Exclusive visit with the artist to the “Miralda. MADEINUSA” exhibition at the MACBA

Exclusive visit with the artist to the “Miralda. MADEINUSA” exhibition at the MACBA

Fecha de inicio: 
15 December 2016

 


On December 15th, the collaborators of the MACBA Foundation had the pleasure to enjoy an exclusive guided tour to the exhibition Miralda. MADEINUSA with the artist.

Miralda has developed a method based on participation, the idea of rituality or ceremony and gastronomy, transforming such a universal act as food in a creative universe. Employing a non-conformist language, baroque and full of humour, that celebrates the senses and brings close art and life, he undertakes an ethnological exploration of human behaviour in his work.

The exhibition brings together for the first time the 14 projects made by Miralda during his stay in the United States, from the mid-seventies to the late nineties. Among the most representative works we find Breadline (1977), a monumental line of bread presented at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston; El Internacional Tapas Bar & Restaurant (1984–86), a social and artistic experiment made with the restauranteur Montse Guillén in New York’s TriBeCa neighbourhood; Honeymoon Project (1986–92), a symbolic wedding between the Statue of Liberty in New York and the Columbus Monument in Barcelona. Wheat & Steak (1981), a performance that includes a food parade along the streets of Kansas City, an exhibition at the Nelson-Atkins Museum and a special event at the Board of Trade of this city; or Santa Comida (Holy Food) (1984–89), an installation from the MACBA Collection, which receives the legacy of Afro-Caribbean culture in America today.

Miralda biography Video