Grup R. Motor of Modernity

Architecture exhibitions that are sparse on models don't exactly have 'em queueing up around the block. Not to make tedious comparisons between the Le Corbusier exhibition at the CaixaForum and this one from Grup R showing in the MACBA, but, despite a common base of the epic genre of modernity and a certain chronological coexistence, the former is about the genesis of a universal movement, while the latter has to do with a group of young people who got together to get control of the framework of Catalan cultural power.

Under a single letter, two generations, one born in 1913 and the other in 1925, bring back the modern movement after the parentheses of the Civil War. They also take the power away from the Architects Association, FAD and wherever else they need to, according to talented designer Ricard Giralt Miracle and photographs by Català Roca. But, of course, we know what they say about apples and oranges. In the exhibition, the black and white levels the playing field ... historical contribution or blurred lines?

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