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Miquel Barceló. Despintura fònica

Miquel Barceló accompanied by the musician Pascal Comelade

18 and 19 Jun. 2021 | Courtyard of Museo de Málaga, 8pm

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

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.

Tickets to attend this event in the Courtyard of the Museum of Malaga are free and may be requested here.

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