Eugenio Ampudia

Concert for the Biocene

Jun 22, 2020

Covid19’s lockdown in Spain comes to an end on Sunday June 21st. On the first day after it’s over; the Gran Teatro del Liceu kicks its program off with a unique concert like no other. This action, created by artist Eugenio Ampudia, offers new optics on how to pick our regular lives up after the pandemic. A new gaze to bring us closer to the fundamentals of our relationship with nature.

On June 22nd, at 5pm, string quartet UceLi will perform “Crisantemi” by Giacomo Puccini. An unprecedented audience of plants will take each and every single seat in the theatre, a total capacity of 2.292 spots.

When the concert finishes, all 2,292 plants will be donated to health workers in Barcelona. It is in gratitude for being at the front line of an unparalleled battle. All plants have a commemorative certificate signed by the artist.

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The Liceu, which is one of the greatest and most relevant opera halls in the world, hosts and leads a symbolic-charged action. Concert for the Biocene calls for the value of art, music, and nature as guidance to resume activity.

The concert has been conceived by the initiative of the Liceu, Eugenio Ampudia and Max Estrella Gallery. Blanca De La Torre has curated this action.

Access the exhibition that documents this action ‘Reason is a plant’