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Fundació Joan Miró

I didn’t share you all of my adventures while I was staying in Barcelona for only 72 hrs. Next to partying at Sónar festival and visiting the city’s finest places, I’ve also discovered this new place which is the Fundació Joan Miró museum. As I told you before I’ve been to Barcelona for many times, so when we go back it’s always a challenge to check up on new area’s. However, my boy and I just love exploring local art activities, and so it happened we ended up at the Joan Miró exposition. Joan Miró (1893-1983) was a true explorer as well, as he mastered many different techniques, including painting, sculpture, litographs, tapestries and ceramics, but he’s best known for his work as a (surrealist) painter. The artist and his (famous) artistic friends decided that Barcelona needed a space to display Miró’s work and, at the artist’s insistence, to showcase work by contemporary artists. And so it went, the Fundació Joan Miró opened to the public in 1975 and still remains a dynamic space where …

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72 hrs in Barcelona

Yes I totally agree, 72 hrs in Barcelona is way too short. But I promise you, my boy and I enjoyed every single second of it, to the fullest. I already told you in my previous post I was heading to Sónar festival, and what a cool festival it is! Divided into two area’s, one for the day programme and the other for the night gigs, it was one of the biggest party venues I’ve ever been to. A short recap will be up on THRLD soon, but if you followed me on Snapchat (‘chloealyshea’) you already got a taste of what it was like. A$AP Rocky was definitely one of the highlights, but I also regret missing BADBADNOTGOOD (they cancelled their whole European tour) FKA Twigs and Flying Lotus as we had to catch our flight in the middle of the night. A good excuse to come back again right? In our free time we went to Raval and El Born, our favorite area’s of Barcelona, to visit some small shops and sneakerstores (and …

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Light packing for Barcelona

Just a few more days left, and I’ll be reunited with my beautiful Barcelona, basically my second hometown. Since I’ve visited this city in 2007 for the first time, I had this instant connection with the Spanish culture and art, lovely people, the food, shops and, ofcourse, the beach and palmtrees. I’ve always been a citytrip person, but it’s even better to dive into the sea after a rewarding shopping spree. Barcelona combines the best of these two worlds, resulting in annually visits since. What makes my next trip even more exciting, is that THRLD (my online magazine) is invited to cover one of the most anticipated festivals Barcelona hosts every year: Sónar festival. I can’t wait to be part of it, as it is my first time ever partying at a festival somewhere other than my own country, whoohoo #goals. And ofcourse a killer line-up to look forward to: A$AP Rocky, Hudson Mohawke, Jamie xx, BADBADNOTGOOD, Flying Lotus, FKA Twigs and many more. One question left: what do I bring with me? Packing for …

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Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA)

The Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA), or, in other terms, the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art, is one of my favorite hang outs when I’m visiting Barcelona. The museum offers a wide range on contemporary art and culture and confirms Barcelona’s position as a world art capital as well. Always when I’m there, I feel this creative vibe surrounding me and it feels so good. The architecture is amazing as well. It’s the work of North American artist Richard Meier, designed in my birthyear, 1990, and built between 1991 and 1995. The assemblage of several prisms takes up 14.300 m2 of floor space in total. The center is a cylindrical volume that cuts through all the floors – from the basement to the roof – and organises the exhibition areas along a longitudinal axis over three floors, starting with the ground floor. I just love it how the natural light enters the building. It makes it a serene place to be, just what you need when you’re soaking your mind up with modern art. …