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Cicatriu a la matriu, 1983

Scar on the Matrix, 1983

Juan Luis Moraza and María Luisa Fernández were the creators of the Comité de Vigilancia Artística [Artistic Surveillance Committee] (CVA), which was active from 1979 to 1985. As an “artistic enterprise” (which is what it called itself), it signed actions, objects and texts that reflect on the art system in the contemporary context, while playing a key role in activating art in the Basque Country. Cicatriu a la matriu aims at the very heart of the object in the artistic tradition, at its hierarchised display and its physical frontiers as expressed by frames and plinths, here broken into multiple fragments taking over the space, usurping the place of the artwork. The installation Cicatriu a la matriu was presented at Metrònom in 1983.

Technical details

Original title:
Cicatriu a la matriu
Registration number:
CVA (Grup d'artistes)
Date created:
On display
MACBA Collection. Barcelona City Council long-term. Gift of Rafael Tous (in process of being incorporated)
Object type:
Manipulated mouldings, frames of various materials and matallic sphere
Meier Building, Level 1, Room 10
MACBA Collection. Long-term loan of Barcelona City Counil. Gift of Rafael Tous
© Juan Luis Moraza, VEGAP, Barcelona; © María Luisa Ferández (copyright provisional. pendent validar)
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It could be my bedroom (or something similar to it). Even the same technical characteristics: all the walls and volumes constructed in this module of raw canvas for painters to measure me and measure ourselves.
Pep Agut