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Art’s fate in the face of excess

The lastest exhibition of the artist Perejaume in collaboration with CatalunyaCaixa Social Project is a reflection on excess in the world of art.

It has been more than 10 years since Perejaume presented a project of this magnitude and scope. An exhibition that traces the last 20 years of the artist’s career and that offers a reflection on the role, the limits and the fate of art in the face of excess, aimlessness, and the build-up of so many works of art.

The peculiar — and explicit — title Ai Perejaume, si veies la munió d’obres que t’envolten, no en faries cap de nova! [Oh, Perejaume, if you only you saw the amount of works all around you, you would not do any more!] sends us in to admire more than 200 works of art by the author, most of which are unpublished and seven of them were made just for the exhibition.

Excess is what is generating controversy this time. Perejaume is concerned about the accumulation and abundance of and art and culture. Everything has turned into a sort of permanent exhibition and we’ll end up as passive actors in front of it. A distracted audience. As they say, too much of something gets boring and art is no exception. Perejaume calls for strategies to contain art and for the need to hide and be silent.

The exhibition constantly refers to nature as a symbol of perfection. The artist thus suggests that we may not need to do anything differently. A must among the works of art made of stone is Obra en préstec [Borrowed Work], the definitive metaphor for excess. Also we will see how just to what extent the Earth is covered with paint and we will take a look at some audiovisual works such as a video that synthesizes all the works of Joan Brossa tusing colourful backdrops that move up and down.

In short, an exhibition full of messages and reflections with an unexpected companion: the sound of wind.

 

Ai Perejaume, si veies la munió d’obres que t’envolten, no en faries cap de nova!
La Pedrera — Sala de Exposiciones / Passeig de Gràcia, 92
From October 25th, 2011 to February 26th, 2012
Monday–Sunday, 10:00–20:00

Category: Cultura | 18 November, 2011 | Author: Paseo de Gracia
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