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Mar de hierba, 1973

Sea of Grass, 1973
Object, 33 x 38.5 x 6.3 cm
In the early seventies, following on from Arte
Povera, the actions of Fina Miralles developed
as a reflection on the materiality of nature. Most
of her work was based on the dialectic between
nature and artifice through a change in the
context of physical elements. The Translations
series documents some of the actions performed
in November 1973. On a beach in Premià de
Mar, Miralles set grass floating on the sea: the
grass, which had been grown in Sabadell, was
cut and transported in turves of 40 x 40 cm. The
flotation lasted about three hours. Miralles kept
the images of the action in a box- suitcase in a
reference to the emblematic Boîte-en-valise by
Marcel Duchamp.
Another work in the series was
done in Sant Llorenç del Munt, where the artist
‘planted’ herself in the ground as if she were a
tree, until she was buried up to her knees, as it is
shown in the documents displayed at the vitrine.

Technical details

Original title:
Mar de hierba
Registration number:
1539
Artist:
Miralles, Fina
Date created:
1973
Date acquired:
2000
Fonds:
MACBA Collection. MACBA Consortium
Object type:
Object
Media:
Painter's case, gelatin silver print, reprographics and polypropylene cover with grass and earth
Dimensions:
33 x 38.5 x 6.3 cm (height x width x depth)
Credits:
MACBA Collection. MACBA Consortium
Copyright:
© Fina Miralles
It has accessibility resources:
No

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I believe an artwork should leave the viewer perplexed, make him reflect on the meaning of life
Antoni Tàpies