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The Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona presents Species of Spaces, an exhibition that adopts the appearance of a fragmented building recreating the spatial typologies that the writer Georges Perec (Paris, 1936 – Ivry-sur-Seine, 1982) inventoried in his eponymous book. Half way between novel and essay, this 1974 publication invites us to reflect on the course of life by wandering from one space to another, from the most private to the public sphere. Frederic Montorn√©s, curator of the exhibition, has freely interpreted the work by the French author and used it as an instruction manual for the construction of the exhibition. Two large museum galleries have been transformed into thirteen spaces, specially created according to the different chapters in Perec’s book. All these ‘species of spaces’ remind us both of the most private and intimate aspects of human life (the page, bed, bedroom, apartment, buil

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