Dependence no. 7 Mr. José Manuel Deó Ridruejo with his Friends on the Terrace of Ateneo Barcelonès. Carrer Canuda, Casc Antic, Barcelona, 10.11.2007
Dependence no. 7 Mr. José Manuel Deó Ridruejo with his Friends on the Terrace of Ateneo Barcelonès. Carrer Canuda, Casc Antic, Barcelona, 10.11.2007
2007
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In 2007, as part of the project Imatges metropolitanes de la nova Barcelona [Metropolitan Images of the New Barcelona] project, the MACBA asked a number of photographers to portray the ways of life in the modern-day city. Ahlam Shibli, who was part of the project, looked at the relationships that are established between people, almost all of them immigrants, who look after the elderly in the city. To this end, she got in touch with a number of home attendants for the purpose of portraying them in different everyday situations. The result, the photographic series Dependence, speaks for itself. Victor, from Ecuador, holds Francisco's cane so that he can write a note. Manin, from the Philippines, covers the living room furniture with sheets before Carmen and José Manuel go on vacation. Eugenia, from Argentina, sweeps Pilar and Oleguer’s living room floor. Thus, the project covers 29 scenes captured in different neighborhoods of Barcelona in the year 2007. The project focuses on how people are displaced in a globalised economy, and how relations of power between the middle and lower classes are maintained, albeit in new forms.

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original title
Dependence no. 7 Mr. José Manuel Deó Ridruejo with his Friends on the Terrace of Ateneo Barcelonès. Carrer Canuda, Casc Antic, Barcelona, 10.11.2007
year of acquisition
2011
type of object
Photography
dimensions
38 x 57.7 cm
Copyright
© Ahlam Shibli
registration number
R.3751
date
2007
fonds
MACBA Collection. MACBA Consortium
media
C-Print
credits
MACBA Collection. MACBA Consortium
original title
Dependence no. 7 Mr. José Manuel Deó Ridruejo with his Friends on the Terrace of Ateneo Barcelonès. Carrer Canuda, Casc Antic, Barcelona, 10.11.2007
registration number
R.3751
date
2007
year of acquisition
2011
fonds
MACBA Collection. MACBA Consortium
type of object
Photography
media
C-Print
dimensions
38 x 57.7 cm
credits
MACBA Collection. MACBA Consortium
Copyright
© Ahlam Shibli
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