artist
Benet Rossell
birth
Àger, Spain, 1937
death
Barcelona, Spain, 21-8-2016
last update
27-03-2024
Born in Àger, Lleida, in 1937, Benet Rossell was a painter, sculptor and experimental artist. After studying economics, law and sociology in Barcelona and Madrid, he moved to Paris where he trained in theatre and cinema and became involved in the so-called ‘Catalan artists in Paris’ (Jaume Xifra, Antoni Miralda and Joan Rabascall), with whom he collaborated on numerous occasions. While based in the French capital, he spent long periods of time in different parts of the world, including India, Nepal and New York, as reflected in a body of work marked by multicultural and heterodox tendencies. Referring to his creative and multifaceted personality, the critic Jean-Clarence Lambert coined the term artor, a hybrid of artist and actor. Among his many linguistic forms, above all Rossell favoured cinema, with over a hundred short and feature-length films, as well as signwriting or calligraphy. To this end, he even created his own language. Benigrafia (he signed his early works as Beni) is based on ideograms and pictograms containing painting, writing, unconscious automatism and technical innovations. His work can be described as a poetics of fragility, imbued with irony and a critical spirit. His interest lies in the complexity of simplicity and all the things that get pushed to the edges of reality and language. With over one hundred solo exhibitions, major retrospectives dedicated to his work include Cinemathèque française-Musée du Cinéma, Paris (1971); National Film Theatre, London (1979); Anthology Film Archives, New York (1990); and Parallel Benet Rossell, MACBA (2010). His work can be found in the collections of Museo de Arte Moderno, Bogotá; Museu de Arte Contemporãnea, São Paulo; Musée d’art moderne, Céret; and MACBA; Barcelona, among others.
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[3268_001_pub / Imatge] Acta
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[2940_005_rgb / Imatge] Barcelona Gran Menú
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[2937_001_hist / Imatge] Súbete a Colón
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[2935_001_rgb / Imatge] Miserere
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[0599_001_hist / Imatge] Portfoli: "Gare d'Austerlitz"
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[3119_004_rgb / Imatge] Glaçó-sageta
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[2934_001_pub / Imatge] Cérémonials. Film documental sobre festes i rituals realitzats per Miralda, Joan Rabascall, Dorothée Selz i Jaume Xifra
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[3097_006_pub / Imatge] Bio Dop
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[3115_004_rgb / Imatge] Glaçó-tinta clivellada
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[3117_004_rgb / Imatge] Glaçó-emprempta
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[2936_002_hist / Imatge] París la Cumparsita
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[3120_003_rgb / Imatge] Glaçó-sauvage
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[0469_003_rgb / Imatge] Glaçó-alter ego
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[3163-001_001_hist / Imatge] Amortisseur 1-2
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[3116_004_rgb / Imatge] Glaçó-curtmetratge Doble Camí
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[4630_002_rgb / Imatge] [Sense títol]
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Ampliant el procés creatiu -- Benet Rossell, darrere i davant la càmera [Enregistrament audiovisual activitat]
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27-10-2010
Grafismes animats -- Benet Rossell, darrere i davant la càmera [Enregistrament audiovisual activitat]
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20-10-2010
Paral·lel Benet Rossell [Reportatge fotogràfic exposició]
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10-6-2010 - 23-1-2011
Construcción y deconstrucción de una teoría de la almendra de Proust complementaria de la construcción y deconstrucción de una teoría de la magdalena de Benet Rossell
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1997
Dona, Another Woman, en Bosch i De Kooning / Benet Rossell
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1990
Benet Rossell / Robert Coover
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1990
Carob / Benet Rossell
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1986
Escriptures i paisatges / Benet Rossell
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1986
Escriptures i paisatges / Benet Rossell
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1986
Carob / Benet Rossell
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1986
[Document sobre el projecte audiovisual "Rambla 24h" realitzat per Antoni Muntadas i Benet Rossell presentat a la 23 Setmana Internacional de Cinema de Barcelona l'any 1981]
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[1981]
La video-instalació d'Antoni Muntadas i Benett Rosell "Rambla 24 h" [...]
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[1981?]
[Document sobre el projecte audiovisual "Rambla 24h" realitzat per Antoni Muntadas i Benet Rossell presentat a la 23 Setmana Internacional de Cinema de Barcelona l'any 1981]
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[1981]
Carta : París, a Joan Brossa, Girona, 1979 nov. 29
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1979
Benet Rossell : afaga lupa : col·lecció de deu postals / [text: Victòria Combalia]
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1977
Benet Rossell : afaga lupa : col·lecció de deu postals / [text: Victòria Combalia]
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1977
Benet Rossell : afaga lupa : col·lecció de deu postals / [text: Victòria Combalia]
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1977
Benet Rossell : afaga lupa : col·lecció de deu postals / [text: Victòria Combalia]
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1977
Benet Rossell : afaga lupa : col·lecció de deu postals / [text: Victòria Combalia]
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1977
Benet Rossell : afaga lupa : col·lecció de deu postals / [text: Victòria Combalia]
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1977
Acciones corporales / Esther Ferrer
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1975
Actions Corporelles (Acciones corporales) / Esther Ferrer
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1975
Miralda
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