This year welcomes the ninth edition of BarriBrossa, a free festival in Barcelona that explores aesthetics, creative movement and creative work, exploring both popular culture and tradition.
This year, BarriBrossa includes the participation of 50 performers and creators. Indeed, the festival binds the world of creators and identifies the emerging youthful spirit in performing and visual arts.
BarriBrossa 2012 offers a range of performances staged around Dau al Set (1947-1955), one of the most significant movements concerning modernity and innovation.
The Civil War marked a blow to the progression of Catalan avant-garde art during the Second Republic. In the early postwar years, young Joan Brossa, Antoni Tapies, Joan Ponç, Modest Cuixart, Arnau Puig and Joan-Josep Tharrats attempted to give the art new life, and in 1948 began publishing Dau al Set magazine, which aimed to produce a chronicle of the visual creativity, philosophy and poetry of its members. Marked by Surrealism and interest in popular culture, Dau al Set amazed its contemporaries and continues to amaze us today.
The performances will be taking place in various venues around Barcelona, including CCCB, MACBA, Convent Sant Agustí and Museo Picasso.