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Asia in the heart of Barcelona !


Did you know that the region of Asia and the Pacific holds more than half of all human population!? Or that it adds up to about a third of the world GDP? It’s safe to say Asia is one of the key players in today’s world, however, its culture and customs remain fairly unknown to the Western world and, in a sense, quite distant. That’s where Casa Asia steps in!

Casa Asia was established back in 2001 with the intention to broaden the knowledge and spark further dialogue about Asia in Spain, but also to develop better relations and understanding among the Spanish and Asian societies. The inistitution is located in the beautiful Sant Manuel Pavilion, established within Sant Pau’s Modernist Venue in Barcelona, Spain. The cultural centre hosts Asian-inspired events, projects and displays with the aspiration of becoming home to those interested in building projects in relation to Asia and the Pacific. The Media Library located within Casa Asia is the only center of multimedia documentation in Spain specialized in the area of Asia and the Pacific, holding a collection of more than 17,000 titles, so we’re sure there’s something for everyone. Check the guide on our App to find out more!

The revolutionary photographer, Zbigniew Dlubak - Now at the Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation.


The Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation, one of the most prestigious institutions in Paris, is currently hosting the exciting exhibition ‘Heir of the avant-garde’ dedicated to the notorious photographer and painter Zbigniew Dłubak, one of the protagonist figures behind the Polish art scene revolution. The exhibition features some of his most awe-inspiring works with the intention to shine a light on the similarities of his photography and paintings, while continuously focusing on the two decisive periods in his life.

Dłubak was initially a self-taught painter who bought his first camera during the first years of the Second World War. After his introduction to some of the most important avant-garde artists, he threw his first solo exhibition in 1948, drawing his inspiration from the War. This event marks the beginning of his career and the exhibition 'Heir of the avant-garde' heavily focuses on this period as one of the two most defying in his artistic life. Five years after his first exhibition and large amount of success,  Dłubak was named the editor-in-chief of the Fotografia magazine. During this time, he played a key role in the development of conceptual art in Poland. However, he broke away from conceptualism in the 1970s, and his ambiguous position regarding this movement is clearly noticeable in this exhibition and embodies the second key period in his life.

The exhibition 'Heir of the avant-garde' is open until April 29 and displays some of Dłubak’s most iconic works. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to witness the exciting exhibition dedicated to this versatile artist at the Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation and download the guide on our Appfor a glimpse of the exhibition and the story behind this incredible artist.

See the biggest furniture collection in the world!


If you are a fan of the House of Habsburg, the Viennese Modern movement or just Maria Theresa herself - then you’re in for a treat at the Möbel Museum in Vienna! The Hofmobiliendepot Imperial Furniture Collection is one of the biggest collections of its kind in the world, with over 165,000 objects, including a variety of pieces from Emperor Franz’s bedroom, a vintage table from the Palace Ephrussi, the wheelchair of Empress Elisabeth and many more that reflect the dynasties day-to-day life.

Thanks to the Empress Maria Theresa, who established a furniture depository back in 1747, the exhibition now holds more than 6,500 items on display. The large variety of pieces exhibited at the fantastic Möbel Museum, is guaranteed to take you on a journey spanning across three decades and illustrate the evolving furnishing styles fancied by the likes of Prince Eugene of Savoy - from Biedermeier, Historicism to the Viennese Modern movement throughout your visit. It's also important to the note that the furniture items displayed in this incredible collection have all been used to furnish the luxurious Schönbrunn Palace, the world famous Belvedere Palace, the Linz castle and many other imperial residences owned by the Habsburgs.

Visit the Möbel museum in Vienna, take a step back in history and walk the rooms that the the royals once called their home. For a glimpse of the collection and its incredible history download the guide on the CloudGuide App.

The MAK takes you on a walk through Klimt's Magic Garden!


What do you get when you take Gustav Klimt’s works and give them to an expert 3D digital artist? Well in order for you to find the answer to that question, you should definitely check out the current temporary exhibition at the Museum of Applied Arts now on display till April 22nd in Vienna!

The MAK is currently launching an innovative virtual exhibition to mark the 100th anniversary of Klimt’s death, one of the greatest artists of all time, entitled Klimt’s Magic Garden. Renowned filmmaker, Frederick Baker uses digital photography to take the visitor ‘inside’ Klimt’s work, by re-staging Klimt’s nine-part cartoons into an evoking virtual reality experience. This exhibition will have every visitor delve into a virtual garden landscape, inspired by the Austrian Lake District, where Klimt spent his summers and drew much of his inspiration for his work. Baker has succeeded in taking Klimt’s two-dimensional designs and transforming them into a three-dimensional space, showing how technological advances can be used in new museum concepts. These works originate from the mosaic frieze in the dining room of the Stoclet House, which currently stands as one of the most outstanding achievements in art from the beginning of the 20th century. Klimt’s cartoons for the frieze in the dining room, each roughly one by two meters, were created by applying gold and platinum leaf to tracing paper, blending delicately into the decor of this town house.

If this quick look into the outsanding exhibition doesnt make you want to visit it for yourself, we dont know what else will! Take a look at our app to uncover more about Klimt’s Magic Garden, and discover out how the MAK continue its intensive exploration in digital modernity, by once more creating a relationship between the past and the present.

See the world through the eyes of the artists of the Biennial of the Possible image at the Boverie!


We have some exciting new additions for you this February! So before the temperatures rises and our desire to spend outdoors takes over, its best to make the most of it and take this opportunity to enjoy some indoor time at La Boverie! La Boverie in Liège, Belgium is hosting the 12th Biennial of the Possible Image. Created in 1997, The BIP is a festival that questions the nature of images and relations we have to them. This year, the exhibition is dubbed “Fluo Noir.” But the Biennale de l’Image Possible is not your ordinary photography exhibition. Go to the CloudGuide App to find out why!

Today, The Biennial presents inspiring artists who sought to transform the chaotic state of the world we live into something beautiful and joyful as opposed to just criticising it. Although the artists can’t come up with the solution to some of the world’s biggest problems, they sure can take these disastrous situations and turn them into something magnificient. The message of the 12th anniversary Biennial is clear - instead of hiding from our realities, we should fully embrace them.

The exhibition “Fluo Noir” at la Boverie is open until April, make sure you check it out!

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