The factory and the artists

Today’s interest in the world of the object, and in puppet theatre’s essential iconography is the result of intense work by many artists. Since the end of the 1960s and the beginning of the 70s the codification of the puppet has incorporated the concerns of contemporary art into the old traditions. Painters, sculptors, visual artists in general, and writers have discovered in the puppet a way to express the dual reality of the modern individual, beset by alienation and projections. The accumulated experience of professionals over the last forty years means that, today, puppetry has become a solid form of artistic communication about reality.

In this section, you will find the whole sector of Catalan puppetry represented in an exhaustive database, which you can consultant here. There are images, texts and films. A reality in all its extraordinary richness, with historical companies that have laboured and refined their work year after year, and the eruption on the scene of new creators, eager to turn traditions around and explore new routes suggested by technology, innovative materials and the different perspectives for the future.