Triangle, simbologia de poder i mort, 1976/2020

Triangle as Symbology of Power and Death, 1976/2020
Photograph, 14 fotografies

Fina Miralles presented this action in November 1976 at the Museu de Mataró, as part of the ‘Per matar-ho’ cycle, which also included interventions by Jordi Benito and Ferran Garcia Sevilla. This is a work from the artist’s last Conceptual stage, between 1976 and 1978, when her opposition to the social and political situation of the Spanish Transition informed her work. Actively opposed to manipulation, violence and crime, she practised action art live. The body – whether that of the artist or an actor – was not a medium for formal research, but a field for conveying a message of social critique. Works such as Standard (1976), Triangle, simbologia de poder i mort (Triangle: Symbology of Power and Death, 1976) and Tres esquemes de mort artificial (Three Schemes for Artificial Death, 1977) belong to this moment. In the case of Triangle, simbologia de poder i mort, the reference to the pyramid structure points, in a direct way, to an abusive and unequal conception of power. With these actions, Miralles critiques the cruelty and abuse exerted on the animal world, the environment and women.

Technical details

Original title:
Triangle, simbologia de poder i mort
Registration number:
Miralles, Fina
Date created:
Date acquired:
MACBA Collection. MACBA Consortium
Object type:
Action in the series «Per matar-ho» ("To Kill It"), Museu de Mataró. With Jordi Benito, Ferran Garcia Sevilla and Fina Miralles.
Inkjet print on paper
14 fotografies
MACBA Collection. MACBA Consortium. Gift of the artist
© Fina Miralles
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