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Mr. Brainwash debuts in Spain, nature is unleashed in “Genesis” & Santiago’s foodie-phenomenon pilgrimage, all prequel the Spanish holiday season.

As the holiday season approaches in Spain, some would argue it’s already here, one is faced with a banquet of social options: from pop art exhibits, to the 20th Anniversary of GQ Spain or from explosive photography to routed gourmet pilgrimages… This month is jam packed with goodies.

Barcelona warms up November by presenting diverse works of the visual artist Thierry Guetta, also referred to as Mr. Brainwash. Guetta of French origin, is mostly known for his documentary “Exit Through the Gift Shop” in 2010, which was directed by Bansky, and also for his pop-oriented serigraph portraits of among others Kate Moss and Madonna, for whom he created the cover art of her 2009 album “Celebration”. A collection of his diverse and most representative works will be shown at the Sala 3 Punts Gallery, starting on the 14th of November and will run until the 17th of January 2015. This is the urban artist’s first exhibit in Spain.

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Going To NY Mr. Brainwash

The Catalonian capital will also host Brazilian artist Sebastiao Salgado and his hypnotic photography exhibit “Genesis” at the Caixa Forum. The exhibit features nature unleashed depicted on paper; photographs of animals, landscapes and people far removed from modern settings. Photographs that “look toward the origin of life itself in a planet that has evolved for thousands of years.” Salgado received the highly respected and much coveted Prince of Asturias Award in the Arts in 1998. The exhibit will run at the Caixa Forum Barcelona until the 8th of February 2015.

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Región oriental de la cordillera de Brooks. Refugio Nacional de la Fauna y la Flora del Ártico. Alaska (Estados Unidos). 2009. © Sebastião Salgado/Amazonas Images

This month also celebrates the 20th Anniversary of GQ Spain with the fashion exhibit Man in Progress at the Museo del Traje in the country’s capital. The exhibit, which runs until the 11th of January 2015, features a collective of 20 years of male fashion and its icons. It displays pieces that range from Daniel Craig’s tuxedo designed by Tom Ford and worn in the James Bond 007 Quantum of Solace film in 2008 to the Dolce and Gabbana suit created for Lionel Messi with which he received the Balon de Oro (Golden Ball) in 2012.

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Philip Treacy 2010
Man In Progress Museo Del Traje
© Juan Carlos de Marcos

Finally, Galicia puts the icing on the proverbial cake as seven of its cities host different gastronomical events in the “De Tapas por Galicia” (Tapas Around Galicia) event. Within this foodie paradise, taking place from the 6th to the 23rd of November, is Santiago de Compostela’s gastro pilgrimage, where one can travel Santiago’s own routes of gourmet experiences. The event is also hosting a contest where the participant can upload a photograph of their favorite ‘tapa’ to win dinner at a Michelin rated restaurant. For more information visit www.detapasxgalicia.com.

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