Artistic shop-window displays at ten establishments in the Barri GòticThe initiative invites thirteen renowned artists from different artistic disciplines to create show-window projects for ten establishments, recreating a dialogue between artists and commerce in Ciutat Vella. The goal is to help towards the recovery of the city’s economy and state of mind.
Members of the public can enjoy these artistic displays from Thursday, 10 March, to the end of the month:
- C/ Petritxol, seven of the ten displays are here, specifically at numbers 1, 4, 5, 8, 10, 16 and 17, corresponding to the establishments Santa Joieria, Marcs Petritxol, Sala Parés, Yellowkorner, Conesa Papereria, Joieria Petritxol and Accent Created Diamonds.
- C/ Pi, at number 16, Fargas Xocolateria.
- C/ Banys Nous, at number 2, Antiguitats Olga de Sandoval.
- C/ Palla, at number 10, Villa del Arte.
The initiative stands up for the relationship between commerce and artists, described by the writer Santiago Rusiñol in his most famous work, the classic Catalan picture strip L’auca del Senyor Esteve. A ceramic panel depicting the story has been in place at the entrance to C/ Petritxol since 1956.
Outstanding names from the performing arts, cinema and literature
In terms of the participating artists, these are all prestigious figures from a variety of disciplines, such as the visual arts, the performing arts, cinema and literature: Joan Fontcuberta, Albert Serra, Lara Fluxà, Sok Kan Lai, Dominika Berger, Marcos Palazzi, Ari Gardiazabal, Alicia Kopf, Jaime Serra, Gino Rubert, Miquel Aparici, Montse Valdés and Albert Espona.
Their works make up a project driven by the cultural publication Hänsel i Gretel, directed by Llucià Homs and Fèlix Riera, in collaboration with Barna Centre and the support of the Councillor’s Office for Tourism and Creative Industries. For more information, visit the website for this initiative.