NEWSText: mariko takei

Microfàcies, 2010 Original vídeo 3D i vídeo HD, b/n, so; projectat en Blu-ray 3D, 1’ 49”, música de Benet Rossell, recitat de Cristina Gàmiz i Benet Rossell Col·lecció de l’artista ©Benet Rossell, 2010

This exhibition of the work of Benet Rossell (Àger, 1937) concentrates on two strains of this multifaceted artist’s vast production: his films and his calligraphies or micrographs. The show held at MACBA offers an interrupted, fragmented vision of his work, one that avoids the conventions of the chronological retrospective and provides several ways into a work constructed as an inter-crossing of languages and media.

Though early on he studied law, economics and sociology, Benet Rossell soon took an interest in art. His work includes an array of disciplines, from drawing and signic writing, painting and the occasional tapestry or ceramic piece, to art action and performance, experimental and commercial film, poetry and theatre, and others. This exhibition presents a great many works that have never been exhibited before. It also pays special attention to Benet Rossell’s cinematographic work, which is tightly linked to his signic and calligraphic drawings. In so doing, the show establishes a dialogue between the different media used in works produced from 1965 to the present.

Parallel Benet Rossell
Date: June 11th, 2010 – January 23rd, 2011
Summer Hours (June 24-September 24): 11:00-20:00 (Thur until midnight, Sat 10:00-20:00, Sun&holidays 10:00-15:00)
Winter Hours (September 25- June 23): 11:00-19:30 (Sat 10:00-20:00, Sun&holidays 10:00-15:00)
Closed Tuesdays (except holidays)
Place: MACBA
Address: Plaça dels Angels 1, 08001 Barcelona
Tel: +34 93 412 08 10

Text: mariko takei

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