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The Collection starts with the materic abstraction of the fifties and follows the evolution of European pop, the avant-gardes of the sixties and seventies, the centrality of the word and poetic experience and the return of photographic figurative ...

Highlights

  • A Short Century: MACBA CollectionThe presentation is designed to tell the history of modern and contemporary art through the particular perspectives, politics and themes developed in the MACBA Collection since its inception.

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  • The MACBA Collection. Selected worksThe publication The MACBA Collection. Selected works presents 193 prominent works from the museum's holdings.



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  • The Museum AppDo you want to turn your visit to MACBA into a unique experience? Install our app and browse the Museum without letting a single detail escape you.

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  • RinzenThe work’s message is not only against the brutality of war, ‘it has other intentions, such as seeking concentration to arrive at a deeper understanding of reality’. 'Rinzen' is a complex work that invites us to meditation and inner vision.




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  • Réserve de Suisses morts‘There is nothing more normal than a Swiss person… so all these dead people are only all the more terrifying. They are us.’ Christian Boltanski, 1996






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  • CONNECTIONSAnni Albers enrolled in the weaving workshop and turned this medium traditionally associated with female activity into her means of expression. Her exploration of the technical limits of hand weaving and the innovative uses of weaving such as art, architecture and design earned her wide recognition.


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