PUBLIC SCULPTURE OF BARCELONA
We will follow an itinerary through the city of Barcelona following the city's public sculpture. We will stop along the way at each selected public work for a brief explanation and commentary on each piece with regards to its history, aesthetic from the point of view of the sculptor.
Miquel Planes, sculptor and head of the sculpture department at the University of Barcelona curates the walks. We are seeking to make this a dynamic experience for two reasons, because both the curator and the participants will contribute with questions and comments, and because the route through the city provides a rapid pace of sculptures within easy walking distance.
-To introduce and get to know Barcelona's public sculpture, as well as the national an international sculptors.
-To provide an insight into public sculpture from the direct experience of its creator, emphasizing the more creative aspects, the creative process and the procedures and techniques used in its production, while assessing its connection to current artistic tendencies.
-To inter-relate sculpture and public space through the examination of examples of both good and bad practices; while analyzing how it fits into the city fabric.
-To be an example for the participants of the workshop who will learn a new way to focus and explain the city of Barcelona as they walk around with their friends and family.
WORKSHOP IS ADDRESSED TO:
This proposal was conceived especially for persons who are eager to gain cultural knowledge, without the need of an prior training in the fine arts, who would like to get the know the city of Barcelona and its less known public sculpture.
To all of those people who would like to know more about the city and discover it through its sculpture as well as finding a new way to relate to such an urban environment.
DURATION: The walks will take about 3 hours.
ROUTES: There will be three routes, two of which are in what is the city center and a third that more peripheral. Please see map above.
Route 1: Sea Front
This route takes us through sculptures that were made for the 1992 Olympics along the seaside.
Route 2: Old City
This route runs parallel to the sea within the oldest parts of the city of Barcelona from the Born to the Raval neighborhood, taking in a larger historical period than that of the first route.
Route 3: Ronda de Dalt
This last route is more geographically spread out than the other two and it includes more emblematic public spaces such as the Sant Martí neighborhood, "La Creueta del Coll, the Valld'Hebron neighborhood...