Friday, February 4, 2011
In collaboration with MACBA (Barcelona), Fundação de Serralves presents: "Gil J Wolman. Sou Imortal e Estou Vivo"
Video from the exhibition that took place at MACBA
In colaboration with Museu D'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA), the Fundação de Serralves (Serralves Foundation) presents the exhibition "Gil J Wolman. Sou Imortal e Estou Vivo" (I am immortal and alive).
With near 250 pieces and documents, from "L’Anticoncept" (1951) – the film that was conceived for projection onto a weather balloon and was censored in the Cannes Film Festival, with its screening only open to the press – until "Voir de mémoire" (1995), the exhibition, previously held at MACBA, Barcelona, is the first major monographic display of works from Gil Wolman happening outside France. Included are also numerous never before exhibited pieces.
This exhibition can be considered an encyclopedia of Lettrism, based on the early twentieth-century Dadaist and Futurists movements and stating that the expressive heights of all artistic expressions had already been reached.
Created in the mid-1940s by the Rumanian-Parisian artist Isidore Isou, Lettrism was endorsed by Wolman and Guy Debord.
French artist Gil J Wolman (1929–1995)) invented the “mégapneumie”, poems of breath and pure sound, for example "La mémoire", which he belched out at his legendary recitals in Paris, and ‘Scotch art’, in which he mutilated and defaced artworks in order to imbue them with new signs and meanings.
"Gil J Wolman: Sou Imortal e Estou Vivo" (Gil J Wolman. I am immortal and alive) is open to the public in the Fundação de Serralves (Serralves Foundation) until the 27th of March 2011.
Guided visits will take place on February 22 (18h30) and March 1 (18h30).
Visits can be orientated on Saturdays (17h00-18h00) and Sundays (12h00-13h00) by the staff of the Educational Service.