• Jan Dibbets

    Espai Poblenou

    Jan Dibbets used Barcelona as the background and pretext for the work he exhibited here. The fascination that details of particular Modernist buildings in this city hold for him led him to conceive of a series much like his previous ones, based on architectural sites such as San Cassiano Ceiling, 1979; or Spoleto Duomo, 1980. Dibbets has juxtaposed photography with painting since 1967; he considers painting irreplaceable and he uses it to correct the superficial appearance of things. Here Dibbets subjects photographs he shot on a previous visit to his characteristic method of selective decomposition,

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