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"RAYMOND HAINS"
1999-09-21 until 1999-12-05
Museum of Contemporary Art Barcelona
Barcelon, , ES Spain

The entire body of work of Raymond Hains (Saint-Brieuc, 1926) revolves around a single obsession: an exploration of the world based on language, with all the freedom of action and existence which language allows. In 1947, the artist created his first hypnagogic photographs which, with the help of special filters, enabled him to make a poem by Camille Bryen illegible. Madness plays a fundamental role for Hains, who always relates it with the decadence inherent in the city.

The techniques of appropriation which Raymond Hains constantly uses are complex cultural operations, the basis of which lies in the play of language and the laws of the unconscious formulated by psychoanalysis. Following in the tradition of Raymond Roussel and Marcel Duchamp, Hains uses the inexhaustible process of association of ideas in the form of plays on words and other procedures. He constructs a fragmented narrative which allows him to combine the most varying elements and the most distant dimensions.

Making his way through a mixture of autobiographical references and cancelling out all personal elements, Raymond Hains brings a marked sense of humour to his observation of a fragmented subjectivity. For him, every room is a labyrinth of language; this means that the city is all the more so, with the paths travelled by its citizens representing a real digression on the part of language. Hains considers that the rhetoric of the walk, with its figures of language and paths, allows us to design a poetic geography over the real geography of the world.


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