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  • “FORENSIC ARCHITECTURE: TOWARDS AN INVESTIGATIVE AESTHETICS”

    Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA)
    Plaça dels Angels, 1
    April 28 - October 15

    Curated by Anselm Frankle, Rosario Güiraldes, and Eyal Weizman

    Since 2011, a multidisciplinary group of researchers based at Goldsmiths, University of London and led by the architect Eyal Weizman has been using innovative technologies to analyze damaged buildings, exhumed skeletons, landscapes, and other material objects, preparing each as corroboration to testify against war crimes and human-rights violations. But such object-witnesses do not speak for themselves. The evidence they give is interpreted, mediated, presented, and debated in human institutions—international criminal courts in particular. The term “forensic architecture” names this combination of investigative and representational practices. MACBA’s exhibition will comprehensively survey an aesthetic project that grows ever more urgent in our time of perpetual war, drone strikes, environmental destruction, refugee crises, and neofascism.