OTHERWORLDS. A JOURNEY THROUGH THE SOLAR SYSTEM WITH MICHAEL BENSON
Plaça Almirall Farragut
Ciutadella de Menorca
From 26 March to 1 May 2021
Throughout most of humanity’s history, the planets that form our solar system were no more than mysterious dots of light that moved slowly among the fixed stars. Even after the invention of the telescope in 1609, they only appeared as small, blurry discs, on which just a few details could be made out at best. This situation changed dramatically with the advent of astronautics in 1957, when the launch of Sputnik 1 signalled the start of the space age.
In the six decades that have followed, humans have sent robotic ambassadors (unmanned space probes) to every corner of the solar system and, for the first time in history, we finally have reliable knowledge of what our planetary neighbours look like. These worlds that are visible to us now seem as real and as tangible as our own planet Earth. No less importantly, we have been able to see our home in the cosmos for what it is: a marvellous, but at the same time small and fragile, oasis of life in space.
Further information about the exhibition "Otherworlds. A Journey Through the Solar System with Michael Benson"
To make culture more accessible to the general public and explore the beauty and diversity of planetary landscapes.
What we offer
Forty spectacular images of the planets in our solar system that were captured by NASA and ESA probes and selected and processed by American photographer Michael Benson.
A visual legacy that is not only of scientific significance, but also represents an exceptional chapter in the history of photography.
LAND OF DREAMS. CRISTINA GARCÍA RODERO
Paseo de Vara de Rey
From 12 May to 13 June 2021
Land of Dreams provides an unapologetic insight into the uniqueness and asymmetry of rural life in India. A scenario where the past merges with the present, and the natural with the supernatural and fantasy.
Through the photographs, the exhibition aims to give a voice to the women of the rural communities of Anantapur (Andhra Pradesh) and highlight their power to transform their surroundings. Obstinate and disproportionate, Cristina García Rodero has been able to immerse herself in this world, blend into the joy and suffering of those who cover the nuances of their very existence with both colour and elegance.
This exhibition forms part of the Art in the Street programme through which the ”la Caixa” Foundation seeks to bring art closer to people, outside the usual settings of museums and exhibition halls.
Further information about the exhibition "Land of dreams. Cristina García Rodero"
Materials of interest
Leaflet from the exhibition «Land of dreams. Cristina García Rodero» (PDF, 2,77 MB).