07 June - 21 October. The Museum of Contemporary Art examines how Barcelona was viewed in the 1930s by two prominent members of the international artistic community of the day: pioneering Swiss architect Le Corbusier and controversial French writer Jean Genet.
These contrasting, foreign characters had opposite reasons for being in Barcelona.
Le Corbusier toured the city with the intention of reforming the prevailing social degradation, while Genet later documented his experiences in Barcelona's underworld in his famous novel "The Thief's Journal".
Le Corbusier's 'New Barcelona' plan, which was based on hygienic principles, was never realised due to the ensuing Spanish civil war.
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Le Corbusier and Jean Genet in the Raval
Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Pl Àngels 1, Ciutat Vella, tel. +34934120810.