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  • Data:
    25 Nov. 2017
    Tipus:
    Guided tour

    Let’s talk about… understands exhibitions as powerful devices that activate the imagination and generate discourses that often exceed those anticipated by the institution or preconceived by the curatorial team. In Let’s talk about…, artists, thinkers and various agents, together with the visitors, activate exhibitions from concrete perspectives that generate personal readings of them. Reflection on surface, its material condition and the expansion of the pictorial field occupy a significant place in contemporary artistic practices. How have forms such as painting and sculpture been altered and stretched so that matter itself is constructed as critical message? MACBA Collection. Beneath the Surface investigates the notion of surface as a privileged place for experimentation and meaning. A large number of the works on display explore postminimalist practices incorporating the critical content which they brought to the language of abstraction. The exhibition begins by focusing interest on the pictorial surface, with works which stretch painting and take it to its physical and conceptual limit. Works by Ignasi Aballí, Art & Language, Jean Dubuffet, Lucio Fontana, Dieter Roth and Antoni Tàpies are presented. Others, such as Karla Black, Ángela de la Cruz, Perejaume and Robert Rauschenberg subvert matter so that it takes on a sculptural dimension. And others, such as in Latifa Echakch’s installation, exhibit the political potential of the chromatic layer. Concern for the formal qualities of matter and the search for perfection and spirituality are to be found in the offerings of James Lee Byars, Dora García, Félix González-Torres and Derek Jarman, which show the disquieting and turbulent reverse side which hides behind the idea of beauty. The exhibition also presents works by Absalon, Pep Agut, Jordi Colomer, Sigalit Landau, Rita McBride, Charlotte Posenenske, Doris Salcedo and Gregor Schneider, which reflect on the urban surface, collective memory, the home and domestic space, given critical meaning as space as a form.

  • Data:
    11 Nov. 2017
    Tipus:
    Guided tour

    Let’s talk about… understands exhibitions as powerful devices that activate the imagination and generate discourses that often exceed those anticipated by the institution or preconceived by the curatorial team. In Let’s talk about…, artists, thinkers and various agents, together with the visitors, activate exhibitions from concrete perspectives that generate personal readings of them. Rosemarie Castoro. Focus at Infinity will be the first major institutional exhibition of Castoro’s work, and will concentrate on the years 1964–79. Castoro (1939–2015) established her career in the context of Minimalism and Conceptualism in the U.S., circulating at the heart of the avant-garde in New York. The exhibition will show her work in detail for the first time, revealing the diversity of her practice, which encompassed abstract painting, conceptual works, performative actions in the street and studio, poetry, mail art, sculpture, installation and land art. It will explore the context of her work, her activism including her role in the Art Workers’ Coalition, her association with contemporaries such as Carl Andre, Hollis Frampton, Sol LeWitt and Yvonne Rainer among others, and her relation to feminism.

  • Data:
    28 Oct. 2017
    Tipus:
    Guided tour

    Let’s talk about… understands exhibitions as powerful devices that activate the imagination and generate discourses that often exceed those anticipated by the institution or preconceived by the curatorial team. In Let’s talk about…, artists, thinkers and various agents, together with the visitors, activate exhibitions from concrete perspectives that generate personal readings of them. Reflection on surface, its material condition and the expansion of the pictorial field occupy a significant place in contemporary artistic practices. How have forms such as painting and sculpture been altered and stretched so that matter itself is constructed as critical message? MACBA Collection. Beneath the Surface investigates the notion of surface as a privileged place for experimentation and meaning. A large number of the works on display explore postminimalist practices incorporating the critical content which they brought to the language of abstraction. The exhibition begins by focusing interest on the pictorial surface, with works which stretch painting and take it to its physical and conceptual limit. Works by Ignasi Aballí, Art & Language, Jean Dubuffet, Lucio Fontana, Dieter Roth and Antoni Tàpies are presented. Others, such as Karla Black, Ángela de la Cruz, Perejaume and Robert Rauschenberg subvert matter so that it takes on a sculptural dimension. And others, such as in Latifa Echakch’s installation, exhibit the political potential of the chromatic layer. Concern for the formal qualities of matter and the search for perfection and spirituality are to be found in the offerings of James Lee Byars, Dora García, Félix González-Torres and Derek Jarman, which show the disquieting and turbulent reverse side which hides behind the idea of beauty. The exhibition also presents works by Absalon, Pep Agut, Jordi Colomer, Sigalit Landau, Rita McBride, Charlotte Posenenske, Doris Salcedo and Gregor Schneider, which reflect on the urban surface, collective memory, the home and domestic space, given critical meaning as space as a form.

  • Data:
    02 Oct. 2017
    Tipus:
    Guided tour

    Let’s talk about… understands exhibitions as powerful devices that activate the imagination and generate discourses that often exceed those anticipated by the institution or preconceived by the curatorial team. In Let’s talk about…, artists, thinkers and various agents, together with the visitors, activate exhibitions from concrete perspectives that generate personal readings of them. MACBA presents a comprehensive survey of the work of this pioneering artist, through his books, his visual investigations, and including his work in the theatre, cinema, music and artistic actions. Joan Brossa (Barcelona, 1919-1998) was first and foremost a poet, but we believe it is necessary to see this in relation to his way of working, his poiesis. This exhibition establishes a dialogue and confronts Brossa’s work with the artists Marcel Marien, Nicanor Parra and Ian Hamilton-Finlay. Brossa was a poet, but his works stood at a crossroad of languages. Frequently collaborating with other artists, musicians, filmmakers, dancers, comedians and even magicians, his work constantly went against the grain and beyond the limits between disciplines.

  • Data:
    07 Apr. 2017
    Tipus:
    Guided tour

    Guided tour to the Akram Zaatari. Against photography. An annotated history of the Arab Image Foundation. By Hiuwai Chu, Co-curator of the exhibition. Through Akram Zaatari, one of AIF’s founding members who played a key role in its development, the exhibition reflects on AIF’s 20-year history and the multiple statuses of the photograph, as descriptive document, as object, as material value, as aesthetics and as memory.

  • Data:
    01 Apr. 2017
    Tipus:
    Guided tour
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    • Compartir Parlem de... Imágenes, memoria y decolonialidad. Recorrido de "Colección MACBA 31" con Nancy Garín

    Un recorrido por las obras expuestas en el MACBA que pretende poner al descubierto las relaciones entre arte, poder y visualidad. Las imágenes controladas por el poder como productoras de subjetividades estandarizadas y algunas prácticas artísticas como dispositivos para desvelar el oscuro entramado que se oculta bajo la socialización mediatizada de la historia. A partir del 18 de marzo, la visita se centrará en algunas de las obras que forman parte de la presentación actual de la Colección, como por ejemplo las de Carlos Garaicoa, Alice Creischer, León Ferrari o Pedro G. Romero.

  • Data:
    01 Mar. 2017
    Tipus:
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    • Compartir Parlem de... Imatges, Memòria i Decolonialitat. Recorrido de "Gelatina Dura" con Nancy Garín

    Un recorrido por las obras expuestas en el MACBA que pretende poner al descubierto las relaciones entre arte, poder y visualidad. Las imágenes controladas por el poder como productoras de subjetividades estandarizadas y algunas prácticas artísticas como dispositivos para desvelar el oscuro entramado que se oculta bajo la socialización mediatizada de la historia. Las primeras visitas proponen un recorrido por la exposición Gelatina dura. Historias escamoteadas de los 80, comentando obras de Joaquim Jordà, María Ruido, Isaías Griñolo, Miguel Benlloch y Las Pekinesas, Rogelio López Cuenca o Alan Carrasco entre otras.

  • Data:
    07 Nov. 2016
    Tipus:
    Guided tour

    Visita comentada a cargo de Teresa Grandas, comisaria de la exposición. Actividad exclusiva para los Amigos del MACBA.

  • Data:
    22 Oct. 2016
    Tipus:
    Guided tour
  • Data:
    11 July 2016
    Tipus:
    Guided tour

    By Antònia Maria Perelló, curator of the exhibition.