Barcelona

Isidoro Valcárcel Medina

Fundació Antoni Tàpies

Although he has been producing since the early ’60s, Isidoro Valcárcel Medina was, until recently, unknown, even in Spain, outside a small group of followers. He works in a variety of registers, and his oeuvre runs the gamut from sociologically oriented proposals for public spaces, which he calls “Arquitectura premature” (Premature architecture), 1984–92, to works with a more poetic tone; and he is one of the few figures from the heyday of Conceptual art still working and putting forth coherent ideas. Valcárcel Medina has held tight to his convictions, and this has kept the institutions of art at a distance. Concerned with connecting ethics and creation, art and daily life, he has, in the course of his career, worked in both public and private spheres, though always to a similar aim: To dissociate logic from social behavior. Always rigorous, he is one of those uncommon creators who has

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