Casa Batlló exhibition in China
"Casa Batlló Space", the largest exhibition of Gaudí's monument in Asia, opens in Tianjin for free during 2020
Casa Batlló opens in Tianjin (China) its most ambitious exhibition to date on the Asian continent, with more than 1,000 square meters dedicated to one of Gaudí’s masterpieces, Casa Batlló, a World Heritage Site since 2005.
“Casa Batlló Space” immerses visitors in the history and architecture of Casa Batlló as well as in the creative universe and the legacy of Antoni Gaudí through different spaces and experiences that range from Virtual Reality to a selection of works by local architects Chinese inspired by the Catalan genius.
The different contents of the exhibition aim to bring both cultures closer together, highlighting as links ceramics, curvilinear architecture and the symbolism of the dragon present in the House, adding a timeline that offers a temporal parallel between the most outstanding events that happened in Barcelona and China in the early 20th century.
According to Amílcar Vargas, Head of World Heritage at Casa Batlló “We want to bring the artistic and universal values of the House to an ancient culture such as China, taking this world heritage beyond our borders and promoting delocalized and sustainable tourism, allowing visitors enjoy this work of art without being in it”.
The exhibition also has an area dedicated to the current events of Casa Batlló, and a children’s area that offers differents workshops, and will add in the future a lighting show by the multimedia artist Chen Jing.
After different exhibitions in Russia, Korea and China, this exhibition represents Casa Batlló’s most ambitious commitment due to the variety of content, its educational value, and its scope and duration. The exhibition can be visited until the end of 2021 and is located in the DongJiang Gulf Scenic Area, a unique space located on the Tianjin coast, near Beijing, with more than 100 million potential visitors.
WHERE: DongJiang Gulf Scenic Area (Tianjin)
HOURS: Monday to Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
DATES: September 2020 – December 2021