At Ullens Center of Contemporary Art, the scandinavian star duo Elmgreen & Dragset shows a gigantic installation that looks like an art fair but is the opposite of it - an ironic persiflage of today's art market where show is everything and everything is show – FABULOUS!
The staggering landmark – a factory area that was built in the 1950s by German experts in "Bauhaus" style – opened in 2001 and houses more than 100 cultural institutions within 1 sqkm incl. art exhibition centers, galleries, artist and design studios, publishing houses, music/movie productions etc.
Museum Fundació Antonio Tàpies at neighbourhood Eixample offers the most complete exhibition of works by the great catalan artist. The building is determined on the outside by a gigantic cloud of wire and shows an impressive overview of Tàpies' portfolio.
The breathtaking studio of Francis Bacon which was moved from London to Dublin in 2001 together with 7,000 items incl. 570 books & catalogues, 1,500 photos, 100 slashed canvases, 1,300 leaves torn from books, 2,000 artist's materials and 70 drawings. Looking at it, you can understand why his works look like they do.