VALLÈS: MAKING PASTS, MAKING FUTURES

2019. Video installation. 

Vallès: Making pasts , making  futures  is a project consisting of  video installations, conferences and workshops that explore the proletarian memory of the Vallès region, historically and politically part of the so-called “red belt” of Barcelona.  

 

Vallès: Making pasts, making futures explores an imaginary industrial zone in motion, from the great textile industries of the past that employed thousands of workers to the present signed by technological mutations, companies reorganization and globalization. The imaginary is, naturally, subject to people who live their memories, mutations, anxieties and hopes in their own skin. 


The imaginary is also a cultural sediment that makes sense around some images.

 

Since "Exiting the Factory" (Lumière Brothers' ) to some essential contemporary photographic works; from the pictorial industrial and working iconography at 19th and 20th centuries to today's science fiction: everything creates us and allows us to understand.

Vallès: Making pasts , making futures is showed since december (2018) until june (2019) in different Vallès county places:

- Art museum of Sabadell

- Art museum of Cerdanyola

Cultural Center of Ripollet

- Civic Center La Maurina - Terrassa

- Muncunill room- Terrassa

From june (2019) the set of pieces gets complete with others and it is exposed at La Virreina Centre de la Imatge. The curator of this exhibition is Valentín Roma.

- Exhibition leaflet

On September 9, 2019, a workshop was held at the University of Barcelona: "Opaque bodies, transparent factories" 

 

The workshop proposes to bring together anthropologists, curators and artists who have worked on images of the industry. In a period that is often defined as an industrial "post", the imaginary of the factory and industrial work is transformed.  

The workshop has as its starting point the work Vallès: Making pasts, making futures by Claudio Zulian. 

 

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ROUND TABLE AT MUSEU D'ART DE SABADELL (December 2018) 

"Images in the shadow of time - The factory"
At the picture, the historian Josep M. Benaul, Claudio Zulian and the geographer Bernat Lladó.

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DEBATE AT RIPOLLET CULTURAL CENTER (December 2018)

"Ripollet: betwen the passat and the future". At the picture, Valentín Roma, Àngels Leiva,

Montse Frisach, Ramon Martos and Claudio Zulian.

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EXHIBITION AT CERDANYOLA ART MUSEUM (December 2018)

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EXHIBITION "UTOPÍAS" AT CERDANYOLA ART MUSEUM (May 2019)

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WORKSHOP ART ATROPOLOGY, AND INDUSTRY - UNIVERSITY OF BARCELONA (September 2019)

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EXHIBITION AT CIVIC CENTER LA MAURINA - TERRASSA (January 2019)

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OPENING "THE JOURNEY AND THE POLYGONS " - RIPOLLET, CULTURAL CENTER  (March 2019)

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EXHIBITION AT LA VIRREINA A CENTRE DE LA IMATGE (June - September 2019)

REVIEWS AND PRESS RELEASES

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