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RA Lates: Barcelona Modernisme night

RA Late

Saturday 15 February 2020
7 — 11pm

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Part of our

Picasso and Paper

events programme
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We reimagine Barcelona’s wild and rebellious underground art scene of the early 20th century at this epic night of live music, performances, salons, circus acts and more.

Join us as we transform the RA into an avant-garde nightlife haunt inspired by the bohemian world of 1900s Barcelona.

Sketch a cubist masterpiece in a crumbling café, dance until late at a secret music hall, marvel at theatrical circus acts, and take part in artistic debate at an immersive salon as you become part of the Barcelona art scene.

By the early 20th century, the city’s art scene had already been seduced by the ideals of Modernism (or Modernisme); inspiring a new wave of artists and thinkers who embraced progressive ideals.

Industrial buildings along the city’s Ravel district were transformed into secret dance halls and cabarets, and the newly opened avenue El Paral.lel attracted the bohemian locals to theatres and cafes.

The avant-garde frequented the infamous Els Quatre Gats, the city’s answer to Paris’s Le Chat Noir, for its experimental exhibitions, concerts and salons inspired by Barcelona’s urban landscape. It was while living here that the teenage artist Pablo Picasso held his first solo exhibition, at Els Quatre, when he was 17.

Tickets include after-hours entry to the exhibitions Picasso and Paper.

Programme highlights coming soon.

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Saturday 15 February 2020

7 — 11pm

Royal Academy of Arts

£25 – £75

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