David Bowie, Björk & Duane Michaels

Three awesome suggestions to enjoy Barcelona museums and galleries

From May 25th art and exhibit lovers and people you wouldn’t usually find in museums will have a thing in common: the David Bowie exhibit in Barcelona. The renowned British artist, creator of the Ziggy Stardust alter ego, has been and still is one of the most important music figures of the history.

Museum of Design (Museu del Disseny) in Barcelona will be the venue hosting this exposition, and you will have to get your advanced tickets, just like it used to happen with his concerts.

Album cover shoot for Aladdin Sane, Photograph by Brian Duffy © Duffy Archive & The David Bowie ArchiveTM

In fact, this display is a London production, created by the Victoria and Albert Museum, and has received more than a million and a half visitors in the eight cities where it has been located, according to Barcelona town hall data. It has been the most successful exhibit in the London Museum, and now it is Barcelona’s turn.

What can you find? Album covers from the chameleonic artist, unpublished material from concerts, photographs, hand-written lyrics… David Bowie is is to enter into the artist’s universe and discover his secrets, to enjoy his disruptive look from a closer distance, his provocative manners, his sensitivity, and his diversity as an artist. A meeting point for the myth lovers and for everyone else, just because it is an exquisite exhibit.

As always, Barcelona is a vibrant city and it’s full of cultural activities, in many museums and art galleries, so apart from David Bowie is we can find many more suggestions.

Sticking to music themes, we recommend you the ‘Björk Digital’ exhibit in CCCB. Don’t worry if you missed the Dj’s set that the artist offered at SÓNAR, now you have another opportunity to enjoy her work.

Photo: CCCB

The artist said «Technology is allowing women to work out of hierarchical existing models». She has created wonderful albums as DEBUT or POST, and that is what the exhibit is about. 90 minutes of programming and top-quality video artist, Michael Gondry, Alexander McQueen, Warren du Preez and Nick Thorton Jone. You have until September 24th to enjoy it. Available only with tickets purchased in advance.

And a final suggestion from Yurbban, the photographic exhibit from Duane Michaels at Fundación Mapfre. An exquisite exposition, cinematographic, surreal and chic. You can visit it until September 10th. One of the best photographic exhibitions in Barcelona for those who want to enjoy the city through its museums.

Are you going to miss it?

Photo header: Mark Gambino