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PortAventura and Costa Caribe
Enjoy fun for all the family at Spain’s top theme park and aquatic center: PortAventura and Costa Caribe! Simply head inside the parks with an entrance ticket and enjoy the rides at your own pace. Discover roller coasters, accelerator rides and ‘Sesame Street’ adventures in PortAventura, or head to Costa Caribe to splash around with water jets and free-fall slides.
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Art in Barcelona: must-see exhibitions
Following the showing at Art Madrid '17 and how well it was received by critics and visitors, the exhibition 'The Muses' comes to Barcelona's Fifty Dots in Gràcia. Irene Cruz invites you to view her work from deep inside, from the edge of silent phrases she translates through her muses, the silhouettes. They all gather together and mark a precept of becoming the same delicate identity. It is the name given to all, silky skin dressed in their favourite flowers that scarcely delimit earthly bodies from the landscape filled with bluish haze and colours of strange hours in the eternal autumnal forest.
One Foot Out. Expeditions and Diasporas. Picture yourself as a block of melting butter
'Imagine you're a block of melting butter' is what this approach to material culture proposes through an immersive, all-enveloping installation that explores the production of desires, feelings and subjectivity in relation to consumer objects. The exhibition room becomes a space of visual experimentation that revolves around the culture of well-being, relaxation and meditation. Through exercises of becoming less aware of the body and a series of phenomena and subcultures found in YouTube and social networks, Eva Fàbregas looks for a kind of unstable balance between the material state of objects and the fluidity of desire, with the aim to find and produce specific effects in our bodies.
Asier Mendizábal. Concavitat
The work of Basque artist Asier Mendizábal pays attention to the relationships between form, discourse and ideology, and speaks to the relationship of constructivist sculpture with its roots in the abstract utopia of the early decades of the 20th century. The question of markers and of their relative importance in identification as a social and political emblem also have their place among the artist's interest. Mendizábal's works can't be interpreted at first sight, but rather they gather layers of significance and sometimes refer to multiple ideas that aren't of general knowledge. While in some pieces you can read a direct connotation to the history and recent reality of the Basque Country, in others the choice may belong to historical or ideological legacies.