5809_004_pub--imatge-lestadi-el-pavello-i-el-palau
5809_004_pub--imatge-lestadi-el-pavello-i-el-palau
Domènec
L’estadi, el pavelló i el palau
The Stadium, the Pavilion and the Palace
2018
Much of Domènec's work can be understood as a reflection on the architecture and ways of life of modernity, and L’estadi, el pavelló i el palau [The stadium, the pavilion and the palace] is part of this framework. In the spring of 2018, he carried out an artistic intervention on the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion in Barcelona. Designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Lilly Reich as Germany's national pavilion at the 1929 Barcelona International Exhibition, this building has become an emblem of the modern architectural movement. Domènec invokes the memory of the place and the human context of a building that was dismantled in 1930 and was rebuilt in 1986.

He based his work on an article by journalist Josep M. Huertas Claveria, published in the magazine Destino in December 1966 under the title "El estadio, el pabellón y el palacio". It denounced the unworthy living conditions in which the immigrant population lived in the shanty homes of Montjuïc, in the old Palau de les Missions and on the premises of the old Olympic Stadium. The clothes lying on the Pavilion’s marble walls and the replacement of the famous Mies chairs with two Formica chairs conjures up images of the lives of generations of immigrants who arrived in Barcelona in the fifties and sixties.
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original title
L’estadi, el pavelló i el palau
artist
year of acquisition
2020
type of object
Photography
dimensions
4 photographs: 47 x 75 x 3 cm each
Copyright
© Domènec, VEGAP, Barcelona
registration number
R.5809
date
2018
fonds
Col·lecció MACBA. Dipòsit de la Generalitat de Catalunya
media
Inkjet print on paper
credits
MACBA Collection. Government of Catalonia long-term loan. National Collection of Photography
German Pavilion (Barcelona International Exhibition, 1929, Barcelona, Catalonia)
Memory
Architecture
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