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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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  • CONSTRUCTION OF THE MATRIXA human figure in fetal position is projected over a pile of earth covered with empty bullet cartridges. Two books illuminated by reading lamps lay open on the pile, on both sides of the projection. The lamp with the greatest intensity, containing a 60-watt light bulb, was directed at the "Communist Manifesto" and directly opposite, illuminated by a lamp with a 15-watt light bulb, lay the "New Testament".

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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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  • If You See Something...Behind four projected translucent glass windows, a number of characters exchange personal stories that reveal damning accounts of abuses of power. The windows, high, narrow and elegant, bathed in a cold white light, can be seen as evocative of an ecclesiastical space, a fitting setting if one considers the constant interference between faith and politics.


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