PEP AGUT

PEP AGUT, "La trahison trahie" [La traïció traïda] [La traición traicionada]
03.07 > 04.09.2021
Aural Galería | 68 Pelayo· Madrid | info.auralgaleria.com | www.auralgaleria.com

Pep Agut's exhibition is the second individual held at the gallery and the first at our
headquarters in Madrid coinciding with his exhibition "Meridiano de Madrid: dream and
lie" at Palacio de Cristal of the Reina Sofía Museum until August.
At the crossroads between reality and fiction, art becomes a limbo capable of producing
both without, paradoxically, being able to define itself. Art seems to be, thus, like a
Heraclitian river that borders them both, affirming itself in its own dilution and moving
downstream, always, with another step (not) further.
" The betrayal betrayed " drags in its waters, like boulders, the positions of René
Magritte and Marcel Broodthaers. I will dare to define the first as the artist of
dysfunction and the second as the artist of death. Interpreting them, I will drown by
affirming with my work that: 1) This is not a corpse, and 2) The images drown in the
waters of their own betrayed betrayal.
Three specific works are displayed in the gallery spaces.
At the beginning, "Projects for my own Stone (weekly)”, a diary on my own deaths and
their representations. 7 deaths as the 7 days of the week.
In the second, with " The betrayal betrayed ”, references the two great Belgian artists
(Magritte & Broodthaers), to reality, representation, delirium, and death executed on
people or objects. Images always from power.
In the last space, with “This is not a corpse (business cards)”, articulates the living
presence of many of the people executed by the Franco dictatorship regime in the years
after the civil war collected by the Memoria y Libertad foundation.
I would like to summarize the whole of the works with a suggestion: to forget the past
one must remember to do so”
Pep Agut. Terrasa, June 2021
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More information of the artist available below.
For additional information and pictures of each piece, click on them.

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Invitation. Exhibition Pep Agut, 2021

 

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Installation view_Pep Agut, "La trahison trahie" [La traïció traïda] [La traición traicionada], 2021

 

Pep Agut Bonsfills

"Ce n'est pas un cadavre (cartes de vivite)" [Això no és un cadàver (targetes de visita)] [Esto no es un cadáver (tarjetas de visita)], 2021

 

Installation: 147 business cards on paper.

Pep Agut Bonsfills

"La trahison trahie" [La traïció traïda] [La traición traicionada], 2021

 

Plaster sculpture

115 x 10 x 10 cm

Pep Agut Bonsfills

"Projets pour ma propre pierre tombal (hebdomadaire)" [Projectes per a la meva pròpia làpida (setmanal)] [Proyectos para mi propia lápida (semanal)]., 2021

 

Collage and pen on paper.

21.7 x 14.3 cm (c/u)

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PEP AGUT (Terrassa, Barcelona, 1961)
Studied at the Facultat de Belles Arts de Sant Jordi of the University of Barcelona (1979-
84). He played at the XXIII Olympiad - Los Angeles (1984). In 1988 he moved to Cologne
(Germany) until 1991 when he was invited to Paris by the Fondation Cartier. He moved
back to Barcelona in 1992, and he’s currently living in Terrassa.
Pep Agut, sometimes framed in the post-conceptualism of the 1990s in Spain, reflects
largely on the role of the artist, the problem of representation and place of art within a
system that he considers weighed down by spectacularization and in which work of art
is reduced to mere merchandise, but at the same time, and particularly since the 1980s,
he is shown as one of the main actors on the set founding of neoliberalism.
He has had solo and group exhibitions in large events such as the XLV Venice Biennale
(1993), Prospekt (1996), the XI th Sidney Biennale (1998), Art Unlimited, Basel (2004) as
well as in museums such as the Tel Aviv Museum of Contemporary Art (1993) or the
MACBA, Museu d'Art Contemporani, Barcelona (2000) among others. He has
coordinated and participated in seminars and conferences and has lectured at the
University of Barcelona.

SELECTION OF WORKS IN COLLECTIONS
ARTIUM Museum of Contemporary Art of Vitoria. Vitoria; Bank of Spain, Madrid;
Collection Caja Mediterráneo Foundation, Alicante; CAPC Musée d'Art Contemporain,
Bordeaux; Caixa Collection Terrassa. Terrassa; Cajamadrid Foundation Collection,
Madrid; Coca-Cola Foundation Collection, Madrid; Dhont-Dhaenens Museum, Deurle;
ECB European Central Bank, Frankfurt; Fons d'Art of the Generalitat de Catalunya,
Barcelona. FRAC Haut Normandie, Rouen; FRAC Languedoc-Roussillon, Montpellier;
La Caixa Foundation, Barcelona; MACBA Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona,
Barcelona; MNCARS Reina Sofía National Art Center Museum, Madrid; Rochechouart
Departmental Museum, Limoges.