“From time to time, Catalan good sense closes its eyes and lets things be”
Nicolau M. Rubió i Tudurí
(Prologue to Viatges d’Alí Bei, 1932)
The CCCB presents the exhibition Illuminations. Visionary Catalonia, which will run from 17 February to 17 May 2009. Curated by historian and art critic Pilar Parcerisas, it traces a map of thought and creation in Catalonia, from the times of Ramon Llull up until the present day, on the basis of visionary artists and creators.
Catalonia has been an advanced country due to the intuition and vision of its individualities, open to the trends of European thought and new revolutionary ideologies. This exhibition takes a closer look at the work of these figures in the world of the arts and literature, science and thought, who have created new perspectives and broken with the past.
It is an exhibition about the visionaries and the impassioned whose legacy has opened the doors of modernity in Catalonia for eight centuries:
The exhibition is divided into 13 thematic areas, each headed by a letter from the Catalan word “Il
The exhibition, in a space designed by the architect Lluís Pau, includes 800 works of art and science. Some sections are completed by an installation by a contemporary artist whose work is related to the theme and thought in question.