previews

Barcelona

“The Passion According to Carol Rama”

Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA)
Plaça dels Angels, 1
October 31 - February 22

Curated by Teresa Grandas, Beatriz Preciado, and Anne Dressen

The title for Carol Rama’s upcoming survey borders on the tautological, as, indeed, the Italian artist’s career, and her very person, have become so deeply aligned with the twin poles of eros and pathos that her name alone triggers delicious shudders. In this much-needed consideration of Rama’s oeuvre, nearly 200 works take viewers through the artist’s complex trajectory. While exploring, from the mid-1930s through the mid-2000s, all manner of forms, techniques, and vocabularies, she remained committed to deconstructing conventions of representation and to offering lush, sexual, feminist alternatives. Accompanying the exhibition, a catalogue including reflections by Le Tigre, Jack Halberstam, Dahn Vo, and others, testifies to the wide reach of this pioneer’s work. Travels to the Musée d’Art Moderne, Paris, spring 2015; Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Finland; Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin; Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Turin.