The artist Ferran Garcia Sevilla (Palma de Mallorca, 1949) has donated to the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya an important body of work from the period between 1966 and 1974. Before his immersion in painting, which made him famous in the 1980s, Garcia Sevilla was one of the most prominent pioneers of conceptual art. With very diverse and radical proposals, Garcia Sevilla used objects, poor materials and photographs, often as documentation for performances. One of his avenues of investigation is nature, from the minuscule, such as simple pine needles, to the cosmic order, based on rhythm and the dynamic forces that determine it. Another pole of his work is the critique of symbolic structures and the violent actions of authoritarianism, which lead him to an implacable denunciation of Francoism.
In parallel to this exhibition, the Centro de Arte Tecla Sala presents the exhibition "Cosmos-caos", a retrospective of the work of Ferran Garcia Sevilla, organised in collaboration with the Museu Nacional, which can be visited until 28 May 2023.