+ allá de las palabras, experimentaciones, 1921-2019

allá de las palabras
experimentaciones, 1921-2019

Juan Naranjo Art & Documents Gallery presents the exhibition + beyond words, experiments 1921-2019 that can be seen between October 16 and November, on Casanova Street 136 -138 B-3 08036 Barcelona,  by appointment at exhibitions@juannaranjo.eu

The exhibition begins in the 1920s with the book by Joan Salvat-Papasseit, L’irradiador del port i les Gavines published in Barcelona in 1921, in which poems he had made between 1919 and 1921 are compiled. It is one of the first books of experimental poetry published in Barcelona. The book was published at a time marked by technological euphoria derived from futurism, and the blurring of the boundaries between disciplines proposed by the Dadaists. In this period some creators began the use of visual resources such as calligrams, typographic games, the destructuring of texts, the sound experiments in which words begin to lose their linguistic meaning and acquire a new value. This type of experimentation will be present throughout the twentieth century related to avant-garde movements, with innovative currents.

+ más allá de las palabras, experimentos 1921-2019 presents a set of works and documents made between 1921 and today. The exhibition show a selection of books, magazines, visual and sound records, photographs, graphic works and other documents illustrates some of the themes that have been part of the innovative spirit of this era, shows us some works that have explored the boundaries between the word and other artistic subjects of creators like Joan Salvat-Papasseit, Raoul Hausmann, Edouard Léon Théodore Mesens, Georges Hugnet, André Martel, Henri Chopin, Paul de Vries, Isidore Isou, Maurice Lemaître, Guillem Viladot, Bernard Heidsieck, Josep Iglesias del Marquet, Eduardo Polonio, Eugeni Bonet, Joan Brossa, Juan Hidalgo,  Bartolomé Ferrando, Vicenç Altaió, Giacinto Scelsi, Marcel Pey, Salvador Saura, Xavier Franquesa, Carles Camps, Santi Pau, Jordi Cerdá, Ana Solano, Giuseppe De Mattia y Eduard Escoffet.

Continuing with our program of showing the production of creators from Latin America, on this occasion, Peruvian artist and editor Andrés Marroquín has curated and incorporated into the exhibition a selection of works made in Peru between 1927 and today by Carlos Germán Belli, César Bolaños, Rodrigo Vera Cubas, Michael Prado, Jorge Eduardo Eielson, Enrique Verástegui, Carlos Oquendo de Amat, César Toro Montalvo.

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