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


Name: Narcís Selles Rigat

Place and data of birth: [1960] Olot (Catalonia)

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Graduated in Philology and PhD in History of Art (Autonoma University, Barcelona). From 1984 until 1999 he was teaching in a public High School. His first work of research was about Marià Vayreda and the aesthetic-ideology trends in Olot (1986). There he was relating literary discourses and artistic practices with social groups and political projects. This work meant the starting point for the historical review of the so-called School of Olot. At the end of the eighties he was interested in the social-linguistic critics and took part in several projects and activities inspired by this perspective. In the middle of the nineties he definitely moved towards the study of Artt History. He is the author of the book “Art, política i societat en la derogació del franquisme” (1999), and coauthor of “Group Tint-2” (2004) and “Art a Olot durante el franquisme i la transició a la monarquia parlamentària (2006). He has taken part in publishing initiatives like “L’art a finals del segle XX” (2002), “Diccionari d’historiografia catalana” (2003); or “60’s versus 80’s” (2004). Now, his thesis about the essayist and critic of art Alexandre Cirici Pellicer is just to be published. He has collaborated in Locus Amoenus, L'Avenç, Transversal, Papers d’Art and Brumaria; as well as in some Girona magazines (Oüern, Vitrina, Revista de Girona, Estudis Històrics de la Garrotxa, etc.) He has also commissioned several exhibitions and has carried out researches for museums, centers of art and other artistic means.

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