DOMÈNEC

Souvenir Barcelona

SOUVENIR BARCELONA

Edition of a collection of postcards that offer some alternative "souvenirs" (memories) to the stereotype, optimistic and amiable imagery offered by both private and institutional tourist publicity. In a perfect symbiosis of interests, for more than a century an image of Barcelona full of clichés has been built up: the highbrow, modern, colourful, Mediterranean, welcoming city, etc. - in short, a theme park that hides a history of marginalisation and misery, class struggle, bloody popular revolts and ferocious repression.

 

Domènec Visual artist. He has participated in numerous international art seminars, exhibitions and projects in the public space and has completed projects in situ in such different places as Ireland, Mexico, Belgium, France, Ireland, Italy, the United States, Israel, Palestine, Slovenia, Brazil, Argentina, Finland and Japan.

His work has been exhibited, among other places, at the MACBA Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Museo Nacional Honestino Guimarães de Brasilia, the Laboratorio Arte Alameda of Mexico City, the Kaapelin Galleria in Helsinki, the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal and at the P74 Gallery in Ljubljana. Among his latest individual exhibitions, "Domènec. Ni aquí ni enlloc" (MACBA, 2018) and "The Stadium, the Pavilion and the Palace" (Mies van der Rohe Pavilion, 2018).

His videos have been shown, among other places, at the New Museum in New York, the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, the Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York, and the Rotterdam Architecture Film Festival and the Vladivostok Film Festival.

He is a co-editor of the art, architecture and public space publication, "Roulotte".

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