Brossa developed his artistic practice in the 1940s, in a sociopolitical context marked by Franco’s dictatorship, and in a cultural milieu characterised by the absence of avant-garde and innovative proposals. From the beginning, and up until his death,  Brossa’s work was one of aesthetic renewal, based on literary and artistic research. His extensive production never ceased to develop new forms of expression and ways of experimenting with different media.

In 2011, the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona was made the depository of the Fonds of the Fundació Joan Brossa, which contains the legacy of the artist. The fonds consist of manuscripts, documents, correspondence and his personal library, among other materials. It is a unique tool for understanding Brossa’s extremely interesting work.

To secularise this great poet is not an easy task, and that is the challenge faced by this project, halfway between Marx and Mallarmé: to give Brossa back his simple and popular voice, the voice of the people, whether they wear a hat or not; the voice of a light bulb, a train ticket, a playing card, a set of handcuffs or confetti. People speak Brossa.



Artist: Joan Brossa (Barcelona, 1919-1998)
Curators: Teresa Grandas and Pedro G. Romero

Exhibition organised by Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA), in collaboration with Artium, Vitoria, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (MNBA), Centro Cultural Kirchner (CCK), Buenos Aires, and the Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo (MUAC), UNAM, Mexico City.




Poesía Brossa Poetry

Authors : Teresa Grandas, Pedro G. Romero, Joan Brossa, Glòria Bordons

Language : Spanish & English


Price: $300