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Martin Parr Souvenirs to the Barcelona CCCB

Martin Parr comes to the CCCB, Barcelona with "Souvenirs"

August 6, 2012 Comments (0) Views: 518 What to see?

Artist Martin Parr (1952-) is a “documentary photographer” and he covers the more domestic aspects of modern life. A member of the Magnum Agency, the prestigious photographers cooperative, Parr´s exhibit “Souvenir” is on display here in Barcelona at the Contemporary Culture Center of Barcelona (Centro de Cultura Contemporánea or CCCB +34 933 06 41 00  Calle Montalegre, 5 in El Raval ) until the 21st of October in all of its casual, colorful brilliance.   The CCCB has gathered Parr´s work on the subject of tourism. The photographic series “kitsch” is especially poignant and full of unusual, humorous compositions that emphasize the importance of photography in remembering one´s travels.   For the exhibit, Parr has prepared 50 pieces on Barcelona itself, aptly titled “Barcelona”, he captures the essence of theaqua touristic experience in the city in a way that the typical postcard has never been able to.   Chuckle an hour or two away with Parr´s work at CCCB until the 21st of October and become part of the work itself: if you bring a souvenir, not only can you enter the exhibit for free, but you can swap your item for another as part of the piece “Souvenir Crossing”.   To rent an apartment close to CCCB or in other centrally located parts of Barcelona, book now an receive a 5% discount!  


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