19/07/2012 20' 36''

The current presentation of the MACBA Collection presents a journey in three chapters through the relationship that has been established over time between artistic practice and urban condition.

The first part shows the legacy left by architect Le Corbusier and writer Jean Genet following their visit to Barcelona in the early nineteen-thirties, when they each applied their critical gaze to the city's streets.

The central theme of the exhibition is set by 'Office Baroque Portfolio', a display of the 46 photographs that evidence Matta-Clark's ephemeral interventions during the last six years of his life and which were recently deposited in the MACBA by the long-term loan of Harold Berg, along with the series of drawings entitled 'Sky Hooks' (1978).

The final section is taken up by screening of Roberto Rossellini's documentary film portraying the first days of the Pompidou Centre in Paris and the impact it had on visitors.

SON[I]A features a three-way dialogue on the current presentation of the MACBA Collection between Bartomeu Marí, Carles Guerra, Harold Berg and Renzo Rossellini.

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