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The Pieces Speak

The exhibition "Sade.Freedom or Evil" as seen by 7 master’s degree students


Seven students on the master’s degree in Comparative Studies in Literature, Art and Thought at the UPF share their personal interpretations of a selection of pieces, exchanging opinions and experiences with visitors.

Sade was a clandestine and censored writer who was imprisoned, but is now a classic of French literature. He was acclaimed as a revolutionary who supported freedom, whilst arousing scandal and outrage. The exhibition "Sade.Freedom or Evil" looks at the stereotypes associated with his name and explores the aesthetic, philosophical and political implications of his legacy. Sade challenges us to confront the most disturbing aspects of human nature.

"The Pieces Speak" is designed to create connections between exhibitions and public, leaving behind the traditional dynamic in which the visitor looks at the pieces and reads the informative texts. Here, conversely, during the doors-open afternoon visit to the exhibition, students on the master’s degree in Comparative Studies in Literature, Art and Thought at the UPF will be sharing with everyone who is interested their personal opinions and interpretations of the pieces they consider of greatest interest, creating a space for dialogue and reflection.

The idea arose at the Louvre in Paris in response to the disconnect between museums and the public, with the aim of abandoning the idea of visiting an exhibition as a purely contemplative activity. The CCCB is sharing this idea and exploring new ways of understanding the concept of exhibition, involving not just professionals but also students in its development.



This activity is part of Sade

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