Curators: “Panorama 21. Apunts per a un incendi dels ulls” (Notes for an Eye Fire), Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA), 22 October 2021–27 February 2022

With the participation of Ana Domínguez, El Palomar (Mariokissme & R. Marcos Mota), Laia Estruch, Arash Fayez, Antoni Hervàs, Rasmus Nilausen, nyamnyam (Ariadna Rodríguez & Iñaki Álvarez) with Pedro Pineda, Claudia Pagès, Aleix Plademunt, Marria Pratts, Stella Rahola Matutes, Eulàlia Rovira, Ruta de autor (Aymara Arreaza R. & Lorena Bou Linhares), Adrian Schindler, Rosa Tharrats, Gabriel Ventura and Marc Vives.

Notes for an Eye Fire” is the first in a new MACBA exhibition series titled “Panorama” focusing on contemporary art practices in and around Barcelona. As the “notes” of the title suggests, this group exhibition attempts to jot down, to lay out and to connect without seeking to be in any way definitive.

Occupying the entire top floor of the Meier Building, “Notes for an Eye Fire” will bring together specially commissioned works and recent productions being shown in Barcelona for the first time. It comprises a wide range of disciplines, including painting, sculpture, works on paper, video installation, performance, photography and textiles, and is driven by a desire to defend and verify the making of on-site exhibitions as experiences that envelop us as whole sensing bodies in space.

The title, borrowed from a 2020 book of poetry by Gabriel Ventura, conjures up a powerful metaphor that provokes a questioning of the dominance of vision, urging us to explore an expanded definition of seeing that engages our other senses and entails new ways of navigating the world, of remembering and of producing knowledge.

Notes for an Eye Fire” is curated by Hiuwai Chu (Head of Exhibitions, MACBA) and Latitudes, and coordinated by Berta Cervantes (Project Assistant, MACBA).

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Max Andrews and Mariana Cánepa Luna co-founded Latitudes, a curatorial office based in Barcelona that works internationally across contemporary art practices.

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