Vídeo de l'acció "El nido" (Arnhem, Holanda)
Video of the performance "El nido" (Arhem, Holland)
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Acció realitzada per Pepe Espaliú al festival Sonsbeek, Arnheim (Països Baixos), entre el 29 de maig i el 5 de juny de 1993. L'acció va tenir lloc al parc que envolta el Gemeentemuseum de la ciutat. -- «In 1993, at the Sonsbeek festival in Arnhem, the Netherlands, Pepe Espaliú performed an action titled El nido (The Nest). As one could see in the video documentation in this show, he walked in circles on a platform high up in a tree for eight days, taking off one piece of clothing every day until, on the last one, he was entirely naked. This was one of Espaliú’s final works. He had been diagnosed as hiv-positive three years earlier in New York, and he passed away later in 1993 in Córdoba, the Andalusian city where he was born in 1955, bringing an end to one of the most intriguing careers among the generation of artists who emerged on the Spanish scene after the fall of the dictatorship.» HONTORIA, Javier: «Pepe Espaliú». A: ArtForum, (December 2018), [online]

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Vídeo de l'acció "El nido" (Arnhem, Holanda)
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Audiovisual recording
MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Work purchased thanks to Jose Luis Blanco
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Col·lecció MACBA. Fundació MACBA
Single-channel video, colour, sound, 15 min 28 s
© Pepe Espaliú, VEGAP, Barcelona
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