Purge 3

Project performanced in the framework of the cycle White under black. Works from the imperceptible, in charge of Assumpta Bassas and Joana Masó. Santa Monica Arts Center (Barcelona). From 07/01/14 to 09/14/2014

After previous editions made from the library funds, the third production of Pruned project (2014) stacks a number of materials subtracted to the circulation and private of sale. It consists in catalogue piles of different artists, collective expositions and culture promotion posters edited of recognized catalan painter artists from the 90s, by the department of culture and the same art center where they are exposed. The massive accumulation of pruned catalogs, the remaining witnesses of a recent chapter of Catalan cultural policy disappeared during the exhibition with the intervention of the public who could take an exemplar in exchange for write the reason for which the specific exemplar was chosen from the entire list offered. Public libraries of Catalonia also collaborate on the project and those who decided it, choose a book of the list to include it on the catalogue to lend it to the users. All the documents (catalogues and posters) provided for the project were operated with bookplates. In addition, each catalog’s pages had inside a list with the title and number of exemplars of all catalogs, which form the project.

For more information about the gum and the particular project can consult the online catalog:


Videos produced by Arts Santa Monica on the project:




Images of moving catalogs from the warehouse to the Santa Monica Arts Center

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