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October 22nd, 2013 No Comments

18 September is #ASKACURATOR Day: You ask, the museums answer

September 12th, 2013 No Comments

The CCCB is getting involved in this international initiative together with other cultural institutions with a presence on Twitter

What does curating an exhibition involve? How is the Centre’s activities programme prepared? If you have a question for a department head, director, exhibition curator or any other CCCB staff member, then 18 September is the ideal day for asking it.

We’ve joined the initiative “Ask a Curator Day”: a worldwide event held on Twitter that encourages the public to put questions to the professional experts of cultural institutions worldwide.

Over 400 museums, galleries and centres from over 30 countries will be taking part in this event managed by @MarDixon; including, in Catalonia: the MNAC (@MNAC_museu), the Picasso Museum (@museupicasso), the Natural History Museum (@museuciencies), the Egyptian Museum (@Museu_Egipci), the Modern and Contemporary Art Museum of Lleida (@MuseuMorera), the Rural Life Museum in Espluga de Francolí (@MuseuVidaRural), the general information service @CatalanMuseums and ourselves (@cececebe).

If you want to join in, you can ask a general question with the hashtag #AskaCurator or alternatively satisfy your curiosity by directly addressing one of the participating centres: just use the Twitter username of the corresponding institution (@nameofcentre). Don’t forget to include #AskaCurator in your Tweet so that it forms part of the worldwide conversation.

Queries about exhibitions, audiences, history, challenges for the future, etc. The @cececebe will be on Twitter as every other day, but this time in a special way. On 18 September, we will be on call to answer all your questions on programming and other aspects of our activities that interest you. Depending on the subject, we will be putting your questions to the relevant department head, director, curator or staff member. See you on #Askacurator day!


September 9th, 2013 No Comments

Following its stay at the CCCB, the exhibition will tour Paris, Rome, and Berlin

On Sunday 15 September the exhibition “Pasolini Roma draws to a close at the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona and embarks upon its European tour. The exhibition, the product of a project funded by the European Union and the collaboration of four museums, will continue its journey around the continent and make a first stop in Paris (La Cinémathèque Française) on 14 October this year, then will arrive in Rome for the spring (Azienda Palaexpo- Palazzo delle Esposizioni, 3 March 2014) and reach Berlin in the autumn (Martin Gropius Bau, 11 September 2014).

A week from the close of the exhibition in Barcelona, over 30.000 visitors have taken an interest in the story of Pasolini and Rome, a love affair that began in 1950 when he migrated to the city with his mother and that was tragically cut short in 1975, when he was murdered on the beach at Ostia. The exhibition, curated by Alain Bergala, Jordi Balló and Gianni Borgna, documents 25 years of vital and creative experiences by a prolific author who has left an indelible mark on European culture.

Pasolini Roma online

You can also continue to visit the exhibition online at the website www.pasoliniroma.com, which presents a map of the city of Rome with a series of itineraries connecting emblematic spots and that tour the life and work of Pasolini.

The project’s European team has also set up a blog where its members narrate the exhibition’s work in progress: http://blog.pasoliniroma.com/, tell anecdotes and explain interesting titbits about Pasolini, and file documentation relating to the debates and activities that have been organised to coincide with the exhibition. The CCCB programmed the series of talks Thinking Differently. Pasolini and the Critique of Mainstream Culture” and invited artist  Davide Toffolo to direct a workshop on comics and innovation in Pasolini’s work. The record of all the activities, as well as interviews with the curators and other videos generated by the exhibition can be viewed on the website and on the CCCB’s Vimeo channel. On Twitter, you can follow the chat on the exhibition under the hashtag #PasoliniRoma.

Pasolini Roma – Žilda por lacinematheque

Audiovisual piece created by La Cinemàteque. The artist Žilda talks about how the Rome of Pasolini inspired him to create urban art in the streets of the city.  Žilda has created a serie of artistic actions for the exhibition.

The CCCB and Xcèntric Archives, open for the holidays

July 23rd, 2013 2 Comments

CCCB © Adrià Goula, 2008

Besides the playlist of the best CCCB activities available online, another more complete form of seeing the CCCB’s programme is by visiting the CCCB Archive (located in front of the C3Bar or at the exit of the exhibitions and open every day except Monday, from 11 a.m.). In addition to offering some very comfy poufs where you can nod off or enjoy its free Wi-Fi, it offers computers where you can view videos of the debates and more multimedia documents that are not available online. The space is also a good library with books on subjects dealt with during the year by the CCCB.

CCCB © José Antonio Soria, 2012

Fans of experimental and art-house films also have a made-to-measure cinephile’s corner: the Xcèntric Archive (located on Floor 1 of the CCCB, before taking the escalators to go up to the exhibitions). The Xcèntric Archive has accumulated over 700 works by independent artists and experimental filmmakers. If what you want is a small taster or to discover the Archive’s hidden treasures, the audiovisuals team produces the Xcèntric menus, short-duration selections of the best pieces. You will find the Xcèntric menu sheets at the Archive itself.

#repàsCCCB: A playlist of the best CCCB activities available online

July 22nd, 2013 1 Comment

Before setting off on holiday and switching off the machine 2.0 (we’ve programmed a series of Tweets and posts on our Facebook page, and our website will be constantly updated so that you don’t forget about us during August, but we’ll be on the beach!), we would like to review the best activities that have taken place at the CCCB during the year so far.

We have asked the CCCB’s programmers which have been the best moments of the year worth remembering and recovering. Debates, concerts, exhibitions, articles, authors that have left their mark and that we bring together in a playlist of videos and recommended texts. So, make yourselves comfortable, get your computers fired up and take note!

You will be able to follow the contents of this playlist on Twitter and Facebook with the hashtag #repàsCCCB. The other summer hashtag will be #Gandules13, where you will be able to follow all the news on the CCCB’s cinema al fresco.



Music and festivals

Kosmopolis 2013

The amplified literature fest Kosmopolis left us with some unique moments: the conference with two of the masters of the British comic, Dave Mc Kean and Paul Gravett;  Jorge Carrión and Nacho Vigalondo starring in a fun battle of the series; David Carabén and his show This is not a love song and two of the Third Culture science communication events, The Hunting of the Boson and Martian Time-Slip. On the Kosmopolis website you can check out all the multimedia materials generated by the festival.

Soy Cámara, the CCCB’s television programme is broadcast live (on TVE 2, one Friday each month) and it also an online programme. All the episodes can be viewed on the CCCB’s web. We wouldn’t know which episode to recommend to you! They are small audiovisual treasures lasting 25 minutes that tackle themes related with the CCCB’s programming.

Innovation in the cultural sphere

The renewed CCCB Lab blog proposes a series of quality, in-depth reads on themes related with cultural innovation. They have started a series of articles on how the Internet is changing our lives, have committed to articles on scientific communication (The Elementary Bestiary and On the Multiplicity of Intelligences) and have continued reflecting on how culture changes with articles such as #museumnext 2013: The crisis (of museums) as an opportunity, Analysing the virtual audience, The new productive ecosystem: personal, distribute and open production, City, space and people who do things, The playful attitude as the basis of the creative process, and The revolution of the commons. Unmissable summer reading!

We look forward to seeing you again in September, with a new programme and new cultural contents. Happy holidays!