Felix Gonzalez-Torres

Works by pioneering queer artist Felix Gonzalez-Torres to be displayed around Barcelona

New exhibition, organised by MACBA, aims to situate Gonzalez-Torres in relation to postcolonial discourse between Spain and the Americas

Museums & Heritage

Barcelona rejects plans for outpost of Russia’s State Hermitage Museum

Hermitage officials dismayed after city council refuses planning permission for new venue, citing multiple concerns

Commercial galleries

Cheap rents and larger spaces: Barcelona suburb tries to entice dealers out of the city

Some galleries have moved to the industrial warehouse L’Hospitalet but others say it is too far out of the commercial centre

Three to see

Three exhibitions to see during Barcelona Gallery Weekend

From an expansive exhibition on colonial legacy to a torn apart racing car channelling Tiepolo and Top Gear


Gaudi’s Sagrada Família secures building permit—137 years later

A deal between the city and the church foundation aims to complete construction work on the architect’s quixotic final project


Another private collector opens his own gallery

A new contemporary art gallery for Barcelona

Salvador Dalí

Barcelona builds up Dalí’s architectural interests in new exhibition

Twenty-seven oil paintings and over one hundred drawings are featured

Salvador Dalí

Dalí’s former secretary Descharnes fights back against governmental meddling in estate rights

“The Spanish State cannot cancel a private agreement which is valid until 2004”

Kazimir Malevich

Malévich to be exhibited in Madrid, Barcelona, and Valencia

The exhibition will show just 42 pictures from the early 19th century, including “Black square on a white ground”

Salvador Dalí

Final decision on carve up of Dalí estate in Spain

Attempts to control spread of fakes with thousands seized in New York


Private sponsorship rescues exhibition centred on Picasso's Rose Period

While for a time its fate hung in the balance due to insurance costs, the exhibition is now set to begin in Barcelona

Salvador Dalí

Furore over sale of Dalí rights to British financial group

Henry Ansbacher is said to have paid $15m (£7.5m) for the Spaniard’s copyright

Joseph Beuys

Fundació Joan Miró gears up for an outstanding programme including Beuys, Tàpies and the modern classics

Generous lending has set them up for a blockbuster year