frank Lloyd and Harry Fisher founded the Marlborough Gallery in London in 1946 and have since opened galleries under the same name in both Barcelona and Madrid. This summer the Barcelona gallery will exhibit the work of Spanish artist Soledad Sevilla who currently resides in Barcelona. Her work is marked by chromatic purity, geometry and a degree of constructivism, and projects a certain femininity.
May 25th – July 1st
Marlborough Barcelona, Carrer d’Enric Granados, 68, Barcelona +34 934 67 44 54
International Airport at Galeria 3 Punts
People from around the world, going to different places, at different times, in different directions and yet all together: international airports. This exhibition brings together the work of a number of emerging and ‘mid-career’ artists whose work offers a suggestion of the future. Artists on show include César Delgado, Evol, Gerard Fernández Rico, Pablo Genovés, Joy, Mark Laita and Mr. Brainwash.
Galeria 3 Punts, Carrer d’Enric Granados, 21, Barcelona +34 934 51 23 48
Anna Malagrida: Cristal House at Galería Senda
Founded in 1991, the Galería Senda focuses on promoting the work of emerging talent from Spain and abroad, including photography, sculpture, painting and video. Cristal House is the name of the latest exhibition by artist Anna Malagrida and captures the hopes, happiness and despair of a race betting store in central Paris. Particularly interesting is her series ‘Les mains’, which focuses on the hand gestures of those waiting to find out if this is their lucky day.
Opening May 23rd
Galería Senda, Carrer de Trafalgar, 32, Barcelona +34 934 87 67 59
Tobias Bernstrup at ADN
The Swedish contemporary artist Tobias Bernstrup is renowned for his avant-garde work made with video, installation, performance and electronic music. In recent years he has experimented with graphic design and architectural representation of space such as Berlin’s Potsdamer Platz and Paris’ La Défense.
May 20th – August 31st
ADN, Carrer d’Enric Granados, 49, Barcelona +34 934 51 00 64
The Missing Link at Àngels Barcelona
This exhibition is the latest project by the multidisciplinary artist Mabel Palacín, focused around photography and video. Here she continues her investigation into the relationship between society, the individual and image; or what she calls the ‘cinematization of society’.
Àngels Barcelona, Calle Pintor Fortuny, 27, Barcelona +34 934 12 54 00
Millares. Building bridges, not walls at Galeria Mayoral
Founded in 1989, Mayoral is one of the leading Barcelona galleries representing the work of modern and post-war Barcelona artists, including Joan Miró, Pablo Picasso and Salvado Dalí. This summer they will be hosting the first major solo exhibition dedicated to the work of abstract and surrealist artist Manolo Millares, focusing on his later works from the 1950s onwards.
April 21st – July 25th
Galeria Mayoral, Carrer del Consell de Cent, 286, Barcelona +34 934 88 02 83
Ivana Flores at Base Elements Gallery
Located in the Gothic Quarter, Base Elements has established itself as the leading creative space featuring Street, Graffiti and Urban art and showcases the work of some of the most iconic names on permanent display, such as: Art Is Trash, Btoy, Pez, Zosen, Ivana Flores, El Xupete, Juan Pajares and SM172 to name a few. This Summer Ivana Flores is occupying the basement for her fourth annual residency. Visitors can drop by everyday during that time to follow her creative process and see her work come to life.
Base Elements Gallery, Carrer del Palau, 6, 08002 Barcelona +34 932 68 83 12