22/07/2022
Type
Museums

El Moco (Modern Contemporary Museum) is a private museum founded by the Dutch couple Lionel and Kim Logchies. They opened the first location in Amsterdam in 2016 and the second in Barcelona in 2021. At the Moco you can see works of modern, contemporary and street art, both by famous artists and new talent.

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The Moco Barcelona Museum is installed in the Cervelló Palace, also called Casa de los Giudice or Cervelló-Giudice Palace. It is an old private residence of the Cervelló noble family that was built in the 16th century, taking advantage of a 15th century construction. From the Middle Ages to the 20th century, aristocrats, merchants, and royals have occupied this historic Barcelona site that is located next to the Picasso Museum.

 


As soon as you enter the Palacio Cervelló you will find a huge sculpture by Kaws entitled "Final days", which is inspired by Mickey Mouse and made of wood. You will see that ancient architecture and modern art combine perfectly. In the rooms of the Moco Museum you will also see that most of the works are large. On the ground floor, called Moco Masters, such important works as "Woman on Fire" by Salvador Dalí, "The Holy Supper" by David LaChapelle, "Sacred Heart" by Damian Hirst, "Untitled (Bracco di Ferro)" by Jean Michel Basquiat, an Andy Warhol 's "Colored Marilyn (Reversal Series)" or Yayoi Kusama's "Night Stars". On that same floor or on the first floor, you will find works by such prominent artists as Banksy, JR, Keith Haring, Jeff Koons, Tracey Emin, Mark Rothko, Takashi Murakami or Guillermo Lorca.

The Moco Museum is not lacking in immersive rooms. TeamLab has one dedicated to the seasons of the year, which is accompanied by seven NFT pieces, by Andes Reisinger, Blake Kathryn and Paris Hilton, Federico Clapis, Alotta Money and Beeple, who sold a digital file worth 57 million euros in 2021. The tour ends with an impressive work, Diamond matrix, by Irma de Vries, who belongs to the Dutch collective Studio Irma. The work consists of a room of mirrors placed on the walls and the floor, as if they were diamonds. These alleged diamonds change color and make space infinite.

An art collection that aims to reflect on modern society.

Where is it?

City
Barcelona
Area
Ciutat Vella - La Ribera / Born
Zip code
08003
Address
Carrer de Montcada, 25

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