Saturdays 26 September, 31 October and 19 December 2020

7.30 pm

Atrium and museum galleries


The end-of-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.

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


Saturday 26 September

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

  • Pere Lluís Pla Buxó. Song – Performance
  • Jordi Mitjà. Artificial
  • Pedro Bericat. Retour
  • Oscar Abril Ascaso. Low-Tech Music No. 5 (honeycomb polyethylene plastic piece)

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.

Saturday 31 October

A session featuring poetic action and chance

  • Esther Ferrer. Mallarmé révisé o Malarmado revisado (Mallarmé Revised or Malarmé [poorly equipped] Revised), 1968/2020, and Questions and answers, 2020
  • Bartolomé Ferrando. Syntax, 1996/2020, and Cries, 2002/2020
  • Xavier Theros recites Accidents Polipoètics, 2020
Saturday 19 December

Three ways of going about things demonstrating the force of performance, musical action and action

Actions by Luz Broto, Jaume Ferrete and Marc Vives. 


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


By presenting a story of a victim of violence in Colombia, I am calling on the memory of pain which all human beings have, here or anywhere else in the world.
Doris Salcedo