The CaixaForum Cultural and Social Center Barcelona of the "La Caixa" Bank is an architectural jewel of modernism. Opened in 2002, the art gallery and museum is housed in an old modernist factory that was designed by the architect Puig i Cadafalch.
The CaixaForum has become one of the most dynamic cultural centers and assets of the city of Barcelona, hosting exhibitions dedicated to such important artists as Dalí, Rodin, Freud, Turner, Fragonard and Hogarth. It also has a permanent space on modernism with a varied agenda of activities, ranging from concerts and conferences to events of literature and multimedia art.
During the time of our conference CaixaForum will host two outstanding exhibitions, one by New York artist Tony Oursler whose works have been exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide including The Museum Of Modern Art in New York and the Tate Museum in London.
The other exhibition will be the 20th annual FotoPres ”la Caixa”, an international reference point in the documentary photography field. Following its initial dedication to photojournalism, it is now broadening its reach to the new role of the medium of photography — in a world marked by mass access to its production and consumption — and the consequent reconsideration of traditional registers of documentary images, which in many cases are multidisciplinary.
Av. Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia, 6-8
08038 Barcelona, Spain
Barcelona is considered to be one of the most beautiful cities in Europe.
The cosmopolitan capital of Spain’s Catalonia region, Barcelona is known for its art and architecture and there are numerous things to see and discover. The fantastical La Sagrada Família church and other modernist landmarks designed by Antoni Gaudí dot the city. Museu Picasso and Fundació Joan Miró feature modern art by their namesakes. City history museum MUHBA, includes several Roman archaeological sites.
A FEW PLACES TO EXPLORE
Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya
Located almost just across the road from CaixaForum