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Ignasi Aballí
Desaparicions II
Disappearances II
2005
Desaparicions II (2005) takes its title from the famous novel by the writer Georges Perec, La disparition (1969), which, throughout its three-hundred pages, avoids using any word with an ‘e’, the most frequently used letter in the French language. Inspired by the book, Ignasi Aballí created a display of twenty-four movie posters with the titles of Perec's screenplays, a little-known aspect of the writer’s career. Some were actually produced, while the majority did not reach the screen, although the artist does not reveal which are which. If the cinema poster always refers to something else – to the film –, in this case it remains an orphan, testifying to an absence. On the  other hand, the images Aballí uses in the posters all allude to disappearances, such as a book without text, a fallen poster, a blank screen or a jigsaw puzzle without an image. Resonating through this sum of disappearances evoked by the work is the extermination of the Jews in the Holocaust, since the surname Perec (which only has the vowel ‘e’) was the French version of a Yiddish surname, a strategy adopted by the writer's family to protect themselves from the Nazis. There are no vowels in the original surname, since the Hebrew alphabet contains only consonants.
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original title
Desaparicions II
year of acquisition
2009
type of object
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Showcase: 114 x 142 x 76 cm; 24 prints: 100 x 70 cm each
Copyright
© Ignasi Aballí
registration number
R.3592
date
2005
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Col·lecció MACBA. Fundació MACBA
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Digital prints on paper mounted on iron and aluminium displayer
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MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Fundación Repsol Collection
original title
Desaparicions II
registration number
R.3592
date
2005
year of acquisition
2009
fonds
Col·lecció MACBA. Fundació MACBA
type of object
Object
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Digital prints on paper mounted on iron and aluminium displayer
dimensions
Showcase: 114 x 142 x 76 cm; 24 prints: 100 x 70 cm each
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MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Fundación Repsol Collection
Copyright
© Ignasi Aballí
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