Temporary exhibitions

Curated by
Antonio Ortega
Adam Nankervis
Several objects from Museum MAN, 2017

Self-organization provides a genealogy of artists from the 1960s on who have been developing strategies to recover the authorship of their own narrative. The exhibition is also an attempt to understand recent art and confirm the current validity of these dynamics. It includes works of artists such as Esther Ferrer, Joan Hernández-Pijuan, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Sílvia Gubern, Cesare Pietroiusti, Jiri Kovanda, Henk Peeters or François Curlet.

The continuity of positions supporting the concept of self-organization could have its base in contextual conditions such as the drop in production costs and the institutional crisis. Many recent artistic efforts have adjusted themselves to this scenario in order to maintain their cultural activity by taking on a high level of risk and making a clear commitment to their time.

Self-organization is also associated with the artists' determination to not relinquish their work to an external interpretation, instead reclaiming control of what is probably their only capital: the desire to be in charge of their own production.

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Adam Nankervis
Several objects from Museum MAN, 2017
Michelangelo Pistoletto
The Minus Objects. Struttura per parlare in piedi [The Minus Objects. Structure for speaking standing up], 1965-1966

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Free guided tour

Saturdays 25 of Februrary, 4 and 18 of March, 1, 15 and 29 of April, 6 and 20 of May
At 11 am in Catalan
At 12.30 pm in Spanish

Free participatory tour

Saturdays 11 and 25 of March, 8 and 22 of April and 13 of May at 11 am

Exhibition poster

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Exhibition texts

Download the compilation of exhibition texts written by Antonio Ortega with Mariona Moncunill’s footnotes.

In collaboration with:

  • Fundació Banc Sabadell