The Virreina Centre de la Imatge proposes the exploration of the image as knowledge and also as a trigger for new cultural experiences. Its main objective is to establish its own identity within the network of art spaces in Barcelona, in its programme as much as in its contents and formats. Figuring amongst its objectives is also to coordinate activities with other spaces dedicated to visual creation. The centre is proposed as a local, national and international point of reference for the exhibition of and debate about the image, accommodating different discourses and actors, through a broad ranging and au courant look at contemporary art practices. La Virreina Centre de la Imatge was created as such in 2008, but had already been since the 80s a centre for temporary art exhibitions.