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(Català) Brangulí va ser aquí – Un projecte de gràfica estratègica

September 1st, 2011 No Comments

(Català) Ja tenim 10.000 followers!

July 21st, 2011 No Comments

(Català) Brangulí va ser aquí: 2×1 a l’exposició

June 30th, 2011 2 Comments

Barcelona, then and now

June 14th, 2011 1 Comment

11 September 1931 portrayed by Josep Brangulí and the camp in Plaça Catalunya in 2011, photographed by Marcello Vicidomini.

The aim of the participatory project “Brangulí was here. What about you?” is to find out how present-day photographers see the themes that Brangulí photographed.

Josep Brangulí’s camera focused on the social, political and industrial changes of a specific era, the early 20th century in Barcelona. The 300 photographs and the original printed matter that form part of the exhibition «Brangulí: Barcelona, 1909-1945» document ways of life, forms of political protest, recreation and work of the Barcelona residents of the time.

But what about the Barcelona of today? How do present-day photographers see life in a city that is also going through a change of century? The participatory action “Brangulí was here. What about you?” aims to find answers to these questions. This is a participatory photographic project aimed at professionals and amateurs organized on the website www.brangulivaseraqui.com and leading up to an exhibition at the CCCB to present the best images of contemporary Barcelona that take Brangulí as their inspiration.

The work of Brangulí will serve as the departure point for photographers taking part in this initiative. The participants can submit images taken since the year 2000 that correspond to the themes chosen by Brangulí presented in the exhibition: Barcelona by night, political and social events, industrial spaces, work places, emblematic social and commercial premises, museums, beaches, urban remodelling, transport and street life.

We want you to portray present-day Barcelona with your photographs. Grab your camera and capture the city: what’s happening in the street, industrial districts, the new Barcelona born of urban remodelling, today’s night life, new means of transport or emblematic social or business premises.

Everyone who wants to take partmust have a Flickr account and join the group “Brangulí was here”. Once they’ve been viewed by the curators, the images will be posted on the brangulivaseraqui.com website. Under the heading ‘How to take part?’ you’ll find details about how to upload your photos.

A team of curators will select the ten best photographs, one for each category, which will be shown at the CCCB from 20 September to 23 October 2011. The ten best submissions to “Brangulí was here. What about you?” will be printed in a special format, and the rest of the photographs submitted will be screened during the exhibition.


139 postcards to Claudio Magris

May 30th, 2011 No Comments

Next week, when Claudio Magris gets home from the University, he’ll find an unusual amount of post in his letterbox: the 139 postcards that visitors to “The Trieste of Magris”, Barcelona residents and tourists alike, sent to him on 18 May, International Museum Day.

The “Postcards to Claudio Magris” activity took place in the framework of the exhibition at the CCCB as an opportunity to establish a direct dialogue with Magris, who will soon be writing a collective reply to the letters received from Barcelona.

Once the postcards have been counted and their content recorded, we want to show you the great variety of messages that visitors to our Trieste sent Magris. The postcards were written in Catalan, Spanish, Italian, French, English, Portuguese, German and even Russian, messages thanking him for the exhibition abut also for his books, which many visitors have enjoyed and say they often reread. There are also messages thanking him for the introduction to Trieste, with its nooks and crannies, its cafés and bookshops, and one from a couple who announced that the exhibition had prompted them to go out and buy tickets to Trieste these holidays.

Postcards written by adults, with profound reflections on Europe or memory, but also postcards written by children, in a more light-hearted vein, and others with drawings dedicated to the writer. You can be sure that this was the first time in years that many of the participants who wrote to Magris had sent a postcard!

The postcards also contained many recommendations to Claudio Magris, both literary, relating him to writers such as Louis-Ferdinand Céline and Elias Canetti, and touristic, telling him about hidden places in Barcelona. “La Barceloneta and the harbour, untouched by time”, one visitor told him. “El cafè de l’Òpera”, another recommended. “You have to see Barcelona from the mountain, bounded by the sea”, added a third. A street, Carrer del Bisbe, was also highly recommended, as was the secret oasis that is the garden of the Marés Museum: “Sit on the terrace in the museum’s garden while an opera singer outside takes you by surprise…” We’ve scanned a selection of 50 of the 139 postcards sent, and you can see and read them in our Flickr album of International Museum Day.

We at the CCCB would like to thank the 139 people who wrote a postcard to Claudio Magris, and the two who contacted Magris by leaving a reply to the previous post, and to remind you that as soon as we receive Claudio Magris’s reply to all of you, we’ll post it for you to read on this blog!