Opening: Friday 29 November, 2019 at 7pm

The Blueproject Foundation presents without image, a site-specific project by Ignasi Aballí for Il Salotto. The exhibition can be visited from 29 November 2019 to 12 April 2020.

without image is basically composed of two elements, distinctive but at the same time completely related. On the one hand, an architectural intervention that alters the perception of the exhibition space and movement through it, while remaining completely integrated within it. On the other, positioned at eye level on the walls and punctuating the itinerary, words that are revealed before the gaze of the observer, and that explain why a piece is not presented instead.

The new walls are not positioned perpendicular to the walls that delimit the room, but display a tangential displacement towards pairs of columns distributed throughout the space, which thus undergoes a new architectural configuration. Each wall can be understood as a plane, a space prepared to host an image, a work, and the artist exchanges this visualisation for a word whose meaning problematises the relationship between the visible and the imaginary. Words instead of an image that are offered as an alternative to an absence, to the lack of something to observe. Words replace supposedly absent works, but they themselves are not new works. Their significance in the installation is that of warning and explanation, like an expanded exhibition text.

In the conceptual site-specific project he presents in the Blueproject Foundation, Ignasi Aballí follows his line of text-based works, but here he shifts towards a spatial dimension and, together, they cause a collapse between word and image, between the defined and the inexpressible. To enter the installation space is to traverse the meanderings of memory, searching for the trail of diffuse or non-existent images, in what could be considered a scenography of absence.

Absent, censored, ephemeral, erased, hidden, immaterial, imperceptible, inconceivable, invisible, nonexistent, secret, transparent, unimaginable, unknown, unseen, unthinkable, vanished, voided, are all words without image.

Blueproject Foundation
C. Princesa 57
08003 Barcelona

Opening Hours
from Tuesday to Friday, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, from 12 a.m. to 7 p.m