Pep Agut. To the supporting actors. Photo: Miquel Bargalló
24 Mar. 2000 - 28 May 2000 MACBA
This exhibition could be described as a false retrospective, given that it presented a set of works specifically created by Pep Agut (Terrassa, 1961) for MACBA based on projects that he himself had conceived in the previous decade but never produced. In short, it was Agut’s critical response to the notion of “anthological exhibitions” that are usually considered an homage and a revision of a closed or completed career. The exhibition revolved around a reinterpretation of the roles and functions traditionally attributed to artists, audiences, systems of representation and museum institutions. And the “supporting actors” that the title referred to were none other than the members of that anonymous mass that we call “the public” and that Agut considers to be the true backbone of the artistic experience because they activate and enable the dialogue that all artworks require.