This conversation series gives the floor to artists from the MACBA Collection to discuss their current work and their careers with theorists, critics, and curators who have collaborated with them in the past. The conversation will be preceded by a guided tour of the exhibition Sergi Aguilar. Reverse/Obverse (1972-2015).
Sergi Aguilar (Barcelona, 1946) began his career in 1972 as a sculptor. In the nineties his work included photography and drawing as a reflection on materials, and in his recent work the concept of territory and the notion of displacement have become the focus of his research. He has had solo and group exhibitions in Europe, USA and Japan. His work is included in the collections of MACBA, Kunsthalle Mannheim, Fundació "la Caixa", Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Guggenheim Museum, New York, Fundació Banco Sabadell, Fundación Juan March, and Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, among others. He has taught and conducted seminars at the Escola Eina de Barcelona, Arteleku, Fundación Botín and Universitat de Barcelona. He was president of the AAVC (Association of Visual Artists of Catalonia) between 1996 and 2002 and UAAV (Union of Associations of Visual Artists) between 2004 and 2007. He is currently director of the Fundació Suñol, Barcelona.
Martí Peran lectures in Art Theory at the Universitat de Barcelona, and is an art critic and curator of exhibitions, including Stand by. Listos para actuar (Laboratorio Alameda, Mexico City, 2003); Corner (Cajamadrid, Barcelona, 2004–5); Mira cómo se mueven. 4 ideas sobre movilidad (Fundación Telefónica, Madrid, 2005), Glaskultur. ¿Qué pasó con la transparencia? (Koldo Mitxelena, Sant Sebastian, 2006), Post-it city. Occasional Cities (CCCB, Barcelona, 2008; MAC Santiago de Chile, Centro Cultural São Paulo, 2009); and After Architecture (Arts Santa Mònica, Barcelona, 2009). He was a member of the editorial board of Transversal. Revista de Cultura Contemporánea (1996–2002). He is co-editor of the magazine Roulotte, and a regular contributor to newspapers and magazines, among others Exit Express and Artforum International.
Guided tour to the 'Reverse / Obverse (1972–2015)' exhibition (in Catalan)
FONS ÀUDIO #29 Sergi Aguilar. Deleted scenes
FONS ÀUDIO #29 Sergi Aguilar
While there are ideas about psychological and emotional developmental processes held within the sculptures I make, the things themselves are actual physical explorations into thinking, feeling, communicating and relating.