La Ruta Del Bakalao – Club Scene As A Museum Exhibit

The Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno (IVAM) is hosting an exhibition called Ruta Grafica, devoted to the good old “rave” times in Valencia and the famous La Ruta del Bakalao

It’s not often that a cultural movement of this scope attracts the attention of museums, yet it did in Valencia. The exhibition La Ruta del Bakalao, dedicated to the Valencian club scene from the “good old” days, is on display at the Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno (IVAM).

The exhibition is largely made up of posters and flyers from the La Ruta del Bakalao club scene, which is emphasized in an exhibition named Ruta Gráfica and will be on display until June 12.

La Ruta del Bakalao, according to the organizers, was a typical outcome of major changes following the death of the Spanish dictator, Francisco Franco, in 1973, when culture and music began to develop once more.

The Rave movement, which began in the 1980s and continued into the 1990s, was something extremely new and exciting. The raving scene was tremendously active in Valencia nightclubs, particularly on El Saler highway (CV-500), and included clubs like as Barraca, Spook Factory, Chocolate, Espiral, NOD, Puzzle, and ACTV, which had been the heart of Valencia’s nightlife for more than a decade.

Valencia´s rave scene  was so massive that it became a cultural movement, a hedonistic revolution of partying that earned the nickname La Ruta del Bakalao and, according to many, was  the largest  ever clubbing movement in Spain.

The show includes 86 flyers and 130 posters from the raving scene of the 1980s and 1990s, with artwork representing locations like as Barraca, Chocolate, Spook Factory, and Espiral.

Cartoonists Mariscal, Miguel Catalayud, Sento LLobel, Micharmut, Daniel Torre, Manel Gimeno, and Ramón Marcos, as well as graphic designers such as Paco Roca, have work on display.

Ruta Gráfica is stated to conduct a “coherent discourse on the origins, evolution, and apogee of a very particular Valencian aesthetic and imagined, while simultaneously preserving its unique creative and cultural worth.”

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