This exhibition explores the exchange in both directions between surrealism and design, juxtaposing surrealist works of art and outstanding design pieces from the last hundred years.
The exhibition presents a selection of tiles from trades and schools in Barcelona preserved in the Barcelona’s Museum of Design, and contrasts them with various objects by outstanding artists of the current panorama who use craft techniques to materialise their projects.
The exhibition details everything that happened in those days of February and March 1919 in which salary reductions and layoffs led to the first strikes in La Canadenca (name by which the Barcelona Traction, Light and Power Company, Limited, was known as it had Canadian capital), to which other companies in the sector joined. A paralysis of 70% of the local industry in Barcelona was reached, and one of the consequences was that part of Catalonia ran out of electricity.
The Espai Subirachs hosts the permanent exhibition of the works that reflect the different stages of the career of Josep M. Subirachs, author of the sculptures of the Passion facade of the temple of the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, although his work went much further.