PIPA Prize nominee in 2012 and 2015, Pedro Motta participates in “Uprisings”, on view at the Museu Nacional D’Art de Catalunya until May 21st, 2017. Gathering nearly 300 pieces from mid-nineteenth century to the present, amongst paintings, drawings and prints, photos, movies and manuscripts, the exhibition delves into social movements and revolutions of all kinds.
The show is curated by Georges Didi-Huberman, renowned philosopher and art historian. In his introductory text, he remembers the importance of images in the concept of “rising up” against something or someone, carrying the responsibility of making riots, political turmoils and social movements in general visible in the public space.
In the end of this text, the curator establishes a bridge between the exhibition and current affairs: “In any case, whenever a wall is erected, there will always be “people arisen” to “jump the wall,” that is, to cross over borders. If only by imagining. As though inventing images contributed —a little here, powerfully there— to reinventing our political hopes.”
See some of the artworks featured in “Uprisings” below:
Curated by Georges Didi-Huberman
On view from February 24th to May 21st, 2017
Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya
Palau Nacional, Parc de Montjuïc, s/n
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