The show brings together nearly 50 works by 40 artists and transforms the rooms of the museum to reflect on the private space and the public sphere
The Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona presents Species of Spaces, an exhibition that takes on the appearance of a fragmented building recreating the spatial types that writer Georges Perec listed in his book of the same name.
Halfway between novel and essay, this 1974 publication invites the reader to travel through life from one space to another, from the most private to the public sphere. Organiser Frederic Montornés freely interprets the French author's work and takes it as a starting point to construct this exhibition.
This way, two large rooms in the museum become thirteen spaces, created ad hoc to match the titles that Perec describes in his book. All of these “species of spaces” take us to the private and intimate part of the human being (the page, the bed, the bedroom, the apartment, the apartment block, the street and the neighbourhood), or to the public sphere (the city, the countryside, the country, Europe, the world and space).
Species of Spaces features some fifty works by forty artists, including Ignasi Aballí, Lara Almarcegui, Serafín Álvarez, Martí Anson, Marcel Broodthaers and Luz Broto.
Species of Spaces
Date: to 24 April 2016
Price: general admission € 10
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