Nòmines. El meu espai productiu / econòmic, 1973-2009

Payslips. My Productive/Economic Space, 1973-2009
Installation, 300 x 1000 cm
This work is a portrait of Francesc Abad by way of a depiction of his professional career as a teacher in a Barcelona private school. It consists of the payslips he received over forty years. At a time when work is tenuous, hard to find, insecure and not as well paid as it used to be, this portrayal of a whole working life acquires the feel of a monument. The work also invites the viewer to think about an artist’s remuneration within the liberal capitalist economy and, in particular, about the idea of creative autonomy. Nòmines: El meu espai productiu/econòmic is a condensed reflection on the term ‘wage-earning’ in the context of artistic creation.

Technical details

Original title:
Nòmines. El meu espai productiu / econòmic
Registration number:
Abad, Francesc
Date created:
Date acquired:
MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation
Object type:
Inkjet print on paper
300 x 1000 cm (height x width)
Edition number:
Ed. 1/3 + 1 P.A.
MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation
© Francesc Abad, VEGAP, Barcelona
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