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Estat Nació - Part 1. Exercici #1 Història. Banc de Barcelona, Cercle Hispano Ultramarí i Banc Hispanocolonial, 2013

Nation State - Part 1. Exercise #1. History. Banc de Barcelona, Cercle Hispano Ultramarí and Banc Hispanocolonial, 2013
Photograph, 40 x 40 cm
Daniela Ortiz and Xose Quiroga read the slave-based colonial past of Barcelona through its statues, commemorative plaques and buildings. This series of photographs presents some monuments in memory of singular personalities who, although they played major roles in the history of slavery, are still publicly honoured today such as Joan Güell i Ferrer, Josep Xifré i Casas, Valeriano Weyler, General Joan Prim i Prats and Christopher Columbus himself. The series also includes buildings of institutions that financed and were the driving force behind colonial processes, for example the Banc de Barcelona and the Cercle Hispano Ultramarí, which is now the building of the Ateneu de Barcelona.

Technical details

Original title:
Estat Nació - Part 1. Exercici #1 Història. Banc de Barcelona, Cercle Hispano Ultramarí i Banc Hispanocolonial
Registration number:
5106
Artist:
Ortiz, Daniela - Quiroga, Xose
Date created:
2013
Date acquired:
2014
Fonds:
MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation
Object type:
Photograph
Media:
Inkjet print on paper
Dimensions:
40 x 40 cm (height x width)
Credits:
MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Long-term loan of Álvaro López de Lamadrid
Copyright:
© Daniela Ortiz + Xose Quiroga
It has accessibility resources:
No

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