News From Newsletter 22 - May 2.009

Exhibition “Two looks at the area: Memories of the Costa Brava”

Within the context of the Centenary, various exhibitions have been organised that show the evolution of the Costa Brava over the last hundred years.

“Two looks at the area: Memories of the Costa Brava” is an exhibition composed of sixty photographs taken by the photographers Francesc Català-Roca and Xavier Miserachs, where a striking contrast can be appreciated in style and approach to the same theme: the Costa Brava area. In photography, land is an inseparable part of time and this combination creates the great photographic theme: memory. Space and time linked together give us an outline of history. And this is the main purpose of these documentary photographers: to link space and time in order to present the specific circumstances between two historical points during the period of life that they shared as contemporaries.

The Costa Brava is the objective of a visual essay on its evolution at a time (from the 1950s) when the progressive reorganisation of society and the transformation of tourism were taking place. Through each of the themes dealt with (the sea, the people of the area and the tourism boom, customs and clothing on beaches…) we can make sense of this evolution: the 1950s in the case of Català-Roca and the 1960s in that of Miserachs.

This is a travelling exhibition promoted by the Caixa Girona Foundation. The themed selection mainly focuses on the social aspects of the coastal towns and the beginning of the coexistence between traditional activities and new tourism uses. The interest of this exhibition’s content makes it likely that it will travel extensively around several towns on the Costa Brava itself, as well as in the rest of Spain and abroad.

“Two looks at the area: Memories of the Costa Brava” can be visited from 30th April to 31st May at the Exhibition Hall of L’Estartit Town Council.
The exhibition opening hours are as follows: Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The exhibition will then travel to Sant Antoni de Calonge and L’Escala.

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