Dance and performance

Miquel Barceló. Despintura fònica

18June 19, 2021

Miquel Barceló accompanied by the musician Pascal Comelade

Based on the exhibition Miquel Barceló. Metamorphosis, the Museo Picasso Málaga, in close collaboration with the Museo de Málaga, has organized “Despintura fònica” (Phonic Unpainting), a performance in which the artist creates an ephemeral artwork that slowly becomes volatile before the audience’s very eyes.

Miquel Barceló’s performance art is known for an aesthetic that is half-way between Altamira cave paintings and graffiti, in which the artist evokes the Buddhist notion of impermanence with an audiovisual and painted display in which drawings disappear as if by magic. After being performed for the first time at Musée Picasso Paris, as well as other iconic venues in Bangkok, Kyoto, Salamanca and Zurich, Miquel Barceló is now presenting two performances in Málaga.

In the first half, Miquel Barceló will create drawings in water using brushes, balls, and water pistols. In the second half, the audience will watch, alongside the artist, the gradual disappearance before their very eyes of the work he has just created, to a background of vibrant music of Pascal Comelade. This French- Catalan musician, who is widely known in both France and Japan, creates avant-garde music in which his roots are very much present. The running time is approximately 30 minutes. Both sessions have a limited number of seats and will be held in compliance with all current health regulations.

Miquel Barceló. Despintura fònica June 18 and 19, 2021, Malaga, Spain Production: Museo Picasso Málaga, 2021 Music: Pascal Comelade Duration: 2’10 "


June 18, 2021

June 19, 2021


Free admission


8:00 pm


2 hours 10 minutes




Museo Picasso Málaga


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