The Time of Monsters
Copi05.11.2016 – 05.03.2017
“Here is an author who has forgotten that he is an Author and plays the game like someone playing a game. He does this without ulterior motives, without mood swings or the need to regret anything, without anxieties or frustrations, guided by that incomparable feeling that we call pleasure.”
Gardens of Cooperation
Alexander Kluge05.11.2016 – 05.03.2017
“We need gardens of cooperation amidst the information jungle, small oases of exchange sustained by workers in the public sphere. Faced with the inflation of content, we must sustain and preserve these moments where music, literature and images in movement cooperate closely.”
Barcelona. The metropolis in the age of photography, 1860-2004
24.03.2016 – 25.09.2016
24.03.2016 – 25.09.2016
The exhibition, comprising almost 1,000 works, explores the iconographic photography of the city’s urban development across one and a half centuries of history, through the eyes of Jorge Ribalta, artist, critic and independent curator.
Sparks in the Dark (Syria, 2011-2015)
Ricard Garcia Vilanova30.07.2015 – 18.10.2015
Ricard Garcia Vilanova (Barcelona, 1971) is the only photojournalist who has been in Syria since the beginning of the war. Through these 40-odd photographs and nine videos, the show at La Virreina Image Centre documents the evolution of a conflict in which the civilian population at no time has been shown any respect or consideration and in which there have been 215,000 casualties, and seven million people are displaced.
Works from the Leal Rios Foundation Contemporary Art Collection28.05.2015 – 05.07.2015
A series of pieces that raise different relationships between sound, the moving image, language and the expanded field of contemporary sculpture. The project, curated by the Foundation’s director and curator, Miguel Leal Rios, includes pieces by artists Detanico Lain (Brazil), Francisco Tropa (Portugal), André Romão (Portugal) and Sophie Whettnall (Belgium).
Jordi Socías12.02.2015 – 17.05.2015
A journey through forty years of images. They were taken by a photographer who has spent his life reporting on events but, almost despite himself, has also seen his work presented at art galleries and exhibition centres around the world. As Socías himself puts it, this photographer just shows us what he finds before his own eyes.
On the Table
Ai Weiwei05.11.2014 – 01.02.2015
A comprehensive view of the artist's life and work through the display of a variety of artworks and materials, set up to match the scale of La Virreina Image Centre. The themes explored in Ai Weiwei’s work can be approached in many different ways, including multidisciplinarity, nonconformity and dissidence, and the impact of media.
We portray the city
Objective BCN04.12.2014 – 25.01.2015
Documentary photography project carried out at 12 civic centres through a programme of theoretical classes, practical sessions and photo outings led by acclaimed international photographers such as Samuel Aranda, Fernando Moleres, Walter Astrada, Moises Saman, Emilio Morenatti, Toni Amengual, Juan Manuel Castro Prieto and Txema Salvans.