Policies of the Hispanic Image Examined in Exhibition at Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona


BARCELONA.- 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, often at the cost of other equally important threads. “The Baroque D_effect” is devised as a dissection of this narrative and of the cultural policies that continue