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Radical Conceptual Art revisited: A social and political perspective from the East and the South


Name: Eugčnia Balcells

Place and data of birth: [1943] Barcelona

Place of work during the 60’s and 70’s (personal biography):

Eugènia Balcells graduated as an Architectural Technician and completed her artistic training in New York. Her artistic career began in the 70s in the context of Spanish conceptual art, with her being a pioneer in the fields of experimental filmmaking and audio-visual art.

The artist's work has developed through the production of videos, films and installations, in which she makes clear the abuses of contemporary mass consumer society. Recurring themes include the use of everyday objects, images and the role of the woman, interpersonal relationships and mankind's confrontation with its own existence, always from a critical, committed standpoint.

Eugènia Balcells makes use of all manner of materials, object and images, giving them both a use and an artistic meaning. Formally speaking, her work reflects an interest in the circle, employed in a number of her installations, the relationship between images and sounds, and the effects and meanings of light.


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