A dialogue between haute couture and cinema signed by Jean-Paul Gaultier, the artistic vindication of tattoos, what technology can reveal about six Egyptian mummies and large exhibitions on Magritte and Nikola Tesla are part of the Barcelona program, one of the eight CaixaForum cultural centers in Spain, to which we must add the ninth to be inaugurated in Valencia and even a tenth digital.
Those responsible for the la Caixa Foundation presented the 2021-2022 season this Tuesday, in which they will organize a total of 31 exhibitions in the CaixaForum cultural centers (Barcelona, Madrid, Zaragoza, Seville, Palma, Tarragona, Lleida and Girona), as well as in CosmoCaixa, plus nine traveling exhibitions that will tour the Spanish and Portuguese geography. All of them are or will be produced in collaboration with international institutions such as the British Museum, the Pompidou Center, the Cinémathèque Française, the Prado Museum or the Science Museum in London.
Of the exhibitions presented, seven of them will stop this year at the CaixaForum in Barcelona: this is the case of ‘The Magritte Machine’ (February 2022), in collaboration with the Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, with 70 paintings, along with a selection of family photographs and films from more than 50 museums and collections in Europe, Canada, Mexico, China, the United States and Japan, and from ‘ Tattoo, art under the skin’, in which in collaboration with the Musée du Quai Branly -Jacques Chirac, the social and anthropological role of tattoos will be addressed and its resurgence in recent years will be analyzed, through more than 150 works.
To which must be added the spectacular ‘Cinema and Fashion’ curated by Jean-Paul Gaultier : an author’s look at the subject from the collections of the Cinémathèque Française. With his special touch, Gaultier will pay special attention to the “heterodox figures of warriors and warriors, androgynous and transvestite, to the influence of rock, punk and ‘queer’ culture that, in recent years, have marked fashion so much” .
Of particular interest is the CosmoCaixa-Museum of Science program, headed by the great exhibition dedicated to the figure of the physicist Nikola Tesla (October 2021), which will be joined by the one dedicated to the Sun (March 2022) and the creation of three spaces permanent among which stands out ‘ MIcrárium ‘
The deputy general director of the La Caixa Foundation, Elisa Duran, has also presented the balance of attendance at the centers in which she has verified a great recovery from the decrease of 60% of visitors to the current 30% in the past month of August, in which more visitors were appreciated than in August 2019