'Las Calles Hablan' (Mapping Barcelona Public Art)

  • Urban Culture
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Sat, September 28 —
    Fri, November 08, 2013
'Las Calles Hablan' (Mapping Barcelona Public Art)

An exhibition and screening by Mapping Barcelona Public Art about the evolution of street art in Barcelona.

For thousands of years public art, this most ancient of human expressions, has existed. This cultural exchange began on the streets, by anonymous artists with loud voices, layers of imagination and opinions. Each work perceived and processed by the viewer in their own unique manner, creating a spectrum of responses.

The exhibition Las Calles Hablan shows the evolution of street art in Barcelona. The opinions on graffiti go in many different directions —love, hate, indifference. This exhibit welcomes all opinions, inviting everyone to see and learn more about their community and how graffiti can be a compelling element for a visual discussion.

Artists: Balu, RICE, SM172, Vegan Bunnies, Konair, Bombing Art and Nineta. Photography by Marc Medina.

Exhibition opening
As part of Nuit Blanche DC, on September 28, from 7 pm to 3 am. At The Wonder Bread Factory, 641 S Street Northwest Washington, DC 20001. RSVP required.
Admission is free.
Exhibition on view
From October 3 through November 10 at the Embassy of Spain, 2375 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, Washington DC, 20037.
Visiting hours: Monday-Thursday, from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm, and Friday, from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm.
Screening and panel discussion
On October 16, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Embassy of Spain, 2375 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, Washington DC, 20037. RSVP required: [email protected].
Las Calles Hablan (Onist Films and Mapping Barcelona Public Art) is a feature-length documentary film about street art in Barcelona that explores the history, motivation, politics and the numerous characters involved in the street art scene in the city.
View trailer.

More information

Mapping Barcelona Public Art


Organized by SPAIN arts & culture and Mapping Barcelona Public Art with the collaboration of Onist Films. Image: RICE Photography by Marc Medina, © Mapping Barcelona Public Art.



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