This exhibition celebrates the rave scene of the early 90s in Valencia


A new exhibition capturing the vibrant visual identity of the Valencian rave scene of the early 90s, la ruta del bakalao, is currently open.

Held at the Valencià Institute of Modern Art (IVAM) in the region until June 19, Ruta Gráfica. Designs for the Sound of Valencia features posters and graphic designs from the iconic era of clubbing, which was centered around the region’s famous Barraca, Chocolate Factory and Spook Factory.

The exhibition, organized as part of Valencia’s 2022 World Design Capital status, features 132 posters and 86 leaflets, as well as two documentaries led by a range of promoters, managers and creatives. Watch a video about the exhibition below and learn more about the IVAM website.

This week, a new exhibition exploring Manchester’s Haçienda and Factory Records labels is due to open at the city’s John Rylands Research Institute and Library. The exhibit is part of an overall project that the organization says is “dedicated to the preservation and research of popular culture.”

In March, Spain introduced a €400 culture voucher system for all 18-year-olds. Beneficiaries of the Youth Cultural Bonus will be able to spend their vouchers on festivals, concerts, books, vinyl and movie tickets, as well as digital music and subscriptions.


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