Traveling exhibition "ENTHUSIASM. Challenge and Obstinacy in the MACBA Collection"

Traveling exhibition "ENTHUSIASM. Challenge and Obstinacy in the MACBA Collection"

Fecha de inicio: 
16 January 2019

ENTHUSIASM. Challenge and Obstinacy in the MACBA Collection is an itinerant exhibition curated by David Armengol, which started in 2017 and will last until May 2019. It has already gone through Badalona, Ripollet, Vilafranca del Penedès, Martorell, Cerdanyola del Vallès, Igualada, Vilanova i la Geltrú, and now you can see it in Sant Cugat del Vallès. The last center where you will be able to visit the exhibition will be in Terrassa. It will have been exposed in a total of nine municipalities of the demarcation of Barcelona.

ENTHUSIASM is a project that addresses contemporaneity from an optimistic, persistent and passionate perspective. A direct concept that, rather than displaying works thematically or chronologically, stands as a specific whole; that is to say, a particular way of understanding artistic practice that vindicates the emotional intensity of the artwork.

The exhibition puts forward five possible approaches based on the enthusiastic act: the cosmogonic construction, the creative power of daily life, the performative charge of the body, social activism and the crisis of the very notion of art. 

The artists included in the exhibition are: Ignasi Aballí, Vito Acconci, Maja Bajevic, Marcel Broodthaers, Anne-Lise Coste, Esther Ferrer, Peter Friedl, Richard Hamilton, Emanuel Licha, Gordon Matta-Clark, Cildo Meireles, Younès Rahmoun, Tere Recarens, Àngels Ribé, Dieter Roth, Mireia Sallarès and Zush.

The exhibition can be seen at the Center d'Art Maristany de Sant Cugat until March 9 and at the Sala Muncunill de Terrassa from March 15 to May 5, 2019.

Article "El entusiasmo del MACBA llega a Sant Cugat" (catalan) Diari ara (11/01/2019)

Article “Llega la exposición Entusiasmo. El reto y la obstinación en la Colección del MACBA" (catalan) Tot Sant Cugat (10/01/2019)

Article “Contemplar el entusiasmo” (catalan) Catorze (10/01/2019)