NONUMENT: Convent dels Àngels
Exhibition, MACBA, Barcelona, Spain, until 8 February 2015.
Cities are made of buildings, infrastructures, streets, squares, parks, and corners that are conducive to meetings, confrontations, and exchanges. The form and meaning of these spaces tend to be the result of a mixture of two distinct yet complementary processes: they are either planned and governed by projects that prefigure the form and character of the city; or they are organically-grown, informal transformations, where planning tries to rectify a posteriori existing malfunctions. Nonument is a project in which 28 artists reflect on how, through the practice of art, it may now be possible to enter into the problematic links between event, commemoration, aesthetics, and city.