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Jaume Xifra
Barrière
Barrier
1974
During the early seventies, Jaume Xifra worked with ‘poor’ materials and impossible objects to critique the world of consumerism. Barbed wire is used to render a series of domestic objects devoid of their real function. Here, he presents a barrier of the kind used to close access or to protect pedestrians, its significance reinforced by the barbed wire that serves as a deterrent for all those who approach or want to touch it. The artist’s penchant for humour and absurdity is evident in this object of control, often used by the police, that is trapped in its own repressive situation.
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original title
Barrière
year of acquisition
2008
type of object
Sculpture
dimensions
85.3 x 154 x 58.5 cm
Copyright
© Jaume Xifra, VEGAP, Barcelona
registration number
R.3151
date
1974
fonds
MACBA Collection. Long-term loan of the Barcelona City Council
media
Barbed wire
credits
MACBA Collection. Barcelona City Council long-term loan
original title
Barrière
registration number
R.3151
date
1974
year of acquisition
2008
fonds
MACBA Collection. Long-term loan of the Barcelona City Council
type of object
Sculpture
media
Barbed wire
dimensions
85.3 x 154 x 58.5 cm
credits
MACBA Collection. Barcelona City Council long-term loan
Copyright
© Jaume Xifra, VEGAP, Barcelona
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