La chuleta, 1991

The Cheat Sheet, 1991
Object, 96.5 x 5 cm
More interested in the process than the end result, the conceptual proposals of Isidoro Valcárcel Medina delve into the poetry of the everyday. A contraption as basic and universal as crib notes for cheating in school exams becomes a device of reflection on the creative act. If in childhood and adolescence, the intimate gesture of elaborating this secret object required a capacity for synthesis and compilation of information, Valcárcel Medina uses it to condense and verbalise his radical approach to artistic practice, a practice that he does not conceive isolated from life. ‘As if it were a moral issue, and God knows that it is!, an artwork must be so faithful to its moment in time as to become the moment itself.
’ The idea of art as a vital practice, of the creative act as an experience of the here and now, and of the artist as an ordinary citizen, who becomes a voice in the manner of an exam-cheat’s crib notes.

Technical details

Original title:
La chuleta
Registration number:
Valcárcel Medina, Isidoro
Date created:
Date acquired:
On display
MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation
Object type:
Ink on paper
96.5 x 5 cm (height x width)
Meier Building, Level 1
MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation
© Isidoro Valcárcel Medina
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