Three Feasts and a Funeral

31/12/1999


The promise and the risk of global culture have been expressed in Spain through three cosmopolitan feasts and a parochial funeral. The inauguration of the Domus in La Coruña, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona and the metro of Bilbao contrast with the sad paralysis of Madrid, humiliated by folklore and grandiloquence. While Galicia, Catalonia and the Basque Country endow themselves with international architectures, the capital drowns amid the rhetorical hypertrophy of museums and the proliferation of an urban furniture and civic statuary whose ridiculous archaism inspires both laughter and lamentation...[+]


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