Located above Avenida Diagonal tucked away on a quite street- The Foto Colectania Foundation sits in a nondescript building and hides one of the best kept secrets documenting Barcelona’s past. Their latest exhibit which opens on Wednesday (September 19) presents one the city’s lesser known street photographers in a show simply titled “Barcelona 1957. Leopoldo Pomés“. The Foto Colectania recovers the photographic journey through the city of Barcelona when publisher Carlos Barral commissioned a young Pomés in 1957 to document city life through his own eyes.
Far from portraying Barcelona as a “showcase” city, Pomés guides you on a tour through the very essence of Barcelona in the late fifties, offering up his own view rather than a generic look at the city as a whole. Documenting life in neighborhoods such as the Raval and the Eixample his camera lens also captured the more marginalized barrios of Barcelona like the now infamous Barceloneta, and the areas of the Verdum and the Encants, which at the time were located outside the city limits. However, despite its quality and intensity, for some reason theses images , most of which have never been seen have not surfaced until now.
Curated by Pepe Font de Mora, director of Foto Colectania the exhibit which runs from September 19 to January 26, 2013 will feature the 80 photographs, many of them vintage prints, that composed the original project.
The collection will also be compiled in a photo-book co-edited by Colectania in collaboration with La Fábrica, including texts by Juan Manuel Bonet, Leopoldo Pomés and Eduardo Mendoza and will be on sale at the Foundation.
Fundació FOTO COLECTANIA
Julián Romea, 6, D2 08006 Barcelona, Tel. +34 93 217 16 26, E-mail: email@example.com
Until September 22nd, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MACBA) will expand its regular hours and open Friday and Saturday until 10 pm. During this period the MACBA will offer a special summer offer which includes a PASSI card with the purchase of entry when visiting the museum. The PASSI allows free entry to the museum for a whole year.
During these extended hours the ticket includes a series of guided tours to exhibitions, as well as access to the terrace on the first floor. This space sponsored by Moritz Barcelona will invite all visitors to drink a beer in this terrace.
Currently the MACBA is presenting the following exhibitions:
MACBA- Plaça dels Àngels, 1 08001 Barcelona 902.88.49.90
In a city where everyone is either an Artist, a DJ, a Social Media Director or all of the above. It is not enough to have talent, one must have something special in order to stand out from the crowd. Christian’s solution: TEXTURE-and lots of it…. it takes a closer look in order to appreciate his work and see an artist who is creating art in the 21 st century.
Christian Tartarini, is quickly become a favorite among art critics, Interior designers and private collectors in Barcelona. His understated work done in a monochromatic color palate have raised eyebrows across the city. The subtle beauty of his technique and his strict attention to detail have made his pieces a must have in Barcelona’s ever evolving art scene.
The Belgium born artist originally set out to become an architect however, along the way he found himself gravitating toward a more ethereal medium; allowing him to express himself through his textured pieces and signature brush strokes.
Not only is his work hanging in the dining rooms of Barcelona’s most elegant homes, Christian, was also recently commissioned by Barcelona legendary retail king LA COMERCIAL to create a site specific piece in their latest showroom in the Borne.
Bringing together an urban color tone to the canvas, his work transmits a sophisticated edge reflecting a city constantly in change. His latest work can currently be seen in the cutting edge design studio/showroom of AMATO SOLE in the Raval.
For more information on Christian Tartarini’s work please visit his website at
*Images By : David Naveira
In an age where every brand competes for the attention of the consumers dollars with lack luster facebook competitions and an invasion of self-serving promotions; it is refreshing to see a brand like CAMPER get it right time and time again.
With a strict attention to design and a clear brand identity, they have managed to expand their shoe brand to also include Casa Camper Hotels in two of Europe’s most culturally hyperactive cities: Barcelona and Berlin.
While their hotels have become a favorite among the “GLAMPACKERS” ( think back packers armed with iPads and 4G phones) Casa Camper is also popular among creative types; which is why Camper have unleashed it’s latest effort into the blogosphere. A complex project simply titled: HOTEL.
Produced by the award-winning Barcelona based studio BOOLAB, Casa Camper hand-picked 6 young directors and gave them AN ALL ACCESS PASS to use the hotel as their own personal movie studio. The Rules were simple: 6 directors /24 hours/ ZERO budget.
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The result is an amazing look at the imagination and creativity that comes about when a brand backs a project with universal appeal and showcases the work of six amazing directors. Participating in this years project were Erika Lust, Sofa Experience, Roger Gual & Steve Green, Danny Ilario, Celia Galan and Nico Casavecchia.
Shot entirely in one day, the SHORT FILM’S Project MICROSITE features a great behind the scenes look at the making of the project, exclusive interviews by each director and the full length film complied of the 6 short films.
Exploring themes such as fantasy, love, loss and lust. The project keeps the viewer entertained and takes you an a trip through the halls and deep in to the heart of Casa Camper- Barcelona’s most creative hotel.
Get your culture on at various points of the city, as the Barcelona Poetry Festival kicks of its 27th year. From May 11th until May 17th.
By promoting the art of language and presenting both new and established poets this festival is a must for anyone looking for a rhyme that does not include the words Barca in a battle call being chanted by 1.5 million futbol fans.
For more information on the festival click HERE .