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.
Views of A Short Century: MACBA Collection, 2019
Thursdays at 6.30 pm
Let's talk about Déus, by Ferran García Sevilla, with Glòria Picazo, art critic and independent curator.
Let's talk about A Short Century: MACBA Collectionwith Lars Bang Larsen, writer and curator (in English). [Postponed activity]
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The unruly term psychedelia represents multifaceted phenomena and cultural expressions related to drugs such as LSD, cannabis, and mescaline. In the post-World War II era, its manifestations in Western culture ranged from experimental psychotherapy in the 1950s to countercultural protest in the 1960s and even included a belated reception behind the iron curtain. The complexity of the topic is perhaps best understood through the ways in which artists turned drug-related methodologies into an art of the nervous system, thereby turning art’s psychedelic connection into something over and beyond the visual face of the Summer of Love. In my talk I will comment on some of the works on display in MACBA’s ‘psicodelia’ presentation and propose to approach them in terms of biopolitics. Through this lens, the psychedelic sacrament LSD can be seen together with other significant inventions of the mid-20th century that were used to fundamentally re-imagine and organise human life: the bomb, the contraceptive pill, and the computer.
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