15.10.2014

Mobile World Centre inaugurates Music+Arts, an international showcase of new trends in Art, Music and Digital Culture

Mobile World Centre inaugurates Music+Arts, an international showcase of new trends in Art, Music and Digital Culture

Barcelona, 15 October, 2014. – On 21st October, Mobile World Centre will inaugurate Music+Arts, an international showcase of news trends in Art, Music and Digital Culture. Organised by Mobile World Capital Barcelona and Telefónica, and curated by the London agency Alpha-ville, the exhibition fosters creativity and stimulates the viewer’s imagination through a tour of the digital culture.

This journey is presented across 12 interactive spaces featuring 30 artists, designers and creators from around the globe; such as Universal Everything, Quayola & Sinigaglia, Scott Snibbe, Varvara Guljajeva & Mar Canet, among others. The event includes a central exhibition titled “New Realities”, in addition to a line-up of complementary activities – seminars, concerts, artists presentations, and workshops for children.

Visitors to the exhibition will have the opportunity to enjoy interactive installations, digital art showcases, music creation apps, virtual worlds discovered through mobile devices, interactive videos, 3D sculptures created from songs of Portishead and Anthony & the Johnsons and create music with their own brainwaves – all free of charge. All of this artworks have been developed thanks to the possibilities of new technologies.

The opening event will feature a performance by Ryoichi Kurokawa, the internationally renowned Japanese artist who is known for the impact of his works, and who has exhibited at prestigious venues of the like of Tate Modern, the MACBA, the Centre Pompidou, La Biennale di Venezia, and Sónar. For this occasion Kurokawa will present his audiovisual work syn, a performance mixing sound and visual elements from a revolutionary perspective.

For further information:

Tatiana Viladomat 
tviladomat@mobileworldcapital.com       
+34 663 700 314      

Adriana Ribas -Román y Asociados 
a.ribas@romanyasociados.es
+34 93 414 23 40/ +34 646 239 326

Dirección de Comunicación Catalunya
Telefónica S.A.
premsacatalunya@telefonica.com
931234012/13

Mobile World Centre is a public/private initiative created by Mobile World Capital Barcelona (MWCB) and Telefónica to educate citizens about the world of mobile telephone technologies and the Internet. The Centre is a facility open to citizens, with a permanent exhibition and offering a lineup of activities related to current events and projects focused on the social, cultural, technological and economic transformations driven by mobile technology.

Mobile World Capital presents a global vision that effectively integrates mobile technologies into the fabric of the industries transforming our lives. Committed to expanding the mobile experience throughout Barcelona, Catalonia and Spain with strong support of the public and private sector.

Mobile World Capital is leading mobile transformation through commitments in Competence Centres, local Industry Development, and Entrepreneurship and Innovation programmes.

MWCapital offers an open platform and exhibition showroom where citizens can understand and experience how mobile is enhancing our lives: The Mobile World Centre, located in the heart of Barcelona on Plaza Catalunya.

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Telefónica is an integrated telecommunications operator, an international leader in the provision of communications, information and entertainment solutions, present in Europe and Latin America. It operates in 24 countries and boasts a customer base in excess of 323.1 million as of December 2013. The Group, with 120,000 employees, ranks 8th in the international telecommunications sector in market capitalization, is the leading integrated operator in Europe, and ranks 20th on the Eurostoxx 50, comprised of the largest companies in the Euro Zone.

Alpha-ville is a London based curatorial and artistic agency. Working at the edge of art, technology and digital culture, they curate and produce groundbreaking experiences for the cultural and commercial sectors.

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