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6663_001_rgb--imatge-sense-titol-serie-irreversible--impossible
Jaume Xifra
Sense títol. Sèrie: "Irreversible" / "Impossible"
Untitled. Series: "Irreversible" / "Impossible"
1974
Ritual objects particularly stand out amongst the many series of objects produced by Jaume Xifra. Here is where we find these Reliquaries (1969–1971) and the Irreversibles/Impossibles Series (1972–1976). Both series were associated with his return to Europe after a stage in Chile in 1968–1969, where he collaborated in the cooperative craft studios at Huaquén. When he returned to Paris he did so with an idea of a more participative form of art, which is where his idea emerged to make objects as reliquaries. His intention was for them to help us in our personal lives, and with memory, contemplation and purification. With the Impossibles, in turn, he uses common instruments like scissors, pliers and nails, wrapping them with barbed wire to impede them from being used, eliminating their functionality. The Irreversibles, for their part, draw viewers in by asking them to change the object’s position or just as well destroy it.
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original title
Sense títol. Sèrie: "Irreversible" / "Impossible"
year of acquisition
2023
type of object
Object
dimensions
15 x 62 x 43 cm. // FITXA TOUS: 35 x 43 x 5
Copyright
© Jaume Xifra, VEGAP, Barcelona
registration number
R.6663
date
1974
fonds
MACBA Collection. Long-term loan of the Barcelona City Council
media
Wire and plastic tablecloth, pieces of cutlery and dish in methacrylate vase
credits
MACBA Collection. Long-term loan of Barcelona City Council. Gift of Rafael Tous
original title
Sense títol. Sèrie: "Irreversible" / "Impossible"
registration number
R.6663
date
1974
year of acquisition
2023
fonds
MACBA Collection. Long-term loan of the Barcelona City Council
type of object
Object
media
Wire and plastic tablecloth, pieces of cutlery and dish in methacrylate vase
dimensions
15 x 62 x 43 cm. // FITXA TOUS: 35 x 43 x 5
credits
MACBA Collection. Long-term loan of Barcelona City Council. Gift of Rafael Tous
Copyright
© Jaume Xifra, VEGAP, Barcelona
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