Saturdays 26 September, 31 October and 19 December 2020

7.30 pm

Atrium, museum galleries and capella MACBA


The end of the month Saturdays programme is focused on action art. Beginning in September, the museum has organized a series of activities in tandem with the exhibition Action. A Provisional History of the 90s, which offers an overview of Spain’s performance scene in the 1990s. The programme is led by artists included in the exhibition and others who were not active participants in the scene for reasons of generation but were nonetheless involved in some way.

*In January and February the programme will be rounded off with Blackout by Tres and Performance by Circo Interior Bruto (Gross Domestic Circus).

Free MACBA Saturday thanks to Uniqlo:
Dissabtes MACBA
"Action: A provisional history of the 90s" exhibition views


Óscar Abril Ascaso. Low Tech-Music n.5 (pieza para plástico de polietileno alveolar), 1995 . Foto: Joan Casellas Arxiu Aire

Action music

A session focused on a revival of pieces of action music by 1990s artists as part of the ARTefACTe project.
Saturday 26 September 2020

7.30 pm

Capella MACBA

Free. Booking required*. Limited capacity.

  • Pere Lluís Pla Boixó. From the Ecorapper-Plaboixó. From “the Last-Performance” (1996) to the acronym of MEC = “Movement-Eco-Concentrologue”. 2020, 20'.
  • Jordi Mitjà. Artificial. 1996, 4'.
  • Pedro F. Bericat. Psicopompo Pontificex. 1991, 20'.
  • Quim Tarrida. Em sap molt greu, 1996, 10'.
  • Oscar Abril Ascaso. Low-Tech Music No. 5 (honeycomb polyethylene plastic piece). 1995, 30'.

ARTefACTe is a newly instituted performative cultural laboratory developed around the advancement of performative practices and studies of performativity. Among ARTefACTe’s objectives is a yearly event organized in partnership with Barcelona’s visual arts ecosystem. 
ACTION MUSIC? In September and October 2020 ARTefACTe is coordinating a pilot programme of its project ARTefACTe0, focusing on action music. ACTION MUSIC? is a programme of jointly organized activities at the city level that reflects on, revives, vindicates and updates the concept of action music as a space of osmosis between gesture and sound. ARTefACTe is an initiative of Club9 and Trànsit Projectes.

Bartolomé Ferrando. Sintaxis, 1996/2020

Poetic action and chance

A session featuring poetic action and chance.
Saturday 31 October 2020

7.30 pm

Atrium and museum galleries



  • Denys Blacker. Infiltracions, 2020
  • Bartolomé FerrandoSyntax, 1996/2020, and Cries, 2002/2020
  • Xavier Theros recites Accidents Polipoètics, 2020
"Action: A provisional history of the 90s" exhibition views

Performance, musical action and action

Three ways of going about things demonstrating the force of performance, musical action and action.
Saturday 19 December 2020

7.30 pm

Atrium and museum galleries



  • Luz Broto
  • Jaume Ferrete
  • Marc Vives


The essence of the fragment and the module resonates deeply in my work.
Pep Agut