The Philosophy of Localness and the Arts

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The author addresses problems of metropolis, the philosophy of locality and the arts. Metropolis is topographical, physical and communicative as well as cultural. Behind the cultural valence there is however still something more – a metaphysical community. Local orientation of a human brings about the common creation of the space, which involves not only pride in one’s identity, but also a sense of the infinite, the impossible, the incomprehensible, and the strange. The author analyzes the exhibitions of The Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona. How does CCCB describe the experience of locality and metropolis?