Time as Matter

MACBA Collection. New acquisitions 22

Judith Barry

Judith Barry "In the shadow of the city...vamp r y", 1985

  • Fecha:
    15 May - 31 Aug. 2009
    Sales del museu

In the mid 1960s, the relationship between the spectator, the artwork and its reception underwent a radical reconfiguration. This change was linked to a new conception of time, which would become the fundamental material of artworks. Music, dance, film and theatre – eminently time-based arts – began to make inroads into contemporary art, and their techniques, media and languages merged with those of painting, sculpture, photography, design and architecture.

This probing of the boundaries of temporality in art, together with a reflection on the ever-changing connections between the avant-garde and Classicism, were the main themes of Time as Matter, a selection of around 320 works by 80 artists from the MACBA Collection. Highlights included works by Ignasi Aballí, Judith Barry, León Ferrari, Dan Graham, Hans Haacke, Richard Hamilton, Sanja Ivekovic, Franz Kline, Katalin Ladik, David Lamelas, Rita McBride, Robert Motherwell, Matt Mullican, Deimantas Narkevicius, Palle Nielsen, Constant Nieuwenhuys, Pablo Palazuelo, Joan Rabascall, Benet Rossell, Antoni Tàpies, Lawrence Weiner and Gil J Wolman.

Related activities included The Uncertainty Principle, an extensive programme of screenings, performances and lectures at Capella MACBA, including an installation conceived by Tobias Putrih; and the exhibition On the Margins of Art. Creation and political engagement at the MACBA Study Center, which presented a selection of posters, magazines, postcards and other printed materials in which creation joined forces with political struggle.

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Related Activities

Guided tour by Antònia Maria Perelló, MACBA's Head of Collection

Data inici:
29 June 2009
Sales del museu

Cinema, performance, lectures video and audio

Data inici:
From 15 May
Data fi:
to 12 June 2009
Capella MACBA
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