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RA Lates: Barcelona Modernisme night

RA Late

Saturday 15 February 2020
7 — 11pm

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Picasso and Paper

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Join us as we transform the RA and recreate the bohemian nightlife of 1900s Barcelona with cabarets, circus acts, performances and salons.

Become part of the avant-garde art scene as you dance until late at a secret music hall, debate the latest artistic philosophies at our pop-up talks programme, take part in experimental Taverna singalongs and get creative at an avant-garde cabaret.

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 music halls and cabarets, and the newly opened El Paral.lel attracted the new immigrant community to theatres and cafés.

Meanwhile, avant-garde artists 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 exhibition when he was 17.

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Saturday 15 February 2020

7 — 11pm

Royal Academy of Arts

£25 – £75