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Wilfredo Prieto

www.wilfredo-prieto.com

Wilfredo Prieto (Sancti Spíritus, Cuba, 1978) has exhibited in solo shows such as Speaking badly about Stones, S.M.A.K., Ghent (2014); Leaving something to chance, Sala de Arte Publico Siqueiros, Mexico City (2012) and Amarrado a la pata de la mesa, Centro de Arte 2 de Mayo (CA2M), Mostoles, Madrid (2011). He has participated in group shows, such as; Under the same sun: Art from Latin America Today, Guggenheim Museum, New York (2014); Balancing the curve, Hangar Biccoca, Milano, Italy (2012); Landscape with the fall of Icarus, Kunsthalle Lissabon, Lisbon (2011). The work of Prieto is represented by NoguerasBlanchard, Hospitalet/Madrid, Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam and kurimanzutto, Mexico City.

Exhibition

Mounted Unit of the Barcelona City Police

OPENING TIMES DURING BGW:
Friday September 30th to Sunday October 2nd, 11:00 – 12:00
(Doors open at 10:30)
Please be punctual. Photo ID essential

The Mounted Unit of the Barcelona City Police performed for the first time in November 1856. Currently the Unit carries out both policing and ceremonial work. It provides guard duties and protection for citizens, as well as crowd management and escorting during popular festivities such as the Procession of the Three Kings. For the latter type of ceremonial acts, the riders wear a formal uniform of red jackets and silver helmets with crests of white feathers. At times the riders carry a musical instrument to perform as the Band of the Barcelona City Police. The Unit's policemen care for and train the 38 horses under their charge in the Stables of the Ciutadella Park, a building originally constructed to house the Gallery of Machines during the 1888 Universal Exhibition. Throughout the year the Mounted Unit performs different carousels for events such as the festivities of La Mercè, the patron saint of Barcelona, or the Open Day celebrating the patron saint of the City Police, in addition to other appearances on a national and international level. Performed since 1910, the carousel is an equine exercise in which riders parade on horseback and form shapes to the rhythm of music. In 2016 the Mounted Unit celebrates its 160th anniversary.

Wellington, s/n
08018 Barcelona

Davant l'última parada del tamvia.
En frente de la última parada del tranvía.
In front of the last tram stop.
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