Publisher Macba, Barcelona
13 x 20 cm. 96 pages
In 2003, Dora García proposed a suggestive artistic intervention to the Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona. Juxtaposing the MACBA’s physical and symbolic space, the artist ingeniously transformed its monumentality, turning it into a kingdom-church in which one could cultivate and profess a different vision of Art. García used the metaphor and irony of predicting and organizing the future to de-institutionalize and to critique the manner in which museums appropriate history to organize the present. The project included the construction of a web site and the publication of a novel in which appears a detailed chronicle of the museistic construction of the Kingdom. This ‘futurist installment’ includes notes by Chus Martínez, Emiliano Battista, Maureen Mooren, and Daniel Van Der Velden.