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13 Interventions in the Metro. Until February 6th 2019


Umbral is an artistic project with interventions on display within the Barcelona Metro network divided over several city districts, that invite reflection on the phenomenon of migration and racism. Curated by Imma Prieto, art critic, independent curator and contemporary art teacher, Umbral icludes interventions from twelve international artists: Yto Barrada and Leila Alaoui, Banu Cenetoglu and La Llista Oblidada, Ramon Esono, Daniel García Andújar, Eulàlia Grau, Rogelio López Cuenca and Elo Vega, Teresa Margolles, Dan Perjovschi, Estefanía Peñafiel and Hiwa K.

The project reflects on the phenomenon of migration as a characteristic of all contemporary societies. It considers the different realities around which we frame conversations about global migration. It also looks at the need to create new structures from which to think and integrate the flow of human beings who, for political and social reasons, are forced to emigrate to other places.

The project is part of the international United Cities for Rights conference, organized by the Barcelona City Council’s Area of ​​Citizens Rights which is being held this December at the CCCB to mark the 70th anniversary of the International Declaration of Human Rights.

The programme of artistic installations will be completed with a series of parallel activities and will be recorded through a publication that will serve as an exhibition catalogue and at the same time highlighting several topics related to human rights and migration.

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    'Carretilleras' and 'La Entrega', installations by Teresa Margolles, Metro Arc de Triomf

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    'La entrega', installation by Teresa Margolles, Metro Arc de Triomf

  • Ramón Esono, installation en Metro Diagonal

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    'Un regalo para Kushbu', project by Ramón Esono, Espai Mercè Sala

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    Installation by Banu Cennetoglu, Metro Passeig de Gràcia

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    Installation by Dan Perjovschi, Metro Mundet