Exhibition

Motor of Modernity

Grup R. Architecture, art and design

05 Feb. to 24 June 2014

Casa Guardiola. Argentona, Barcelona. Oriol Bohigas; Josep M. Martorell. 1954-1955. Photo Francesc Català-Roca

Casa Guardiola. Argentona, Barcelona. Oriol Bohigas; Josep M. Martorell. 1954-1955. Photo Francesc Català-Roca

The exhibition Motor of Modernity. Grup R. Architecture, Art and Design analyses the impact and shock generated in Barcelona by the presence of Grup R, when they became a catalyst in both Catalan architecture and aesthetic culture for the recovery of a lost modernity in the years after the Civil War. The group countered the official styles with other resources, and astutely assimilated European architectural trends. But when they reached it, the consensus represented by the CIAM (International Congress of Modern Architecture), directed by Le Corbusier, was already out of favour for the young architects of Team X, whom Grup R saw as models. Individualism became the norm in Europe and as a consequence the group disbanded in 1961.



Architects, organisers of exhibitions and lectures, the members of Grup R achieved a synthesis between architecture, art and design in the dark decades of the Franco regime in the postwar years. The group represented a major impetus to ideas of modernity, providing a sensible, coherent and ongoing programme in our country.

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    conchaharo
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    13:05
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    11 Dec. 2013
  • Genial esta exposición, me encanta el Movimiento Moderno. Barcelona además tiene unos ejemplos fantásticos de lo que fue esta tendencia en la arquitectura.
    Además teniendo como referente el Pabellón de Mies en Plaza España, no podía ser diferente.

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    lolitacarrasco
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    10:44
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    05 Feb. 2014
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