Photo © Thomas Canet

Photo © Thomas Canet

Still of Leopoldo María Panero, in "El Desencanto" film by Jaime Chavarri, 1976.

Still of Leopoldo María Panero, in "El Desencanto" film by Jaime Chavarri, 1976.

Leopoldo María Panero in the stand at the Madrid Book Fair (2011). Photo © Bal Ferrero

Leopoldo María Panero in the stand at the Madrid Book Fair (2011). Photo © Bal Ferrero

Leopoldo María Panero in the stand at the Madrid Book Fair (2011). Photo © Bal Ferrero

Leopoldo María Panero in the stand at the Madrid Book Fair (2011). Photo © Bal Ferrero

Leopoldo María Panero in the stand at the Madrid Book Fair (2011). Photo © Bal Ferrero

Leopoldo María Panero in the stand at the Madrid Book Fair (2011). Photo © Bal Ferrero

Leopoldo María Panero in the stand at the Madrid Book Fair (2011). Photo © Bal Ferrero

Leopoldo María Panero in the stand at the Madrid Book Fair (2011). Photo © Bal Ferrero

Still of the video work entitled "Merienda de negros" by the artist Elba Martínez, 2002; 1/2. Edition 2 + AP. Duration 50 min.

Still of the video work entitled "Merienda de negros" by the artist Elba Martínez, 2002; 1/2. Edition 2 + AP. Duration 50 min.

View of Elba Martínez's video "Merienda de negros".

View of Elba Martínez's video "Merienda de negros".

Installation view

Installation view

Installation view

Installation view

Installation view

Installation view

Installation view

Installation view

Installation view

Installation view

"About Things one sees in Heaven", 1968. Original document.

"About Things one sees in Heaven", 1968. Original document.

"I'm thirsty". Original document

"I'm thirsty". Original document

"Poem to Yolanda", 1980. Original document.

"Poem to Yolanda", 1980. Original document.

"Arthur Machen. That which is not of this world". Original document.

"Arthur Machen. That which is not of this world". Original document.

"Autointerview", 16 questions. Original document.

"Autointerview", 16 questions. Original document.

"No, we are neither Romeo nor Juliet", 1968. Original document.

"No, we are neither Romeo nor Juliet", 1968. Original document.

"Nor are we in Medieval Italy". Original document.

"Nor are we in Medieval Italy". Original document.

"To Calvert Casey". Original document.

"To Calvert Casey". Original document.

Original document.

Original document.

Original document.

Original document.

"As in a Poem by Edwin Arlington Robinson". Original document.

"As in a Poem by Edwin Arlington Robinson". Original document.

"The Pink Pierced Shirt". Original document.

"The Pink Pierced Shirt". Original document.

Original document.

Original document.

Original document.

Original document.

"C.S.P. (singer), L.P.B. (promoscovit communist agitator)". Original document.

"C.S.P. (singer), L.P.B. (promoscovit communist agitator)". Original document.

Original document.

Original document.

Original document.

Original document.

"Eugenio d'Ors always weighs a little, even if only under the arm." Original document.

"Eugenio d'Ors always weighs a little, even if only under the arm." Original document.

Original document.

Original document.

"In the manner of Giorgio Bassant and tropisms, with some insignificant changes." Original document.

"In the manner of Giorgio Bassant and tropisms, with some insignificant changes." Original document.

Original document.

Original document.

"Margarita Gautier against the three musketeers". Original document.

"Margarita Gautier against the three musketeers". Original document.

"The opposite sidewalk". Original document.

"The opposite sidewalk". Original document.

Original document.

Original document.

Original document.

Original document.

"What should be said in these cases?". Original document.

"What should be said in these cases?". Original document.

"Golden Boy's victory in the third." Original document.

"Golden Boy's victory in the third." Original document.

"General Custer is feeling bad call another day forgive me thank you." Original document.

"General Custer is feeling bad call another day forgive me thank you." Original document.

Original document.

Original document.

Original document.

Original document.

Original document.

Original document.

"That nigger, that dirty nigger." Original document.

"That nigger, that dirty nigger." Original document.

Original document.

Original document.

"To Jaime Gil de Biedma, co-author of this poem." Original document.

"To Jaime Gil de Biedma, co-author of this poem." Original document.

Original document.

Original document.

Original document.

Original document.

Original document.

Original document.

"Dance license." Original document.

"Dance license." Original document.

"Tribute to Arthur Adamov." Original document.

"Tribute to Arthur Adamov." Original document.

"Bon Voyage". Original document.

"Bon Voyage". Original document.

"Golden Lotus." Original document.

"Golden Lotus." Original document.

"Cayó Miron". Original document.

"Cayó Miron". Original document.

"Popin". Original document.

"Popin". Original document.

"At some point." Original document.

"At some point." Original document.

Handwritten text. Original document.

Handwritten text. Original document.

"Álvaro Delgado, that son of a bitch." Original document.

"Álvaro Delgado, that son of a bitch." Original document.

Handwritten text. Original document.

Handwritten text. Original document.

"The Songs." Original document.

"The Songs." Original document.

"III". Original document.

"III". Original document.

Original document.

Original document.

Original document.

Original document.

"The mischief of Deborah Kerr." Original document.

"The mischief of Deborah Kerr." Original document.

Original document.

Original document.

Original document.

Original document.

"Jesus the Pifco limps a little on certain occasions." Original document.

"Jesus the Pifco limps a little on certain occasions." Original document.

"Usefulness of the work projected here." Original document.

"Usefulness of the work projected here." Original document.

"Remove that radio, please." Original document.

"Remove that radio, please." Original document.

"You couldn't be there. It was all full of police, and besides, I don't know how to dance". Original document.

"You couldn't be there. It was all full of police, and besides, I don't know how to dance". Original document.

"What the hell is Thomas de Quincey waiting for, standing eternally in that damn corner?" Original document.

"What the hell is Thomas de Quincey waiting for, standing eternally in that damn corner?" Original document.

"Suddenly an article was made." Original document.

"Suddenly an article was made." Original document.

Original document.

Original document.

"Whose turn it is to pick up the dominoes today." Original document.

"Whose turn it is to pick up the dominoes today." Original document.

Original document.

Original document.

Part of the archive.

Part of the archive.

Part of the archive.

Part of the archive.

OVER THE RUINS OF MADNESS. Leopoldo María Panero’s Archive

Leopoldo María Panero

from December 17, 2019 to January 11, 2020

Leopoldo María Panero (Madrid, 1948 -  Las Palmas, 2014), author of one of the most original and transgressive works of Spanish literature, left in the Panero family home in Madrid on Ibiza Street, 35, 12 folders full of stains and blotches, containing various documents. This archive, validated by Túa Blesa, professor at the University of Zaragoza and the greatest expert in the poet's work, includes a book of prose poems entitled No, we are neither Romeo nor Juliet, dating from 1968, part of the "Novísima" poetry; two horror stories translated / perverted by Arthur Machen; 12 single poems, including one dedicated to the case of "Yolanda" (1980) and another to the juvenile delinquent El Jaro; also, 8 essays on drugs, literature and psychoanalysis. In addition to these documents, there are some pages containing only one sentence, in the form of visual poetry, as well as some handwritten letters. 

Over the Ruins of Madness is an exhibition in which we present this archive and the video work Merienda de negros by the Navarrase artist Elba Martínez (Spain, 1974), who creates this piece on two trips in 2002 and 2003 to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, to the psychiatric hospital where Leopoldo was at that time.

Press Release

CV Elba Martínez

Exhibition Overview