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Bio Dop, 1974

Benet Rossell and Joan Rabascall were part of the so-called ‘Paris Catalans’, a group of artists who immigrated to Paris in the late 1960s. They produced works in collaboration with Miralda and Jaume Xifra, such as the the collective happenings known as Ceremonials and experimental films such as Bio Dop. Made in Rossell’s studio, the work incorporates advertising images for a brand of hair styling cream and other materials collected by Rabascall. Using techniques such as collage and repetition, they deconstruct the narrative of commercials to reveal the frivolity, vacuity and falsehood of advertising.

Technical details

Original title:
Bio Dop
Registration number:
3097
Artist:
Rabascall, Joan - Rossell, Benet
Date created:
1974
Date acquired:
2008
Fonds:
MACBA Collection. MACBA Consortium
Object type:
Media
Media:
Single-channel video, b/w, sound, 4 min 56 s
Edition number:
Ed. 5/7
Credits:
MACBA Collection. MACBA Consortium
Copyright:
© Benet Rossell; © Antoni Miralda, VEGAP, Barcelona
It has accessibility resources:
No

The MACBA Collection features Catalan, Spanish and international art and, although it includes works from the 1920s onwards, its primary focus is on the period between the 1960s and the present.

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