Interior d'un avió (Etnografia), 1973

Interior of a Plane (Ethnography), 1973
Painting, 113 x 152 cm
Although structured as independent pieces, Eulàlia catalogues these works under a unique denomination: Ethnographies (1972–74). While ethnography is a descriptive study of human practices, under Eulàlia's gaze it becomes a devastating analysis of the Western world and the values of the capitalist system. By using photographs taken from the contemporaneous media, she constructs collages where the images form critical associations that comment harshly on consumerism, violence, abuse of power and bourgeois values. The resulting work is a decalogue of the 'sins' and tricks of the capitalist way of life. The series was exhibited for the first time at the Sala Vinçon, Barcelona, in 1973, and at Galería Buades, Madrid, the following year. For this first exhibition, Eulàlia introduced a photograph of herself among the other images in the series.

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Original title:
Interior d'un avió (Etnografia)
Registration number:
Grau, Eulàlia
Date created:
Date acquired:
MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation
Object type:
Photographic emulsion and anilines on canvas
113 x 152 cm (height x width)
MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Work purchased thanks to GR
© Eulàlia Grau, VEGAP, Barcelona
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