• NOV 09 to AUG 25
    Group Exhibition
    Qué pensar. Qué desear. Qué hacer


    • Group Exhibition
    • Contemporary
    • Emerging Artists

    Dates and Opening hours

    NOV 09, 2012 to AUG 25, 2013

    Monday to Friday: 10.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays: to 10.00 a.m. to 9.00 p.m.

    Event Location

    CaixaForum Barcelona

    Av. de Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia, 6-8. 08038 Barcelona


    While other recent shows devoted to the "la Caixa" Foundation Contemporary Art Collection stressed the formal and linguistic values of the art works, What To Think, What To Desire, What To Do proposes a return to content, an immersion into the depths of meaning articulated by the works. The titles, three synthetic questions, are the conceptual doorway to the exhibitions and reflect the uncertainty and perplexity before glaring social inequalities, the pressure of media fantasies and the maladies of the soul.

    What To Think is the first exhibition in the series and reveals how thinking is connected to the political and economic conditions and to the social environment in which it is produced. Genuine creative activity such as scientific or technical research either reveals previously hidden meanings, or else highlights them in such a manner that they change people’s way of thinking once and for good.

    The artists represented in the exhibition What To Think interpret the world starting from their own context. Through their works they suggest reflections upon the meaning of history (Miros?aw Ba?ka), contemporary disintegration (Carlos Amorales), identity and gender (Shirin Neshat), immigration as dislocation (Adrian Paci), our relationship with nature (Eija-Liisa Ahtila) and with religion (Cristina García Rodero). The expansion of art into everyday life (Cao Guimaraes) and the mutations of painting (Ángela de la Cruz) evince how the hierarchies between disciplines are blurred and, together with the other works, invite viewers to become active thinkers, conscious interpreters of their day and age.

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