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The case for obsolescence: thinking time and space in Joaquim Jorda's Numax presenta

Balibrea, Mari Paz (2012) The case for obsolescence: thinking time and space in Joaquim Jorda's Numax presenta. In: Buffery, H. and Caulfield, C. (eds.) Barcelona: Visual Culture, Space and Power. Iberian and Latin American Studies. Cardiff, UK: University of Wales Press, pp. 73-88. ISBN 9780708324806.

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Book synopsis: This richly illustrated volume brings together fresh insights into the changing urban space of Barcelona from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present day. The collection focuses primarily on the complicated relationship between environment, identity, and performance as they were seen, explored, and portrayed by countercultural and avant-garde artists and communities from the 1960s to today. Drawing crucial links between theory and practice, and aesthetics and environment—and paying particular attention to the role of the avant-garde in challenging and disrupting dominant art forms and uses of urban space—Barcelona presents a variety of perspectives and approaches, drawing on art history, cultural geography, performance studies, and institutional critique.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Distributed by University of Chicago Press
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Arts > Cultures and Languages
Depositing User: Mari Paz Balibrea
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2012 13:21
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2016 12:12

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