From the supermarket to the Museum. A critical approach

Postgraduate program organized by the Escola Superior de Disseny Elisava and the Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona (MACBA)

The MACBA's activities, just like knowledge today, are varied and disputed. That is why we propose to use the postgraduate program to reflect on Art's conventions and genres, as well as associated objects, materials and narratives; to reflect on interpretations and readings that can be done in relation to the exhibition and, on the one hand, the processes of institutionalization/heritage-ization and, on the other, the processes of the work's very creation. We would like to emphasize the Museum as a heritage-izing body as well as a means of creation, debate and life, bringing us closer to existing tensions between Museum and collection, Museum and instruments, Museum and conflicts, the Museum inside, and that which is outside.

Enric Franch and Bartomeu Marí

Peter Friedl "Playgrounds", 1995


Monday, May 29 from 5 pm to 9:15 pm.
5 pm:
Guided tour of the exhibition Peter Friedl: Work 1964- 2006 MACBA galleries
6:30 pm: Exhibit/produce works of art in a Museum. The MACBA's project
MACBA Auditorium

Lead by Bartomeu Marí, head curator of the MACBA

Tuesday, May 30 from 5 pm to 9:15 pm.
Big exhibitions, works and artists. Beyond the Museum

Presented by Bernard Blistène
MACBA Auditorium. The conference will be held in English without simultaneous translation.

Bernard Blistène, curator. Former director of the Marseilles Museums and chief curator adjunct to the chairman of the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, Blistène has curated numerous exhibitions of both historical and innovative natures: Poésure et Peintrie (1993) investigated the relationship between painting and writing in 20th century art. Blistène was also one of the people behind the concept of the exhibition L'Époque, la mode, la morale, la passion (1987).

Wednesday, May 31 from 5 pm to 9:15 pm
From the work de-materialized to document: the conceptual in the Museum
Presented by Pilar Parcerisas and Carles Guerra
Aula Elisava

Pilar Parcerisas and Carles Guerra have both studied the production of the artistic avant garde from the 1970's. They will present debates on different points dealing with the heterogeneous and multi-form production of artists deemed as "conceptual" where ideas of process, work, document and action are of the utmost relevance.

Thursday, June 1 from 5 pm to 9:15 pm
Work, Historiography and the Museum
Present by J.FF. Yvars
Aula Elisava

J.F. Yvars, professor and art critic. Author of monographs, essays and articles on 20th century art. Former director of the IVAM- Centre Julio González (Valencia).

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