previews

  • Alice Creischer, Apparat zum osmotischen Druckausgleich von Reichtum bei der Betrachtung von Armut (Apparatus for Osmotic Compensation of the Pressure of Wealth During the Contemplation of Poverty), 2005, metal, paint, fabric, thread, and pencil on paper, dimensions variable.

    Alice Creischer

    Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA)
    Plaça dels Angels, 1
    February 1 - May 18

    Curated by Bartomeu Marí

    Since the mid-1990s, Alice Creischer has contested official representations of capitalism and liberal democracy by proposing historical counternarratives in complex assemblages of texts and images. This exhibition of twelve works includes the Courbet-inspired installation L'atelier de la Peintrice: Allégorie réelle déterminant une phase de sept années de ma vie artistique (The Painter's Studio: A Real Allegory Defining Seven Years of My Artistic Life), 2000, and Apparat zum osmotischen Druckausgleich von Reichtum bei der Betrachtung von Armut (Apparatus for Osmotic Compensation of the Pressure of Wealth During the Contemplation of Poverty), 2005, which poetically imagines a reorganization of global resources. The catalogue accompanying the show includes a selection of Creischer's idiosyncratic writings, which are crucial to understanding her intellectually rigorous practice.