Irene Fortuyn / Robert O'Brien "Neighbours", 1996

 

“The first time I visited the MACBA building it was still empty. Inside it felt as if the city was on show, framed by the museum's many windows. The museum I looked from, and the square I looked at, did not seem to meet at all. Although physical neighbours, they both seemed to address their own world.”

Fortuyn/O'Brien, 1996

Irene Fortuyn and Robert O'Brien carried out a singular experiment at MACBA: inverting the notions of inside and outside, they knocked on the doors of MACBA's neighbours and asked them if they could take a picture of the Museum from their balconies. An idea for breaking down frontiers during the days of confinement. What does your house look like from your neighbouring buildings? What do those other buildings look like from your house? Let's exchange images as a way of blurring the limits between inside and outside.

 

Irene Fortuyn / Robert O'Brien "Neighbours", 1996
Irene Fortuyn / Robert O'Brien "Neighbours", 1996
Fortuny/O'Brien "Neighbours", 1996
Fortuny/O'Brien "Neighbours", 1996

WORKS IN THE COLLECTION BY Fortuyn / O'Brien

I don’t think about art when I’m working. I try to think about life
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