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Over the weekend, a group of activists made history by holding the world’s first-ever hologram protest in Spain. The virtual protest was devised by No Somos Delito (translation: We Are Not Crime), who projected a hologram in front of parliament to protest a law that, in part, bans protest in front of parliament. According to […]

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When Cecilia Giménez attempted to restore the Elías García Martínez painting of Jesus in her small Spanish home town, Borja, she thought she was servicing culture as well as the church. After she had finished, the town was enraged and the internet meme “Beast Jesus” was born. Today, however, she is regarded as something of a saint. “Ikea […]

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For his latest piece, Spanish urban intervention artist SpY installed 150 nonfunctional surveillance cameras on a nondescript wall in Madrid. The work, titled CAMERAS, is a monolithic reminder that you’re always being watched, no matter where you are, and there’s something aesthetically satisfying about its symmetry and repetition as well. SpY wouldn’t say where exactly the […]

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Archaeologist Dean Snow of Pennsylvania State University studied the handprints found across eight different historic cave sites in France and Spain, the most famous ranging from about 12,000 to 40,000 years old. After paying closer attention to the finger lengths of handprints, he found that contrary to popular belief, most of these markings were created by women. Based on […]

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Recently, at the Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona, a live performance by the band Phoenix was punctuated quite nicely by the showering of their audience with approximately 42,000 fake one-hundred dollar bills, each designed by the infamous contemporary artist Richard Prince. Below is a very poor quality video of the newly designed bills raining down on the audience to set the mood. This gesture […]

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Europe’s policy of parliamentary immunity can give politicians a remarkable amount of leeway. Leeway that allows a certain mayor to rob grocery stores and give the food to the poor without getting arrested. Juan Manuel Sanchez Gordillo is now considered a hero in Spain for his dramatic protests. The mayor of Marinaleda, a small town […]

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Russian supermodel Natasha Poly is front and center in this revealing Vogue Spain editorial, where her only form of attire are a few gold bangles on each wrist. Captured by photographer team Inez Van Lemsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin – though I don’t see how you’d ever need two people to shoot this – Poly shows off […]

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De-light-ful Spanis interventionists Luzinterruptus have taken over Madrid’s public art. Why so serious? So guarded? So heavily under video surveillance, behind fences, huffy, unwelcoming? In a three hour installation Touch! Play! Nothing Happens!, the crew outfitted the city’s statues and sculptures with many, many glow-bulb-equipped nipples. Nipples all over! Nipples! Nipples! Nipples! For a moment there, the stone slabs and […]

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Spotting Madrid’s construction trenches are 200 lit Chinese cocktail umbrellas. Street intervention crew Luzinterruptus made a filthy heap of earth and trash near a cluster of bookshops and gambling dens all luminous. See their latest: Come September. […]

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Speaking of rotting chicken-corpse art, here’s another ephemeral street sculpture featuring our de-feathered martyrs. Spain’s Rallito X new street pieces are cross-heavy, Goya-influenced and googly-mad-eyed. See them shake their monster spawn and terrifying junk all over Girona and Madrid below. […]

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