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‘Campañà. The aesthetic of mechanical modernity’

The arrival of vehicles in the city

The CASA SEAT inaugurated this March the exhibition ‘Campañà. The aesthetic of mechanical modernity’.

Photojournalist Antoni Campañà immortalised a large number of social events in Catalonia, especially in Barcelona, ​​during the 20th century. A great reference in Catalan pictorialism, Campañà worked as a sports, commercial and industrial photographer and devoted himself to photojournalism in times of war. On March 24, CASA SEAT opened a new exhibition featuring a selection of more than 50 photographs of vehicles and industrial environments taken by the artist. ‘Campañà. The aesthetic of mechanical modernity’ reflects on the arrival of vehicles in cities and how the streets were transformed accordingly. You can see the photos until June 15.

Thanks to this exhibition you will discover the changes that underwent the urban landscapes of an evolving Barcelona, ​​between the years 1925 and 1975. The exhibition shows this new reality of the city that Campañà was able to portray thanks to his friend José Ortiz Echagüe, engineer, photographer and first president of SEAT. The guided tours will take place on April 17 and 24 and May 15, some by Arnau Gómez i Vilalta, one of the curators of the exhibition.

You can visit the exhibition free of charge during the centre's opening hours, from Monday to Saturday. Tickets for the guided tours, also free, can be booked on the CASA SEAT website about 10 days before the date.

Publication date: Monday, 05 April 2021
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