Esther Ferrer joined the Zaj group (founded in 1964 by Ramón Barce, Juan Hidalgo and Walter Marchetti) in 1967. Zaj is linked to the attitudes of other international experimental groups of the late 1970s avant-garde, which integrated Neo-Dadaist tendencies. One of the most important movements along these lines was Fluxus. Ferrer carried out her first performance in 1967, and since then that ephemeral practice has become the leitmotif of her work. The Silla Zaj [Zaj Chair] proposes that the spectator sit and stay in the chair “until death do they part.” It is an impossible proposition that focuses on irony and the Zaj group’s sense of the absurd. You can see it in the exhibition Action: A provisional history of the 90s.

Fons #1: Esther Ferrer. Work process

WORKS IN THE COLLECTION BY ESTHER FERRER

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I like to work with what is often called "cultural heritage", but the materials that I use are banal and clichéd, like sugar blocks, doors, couscous, rugs, official documents.
Latifa Echakhch