Retrat d'Alba Sotorra. © Laura Guerrero
“I make films to to show realities differently”

Alba Sotorra

Alba Sotorra Clua (Reus, 1980) makes documentary films out of a desire to become acquainted with realities and provide a different perspective to the one conveyed by...

Llibre: Joan Perucho i les edicions pop. L’aventura de Tàber, Julià Guillamon. Ajuntament de Barcelona, 2020
Joan Perucho, the pop editor

Perucho the pop editor is who is described in Joan Perucho i les edicions pop. L’aventura de Tàber [Joan Perucho and Pop Editions. Tàber’s Adventure]. This...

Llibre: Claudi Montañá. Estoy hablando de mi generación (Artículos 1972-1977), antologia i pròleg de Josep Maria Ripoll. Ajuntament de Barcelona, 2020
Claudi Montañá, the article as a work of art

Claudi Montañá was the most unique voice in music criticism in the seventies. Nobody could combine popular journalism with creative literature in their texts like he...

El sostre de miralls de la nova estructura que acull i reflecteix les parades dels Encants Vells, ara ubicats a l’Avinguda Meridiana i tocant a la plaça de les Glòries. © Rafael Vargas
Els Encants: The art of the autobiographical found object

Encants i miralls de Barcelona is a dream come true for its authors, the photographer Rafael Vargas and the writer Victoria Bermejo. Rarely, and without...

Una exposició a La Virreina. © Vicente Zambrano
Hits and misses. The state of photography in Barcelona

Barcelona’s cultural scene cannot be understood without photography. The link stretches way back and has reached the 21st century with renewed vigour. The...

Cámeres de fotografia antigues. Objectes a la venda als Encants de Barcelona. © Rafael Vargas
Capturing reality

The collective memory of this city is permeated with thousands of images that reveal the fascination that photography has historically held. But has the love been...

Espectacle inaugural del Festival Grec 2020. © Edu Bayer / Ajuntament de Barcelona
Treading carefully and not looking too far ahead. The post-lockdown future of culture

Cancelling, postponing or rethinking. These are the options Barcelona’s cultural initiatives have had to decide between during the Covid-19 lockdown. Each project has...

Teatre Grec © Edu Bayer / Ajuntament de Barcelona
Defending culture

What future awaits culture in the wake of Covid-19? In the debate featured in this issue, the opinions concur in retaining that the problems facing culture go way...

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