- «Deconstructing Francoism. Symbols of the Dictatorship in Barcelona» is an itinerant installation that proposes to interpret the symbolic repression of the Franco regime without falling into ambiguities about its fascist iconography;
- The materials exposed at the former prison La Model include original pieces and graphic documentation, highlighting more than 160 home plates that were recently withdrawn from the city of Barcelona;
- Interactive cartography allows to locate a large part of the elements in the territory, as well as various areas of repression and control, monuments and nomenclature of the Franco regime;
- The exhibition is promoted by the Commissioner of Memory Programmes of the City Council and the European Observatory on Memories (EUROM) in collaboration with the project “Public Arts and Memory” of the University of Barcelona.
The former prison La Model in Barcelona hosts the exhibition “Deconstructing Francoism. Simbols of the dictatorship in Barcelona”, promoted by the Commissioner of Memory Programs of the Barcelona City Council and the European Observatory of Memories of the University of Barcelona’s Solidarity Foundation (EUROM). The installation includes original pieces and documentation of the Francoist symbolism of the city, with more than 160 housing plaques recently withdrawn by the City Council.
The presentation will take place on March 12, 2019, at 6 pm, with the participation of the curators of the project, Núria Ricart and Jordi Guixé, and the Commissioner of Memory Programmes of the City Council of Barcelona, Ricard Vinyes. The installation will be open to the public from Friday, March 15 and can be visited until June 15, 2019.
The aim of this exhibition is to interpret the symbolic repression of the Franco dictatorship without falling into ambiguities about its fascist iconography. Also, interactive cartography allows the location of some of the exhibited housing plates in the territory, as well as identifying different areas of repression and control, monuments and nomenclature of the Franco regime.
The project is based on an original idea by Jordi Guixé, director of EUROM, and Núria Ricart, professor of Fine Arts of the University of Barcelona. It counts with the support of the Barcelona City Council, of the project Public Art and Memory (HAR2017-84322-P) and the European Commission for Citizens Program of the European Commission.