The Arranz-Bravo Foundation shows an exhibition dedicated to reviewing the artistic and literary quality relationship between the poet Francesc Parcerisas and the painter Eduard Arranz-Bravo, throughout
more than Forty years of friendship. It is one of the most prolific collaborations between painter and poet in Catalan contemporary art: with about thirty joint works, mainly in the format of an artist’s book, but also in the form of illustrated poems, portraits. , Catalogs, and all 1 flow of Epistolary Exchange, unique witness of the yearnings for freedom and artistic experimentation of the final years of the dictatorship.
The most intense period of artistic collaboration between Arranz and Parcerisas is in the late sixties, when the Gaspar Gallery promotes the edition of emblematic artist books: Mes Plec (1967), Dibuix-dibuix (1968), Granollers Low Leaf (1973); initiatives that were accompanied by independent projects, such as Escultures de Mar (1969) or La gallina il ‘adolescent (1973), the latter carried out in Libertarian Ibiza in the seventies.
The exhibition also shows more recent works, such as the set of poems and engravings On éreu (2009), a self-critical review of the utopian gaze of youth. The exhibition is complemented by videos, portraits and objects that seal 1 friendship sustained over time, fruitful and fraternal.
Francesc Parcerisas (Begues, 1944) is a poet, translator and literary critic. A prominent member of the literary generation of the 70s, he has published many books of poems and has received numerous awards, such as the Carles Riba of 1966, the Joan Alcover of 1975, the Critics of Catalan Poetry (1983 ) and that of Catalan Literature of the Generalitat de Catalunya, the same year. 1991 Triumph of the present, collection of his poetic work, He received the Lletra d’Or prize. With his first book of prose, La primavera a Pequín (2013), he won the 2013 Narrative Bookseller Prize. In 2015 he was awarded the National Culture Prize “for the relevance of his poetry, his translated work and his work. work as a literary critic »
Exhibition curated by: Albert Mercadé
Exhibition opening: Thursday 3 December from 5pm (with anti-Covid prevention measures)
Thursday to Saturday: 5pm to 8pm. Sunday: 11 am-2pm
Av. Tarradellas, 44. L’Hospitalet. CC Room Key (M: L1 Tower)