Thursday 1 and 29 October 2020

6:30 pm

Museum galleries

Free. Fully booked

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.

"Action: A provisional history of the 90s" exhibition views


Thursdays at 6:30 pm


1 October

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. 

29 October

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.

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The artist has to face the unknown with a positive mood and sink his teeth without fear
Eduardo Chillida