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RCR Architects: PAPERS
19.05 - 13.09.2015
first floor

“A tour of our creative papers, including both the initial ones and others, placing special emphasis on the use of ink-wash sketches to express concepts and initial ideas. We have supplemented this with what we call exfoliations: wood and steel creations that focus attention on a particular detail. In addition, there is a small tribute to Jesús Vilalta, also on paper.”
                                         RCR Architects
RCR, an architecture firm headquartered in the town of Olot, was founded in 1987 by Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem and Ramon Vilalta. Their architecture projects stand out for their special understanding of how their work fits in with the environment and landscape.

From the start, drawings and sketches have played a fundamental role in the planning and realisation of their projects. At first, they were done in pencil and Indian ink. As time went on, ink washes became a favourite tool for determining and capturing ideas and thoughts.

RCR Architects: Papers is an exhibition that, through drawings, sketches, various papers and the construction assemblies they call exfoliations, aims to offer unique insight into RCR’s work and creative process by featuring not the finished buildings, but rather the way they work and the creative processes that characterise their original architectural designs.
From their earliest works, completed in 1987, to their most emblematic projects, such as the La Lira theatre and public area in Ripoll (2003-2011), the Soulages Museum in Rodez (2008-2014) or the Waalse Krook Urban Library of the Future and Centre for New Media in Gent (2010- ), we can follow their initial ideas and creative process through their preliminary sketches and drawings.
Of particular interest are the aquatints for projects that have not yet been done or are currently under construction, such as the adaptation of the cloister of Arts Santa Mònica, in Barcelona, the renovation of the studio and Mas Miró farmhouse, in Mont-roig, the houses in Dubai, or Le Pavillon Vide in Paris.

In addition, Isaki Lacuesta has contributed to the exhibition with an audio-visual project to supplement RCR’s drawings and sketches.


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02.06 - 13.09.2015

It all began on February 18, 1965. Radioscope, one of the most popular Catalan radio programmes, was broadcasting live from the Radio Barcelona Toresky studio. That morning, Salvador Escamilla presented a youngster from the town of Poble Sec who had written a few songs in Catalan. In the space of a few weeks, the then-unknown Joan Manuel Serrat went on to record his first album.  He joined the Els Setze Jutges group of singers and started giving his first public concerts.

Serrat: 50 years of songs reflected not only through music, but also through objects, images, musical instruments, albums, literature, small and large memories; fragments of our most recent history grouped around nine moments chosen to catapult us towards his work, his lifetime.
The exhibition that will be presented at the ASM is a recognition of these fifty years of poetry and songs and Serrat's entire legacy to a significant group of contemporary musicians.


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15.07 - 13.09.2015
second floor

This exhibition brings together and includes various phases of the project, presents part of the archive of projects located in the Raval and the Gothic Quarter, interconnects the projects carried out as Microinterventions in the public space and includes a selection of artistic works in several cities. In addition to all the works created under the auspices of TRANSlocations, it also contains various artists including: Ángela Bonadíes, Raquel Friera, Pep Dardanyà, Bouchra Khalili, Núria Güell - Levi Orta, Teresa Mulet, the collective Atfal Ahdath, the group consisting of Irma Arribas - Octavi Rofes - Pau Villalonga, Rogelio López Cuenca, Iconoclasistas, Left and Rotation, Santiago Cirugeda and Luz Broto. The exhibition will take place between June and September 2015, and will present a series of works that deal with the flows of contemporary mobility including tourism, migration and travelling for work; and how these affect or impact on the local context, in terms of citizenship, identity, territoriality, the diversity, settlement in the site place and the use of the public space. As a rejoinder, it also will highlight phenomena that limit and determine mobility, such as fear (insecurity, violence), inequality and social exclusion. These issues are addressed by the various production projects that are being carried out in the Raval and Gothic Quarter areas, and with projects by artists already undertaken in several cities. This highlights how the phenomenon of mobility is a global one, but which adopts specific nuances in each place.

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Tomas van Houtryve · Blue Sky Days
within festival DOCField>15
15.07 - 06.09.2015
first floor

In October 2012, a drone strike in northeast Pakistan killed a 67-year-old woman picking okra outside her house. At a briefing held in 2013 in Washington DC, the woman’s 13-year-old grandson, Zubair Rehman, spoke to a group of five lawmakers. “I no longer love blue skies,” said Rehman, who was injured by a shrapnel in the attack. “In fact, I now prefer grey skies. The drones are not flown when the skies are grey.” With my camera attached to a small drone, I travelled across America to photograph the very sorts of gatherings that have become habitual targets for foreign air strikes—weddings, funerals and groups of people praying or exercising. I also flew his camera over settings in which drones are used to a less lethal effect, such as prisons, oil fields, and the US-Mexico border. The images captured from the drone’s perspective engage with the changing nature of our perception of surveillance, personal privacy and war.

This project has received overwhelming international support and acclaim. 
Partners for the project include: Harper’s Magazine, the Pulitzer Center, TIME Magazine, the Getty Images Grant, the Aaron Siskind Foundation, and Open Society Foundations.  It has received the following awards: ICP Infinity Award for Photojournalism, Pictures of the Year International Award of Excellence Issue Reporting, White House News Photographers Association, First Prize Multimedia, World Press Photo 2014 Second Prize Contemporary Issues, and TIME Magazine’s Top 10 Photos of 2014

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Frederic Perers. «Time for Action»
Shots in the Middle of the Concert
15.07 - 13.09.2015
ground floor

Time for Action
is an exhibition that brings together various projects by Frederic Perers in which he offers reinterpretations of recent Catalan history and relates them to examples of repression (of a largely subtle nature) by Spain and the repercussions this has had on language, territory, national memory and the present day.
The artist appeals to our historical conscience in order to call us to action. Perers is committed to the preservation of the country’s tangible and intangible cultural heritage and to non-aggressive activism. Each of his works is preceded by a methodical, rigorous process of historical research and documentation aimed at illuminating and finding the meaning of the political and linguistic conflicts which, precisely due to their great significance to today’s society, have been deliberately sidelined by the dominant power. He develops his projects – which he refers to as pending homages – in accordance with a process of formalisation that allows him to achieve perfect integration with the landscape (whether urban or rural) in which the work is set. This process also guarantees him sufficient visibility to impact upon those who live in the landscape in question, given that the ultimate purpose of his work is to stir up collective memory: what Maurice Halbwachs defined as a “current of continuous thought… [which] retains from the past only what still lives, or is capable of living, in the consciousness of groups keeping memory alive”.


Shots in the Middle of the Concert. From correct distance to proximity is a series of exhibitions centred on the work of six artists who set out to engender a critical vision of the reality around them, while reducing the distance between themselves and the issues they raise in their respective projects in order to declare themselves and in one way or another adopt a position by means of their involvement.

Daniela Ortiz

Núria Güell
Frederic Perers

Cristina Lucas
María Ruido