Le Corbusier and Jean Genet in the Raval.
Le Corbusier and Jean Genet inspire the first part, that contains as centerpiece the diorama of the Pla Macià (1934). The project sought an urban renewal of the center of Barcelona. In contrast, Jean Genet, who wandered through the "Barrio Chino" shortly after Le Corbusier did, coincided with the most abject aspects of the street. His novel "The Thief's Journal" (1949) is related to the elapsed time in this city. So both the modernity associated to the rationalism, engaged in physical and moral sanitation, and that other that explores formlessness and marginality, coincided in time and space.
Gordon Matta-Clark. Portfolio Office Baroque.
The second part focuses on the project Office Baroque (1977), one of the last building cuts conducted by Gordon Matta-Clark. The portfolio Office Baroque comprises 44 black and white photographs documenting a large nu...read more