Altered States of Mind

Cryptshow Festival presents “Altered States of Mind” at the Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum of Barcelona.

An itinerary illustrated by different disturbed states of conscience with originals by Rubén Pellejero, among other works of art.

Exhibition Altered States of Mind

Alteration of space and time, disorder of ideas, uncontrolled laughter, increased sensitivity... are some of the effects of cannabis, but in an increasingly complex society the alteration of consciousness is not limited to drug use, neither junkies nor bohemians.

Cryptshow Festival, Badalona’s fantasy and horror genre festival, in collaboration with the Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum, present the exhibition “Altered States of Mind”, a journey through a series of art works that delve into altered minds, from hippie odysseys to Lovecraftian allegories. Illustrations of more than a dozen artists, including three originals of Rubén Pellejero's latest work “El largo y tortuoso camino”, and works by Xavi Reñé, Juan Rubí and Toni Benages i Gallard, illustrator of “Les extraordinàries aventures de Francesc Pujols”. “Altered States of Mind” will be on display at the Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum of Barcelona from December 15 to April 2, 2018 and admission is free.

Cryptshow Festival

The exhibition is organized by Cryptshow Festival, an event that for eleven consecutive years brings the public closer to the fantasy and horror genre through different disciplines. With cinema as the main focus, Cryptshow pays special attention to literature, organizing a literary contest with publishing house Males Herbes; or the art of painting, with an exhibition of various artists recognized within the world of illustration or comic. Cryptshow Festival is held every year during the month of July in Badalona.

Artists participating

The complete list of artists participating in “Altered States of Mind” is: Rubén Pellejero, Xavi Reñé, Juan Rubí, Mata Anaïs, José Miguel Álvarez, David Jordán, Samuel Delgado, Toni Benages i Gallard, Myriam Melero, Riccardo Micol, and Daniel Torrado.


Opening: December 15, at 7 p.m.

Address: Palau Mornau’s ground floor. Carrer Ample 35, Barcelona
Dates: December 15 to April 2, 2018
Exhibit hours: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Entrance: free admission to the temporary exhibition; please check our entrance prices to visit the permanent exhibition

Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum

The collection of the Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum contains over 12,000 items that all have something to do with cannabis and is on display in two locations: a canal house in downtown Amsterdam and a Modernista palace in Barcelona.

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