By Aránzazu Ascunce Arenas

For 1000's of years, Barcelona and Madrid have shared a deep contention. all through heritage, they've got competed in virtually each element of social existence, activity, politics, and tradition. whereas festival among towns is common in lots of countries world wide, when it comes to Barcelona and Madrid it's been, once in a while, excessively adverse. over the years they've got every one attempted to illustrate that one used to be extra smooth than the opposite, or extra avant-garde, or richer, or extra athletic, etc. thankfully, the Spain of this present day is a democracy and each state and quarter of the country has the freedom to behave. As such, the contention among those capitals has turn into effective not just for the towns themselves, but additionally for Spain as an entire. 100 years in the past, on the onset of the old Avant-Garde in Spain, the connections among Barcelona and Madrid consisted of a classy net of politics, friendships, courses, and inter-art collaborations. during the last century, the adversarial courting among those cultural capitals has been pushed aside as easily a truth of existence and thereby students, for the main half, have targeted in simple terms on Barcelona or Madrid whilst addressing this cultural second. through delving deep into the myriad of cultural and political complexities that encompass those towns from the onset of Futurism (1909) to the coming of Surrealism in Spain (1929), a fancy social and cultural community is published. Networking among artists, poets, reporters and thinkers attached avant-garde Barcelona and Madrid, thereby growing synergy for this inventive and literary circulate. In a hybrid, transdisciplarian, translingual and old procedure utilizing a variety of visible and textual artifacts, the complexity of interactions defined right here opens our mind's eye to new methods of considering culture.

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