Acció de bufar l’aigua d’un cubell. Sèrie: "4 elements TERRA/AIGUA/FOC/AIRE"
Action of Blowing Water from a Bucket. Series: "4 elements EARTH, WATER, FIRE, AIR"
1972
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Nature as concept and physical reality is already present in Francesc Abad’s first actions in the early 1970s. In this period, after his stage in New York, he decided to abandon painting to position himself on another creative level. A highlight from this period was the series that refers to the four elements, done in 1972 and made known the following year in the context of the project Documentos, which features projects by Francesc Abad, Jordi Benito, Alberto Corazón, Nacho Criado, José Miguel Gómez, Antoni Muntadas and Francesc Torres. Including the basic elements of nature (earth, water, fire and air) along with one’s own body, as well as emphasising change and the notion of the ephemeral, this was a way to take art back to ground zero, as Abad set off on a path that has brought him up to the present.

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original title
Acció de bufar l’aigua d’un cubell. Sèrie: "4 elements TERRA/AIGUA/FOC/AIRE"
year of acquisition
2023
type of object
Photography
dimensions
3 fotografies de 10 x 10 cm c/u
Copyright
© Francesc Abad, VEGAP, Barcelona
registration number
R.6471
date
1972
fonds
MACBA Collection. Long-term loan of the Barcelona City Council
media
Gelatin silver print on paper
credits
MACBA Collection. Long-term loan of Barcelona City Council. Gift of Rafael Tous
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