Itineraries

Perspectivas Imposibles

Una mirada retrospectiva a la reconstrucción de la realidad desde los medios artísticos.

Búsqueda de las posibilidades del arte a la hora de deformar la realidad a través de los medios de producción artística.

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  • In 1956 Constant began to work on New Babylon,1 a visionary architectural proposal for a future society. Aker World War II, when throughout Europe cities damaged during the war were being rebuilt, Constant turned to developing a series of prototypes for a utopian city. Abandoning painting, he ...

    Data
    1963
    Tipus d'obra
    Graphic material
  • In the early sixties, Nigel Henderson, who had served as a pilot during the Second World War, incorporated modern technologies such as macro and aerial photography into his painting practice. These scientific tools, which are used for military purposes and in topography, allowed him to look at the ...

    Data
    1960
    Tipus d'obra
    Photograph
  • In the early sixties, Nigel Henderson, who had served as a pilot during the Second World War, incorporated modern technologies such as macro and aerial photography into his painting practice. These scientific tools, which are used for military purposes and in topography, allowed him to look at the ...

    Data
    1960
    Tipus d'obra
    Photograph
  • Shapes and geometric problems lead Torres to analyse the relationships of proportion in the urban landscape in the early years of his sojourn in the United States. In fact, Torres will be the direct witness to numerous experiments and proposals by artists who at the time were first fleeing the ...

    Data
    1972
    Tipus d'obra
    Photograph
  • Condensation Cube (1965) is one of Hans Haacke’s earlier works. While over time the artist developed a critique of art as an institution and system, these early works focus on art in the sense of process and physical system. Interested in biology, ecology and cybernetics, in the mid-sixties Haacke ...

    Data
    1965 (2006) (2013)
    Tipus d'obra
    Sculpture
  • Jorge Oteiza created his first sculptures under the influence of primitive art, even though these already display the transcendental quality of the later work. From 1940, influenced to some extent by Henry Moore, Jorge Oteiza began to separate the members of his figurative sculptures and to create ...

    Data
    1959
    Tipus d'obra
    Sculpture
  • Shapolsky et al. Manhattan Real Estate Holdings, a Real-Time Social System, as of May 1, 1971 documents the ownership and control of urban space. The work exposes the properties and transactions of Shapolsky et al. Manhattan Real Estate Holdings, which in 1971 represented the biggest concentration ...

    Data
    1971
    Tipus d'obra
    Installation
  • Gego, the name adopted by the artist Gertrude Goldschmidt, created a body of work that never adapted itself to any artistic movement. Her artwork was devoted to the line, with which she drew in either two or three dimensions, and enhanced by her use of different materials, often simple or recycled, ...

    Data
    1989
    Tipus d'obra
    Sculpture
  • On the one hand the canvas, on the other the mirror, me in the middle. One eye looking at the canvas, the other at the mirror. Staring at the two objects intensely they gradually become superimposed. My mirror image transfers itself to the canvas while remaining in the mirror and the canvas ...

    Data
    1990
    Tipus d'obra
    Installation
  • "We consider our work to be essentially critical. Critical with respect to its emergence, in that it reveals its own intrinsic contradictions (...). Whoever pretends to be able to escape the limits imposed upon him, merely strengthens the prevailing ideology, which always expects only change from ...

    Data
    1996
    Tipus d'obra
    Installation
  • Data
    1991
    Tipus d'obra
    Installation
  • Since the 1990s, Eulàlia Valldosera has been using light and its formal experimentation as key elements in her installations. Despite its apparent simplicity, an elaborate game of projections, filmic devices and images projected onto the space establishes a dialogue with aesthetically poor, ...

    Data
    1996
    Tipus d'obra
    Media installation
  • Pablo Palazuelo’s training as an architect initiated his interest in mathematics and physics, which was soon expanded with the discovery of Eastern philosophies, esotericism and the Kabbalah. The apparent simplicity of his abstract compositions hides a framework of theoretical references. Rather ...

    Data
    1955
    Tipus d'obra
    Drawing
  • Data
    1974
    Tipus d'obra
  • Catalan photographers Xavier Basiana and Jaume Orpinell have worked together on several occasions, documenting the processes of urban and architectural transformation in post-Olympics Barcelona. As active participants in the social fabric of some of the significant working class neighbourhoods of ...

    Data
    1997 - 1998
    Tipus d'obra
    Photograph
  • Catalan photographers Xavier Basiana and Jaume Orpinell have worked together on several occasions, documenting the processes of urban and architectural transformation in post-Olympics Barcelona. As active participants in the social fabric of some of the significant working class neighbourhoods of ...

    Data
    1997 - 1998
    Tipus d'obra
    Photograph
  • "The spontaneous is the most beautiful thing that can appear in a picture. But nothing in art appears less spontaneously than that… So I think that cinematography is aesthetically more developed than the more spontaneous photographic aesthetic, the one identified with Cartier-Bresson for example. ...

    Data
    1997
    Tipus d'obra
    Photograph
  • From 1944 to 1950, Miró created a dozen small-scale major works featuring a series of characters, highly stylised heads and birds that he modelled in clay and reproduced in bronze and terracotta. The plaster versions of many of these works have been part of the MACBA Collection since they were ...

    Data
    1946-1949
    Tipus d'obra
    Sculpture
  • From 1952, Tàpies' work begins moving in the direction of abstraction and the artist engages in a process of experimentation, utilizing new materials such as sand, marble dust and coloured earth, making incisions that suggest grafitti or working on uneven, crumpled surfaces. By 1954, all of the ...

    Data
    1959
    Tipus d'obra
    Painting
  • At the beginning of the 1950s, Tàpies adopted an Informalist, abstract style, based on the explorations of pictorial material as an expressive artistic medium. Imposing matter over form, he began using new artistic materials such as sand, marble dust or coloured earth. These works, the so-called ‘ma ...

    Data
    1959
    Tipus d'obra
    Painting
  • Data
    1963
    Tipus d'obra
    Graphic material
  • Data
    1961
    Tipus d'obra
    Painting
  • Data
    1968
    Tipus d'obra
    Monograph

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