Deep in the heart of Barcelona there is a unique building, a shinning white pearl surrounded by the old town streets: the MACBA (Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona), a work by the American architect Richard Meier. The vicinities are burning with life and cheer, a place where all kinds of people gather to skate or to enjoy the sun mirrored in the glazed walls of the museum.
The creation of symbolic stories is a mechanism of the human psyche that allows us to approach the elusive reality we are forced to live in, and a narrative framework to transgress the roles of society. Angela Carter, in her evocative The bloody chamber, reformulates fantastic tales apparently full of innocence.
As Morticia Addams would say: Black is such a happy color, darling.
We completely agree with her. Black represents the Yin, invites us to mystery, reflexion and the occult. It is the color of the ocean at night and makes you feel effortlessly elegant, comfortable and incredibly sexy.
By the calm waters of the Main, in the Museumsufer, we find the Liebieghaus, a museum with an impressive collection that offers an overview of five thousand years of sculpture from Ancient Egypt to Neoclassicism. The splendid Liebieg Villa was built between the 1892 and 1896 by the architect Leonhard Romeis, and combines features of different architectural styles from all over Europe.
Espai Joliu: a Plant Concept Store, café and art gallery that blends the aroma of the great coffee grains by Nømad Roaster’s Home with the green brightness of sucullents and other leafy species. The perfect office for those who doesn’t like to work at home.
Del Enebro, extracted from the book Kinder- und Hausmärchen (1812) written by the well-known brothers Jacob Ludwig & Wilhelm Karl Grimm, is now presented in a delicious bilingual edition with delicate illustrations by Alejandra Acosta.
In 1888, the Jugendstil architect Otto Wagner built the opulent villa surrounded by nature for himself and his wife Louise. Ernst Fuchs – leading representative of Vienna’s Fantastic Realists – opened it to the public.
CERN – the European Organization for Nuclear Research – opened its doors to the general public and WAMD was there! In this very especial ocasion we were able to see the laboratories and the different experiments, learn about how accelerators work and meet the people working there.