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"Antagonisms: Art and Politics 1950 to Today"
2001-07-05 until 2001-10-14
Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona
Antagonisms is an exhibition which analyses the political aspects and activism of artistic
practices to have appeared between the late fifties and the present day. The exhibition is
complemented by artist interventions, a cycle of cinema and video, workshops, lectures and
seminars (see The Agencies, actions and urban interventions).
This exhibition is part of the first BARCELONA ART REPORT 2001 triennial, an initiative of the Ajuntament de Barcelona
(Barcelona City Council) which is organised jointly by the Institut de Cultura de
Barcelona (ICUB), the Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona (CCCB)
and the Museu dArt Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA).
This first triennial, under the title EXPERIENCES, also involves the collaboration of the Centre dArt Santa Monica (Visual Arts Delegation of the
Generalitat de Catalunya - Government of Catalonia), Hangar, the Escola
Tecnica Superior dArquitectura de Barcelona (ETSAB - Barcelona School of
Architecture), the Fundaci6 Antoni Tapies and Barcelona Televisi6 (B TV), and
is still open to institutions and collectives for new initiatives.
The concept and method for the triennial is EXPERIENCES. BARCELONA ART REPORT 2001 is the starting shot, the opening for experimentation in a process of aggregation which sets out to present the all-a-round creative reality of the city of Barcelona, and to reflect on the image of the contemporary city and look at artistic practice as a factor of social criticism.