Where are the bees? The mass disappearance of honey bees in recent years has elicited a growing interest in urban beekeeping as a way to re-naturalise cities. The Beehaveexhibition project curated by Martina Millà draws on this debate – also among contemporary artists – presenting installations and pieces in a range of different media by local and international artists who invite visitors to engage in sensorial experiences focused on a variety of aspects of the world of bees.
One of Beehave‘s objectives is, as its title suggests, to educate and foster greater knowledge of these insects, thus broadening the boundaries of our perception.
From March to June, Beehave will unfold throughout Barcelona with actions and interventions around the important role that honey bees and many other insect pollinators play in preserving biodiversity.
The Beehave project features works by the artists Joan Bennàssar, Luis Bisbe, Alfonso Borragán, Joana Cera, Gemma Draper, GOIG (Pol Esteve & Miquel Mariné) & Max Celar, Vadim Grigoryan & Marcos Lutyens, Jerónimo Hagerman, Marine Hugonnier, Anne Marie Maes, Melliferopolis (Ulla Taipale & Christina Stadlbauer), Joan Miró, Anna Moreno, Àlex Muñoz & Xavi Manzanares, Luis Fernando Ramírez Celis, Toni Serra (Abu Ali), Ulla Taipale, Andrés Vial, Pep Vidal and Philip Wiegard.
Curated by Martina Millà
Fundació Juan Miró, Parc de Montjuïc, 08038 Barcelona | Spain
Illustration: Jerónimo Hagerman. Mutual Relationships. Photo: Jerónimo Hagerman