RSS

Previews and reviews

The-Dirty-Dozen-Brass-Band-photo-by-Johan-Broberg--(CC-BY-2.0).jpg

The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, photo by Johan Broberg (CC BY 2.0).

The Dirty Dozen Brass Band set alight Sala Razzmatazz with their New Orleans style groove last month at the Barcelona Jazz Festival—read our review of this phenomenal brass ensemble's performance. Read more

Previews and reviews

War-of-Art-directed-by-Jørund-Pedersen-Image-courtesy-of-DART-film-Festival.jpg

"War of Art" directed by Jørund Pedersen. Image courtesy of DART film Festival.

"War of Art" shows a group of Western artists’ attempt to build bridges between themselves and some North Korean peers. Whether they achieve that is debatable, but the film’s success in showing it is not. Read more

Previews and reviews

A-Bigger-Splash-Stills-courtesy-of-Contemporary-Films-London-56.jpg

"A Bigger Splash" film still, courtesy of Contemporary Films London 56.

Jack Hazan’s 1974 film on British artist David Hockney blurs the lines between fact and fiction. But does presenting the truth in a documentary matter? Read more

Previews and reviews

Yonathan-Avishai-Trio-photo-by-Hubert-Klotzeck.jpg

Yonathan Avishai Trio, photo by Hubert Klotzeck, courtesy of the Voll-Damm Barcelona Jazz Festival.

Yonathan Avishai and his trio’s performance at Conservatori del Liceu for Barcelona Jazz festival was a delight—all ultra-fine tunes played with the utmost subtlety. Read more

Previews and reviews

Smart-Cities-Expo-2019-Kate-Williams-01.jpg

Smart Cities Expo 2019, photo by Kate Williams.

Over half the world’s population and counting now lives in cities. That’s a lot of people to move, feed, water and house (not to mention deal with their doings). To achieve it, smart tech is essential. Read more

Previews and reviews

AMB_ENTRADA_1_XARLENE.jpg

Entrance to the MIRA Digital Arts Festival, photo by Harry Stott.

With sound coming from inaudible sources, domes filled with kaleidoscopic creatures, and the world’s leading avant-garde electronic musicians on show, it’s safe to say MIRA Festival 2019 was a lot of fun. We’ve narrowed down our four favorite things. Read more

Previews and reviews

Smart-City-Expo-World-Congress-01.jpg

Photo courtesy of Smart City Expo World Congress.

The Smart City World Congress is taking place from November 19-21 at Fira de Barcelona. Here’s a preview of this world leading event to get you excited for what is sure to be a fascinating three days. Read more

Previews and reviews

Makaya-McCraven-at-Voll-Damm-Barcelona-Jazz-Festival-2019.-Photo-by-Lorenzo-Duaso.-02.jpg

Makaya McCraven at Voll-Damm Barcelona Jazz Festival 2019. Photo by Lorenzo Duaso.

Makaya McCraven brings subtlety and splendor to his barnstorming set at Sala Apolo on November 7, part of the Barcelona Jazz Festival. Read more

Previews and reviews

laughing-with-clair.jpg

Scene from Double Take Theatre's production of "Dealing with Clair" at Sala Fenix, June 2019. Photo courtesy of Double Take Theatre.

Lucas Cavazos reviews Double Take Theatre's production of "Dealing with Claire" Read more

Previews and reviews

The New Catalan Ensemble’s latest album, Bestiari, wildly serenades our “beastly” metropolis. Read more

Previews and reviews

L'enigma-di-Lea-Xavier-Sabata-(©-A-Bofill).jpg

Xavier Sabata. (Photo courtesy of El Gran Teatre del Liceu © A. Bofill)

Josephine Novak review the debut performance of Benet Casablancas’ new opera “L’enigma di Lea” Read more

Previews and reviews

[title of show] poster_1024.jpg

[title of show] Jocular Theatre.

Now through February 17, 2019 at Teatre Almeria. Read more

Previews and reviews

263-art-review-Stanley-Kubrick-2001.jpg

“2001: A Space Odyssey,” directed by Stanley Kubrick (1965-68; GB/United States). Film still. © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

On the heels of its success in cities worldwide, including Paris and Los Angeles, the highly anticipated Stanley Kubrick retrospective arrives in Barcelona. Read more

Previews and reviews

Josephine Novak reviews the opera 'Katya Kabanova' directed by David Alden at the Gran Teatre del Liceu. Read more

BLOGS

262-Art-Opening-Norman-Naroztky,-I-Am-a-Man,-1968-1969.jpg

Norman Naroztky, I Am a Man, 1968-1969. Image courtesy of MNAC.

“LIBERXINA” is the first in a series of exhibitions that sets out to investigate specific temporal phenomena and frameworks in order to make an analytical interpretation of post-war Catalan art. Read more

Previews and reviews

Josephine Novak reviews Vincenzo Bellini’s last opera, showing at the Liceu until October 21st. Read more

Previews and reviews

Toulouse Lautrec: The Spirit of Montmartre

Image courtesy of CaixaForum.

Montmartre is not only the scene of many works by the multifaceted artist Toulouse-Lautrec, but the social and cultural engine that defined his modern style and bohemian character. Read more

Previews and reviews

Salvador Dalí. Gala Placidia. Galatea of the Spheres, 1952.

Photo courtesy of MNAC.

Will Shank reviews “Gala Salvador Dalí. A Room of One’s Own in Púbol.” at the National Art Museum of Catalonia until October 14th. Read more

Previews and reviews

Lucas Cavazos reviews on the latest films of the summer season. Read more

A BITTER LIFE THROUGH CINEMA

Ana Garcia, La curva del olvido, video still

Photo courtesy of CaixaForum.

CaixaForum’s "Turbulances" brings together twenty works which shake the spectator and bring diverse views on the contradictions of contemporary society. Read more

Previews and reviews

Barcelona City FM