Dora García
Frase d'or (Ella té molts noms)
Golden Sentence (She Has Many Names)
2020
On display
In 2001, Dora García began her long series Frases de oro using letters inscribed with gold leaf on walls or printed on T-shirts. While the golden colour gives the phrases a certain material preciousness, the themes are always linked to common sense. Although some are taken from well-known figures such as Albert Einstein, most have been proposed by the artist. Effectively ambiguous, some are poetic, others cryptic, ironic, mocking, witty or  provocative, yet they all offer more than one reading and often incite action.

Presented as truisms and never as quotations, they act as potentials or activators of thought. Frases de oro encapsulates Dora García's attitude toward culture, one that does not value the intellectual register over the popular. Rather than a univocal interpretation and a closed semantics, she prefers the freedom of an open reading.
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original title
Frase d'or (Ella té molts noms)
year of acquisition
2024
type of object
Installation
dimensions
Variable dimensions
Copyright
© Dora García, VEGAP, Barcelona
registration number
R.6704
date
2020
fonds
MACBA Collection. Long-term loan of the Barcelona City Council
media
Gold leaf
credits
Col·lecció MACBA. Dipòsit de l'Ajuntament de Barcelona.
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