Ferran Garcia Sevilla
Klaas Van Gorkum
Art today, facing the doubts. The third chapter of 'The Text: First Notions and Findings' programme features artists' direct commitment to the present and the ideological force of the manifesto. Works by Chto Delat, Nuria Guell & Levi Orta, Wilfredo Prieto, Guerrilla Girls and others.
Curated by David Armengol and Martí Manen
Chto Delat / Ferran Garcia Sevilla / Rubén Grilo / Núria Güell & Levi Orta / Saskia Holmkvist / Iratxe Jaio & Klaas Van Gorkum / Mariona Moncunill / Wilfredo Prieto
+ Esther Ferrer / Martha Rosler / Guerrilla Girls
From 30 May Fabra i Coats – Barcelona Contemporary Art Centre presents IlI. Manifesto. Art Today, Facing Doubts, the new exhibition of the program The Text: First Notions and Findings.
IlI. Manifesto. Art Today, Facing Doubts is the third chapter in The Text: First Notions and Findings, a programme of exhibitions and activities analysing possible forms of writing in contemporary art. If in the first chapter (l. Chronicle. Narrative, History and Subjectivity) we looked at the subjective observation of reality in the form of chronicles, and in the second (ll. Escapes. Fiction as Rigor) we escaped through fiction, in the third and final chapter we explore artists' direct commitment to the present and the ideological force of the manifesto—a format with political and social roots understood as a form of writing, a blank sheet, a place for defining an explosion in thought and action as we face our environment.
After a whole season exploring the ties between art and writing, The Text: First Notions and Findings will close in mid-July with a final look at this relationship: The Book Lovers, an archive project curated by David Maroto and Joanna Zielinska containing over 200 novels written by artists.
Fabra i Coats - Barcelona Contemporary Art Centre is a cultural facility that produces, promotes and exhibits contemporary art projects by local and international creators.
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