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Enciclopèdia, 1994

Encyclopaedia, 1994
Installation, Bookcase: 190 x 150 x 20 cm; dust trace: 190 x 159 cm; list of volumes: 35 x 24 cm

The representation of time and its traces, the handling of the tracks it leaves on everything around us, the inseparable relation between reality and appearance; the possibility of modelling time, understanding it physically, corporeally, and thee rethinking of terms such as past and future, are some of the constants from which. I have done certain works. We can easily recognise the signs of time past and intuit that those same signs are repeated unalterably. And so a single image can bear witness to the past and anticipate a foreseeable future. No symptom, no sing in the present which might make us doubt that that succession is unalterable.

Ignasi Aballí, 1992


Technical details

Original title:
Enciclopèdia
Registration number:
1669
Artist:
Aballí, Ignasi
Date created:
1994
Date acquired:
2001
Fonds:
MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation
Object type:
Installation
Media:
Wood, dust and printed paper
Dimensions:
Bookcase: 190 x 150 x 20 cm; dust trace: 190 x 159 cm; list of volumes: 35 x 24 cm
Credits:
MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Gift of Jordi Soley
Copyright:
© Ignasi Aballí
It has accessibility resources:
Yes

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