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The Baroque D_effect

Politics of the Hispanic Image

The Hispanic phenomenon symbolizes the homogeneous framework shared by Spain and Latin America. But who built this myth and what strategies have been generated to keep it going down through the centuries, through many different regimes, ideologies and governments?

This exhibition, curated by art historians Jorge Luis Marzo and Tere Badia, is a meticulous examination of the relation between the Hispanic myth and its principal survival strategy: the baroque. Of all the images used in Spanish-speaking countries to construct and legitimate their identity and memory, the baroque has been the most lasting, widespread and influential, oftenat the cost of other equally important threads.

Interview with Jorge Luís Marzo

Co-curator of "The Baroque (D)ef(f)ect"

In this interview, the art historian Jorge Luis Marzo talks about the thesis of the CCCB exhibition The Baroque (D)ef(f)ect. Politics of the Hispanic Image.