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Meadows/ARCO Artist Spotlight: Ignasi Aballí

Mar 06, 2022 - Jun 26, 2022

The Meadows Museum presents the work of Spanish conceptual artist Ignasi Aballí (b. 1958), who is representing Spain at the 59th Venice Biennale this spring. Palabras Vacías (Empty Words) (2020), confronts the viewer with 27 individual, galvanized iron plates into which are cut adjectives that reference being invisible or forgotten—thereby imbuing the negative space with meaning; what he refers to (both literally and figuratively) as “empty words.” The resulting tension between the form and meaning of the words creates a dialogue between language and image, between signified and signifier.
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