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Moco Museum Barcelona opens its doors to the public

Christian Fernsby |
The Moco Museum Barcelona will open its doors on 16 October 2021 in a 16th century Palace in the city centre.

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For many visitors, Moco is an entry point into the world of art. Following its success in Amsterdam, Moco Museum echoes its commitment to exhibiting iconic works by internationally renowned artists and rising stars.

The Moco Museum Barcelona is a boutique museum with a wide range of inspiring modern and contemporary art. Located at c / Montcada 25, next to the Picasso Museum, Moco Museum takes over the space of Palacio Cervelló, formerly the private residence of the noble Cervelló family. From the Middle Ages to the 20th Century, aristocrats, merchants, and royals have held onto this historical site.

With the utmost respect for the existing building, Studio Pulsen recovered the original essence of Palacio Cervelló - adapting to the needs of Moco Museum to create a great modern and contemporary space.

Moco Barcelona has artworks from Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Banksy, Salvador Dalí, Damien Hirst, Keith Haring, KAWS, Hayden Kays, Yayoi Kusama, David LaChapelle, Takashi Murakami and more.

Additionally, Moco highlights the ever-changing landscape of tech and art with dedicated spaces to experiential and digital immersive art by TeamLab, Les Fantômes, and Studio Irma.

Moco Museum Barcelona presents Esplendor de la Noche by Guillermo Lorca, the first European solo show from the contemporary Chilean artist. Curated by Simon de Pury, legendary auctioneer, art dealer, and one of the leading figures in the art world.

Giant yellow-eyed cats, angelic girls, and unknown creatures make up the haunting and delicate world of Guillermo Lorca. Mixing magic and realism, the young Chilean artist creates large-scale oil paintings, loaded with surreal narratives and dreamlike sequences. Within each of his drama-filled scenes, there is a dark balance of power and competition between nature and humankind. Beauty, horror, desire, fear, luxury, paranoia, and pleasure make up Esplendor de la Noche.

Moco Museum is Europe's first dedicated exhibition space to the NFT phenomenon. Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are crypto-assets that record the ownership of digital items. In detail, they are unique and rare items that cannot be easily reproduced. Even though anyone can view or download them, only the buyer can claim ownership.

Once again, Moco Museum changes the energy of an exclusive space to welcome all.

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