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J. G. Ballard. Autopsy of the new millennium


Photo Albums

  • Photos BALLARD
  • Ballardian Film Marathon
  • Photographic reportage J. G. Ballard. Autopsy of the new millennium

Practical information

From 22 July 2008 to 2 November 2008

Opening 22 July 2008 7:00 pm

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Opening hours

From Tuesday to Sunday from 11a.m. to 8p.m.
Closed on non-holiday Mondays

The ticket desk closes half an hour before the Centre's closing time

  • Curator/s
    Jordi Costa
  • Design: Dani Freixas - Varis Arquitectes, with the collaboration of Pep Anglí.

Truly a visionary writer, J. G. Ballard has constructed a body of work marked by recurrent themes and obsessive symbols that is capable of transcending generic codes to decipher the present and propose plausible views of the future.

Video J.G. Ballard - South Bank Show (Part 1/3)

Video J.G. Ballard - South Bank Show (Part 2/3)

Video J.G. Ballard - South Bank Show (Part 3/3)

This exhibition offers an itinerary through Ballard's creative universe: his times and obsessions, his dissection of the secret keys of the contemporary, the traces of his own life in his fictional body of work, his artistic and literary referents, and his precise, disenchanted intuitions of a future life governed by the concepts of aseptic dystopia and disaster.

Ballard's work represents an open-ended body of work that still has many revelations in store for his readers and the capacity to throw light on the course of our future. An author with an enormous influence on later generations of creators in all disciplines, from fantasy cinema to industrial music, Ballard is the author, among many other works, of The Empire of the Sun and Crash, adapted for the cinema by Spielberg and David Cronenberg, respectively.

The sections of the exhibition are:

• "What I believe"
• From Shanghai to Shepperton
• Landscapes of Dream
• Inner space
• Disaster area
• Technology and pornography
• Asepsis and neo-barbarism
• Epilogue
• Bibliographical area
• Ballardian art

Activities on the frame of Kosmopolis 08.

J. G. Ballard. Autòpsia del nou mi·leni
En carn viva - Josep Ramoneda

Languages: catalan

60-Ballard-Ramo-cat.pdf (294,1 KB)

J.G. Ballard. Autopsia del nuevo milenio
En carne viva

Languages: spanish

60-Ballard-Ramo-caste.pdf (240,5 KB)

J. G. Ballard. An Autopsy of the New Millennium
In the raw

Languages: english

60-Ballard-Ramo-ang.pdf (249,1 KB)

Organized by:

Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona

CCCB - Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona Montalegre, 5 - 08001 Barcelona Tel. 93 306 41 00 - Fax 93 306 41 01 - info@cccb.org