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Jordi Bernadó

Galería Senda

This small, impeccable show complemented and updated “World Wide Works 1993–2007,” the comprehensive survey of Jordi Bernadó’s work presented at the Centre d’Art la Panera in Lleida in 2007. At Galeria Senda’s exhibition, Bernadó showed new photographs of Rome, Dubai, Barcelona, and other cities, as well as a small selection of earlier works. Almost all of the photographs shown came from different series, but there was an underlying thread that unifies the scenes: They all looked like stage sets. The ruined house in Detroit #01, 2006, the rocky structures of Roman fountains in the diptych Fontana de Treva (Roma #01 Roma #02), 2007, and the stones from León in northern Spain (Vegacervera, León #01, 2006) all look as if made of papier-mâché. Nonetheless, as in most of his work, the photographs are representations of real places, not of models, and they have not been manipulated so as to

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