10 debates on the construction of value in the city.
Artistic modernity was built on the foundation of a historical novelty that to a great degree is still alive in the present: artists and producers of images in general sought to delegitimize the values, conventions and authorized forms passed down by tradition, erasing the limits and margins of action in the space of art. This free and political potential of images was then unfolded over a new urban world, with its author and distribution rights, its world’s fairs and tourists, in the century where money had become the new value. Art yearned for a museum without walls, and now inhabits a factory without walls, a smart city.
This negotiated dialogue between the discredit or criticism of received values and the ubiquity of economic value as the ultimate regulator of culture, comes down to us today as a battle that still needs to be fought, though we do not know how: it is a battle we are lacking sufficient knowledge to fight.
Here then, Value! is a series of 10 debates, each starting with one of ten open scenarios in Barcelona, where the iconic, historical, political and collective values of some of the things that are seen in the city are decided.
A project by Jorge Luis Marzo and Joana Masó
EDUCATION AND DESPRODUCTIVISM
Nuccio Ordine and Jara Rocha
Wednesday 17 February, 7 pm
Debate in Italian and Spanish. Simultaneous interpreting.
LIVING CATALOGUE OF STREET NAMES: THE RISING AND FALLING VALUE OF SAMARANCH, PUJOL AND COLUMBUS
Pilar Serrano, Francesc Mercader and Andrea Valdés
Wednesday 24 February, 7 pm
THE SURPLUS VALUE OF MULTICULTURALITY: HISTORY OF A FAILURE?
Éric Fassin, Pep Fornés and Pep Dardanyà
Wednesday 2 March, 7 pm
THE OPTION OF CONFUSION: TEH POLITICAL VALUE OF FICTION
Montserrat Besses, Joan Fontcuberta and Andrés Hispano
Wednesday 9 March, 7 pm
STORIES TO BE TOLD. CENSORSHIP AND NEGATIVITY: DEBATES ON HOLD
Valentín Roma, Rafael Camps & Esther Pujol and Collective Leland Palmer
Wednesday 16 March, 7 pm
CANÒDROM, A PARK FOR RECREATIONAL RESEARCH. SMART CITY: FROM ARCHITECTURE TO ENGINEERING
Carles Sala, Esteve Caramés, Jordi Borja and Daniel García Andújar
Wednesday 30 March, 7 pm
PENDING MONUMENTS: SHOULD THEY BE MADE?
Manuel Delgado, Ricard Vinyes and Lúa Coderch
Wednesday 6 April, 7 pm
SCULPTURE ON THE HORIZON: IDEOLOGICAL SKYLINES OF BARCELONA
Gloria Moure, Núria Benach and Matteo Guidi
Wednesday 13 April, 7 pm
HUMAN VALUE: WHEN PEOPLE ARE THE MONUMENT (FROM THE HELICOPTER)
Gerard Horta, Galdric Peñarroja and Daniela Ortiz
Wednesday 20 April, 7 pm
THE VALUE OF THE USER: THE WORKFORCE IN THE DIGITAL ECONOMY
Tiziana Terranova, Aleix Valls and Roc Albalat
Tuesday 26 April, 7.30 pm
Debate in English.
Free entry. Limited seating