The Modern and Contemporary Art Museum, better known as the Moco Museum, is now in Barcelona. A museum whose aim is to bring art closer to the young public. That’s why the museum is full of very attractive and photogenic rooms and spaces, perfect for visiting the museum as a family. The kids will love it.
MOCO MUSEUM, THE MODERN ART MUSEUM OF BARCELONA
In the Moco Museum you will find many modern, contemporary and street art works. You may see works by such well-known artists as Banksy, Jean-Michel Basquiat, JR, KAWS, Keith Haring, Jeff Koons, Yayoi Kusama, Mark Rothko, Andy Warhol, Studio Irma and many more.
The Moco Museum – the name stands for Modern and Contemporary – is a private initiative of Kim and Lionel Logchies, a couple of Dutch collectors who already have another Moco museum in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
IN THE HEART OF THE BORNE, AT THE PALAU CERVELLÓ
The Museum has been installed in the heart of the Borne, in the Palau Cervelló. A building full of history that makes the Museum even more special. A 16th century small palace that was the private residence of the noble Cervelló family until the 18th century.
SPACES AND ARTISTS OF THE MOCO MUSEUM BARCELONA
The museum exhibits some forty works by artists such as Salvador Dalí, Andy Warhol, Banksy and Takashi Muramaki, among others. The works or spaces are divided into five blocks.
FIVE BLOCKS OF THE MUSEUM MOCO IN BARCELONA
The first block, the Moco Masters – Modern, is dedicated to the Master of Art, those who paved the way. The space features creations by Jean-Michel Basquiat and Damien Hirst.
The second, the Moco Masters – Contemporary, shows the new generation: those artists who challenge the norm and seek to question the reality around us. This is where Kaws, David LaChapelle and Barcelona’s Yago Hortal stand out.
BANKSY AT THE MOCO MUSEUM OF BARCELONA
Although Banksy already has his own temporary exhibition in Barcelona (at the Museu del Disseny – Bansky temporary exhibition, the British artist is one of the main protagonists of the Moco Museum.
The artist, as in all the exhibitions, has not authorised the collaboration, but all his works have the certificate of authenticity from Pest Control – the official body that certifies Banksy’s works.
THE DIAMOND MATRIX AND THE IMMERSIVE SPACES OF THE MOCO MUSEUM
One of the “star” areas of the Moco Museum Barcelona is the Diamond Matrix, the immersive art scene of the center. I’m sure you’ve already seen numerous photographs on social networks. One of the three immersive art proposals in the museum, designed by Studio Irma, which aims to bring visitors into contact with art in a fun way.
Another immersive space, Flowers and People, designed by teamLab, is another such exhibition. When people move in front of the artwork, the flowers scatter all at once. But when people stop, the flowers grow abundantly.
The French collective Les Fantômes has set up a video installation in the Moco that aims to “bring the city into the museum”. In a corridor, a series of silhouettes join the visitor and represent the movement of real people walking through the streets.
IN ART WE TRUST
In Art We Trust, a motto of the Moco Museum Barcelona that seeks to unleash the power of art to awaken, shake and make us feel.
MORE INFORMATION MOCO MUSEUM BARCELONA
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday 10:00 am – 07:00 pm and Friday to Sunday 10:00 am – 09:00 pm
Address: Carrer de Montcada, 25, 08003 Barcelona