The exhibition shows the side of this Barcelona-born visual poet that was more critical of the political and social systems.
Born in Barcelona, Joan Brossa dedicated his life’s work to visual poetry. Most of his pieces featured harsh social and political criticism through humour, irony, parody and metaphor, breaking conventional rules of language and poetry. This way, he simplified his creations in the extreme and pushed them to the limits of language. El Born CCM and the Joan Brossa Foundation have co-produced an exhibit entitled “Joan Brossa, Poeta de la revolta” (Joan Brossa, Poet of Rebellion) as part of the celebrations commemorating the hundredth anniversary of the artist’s birth. The exhibition features a selection of some of the literary and visual poems that best represent his social criticism, and takes advantage to provide an overview of the creator’s biography. It also clearly shows the close, intimate relationship Brossa had with Barcelona through a map of all the places the poet left his mark on the city.
“Joan Brossa, Poeta de la Revolta” will be on from 3 October to 2 February, Tuesdays to Sundays at various times depending on the month at the El Born Cultural and Memorial Centre. The inauguration of the exhibition will feature a poetry reading in the Dalmau Space with the title “Brossa, a partir del silenci” (Brossa, out of the silence) on 3 October at 8 pm by actress Sílvia Bel, accompanied by flamenco singer Juan Manuel Galeas, box drum and flute player Fran León and guitarist José Santiago.
The exhibition is free of charge and open to the public. More information is available on the El Born CCM website.
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