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From Oct. 8, 2019 to Dec. 8, 2019
58 works on display
Curator: Teresa Grandas y Pedro G. Romero
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The Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes presents "Brossa Poetry", an exhibition with pieces created by the Catalan poet, playwright and visual artist Joan Brossa (Barcelona, 1919-1998), on the centenary of his birth, which shows the consolidation of artistic language and the way of making one of the greatest exponents of Iberian art and poetry.
The exhibition, curated by Teresa Grandas and Pedro G. Romero, is organized by the Museu d'Art Contemporani of Barcelona (MACBA) together with the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes and the Centro Cultural Kirchner (CCK), venues for the simultaneous exhibition of Brossa's works in Buenos Aires.
Brossa developed his artistic practice in the 1940s in a social-political context marked by Franco’s dictatorship and in a cultural milieu characterised by the absence of avant-garde and innovative proposals. From the beginning, Brossa’s work was one of aesthetic renewal, based on literary and artistic research. Up until his death, his extensive production never ceased to develop new forms of expression and ways of experimenting with different media.
The selection of works that are displayed in the Museum is a review of the production of Brossa from three main qualities: orality, performative and antipoetry, through theater, cinema and action arts, gestures in that was a pioneer. The exhibition includes outstanding aspects of the artist's universe, such as criticism of merchandise, the poetic concept of language and the reading of Brossa as an antipoetry.