Inflatable Structure Containing Fog, 1969

In the mid-sixties, before his work turned
towards installation and a critical reflection on
power and the collective memory, Francesc
Torres made a series of minimalist works based
on simple forms and natural elements. His
inflatable structures belong in this context. On
one occasion, he submitted a bubble full of air
that had turned slightly green to the effects of
the waves. On another, he filled a large inflatable
structure with fog. In both these works, elements
such as gravity, sea water and air interact with
the pieces according to the logic of the laws of

Technical details

Original title:
Inflatable Structure Containing Fog
Registration number:
Torres, Francesc
Date created:
Date acquired:
MACBA Collection. Barcelona City Council long-term
Object type:
Gelatin silver print
MACBA Collection. Barcelona City Council long-term loan
© Francesc Torres, VEGAP, Barcelona
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