The MACBA at the Franfurter Kunstverein
09 Oct. 2007 - 13 Jan. 2008 MACBA
- 08 Oct. 2007 - 31 Dec. 2007
- Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt
In 2007, Catalan culture was the guest of honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair. As part of the cultural activities organised for the occasion, a careful selection of works from the MACBA Collection was presented at the Frankfurter Kunstverein. The exhibition looked at the period covered by the Museum's Collection, which spans from the 1950s up until the present. Based on the idea that any collection entails a form of authorship, given that it offers particular readings and paths through the «fictions» of history, the exhibition grappled with the following questions: What conditions allow institutions to enable cultural participation? How can museums contribute to the construction of political identities? How can the notion of aesthetics expand towards the social body? The project, curated by Manuel J. Borja-Villel and Chus Martínez – at that time the directors of MACBA and the Frankfurter Kunstverein, respectively – included works by Ibon Aranberri, Marcel Broodthaers, James Coleman, Öyvind Fahlström, Dan Graham, Grup de Treball, Henri Michaux, Deimantas Narkevičius, Rosalind Nashashibi, Pere Portabella, Pedro G. Romero, Dieter Roth and Jeff Wall, among others.