In the early seventies, following on from Arte Povera, the actions of Fina Miralles developed as a reflection on the materiality of nature. Most of her work was based on the dialectic between nature and artifice through a change in the context of physical elements. The Translations series documents some of the actions performed in November 1973. On a beach in Premià de Mar, Miralles set grass floating on the sea: the grass, which had been grown in Sabadell, was cut and transported in turves of 40 x 40 cm. The flotation lasted about three hours. Miralles kept the images of the action in a box-suitcase in a reference to the emblematic Boîte-en-valise by Marcel Duchamp.

WORKS IN THE COLLECTION BY FINA MIRALLES

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The artist has to face the unknown with a positive mood and sink his teeth in without fear.
Eduardo Chillida