Previous exhibitions

La dissidència nostàlgica

Joana Hurtado Matheu


There is a nostalgia that does not look back, that does not restore or exalt the past; a nostalgia that makes the most of hindsight to reflect on history, but from within, mindful that there is a need to dwell in this physical and temporal time difference, to recognise the interdependence between the individual and the group, and so re-establish the link between memory and utopia. Like an exile, who lives amid memories and dreams, there are presents in which anamnesis and looking into the future, Proust and Becket, go hand in hand.

Recently we have seen – as with the Spanish Constitution or the events of 1714 – how the past returns as we ponder on alternative futures. But in whose name, how and why do we look back? With that gaze that is both critical and emotional, for the artists in this exhibition remembering is an act of rewriting that includes doubt, irony or the unattainable desire. Because it is not the return home that matters. Just as the home is not a closed community, so “the past is never dead”, says Godard, quoting Faulkner. This exhibition counters the verdict of events – facts made ready for museum presentation and consumable – and opens up a space of resistance and possibility, the space of nostalgic dissidence.


Francesco Arena, The Atlas Group / Walid Raad, Lúa Coderch, Roger Guaus, Marine Hugonnier, Odó Hurtado, Ange Leccia, Richard McGuire, Deimantas Narkevičius, Aimar Pérez Galí, Suzanne Perrottet, Julien Prévieux, Anri Sala, Adrian Schindler and Danh Vō


Superficie con linea by Francesco Arena
Daily during opening hours
Sign up as an individual or in groups of two or three people at the information desk or by writing to:

The Touching Community / Greenberg_1992 by Aimar Pérez Galí
April 25, 12 noon / Boyberry
Limited number of places. Reservations at:
In collaboration with Boyberry

Un viatge d'anada i tornada by Lúa Coderch
April 1, 10 a.m. / Moll de Drassanes (no street number)
Limited number of places. Reservations at:
This open-air activity may be affected by the weather

Der Rüstungsfluss / El riu armadura by Adrian Schindler
May 4, 7.00 p.m. / La Capella
Limited number of places. Reservations at:
In collaboration with the Goethe Institut



Filmoteca de Catalunya

Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet, En rachâchant, 7’, 1982
Eric Baudelaire, The Anabasis of May and Fusako Shigenobu, Masao Adachi and 27 Years without Images, 66’, 2011
Tuesday, April 4, 9.00 p.m.

Deimantas Narkevičius, The Role of a Lifetime, 16’, 2003
Patricio Guzmán, Nostalgia de la luz, 90’, 2010
Wednesday, April 5. 9.00 p.m.

Sandra Ruesga, Haciendo Memoria. Entre el dictador y yo, 10’, 2005
Michel Haneke, Caché, 118’, 2006
Thursday, April 6. 9.00 p.m.

Zumzeig Cinema

Thursdays: March 30 and April 13, 20 & 27
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Guided visits with the exhibition curator Joana Hurtado Matheu
Tuesdays: March 14 & April 25, 6.00 p.m.

Nostalgic-dissidence visits of the exhibition and La Capella with Núria Miret and Judith López
Every Saturday, 6.00 p.m.