MOCO Museum is home to a beautiful and vast collection of modern and contemporary art, therefore, the name – MOCO. After setting up a museum in Amsterdam, MOCO took over Palacio Cervello, the former private residence of the Cervello family. The museum aims to “represent the voice of the street”, promote the power of art, and make it accessible to everyone by providing unique experiences that visitors cherish for a lifetime.
The museum hosts permanent and temporary exhibitions throughout the year. This page has all you need to know about the different exhibitions showing currently.
Currently, there are six exhibitions showing at the MOCO Museum in Barcelona. You will find an overview of all the exhibitions below.
The first European solo show, Esplendor de la Noche exhibits the artworks of Guillermo Lorca, a contemporary Chilean artist whose world consists of big yellow-eyed cats, angelic girls, and other strange and unknown creatures. Lorca uses a blend of magic and realism to create large-scale oil paintings depicting dreamy and surreal sequences and storylines. Creating a balance of power and competition between nature and humankind, the exhibition comprises elements like beauty, luxury, horror, and paranoia – all of which make up this dark world of Lorca.
MOCO Masters celebrates the legends as well as the rising stars of modern and contemporary art, who have contributed significantly to art, culture, and the world. The works of artists like Warhol, Basquiat, Banksy, and Kusama among others have found their way into the homes of people and inspired them to question and hope for a better future. The exhibition also displays the works of the next generation of artists who have the courage to challenge the norm, self-reflect, and ask questions.
Brian Donnelly, aka KAWS, has several beautiful artworks on display at this exhibition including ‘Man’s Best Friend Sofa’, ‘Final Days’, and ‘Passing Through Black’, to name a few. One of the most incredible and remarkable contemporary artists, KAWS’ works – graphics, sculptures, vibrant paintings, collectible artworks, and more – are a blend of elements ranging from pop culture and letters to nostalgic illustration. A lot of his works are inspired by cartoon characters like Smurfs, Spongebob, Snoopy, and The Simpsons, among others. In fact, the nickname KAWS is also based on the visual interaction between letters.
One of the most influential artists and a living example of the belief that art can change the world, Banksy was known for his incredible street art. He used dark humor and satire to address topics like anti-war, socio-political issues, and environmental issues. His art appealed to the collective consciousness of the people bringing them closer to art. The exhibition features a diverse and iconic collection of Banksy’s original works including ‘Laugh Now’, ‘Girl With Balloon’, ‘Flower Thrower’, ‘Crude Oil’ series, and more.
Technology has opened a whole new world for artists. This new art medium creates a multi-sensory atmosphere to enhance your experience of visiting the museum. The aim of digital immersive art is to engage the audience. Through this exhibition, teamLab, Les Fantomes, and Studio Irma wish to explore the possibilities of digital art and encourage a new form of communication to further enrich your museum experience.
The New Future is Europe’s first exhibition dedicated to the non-funginal tokens (NFT) phenomenon. Rare and unique, NFTs are crypto assets that keep track of the ownership of digital goods or art. It has changed the way we purchase and sell since there is, now, no limit on the goods that can be created and sold as an NFT. The exhibition comprises a collection of NFTs by the most innovative across the globe who seek to represent digital art that cannot be forged.
A. There are six exhibitions showing at MOCO Museum currently – Banksy Barcelona, MOCO Masters, Digital Immersive Art, The New Future, Esplendor de la Noche by Guillerma Lorca, and KAWS.
A. No. The entry tickets include access to all permanent and temporary exhibitions at the museum.
A.The ‘Banksy Barcelona’ exhibition at MOCO Museum is ongoing.
A.The ‘MOCO Masters’ exhibition at MOCO Museum is ongoing.
A. There is no fixed date as of now. The ‘Digital Immersive Art’ exhibition at MOCO Museum is ongoing.
A. The ‘The New Future’ exhibition at MOCO Museum is ongoing.
A. There is no fixed date as of now. The ‘Esplendor de la Noche by Guillerma Lorca’ exhibition at MOCO Museum is ongoing.
A. There is no fixed date as of now. The ‘KAWS’ exhibition at MOCO Museum is ongoing.
A. You will need to book tickets to the MOCO Museum in advance if you want to view the exhibitions being held there.
A. Yes. You will have to book your tickets in advance to view the exhibitions at MOCO Museum.
A. There’s no fixed number, but the museum holds several permanent and temporary exhibitions throughout the year.
A. The MOCO Museum has hosted several exhibitions since it opened doors to the public on 16 October, 2021.
A. Some of the most prominent exhibitions held at the museum include Digital Immersive Art, the world’s first NFT exhibition, KAWS, Banksy, and MOCO Masters, to name a few.
A. MOCO Museum is famous for its iconic collection of modern, contemporary, and street art. Admire the works of legendary artists like Salvador Dali, Andy Warhol, Banksy, Guillermo Lorca, and more.