The Imaginary Museum takes its title from André Malraux, French writer and politician, who introduced the term in his first book, the three-volume Psychology of Art (published between 1947–49). Far from pretending to go deeper in the author’s thesis, our exhibition brings together, in an open and inclusive way, works by ten artists of diverse artistic interests:
PATRICIA DAUDER, HANS-PETER FELDMANN, DORA GARCÍA, ANA JOTTA, JOCHEN LEMPERT, MARC NAGTZAAM, PETER PILLER, XAVIER RIBAS, all represented by ProjecteSD. And two invited artists: DAAN VAN GOLDEN, Dutch artist of unquestionnable prestige, whose work is barely known in Spain and Spanish artist ISIDORO VALCÁRCEL MEDINA.
In The Imaginary Museum there is drawing, sculpture, painting, photography, texts. Abstraction, landscape, figure, references to classic scupture, to anthropology, a subtle oriental touch and even prophecies. The exhibition can be seen, then, as an ecclectic combination of works, and this is exactly its intention. We encourage each visitor to explore and look for connections among the works or to simply experience them to insert them in his/her own imaginary or real museum.
This exhibition was part of the BARCELONA GALLERY WEEKEEND 2020 program, happening from September 17 to 20. In the context of the weekend and related to what we show at the exhibition we organised a performance by DORA GARCÍA: THE PROPHETS, that took place on SEPTEMBER 19, 12.00 to 15.00 H.