artist
Joan Rabascall
birth
Barcelona, Spain, 1935
see too
Rabascall i Montrabà, Joan
last update
16-04-2024
Joan Rabascall (Barcelona, ​​1935) studied at the Escola Superior d’Arts Decoratives Massana, Barcelona, and at the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-arts in Paris, where he has lived and worked since 1962. In the sixties, he was in contact with the critics Lawrence Alloway and Pierre Restany, and with the Independent Group in England and the Noveaux Réalistes in France, both of which strove to recover techniques of representation as well as aesthetic and ethical positions close to Berlin Dada. He collaborated in the ‘ceremonial actions’ organised in 1969 and 1970 by the group of Catalan artists based in Paris, and which included Miralda, Benet Rossell and Jaume Xifra. Although initially working with collage, he soon incorporated photomontage and assemblages of images and objects into installations and photographic series. In his work, Rabascall critiques the mediated image and the lifestyle imposed by the media. Using iconography and texts from the mass media, he highlights their implicit manipulation. One of the most recurring elements in his work is the medium of television approached from multiple perspectives: as an icon, object, souvenir, sculpture, element of communication and fetish. He has often worked on series or groups of works with a common subject. In the eighties, he began a conceptual reflection on painting and, later, on the concept of landscape and its role in the new ecological paradigm. Overall, Rabascall’s work takes a critical look at the everyday mythologies of the present. He participated in the biennales of Paris (1965 and 1969) and Venice (1972 and 1976). Although he has exhibited regularly in France from the 1970s, apart from inclusion in some exhibitions such as Spain is Different in 1976 at the G gallery, Barcelona, ​​it was not until 1985 that he began exhibiting in Catalonia, when he participated in Paris-Barcelona-New York at the Palau Robert, Barcelona, and in projects presented at La Virreina (1993) and the Centre d’Art Santa Mònica (2000). Rabascall has exhibited in Paris (Centre Georges Pompidou, 1994, 1996 and 2001, and Grand Palais, 2006); New York (Thread Waxing Space, 1994); Tokyo (Museum of Contemporary Art, 1996 and Metropolitan Art Museum, 2000); Madrid (Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, 2005 and 2006); and Bremen (Neues Museum Wesserburg, 2002), among others. In 2009, MACBA held a retrospective focused on the years 1960–80. His work is in collections such as the Musée national d’art moderne, Paris; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Bogotá; the National Libraries of Paris and Madrid; National Museum, Warsaw; and MACBA, Barcelona.
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Monument a la televisió MECANO
1994
Joan Rabascall
Monument a la TV
1991
Joan Rabascall
Monument a la Televisió
1991
Joan Rabascall
Paisatge Costa Brava (L'Escala vista des del cementiri)
1982
Joan Rabascall
Paisatge Costa Brava (Carretera de Figueres a la Bisbal)
1982
Joan Rabascall
Paisatge Costa Brava (Platja de Castelló d'Empúries)
1982 (2012)
Joan Rabascall
Paisatge Costa Brava (Carretera de Castelló d'Empúries a la Bisbal)
1982 (2012)
Joan Rabascall
Spain is different (de la sèrie Spain is different)
1977
Joan Rabascall
La voz de su amo
1977
Joan Rabascall
Spain is different
1977
Joan Rabascall
Spain is different (de la sèrie Spain is different)
1976
Joan Rabascall
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[4403_001_hist / Imatge] Paisatge TV
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[6614_005_pub / Imatge] Elecciones Show
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[0599_001_hist / Imatge] Portfoli: "Gare d'Austerlitz"
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documents
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Joan Rabascall. Conservació [Enregistrament audiovisual de preservació]
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21-3-2019
Costa Brava 30 : anys = years = ans = jahre = anni = años = лet
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2012
Costa Brava 30 : anys = years = ans = jahre = anni = años = лet
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2012
Costa Brava 30 : anys = years = ans = jahre = anni = años = лet
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2012
[Sobre. Rabascall - postcards]
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2012
Imperial flag / Joan Rabascall
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2011
Imperial flag / Joan Rabascall
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2011
Centre international de poésie : Marseille
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[2011]
Centre international de poésie : Marseille
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[2011]
Paisatge - TV / Joan Rabascall
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2010
Rabascall. Producció 1964-1982 [Reportatge fotogràfic exposició]
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23-1-2009 - 19-4-2009
Trobada amb Joan Rabascall i Jordi Coca, escriptor [Enregistrament audiovisual activitat]
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23-1-2009
Joan Rabascall : atomic kiss
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2009
Joan Rabascall : Jazz hot, 1966
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2009
Joan Rabascall : atomic kiss
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2009
Joan Rabascall : Jazz hot, 1966
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2009
Media 2000 : (Paris) / Joan Rabascall
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[2000]
Media 2000 : Paris / Joan Rabascall
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2000
Media 2000 : Eivissa / Joan Rabascall
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2000
Media 2000 : Barcelona / Joan Rabascall
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2000
Jersey TV / Joan Rabascall
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[1996]
Abracadabra / Jean-François Bory ; [pròleg, Joan Rabascall]
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1995
Abracadabra / Jean-François Bory ; [pròleg, Joan Rabascall]
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1995
Rabascall : sèrie "Spain is different"
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[199-?]
Honeymoon news [spring 90]
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1990
Joan Rabascall landscape photography : Man versus nature?
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[1990]
Joan Rabascall landscape photography : Man versus nature?
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[1990]
Honeymoon news [spring 90]
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1990
Honeymoon news [spring 90]
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1990
Nu / Joan Rabascall
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1987
Paysage
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[1987]
Paysage
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[1987]
Nu / Joan Rabascall
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1987
A. Snyers J. Rabascall T.A. Lewandowski : espace bateau lavoir
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1985
A. Snyers J. Rabascall T.A. Lewandowski : espace bateau lavoir
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1985
Joan Rabascall : portraits de Gérhard Richter
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[1984]
Joan Rabascall : portraits de Gérhard Richter
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[1984]
Théories & applications de l'histoire sociale de l'art
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1983
Joan Rabascall : la voix de son maître
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1983
Joan Rabascall : la voix de son maître
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1983
Joan Rabascall : la voix de son maître
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1983
Joan Rabascall : la voix de son maître
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1983
Costa Brava : paisatge, landscape, paysage, Landschaft, paesaggio, paisaje : Galeria Canaleta, col·lecció de 12 postals / per Joan Rabascall
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1982
Costa Brava : paisatge, landscape, paysage, Landschaft, paesaggio, paisaje : Galeria Canaleta, col·lecció de 12 postals / per Joan Rabascall
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1982
Paisatge, landscape, paysage, Landschaft, paesaggio, paisaje : Galeria Canaleta, col·lecció de 12 postals / per Joan Rabascall
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1982
Costa Brava : paisatge, landscape, paysage, Landschaft, paesaggio, paisaje : Galeria Canaleta, col·lecció de 12 postals / per Joan Rabascall
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1982
Exposición Rabascall Series : Spain is different : Kultur : lección de pintura : Sala de cultura C.A.N. Pamplona 5-17 mayo 1980
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1980
Joan Rabascall : nord/sud
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[198-]
Joan Rabascall : a voz do dono
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[198-]
Joan Rabascall : la voce del padrone
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Joan Rabascall : la voz de su amo
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Joan Rabascall : la voz de su amo
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Joan Rabascall : a voz do dono
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Joan Rabascall : la voce del padrone
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Joan Rabascall : la voce del padrone
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Joan Rabascall : la voce del padrone
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Joan Rabascall : a voz do dono
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Joan Rabascall : nord/sud
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Joan Rabascall : his master's voice
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Joan Rabascall : la voz de su amo
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Joan Rabascall : his master's voice
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Joan Rabascall : his master's voice
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Joan Rabascall : his master's voice
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Joan Rabascall : la voz de su amo
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Joan Rabascall : nord/sud
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Joan Rabascall : nord/sud
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Proyecto Documentos : "eleccions" Rabascall, "eleccions i crisi" Abad, Santos
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1978
Día del turista. Mercado de divisas
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1977
Goleadores
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1977
Pistola superautomática de importación
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1977
Programa de TV
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1977
Cultura
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[1977]
Majorca from £49
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1977
7 centímetros más alto
document
1977
Naturally Spanish
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1977
La peseta en el mundo
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1977
Nuevo este año [...]
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1977
Cultura
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[1977]
Newsweek : who's who in Spain
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1977
Radio programa
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1977
El super-huevo
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1977
Camareras
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1976
Revolver automático
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1976
Con algo más de tranquilidad [...]
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1976
Come to us..
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1976