VALLÈS: MANUFACTURING PASTS, MANUFACTURING FUTURES

2019. Videoinstallation. 

Vallès: Manufacturing pasts , Manufacturing futures  is a project consisting in videoinstallations, conferences and workshops that roams the proletarian memory of the Vallès region, historically and politically part of the so-called “red belt” of Barcelona.  

 

"Vallès: manufacturing pasts, manufacturing futures" explores a going industrial zone imaginary,  since the big textile industries past that gave job to thousands of workers to the present signed by tecnological mutations, companies reorganization and globalization. The imaginary is, naturally, subject from people who live their memories, mutations, anguish 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 XIX and XX centuries to nowadays science fiction: all of it creates us and alowes us to understand.

Vallès: Manufacturing pasts , Manufacturing 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

- Center Civic 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: Manufacturing pasts, manufacturing futures" by Claudio Zulian. 

 

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.

EXHIBITION AT CERDANYOLA ART MUSEUM (December 2018)

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

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

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

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

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

REVIEWS AND PRESS RELEASES