Visit to Ignasi Aballí’s Studio

Visit to Ignasi Aballí’s Studio

Fecha de inicio: 
25 April 2018

 

Last Wednesday, April 25, we organized an exclusive guided tour for our collaborators to Ignasi Aballí’s Studio, located a few meters away from MACBA.

Ignasi Aballí (Barcelona, 1958) studied Fine Arts in Barcelona and graduated in 1981. One of Aballí's first exhibitions, "0-24h" was held at the Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA) in 2005. In addition, He has exhibited at the Drawing Center (New York), Le Printemps de Septembre (Toulouse) and the Venice Biennale 2007. He has also exhibited at museums such as Serralves Museum (Porto), Ikon Gallery (Birmingham) and ZKM (Karlsruhe, Germany).

His work is present in important collections such as Barrié Foundation, A Coruña, Cal Cego - Contemporary Art Collection in Barcelona, Museum of Contemporary Art of Castilla y León (MUSAC), Museu d'Art Jaume Morera, Lleida, ARCO Collection, Madrid, DA2 - Domus Artium 2002, Salamanca, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Santander (MAS), Santander. Andalusian Center of Contemporary Art (CAAC), Seville, Patio Herreriano - Museum of Contemporary Spanish Art, Valladolid or ARTIUM - Basque Museum Center of Contemporary Art, Vitoria-Gasteiz.

His work develops since the late eighties, around two apparently contradictory lines of practice. On one hand, the reflection that takes place at the beginning of his career on the minimal activity, the tiny gesture and the most imperceptible modification bring him closer to the anti-formalist current, which he shares with his generation colleagues.

It was a real pleasure to hear him, see some of his works stacked in the studio, other packed ready to transport and be part of the next exhibition project. There were multiple work tools, such as newspaper clippings, slides that a professor of Art History had given him, coloured cards and glass vases, basically, a multitude of objects that undoubtedly form part of Aballí’s imaginary, and we had the enormous privilege of knowing.