Barcelona's La Maquinista is transforming into a local reference for urban art. With a brand new artistic proposal, the shopping center invites artists from the national and international scenes, to share live painting, performances and exclusive works created for display in the streets around the shopping center.
With Urban Walls, La Maquinista welcomes the gradual recovery of normality. In the words of Ricardo López, Manager of La Maquinista, "Urban Walls is our way of joining this resurgence of illusion, with a determined commitment to urban art that transforms to generate new experiences."
Among the artists coming to La Maquinista to share their particular vision of this moment is Boa Mistura, a multidisciplinary team that seeks "to transform the street and create links between people." They will be creating a live ephemeral work from June 1st to the 4 in the central square of La Maquinista.
Another spectacular performance is the Light Lab, an immersive room by 3 international artists: Halfstudio (soul of the Portuguese Mariana Branco and Emanuel Barreira), Zane Prater (visual artist born in Denver, United States) and Jan Barceló (Catalan illustrator, screen printer and designer). The Light Lab is a creative meeting point that unites synergies between different languages in the same space, and that generates a unique and enveloping experience where art and technology are mixed, and that stimulates vision by playing with the perception of light. This space can be visited free of charge after registering on the web, maintaining the relevant capacity controls at all times.
In addition, Urban Walls includes the intervention on two giant 7x9m canvases that will hang from the central point of the shopping center, and that SABEK and Twee Muizen will paint live from May 17th. SABEK is one of the most prominent names in urban art in Madrid with a work marked by experimentation with different techniques and a constant allegory of nature. For their part, Twee Muizen (formed by Cris & Denís) combine illustration and paintings with art toys from their workshop in the Sant Pere neighborhood of Barcelona.
Zurik, Creto, Lidia Cao, Anna Taratiel, and Slomo will sign as many murals distributed by La Maquinista with live painting throughout this next month. And let's not forget the support for the emerging talent of Julián Lorenzo, Inventura Studio, Luciano Lozupone and Albert Arán who will paint some giant cubes that will be distributed around the center.
The artist Anna Taratiel gives a new life to the iconic M of La Maquinista, and the Argentine artists Chu-Doma and Croatian Dunja Jankovic have designed a work to be enjoyed in the heights. Finally, the Chilean artist Alessia Innocenti is in charge of giving color to the stairs of La Maquinista with a proposal full of color.
In addition, Urban Walls includes the intervention on two giant 7x9m canvases that will hang from the central point of the shopping center, and that SABEK and Twee Muizen will paint live from May 17th. SABEK is one of the most prominent names in urban art in Madrid with a work marked by experimentation with different techniques and a constant allegory of nature. For their part, Twee Muizen (formed by Cris & Denís) combine illustration and paintings with art toys from their workshop in the Sant Pere neighborhood of Barcelona."
To complete this ambitious cultural agenda, every Friday afternoon, those attending La Maquinista will be able to enjoy thousands of programmed activities such as a vertical dance show, live musical performances, a screen printing workshop and live skates, and many more surprises
Urban Walls arrives at a strategic moment for La Maquinista, which has recently completed the works on its renovation project. With this, the shopping center has undergone an authentic transformation and new spaces have been created where the new commercial, gastronomic and leisure offers have been installed with a total of 19 new establishments. In addition, the shopping center will add the LA CITI space to its catalog of experiences in the coming days, a unique proposal that mixes the youngest and most current gastronomic content with cultural programming and that will become the new meeting point of Barcelona .
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