Guia Secreta De La Rambla Barcelona

3 Apr

                     Where the rich blend with the poor, the artists with the tourists, La Rambla has taken a turn for the worse since the olympic games. Anyone who lives here only cross Las Ramblas never do we walk up and down the infamous street. However Las Ramblas has had many lives  and many masters from belonging to the bourgeoise of the 1900 to the lower part belonging to the prostitutes and sailors in the 30’s. The scene of political revolution in the 60’s,  riots of 2006 and finally the celebration of the Barca victory in 2009. The street is in constant flux. It is only normal that such a polemic city space receive a retrospective collection of the most interesting and colorful character to walk the gentle sloped boulevard.

 This exhibition traces a  route that portrays La Rambla as an urban space saturated by photographic, literary, film and media representations. In the show, photographs from various city archives, combined with contemporary images, are used to draw a detailed atlas of this boulevard. Far from proposing a historic narrative that might give rise to a nostalgic vision, the exhibition takes as its themes certain spaces, gestures and myths that break with clichés and icons that have encouraged an excessively simplistic image of La Rambla.

LA GUIA SECRETA DE LA RAMBLA

March 25- May24 2010 : FREE

Palau de la Virreina La Rambla, 99 . 08002 Barcelona . Tel 93 316 10 00

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