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By Aránzazu Ascunce Arenas

For hundreds and hundreds of years, Barcelona and Madrid have shared a deep contention. all through heritage, they've got competed in virtually each element of social lifestyles, game, politics, and tradition. whereas festival among towns is general in lots of countries all over the world, when it comes to Barcelona and Madrid it's been, every now and then, excessively opposed. through the years they've got each one attempted to illustrate that one was once extra glossy than the opposite, or extra avant-garde, or richer, or extra athletic, and so forth. thankfully, the Spain of this day is a democracy and each country and area of the kingdom has the freedom to behave. As such, the competition among those capitals has turn into efficient not just for the towns themselves, but in addition 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 sophisticated net of politics, friendships, guides, and inter-art collaborations. over the past century, the adversarial courting among those cultural capitals has been disregarded as easily a truth of lifestyles and thereby students, for the main half, have centred purely on Barcelona or Madrid while addressing this cultural second. by means of 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 printed. Networking among artists, poets, reporters and thinkers attached avant-garde Barcelona and Madrid, thereby growing synergy for this creative and literary flow. In a hybrid, transdisciplarian, translingual and historic strategy utilizing quite a lot of visible and textual artifacts, the complexity of interactions defined right here opens our mind's eye to new methods of puzzling over culture.

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