Permanent exhibition

Modernism, towards design culture


From Thursday, 12 November 2020, to Monday, 31 January 2022
From 10:00 to 20:00
Museu del Disseny
Entrada general: 6 euros Entrada reduïda: 4 euros

The exhibition "Modernism, towards design culture", where this movement will be reinterpreted as a key moment at the beginning of design culture. Modernism was an ephemeral artistic movement, lasting approximately from the 1888 World Exhibition to the start of World War I in 1914. In the mid-20th century public recognition of the movement was recovered, which was the reason for the organization of two exhibitions in Barcelona during the sixties. Thus, the decorative and applied arts gained a leading place after half a century of oblivion. In addition, for a few decades now, architectural and decorative Modernism has become the iconic image of modern Catalan culture, with internationally recognized works visited by people from all over the world. For all this, the Museu del Disseny will dedicate an exhibition to this movement, showing the link with novecentism and claiming the indigenous artisan tradition. Curated by Mireia Freixa and Pilar Vélez, the exhibition will understand the movement linked to the culture of design, that is, rethink objects from the idea, the production process, the materials, the dissemination they have and their social function.

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