Temporary exhibitions

Curated by
Martina Millà

Where are the bees? The mass disappearance of honey bees in recent years has elicited a growing interest in urban beekeeping as a way to re-naturalise cities. The Beehave exhibition project curated by Martina Millà draws on this debate - also among contemporary artists - presenting installations and pieces in a range of different media by local and international artists who invite visitors to engage in sensorial experiences focused on a variety of aspects of the world of bees.

One of Beehave's objectives is, as its title suggests, to educate and foster greater knowledge of these insects, thus broadening the boundaries of our perception.

From March to June, Beehave will unfold throughout Barcelona with actions and interventions around the important role that honey bees and many other insect pollinators play in preserving biodiversity.

The Beehave project features works by the artists Joan Bennàssar, Luis Bisbe, Alfonso Borragán, Joana Cera, Gemma Draper, GOIG (Pol Esteve & Miquel Mariné) & Max Celar, Vadim Grigoryan & Marcos Lutyens, Jerónimo Hagerman, Marine Hugonnier, Anne Marie Maes, Melliferopolis (Ulla Taipale & Christina Stadlbauer), Joan Miró, Anna Moreno, Àlex Muñoz & Xavi Manzanares, Luis Fernando Ramírez Celis, Toni Serra (Abu Ali), Ulla Taipale, Andrés Vial, Pep Vidal and Philip Wiegard.

Cultural Partners: Institut de Cultura de Barcelona and Kunsthaus Baselland

With the support of: Torrons i Mel Alemany

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Xavi Manzanares & Àlex Muñoz. Swarms, 2018
Jerónimo Hagerman. Mutual relations, 2018
Anne Marie Maes. Bee Agency, 2018

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Interventions throughout the city

From 15 March to 17 June

Free guided tours

Beginning 24 February
Catalan: Saturdays at 11 am
Spanish: Saturdays at 12:30 pm

Sign language tour

Saturday, 24 February at 12:30 pm

Family experience

Sundays, 4 and 18 March at 11 am
Let's Not Stop. Pollination. Let's-Not-Stop Pol-li-na-tion!

Guided tour for the visually impaired

Sunday, 18 March at 11 am

Bees and Literature

Thursday, 26 April, at 7 pm
Reading and commentary of Death in Spring, by Mercè Rodoreda, led by poet Arnau Pons

Alterbees: Sound Activation

Concert based on a piece by Alfonso Borragán, in the exhibition rooms
Thursday, 17 May at 6:30 pm
Saturday, 19 May at 9 and 11 pm

Presentation of the publication Beehave

Thursday, 17 May at 7 pm

In collaboration with:

  • Fundació Banc Sabadell