Life Fragments
  • September 24th

Life fragments – 20th anniversary of the NAMES Project in Catalonia is an exhibition project of the AIDS Memorial Quilt promoted by the Names Project Association, which proposes the exhibiting of various sections of the Quilt inside museums and cultural facilities of the city around the dates of the city's Festivities of la Mercè.

The AIDS Memorial Quilt is a homage to the people who lost their lives as a consequence of this pandemic. It is made up of almost 100,000 commemorative panels, made in more than 40 countries from all over the world by the families and friends of the people who were lost: an immense area of fabric that shows the impact of AIDS throughout the world.

In Catalonia, the Memorial Quilt arrived in 1993, and since 1995 it has been exhibited each December 1st, on the occasion of World AIDS Day, on the façades of the public buildings, such as the Generalitat de Catalunya, and the City Council and Provincial Council of Barcelona, among others. In 2005, the City Council of Barcelona granted the medal of honour of the City to the NAMES Project Association for its contribution to fostering the civic values and support for the people affected by the epidemic.

Participating in the project, among others are the Frederic Marés Museum, the Natural Science Museum, the Institute of Culture of Barcelona (ICUB), the History of the City Museum (MUHBA), The Design Museum of Barcelona (DHUB), the Contemporary Culture Centre of Barcelona (CCCB), the Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona (MACBA), the Archaeological Museum of Catalonia, the History Museum of Catalonia, the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya (MNAC), the Miró Foundation, the Institut del Teatre, the Mercat de les Flors and the Museum of the Castle of Montjuïc.