Madrid

Zush

Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía

In the ’70s and ’80s, Zush showed widely not only in Spain but also internationally (for instance, in Documenta 6, 1977). More recently, he’s distanced himself from public activity in museums and art spaces, primarily because of his ever-growing dedication to production and diffusion via computers and the Internet, endeavors in which he has been a pioneer. Although he has occasionally exhibited in museums and galleries since then, his name is now better known to young artists than his work. Still, like a number of other Spanish artists who emerged thirty years ago, Zush is a spiritual precursor for a generation of young Spanish artists who have in great part been inspired by Surrealism.

In 1968, Zush (born Alberto Porta in Barcelona in 1946) decided to break with the quotidian realm, creating a parallel world called Evrugo, a fictitious state for which he has invented his own currency,

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