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Sense títol (Habitacle), 1991

Untitled (Living Space), 1991
Installation, 254 x 327.5 x 236 cm
The idea of the fragment and modularity are constants in Pep Agut’s work, as are elements from the activity of painting and art generally – easels, canvases, exhibition cases and so on. In this piece, the artist uses painter’s canvases to construct volumes or architectural objects. Freed from the iconographic load that it usually carries, the canvas becomes a grid, construction material. Agut builds a room at full scale, a dwelling that operates as a negative space to explore the very notion of habitability. In this way, the space of representation becomes an inhabitable place that has yet to be defined, an environment that requires human presence in order to be activated.

Technical details

Original title:
Sense títol (Habitacle)
Registration number:
1674
Artist:
Agut, Pep
Date created:
1991
Date acquired:
2001
Fonds:
MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation
Object type:
Installation
Media:
Cotton cloth, wood and Plywood
Dimensions:
254 x 327.5 x 236 cm (height x width x depth)
Credits:
MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Private long-term loan, Barcelona
Copyright:
© Pep Agut
It has accessibility resources:
Yes

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