By Carles Guerra, director of the Fundació Antonio Tàpies and co-curator of the exhibition.
The severe climatic vulnerability and the economics of debt extraction suffered by the island of Puerto Rico can hardly be ignored, as it is the background that gives political meaning to the works of Allora & Calzadilla.
Allora & Calzadilla "Hope Hippo", 2005
FRIDAY, 16 MARCH 2018, 5.50 pm Venue: Fundació Tàpies Friends of the MACBA Programme
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Gold does not take on any dirt. And gold, just are diamonds, is an exalted material. It possesses such a degree of abstraction that it encounters you –if you use it artistically– on an already exalted level.