Barcelona

Barcelona

Perejaume

Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA)
Plaça dels Angels, 1
April 22–June 20, 1999

Perejaume’s subject is landscape, and though he often describes himself as a painter, his means also include writing, photography, sculpture, and installation. His irony is not corrosive, but rather is intended to open up multiple perspectives, to infiltrate the gap between presence and thought: “I am not speaking of the impossibility of painting,” he has said, “but of the persistent need to contemplate as if we were painting.” The 139 works in this retrospective, curated by Carles Guerra and Marcia Tucker, are organized thematically rather than chronologically. The catalogue includes essays by the curators, Boris Groys, and Pere Gimferrer, who introduces a selection of Perejaume’s writings.