Thursday 1 and 29 October 2020 and 14 January 2021
The programme Let’s talk about generates discussions on the Museum’s exhibitions between the different agents and artists in the city and our regular public. It is a meeting point that regards exhibitions as powerful devices capable of activating the imagination and generators of discourses that often go beyond the preconceived readings of the institution or the curatorial team.
Thursdays at 6:30 pm
Let's talk about... Polypoetic Accidents 2020, with Xavier Therós, writer and poet.
Polypoetic Accidents was a polypoetry duo active between 1991 and 2017, when one of the two members, Rafael Metlikovez, passed away. During the years of their activity, they gave recitals in Catalonia, Spain, Italy, France, Germany, Portugal, the United States, Colombia and Mexico, as well as at the Georges Pompidou Centre in Paris and the Bowery Poets Club in New York. They premiered five performance pieces-talks at the Malic, Sala Beckett, Tantarantana, Mercat de les Flors and Espai Brossa-la Seca theatres, and published several books of poetry, some translated into German, Portuguese, Greek or English. In 1997 they won an Aplauso at the Sebastià Guasch Awards, and in 2007 they won the Roma Poetry Slam, held at the Teatro Palladium in Rome. They collaborated creating texts for La Fura dels Baus, Sol Picó, Carles Santos, Pascal Comelade and Frank T; and they shared the stage with poets such as Josep Palau i Fabre, Enric Casasses, John Giorno, Jesús Lizano, Jean Jacques Lebel and Joan Brossa, who said of them that they made “feast day poetry”. On this occasion we will listen to their classic poems, now recited in just one voice.
Let's talk about... The spoken revue, oral evocations, with Ester Xargay, artist.
What was the spoken revue De viva veu (Out Loud)? It is to explore this question that we will be holding a debate in the manner of a happening open to the people who were involved in the spoken revue at the time or who are curious to learn about it now. Participants are free to attend in person or online and to contribute in verbal or gestural form through art, poetry and music to the peripatetic discussion reminiscent of the anarchic sessions that took place in the forum for freedom offered by the spoken and walked revue De viva veu (1993-1995). In addition, with this collective event we will be paying tribute to the artist and writer Carles Hac Mor: not only was he one of the key figures behind the spoken revue, together with Ester Xargay, but he was also the chief exponent of the aesthetics of tumult, the leading light of all kinds of HACliberations and artistic contubernia, of events that were always open, anarchic and creative that provided opportunities for a fruitful encounter between a huge number of artists from different generations and in diverse practices. He was animated and inspirational, generating energy and ideas that contributed to the spread of action and art in Catalonia in the 1980s and 90s.
Let's talk about... with Lluís Alabern, artist.
Dialogue in three chapters. 1. An art that is born small, aslant, aware it is as inconsequential as a whisper. An art of action without objects; an art of attitude that is not looking to innovate; that knows there is almost no place for it, that is mediocre, that is looking to find a way in through the cracks in the system. 2. As is inevitable in an art made of action and the everyday, that life is traversed hazardously. 3. Like this insignificant and biographical art, it ends up failing.