Friday, 7 January 2011

JOAN BROSSA / ANTONI TAPIES - Poems from the Catalan

Blenheim Walk

7 January - 31 January

Poems from the Catalan is an exhibition of avant-garde poetry and art inspired by 30 years of political oppression in the Catalan region of Spain, focusing on the collaborative work of Barcelona-born poet Joan Brossa (1919-1998) and artists Antoni Tapies (b.1923), which they produced in the early 1970s as a response to General Franco's Nationalist regime in Spain. This exhibition reflects their artistic and political concerns and they remain important figures in 20th century art, each now represented by their own Foundation in Barcelona.

Shown with the assistance of the Hatton Gallery, University of Newcastle.

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