Exhibitions

  • 11.04.2014 - 27.07.2014

    In 2013 Catalan art was at the 55th Venice Biennale in the form of the exhibition 25%. CATALONIA AT VENICE. This project looked at the high unemployment rate in Catalonia (which gave the exhibition its title) through the eyes of the art world. Following the project’s success in Venice, La Virreina Image Centre has teamed up with the Institut Ramon Llull, MACBA and Tecla Sala to put the show on in the place and context that inspired it to help encourage further social and creative debate on the issues it raises. 25 % is a group project by three creators from the world of the image and eight unemployed people demanding their rightful place in society.

  • 16.04.2014 - 27.07.2014

    In 1975, two years out of art school, Martin Parr (Epsom, England, 1952) moved to the small Yorkshire town of Hebden Bridge to photograph a traditional way of life in decline. Susie Mitchell—who later became his wife—joined him and started writing about the locals, rural communities and a Methodist chapel that Martin photographed over five years. Between them, they put together a remarkable documentary project acclaimed by lovers of Parr’s work and fans of traditional reportage alike.

  • 28.03.2014 - 01.06.2014

    La Virreina Image Centre presents an exhibition by Alex Francès, an artist who has been working for two decades in the pursuit of artwork which talks about the meaning and function of the image in relation to the body. The works in this exhibition, curated by Aramis López, are created essentially with the blind in mind; works in which the way of looking is not the captive of the sense of sight. They are works that encourage cognitive mapping, they are works created for the intellect.