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Art enthusiasts can find a welcome distraction from the Fifa World Cup by heading down to the Museu D'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (Macba), where an exhibition of Benet Rossell's is on display.

Running until January 23rd 2011, the collection includes examples of the Frenchman's calligraphies, as well as his films, offering visitors from Barcelona hotels a detailed display of his creations with such mediums.

"His work includes an array of disciplines, from drawing and signic writing, painting and the occasional tapestry or ceramic piece, to art action and performance, experimental and commercial film, poetry and theatre and others," explained the Macba.

Rossell was born in 1937 and went on to create a great number of intriguing masterpieces, such as Kaleidoscope, Micro-Opera 2 and Cerimonials.

This show includes many videos that have never been exhibited before, making it a real opportunity to gain detailed insight into the artist's work.


People may be surprised that his exhibition does not follow the conventional chronological progression used in art spaces, but the organisers state this has been done on purpose to link the pieces.

Rossell was not always an artist, he began studying law, economics and sociology, but was drawn to more creative pursuits.

To visit this exhibition of his artistic efforts, tourists can head down to the Macba weekdays from 11:00 (local time), with the building closing at 20:00 Monday to Wednesday and midnight on Thursdays and Fridays.

At the weekend, the venue opens at 10:00, with doors shutting at 20:00 on Saturdays and 15:00 on Sundays.

Entrance costs €6 for just a temporary exhibition such as this or €7.50 for the whole museum.

For more information on this event visit the Macba website or contact the venue on +34 93 412 08 10.

To make the most of the Parallel Benet Rossell – you should consider booking your hoteles Barcelona to avoid disappointment.

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