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Barcelona Gallery Weekend 2023
September 14–17, 2023
Art Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona Gallery Weekend celebrates the opening of the season with a special program in the most relevant art galleries of Barcelona, L’Hospitalet de Llobregat and the Penedès region. The exhibitions are complemented by a parallel agenda of guided visits by gallerists, artists and curators, performances, meetings, presentations and other special activities around contemporary and modern art.

Barcelona Gallery Weekend, a project by Art Barcelona, seeks to reinforce and make visible the rich and varied artistic scene of Barcelona, promote art collecting and highlight the work of the galleries, as culture generating spaces open to citizens, and the artists they represent. From 14th to 17th September 2023, we celebrate our 9th edition. Save the date and discover Barcelona through art!

The Public Program includes guided tours to the participating galleries (ARCO GalleryWalks) and specific visits for families with children (BGW Familiar) during the weekend, and suggested tours to visit the galleries autonomously, using text-guides by local curators. BGW2023 will feature the Walks by curators Sara Catalán, Pilar Cruz, Mariella Franzoni, Sabel Gavaldon, Gabriel Virgilio Luciani, Zaida Trallero and Veronica Valentini.

The Professional Programme is aimed at collectors, curators, art critics and representatives of local and international art institutions. We design personalized tours, professional meetings, social events and exclusive activities to get to know Barcelona’s artistic offer and build synergies between our guests.

The Acquisitions Programme addresses foundations and private companies that commit to incorporate into their collections artworks from among those exhibited in the participating galleries during BGW.

  • Mikel Bastida: Anarene
    Publication
    Tipi Photo Bookshop
    International

    Anarene is a book that was born from an eight-year photographic project made by Mikel Bastida in the United States. In the spirit of referencing the ghost town in Archer County, Texas, portrayed in Peter Bogdanovich’s film adaptation of Larry McMurtry’s novel The Last Picture Show, the author has traveled the country looking for images and stories that cinema has left behind. (more…)

  • Georg Kussmann: FRG
    Publication
    MACK
    International

    The German dramatist Heiner Müller observed that German history lies as if smothered by a rheumatism blanket: beneath there is warmth and stagnation, just enough to give the impression all is well, while the peripheries are freezing. Georg Kussmann’s photographs in FRG were created under this metaphoric blanket. Made in the Federal Republic of Germany over a single summer, they depict everyday scenes of life, work, and leisure (more…)