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Center of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona

Exhibition Detail
Group Show
BARCELONA – VALÈNCIA – PALMA A History of Confluence and Divergence
Montalegre 5
08001 Barcelona

May 26th, 2010 - September 12th, 2010
© Courtesy of Center of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona
93 306 41 00
Tue-Sun 11-8; Closed Dec 25 and Jan1; Dates with restricted opening times (11-3) 24, 26, 31 December, 5 and 6 January

The CCCB and the Department of Culture and the Media of the Generalitat de Catalunya will be presenting the exhibition “BVP”, curated by Ignasi Aballí, Melcior Comes and Vicent Sanchis. The show looks at the confluences and divergences of three Mediterranean cities: Barcelona, Valencia and Palma.

These are three cities which, at many points in time, have walked in step or moved along the same lines of force, which becomes apparent when we evaluate their history and the way they have evolved in recent centuries. In addition to their common language, we find similarities in architecture and urban planning, a comparable human geography and an urban aesthetic that unites them, though each has conserved its particularities, with periods of greater distance and even confrontation.

The exhibition will showcase the present-day situation of Barcelona, Valencia and Palma, concentrating on two fundamental aspects: the urban and the human landscape.

Sections of the exhibition:

The City of the Future


The Spectacle City

The Ugly City: Urban Planning Corruption and Tourism

The Hedonistic City

The Medieval City

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