Unseen idea for a monument
Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona
Estudi Antoni Arola
MACBA, Gallery room in Convent dels Àngels
Josep Bohigas y Bartomeu Marí
“L’escala” -The flight of steps- is an intervention project at the Palau de la Generalitat de Caltalunya to perpetuate the historic events that determined the future of Catalan society and left a mark on its identity, Steps as an act of dialogue as a historical bridge between “power” and society and between the government and its people.
The Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art (MACBA) invited 28 artistsclosely associated with the museum to reflect on how, in a time of profound social changes and from the practice of art, it may be possible nowadays to enter into the problematic links brtween event, commemoration, aesthetics and cityes.
The result is a series of new proposals -specificly conceived for this exhibition- showing how the
tradition of monuments can be reinterpreted through the artistic languages.
At the same time, Nonument can also be seen as an open laboratory on the imminent proliferation of symbols colonising real and virtual spaces in our environment, a discursive platform from which to investigate how artists can join these pressing debates.