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Perejaume "Postaler", 1984

The retrospective exhibition on the work of Perejaume (Sant Pol de Mar, 1957) was a thematic survey of his artistic career. It included works produced in a range of media – painting, photography, sculpture, installation, theatre and literature – and provided an overview of his body of work as well as conveying the system of thought that it is framed within.

Since the early seventies, when he began to exhibit regularly, Perejaume’s pictorial practice has been strongly influenced by the search for his own personal methods of figuration and imagination: collage, nativity scenes, un-painting and oism. His interest in landscape genre has also led him to compare geological and cultural visions of nature.

The title of this retrospective, Dis-Exhibit, was an ironic take on the incessant production of images that characterises the contemporary world in general, and the museum space more specifically. The artist assumed an ecological approach, presenting himself as a regulator of the consumption of these images.

The exhibition brought together a selection of 150 works produced between 1977 and 1999, and several installations conceived expressly for the occasion, such as Dir-buix (1999) and Pic-ments (1999).

The very title of this Perejaume retrospective, Dis-exhibit, seeks to comment ironically on the incessant production of images that characterises the world today and the space itself of the museum. However, at the same time, it announces a new activity, which is to regulate the appearance and consumption of these images. This activity consists, paradoxically, in “dis-exhibiting”. In this way, Perejaume draws the sense of ecological management into his practice as an artist and, in general, into the ambit of the image.

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23 April 1999 – 20 June 1999
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Dis-Exhibit
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23 April 1999 – 20 June 1999
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Perejaume
Sant Pol de Mar
1957
Perejaume began his artistic career in the late seventies, and became associated with avant-garde movements such as Dada, Surrealism and Conceptual art, and also to Romanticism and nineteenth century Catalan landscape painting. Joan Miró, Brossa, J.V. Foix, Verdaguer, popular culture in the Maresme area and the farming world are some of the influences that inspire him. His artistic production and his writing are inseparably intertwined, and have gradually given rise to a poetics of infinite metaphoric resonances in which painting coexists with photography, sculpture, words, action, video and sound. In 2005, he won the Generalitat de Catalunya’s Premi Nacional d’Arts Visuals, and the following year he won the Spanish Ministry of Culture’s Premio Nacional de Artes Plásticas. His books include: Ludwig-Jujol (1989), Què és el collage sinó acostar soledats (1989), Els cims pensamenters de les reals i verdagueres elevacions (2004) and Pagèsiques (2011), which earned him the 2012 Premi Ciutat de Barcelona.
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