MACBA | Presentation of "Deaf Ears" by Antoni Abad

May 19, 2020

On May 18th, Antoni Abad spoke live with Ferran Barenblit, MACBA’s Director, and Cristina Bonet, assistant curator of, Antoni Abad’s last exhibition at MACBA (2014). The streamed conversation was open to public participation and was subtitled simultaneously in the original language (Catalan) and interpreted into Catalan sign language. In this public conversation, Antoni Abad's latest work Deaf Ears, 2019* was presented. In its original format, this installation comprises three simultaneous video projections, in which the deaf participants discuss a series of topics of their choosing in Catalan sign language. In the piece that the artist has chosen to present publicly on the occasion of International Museum Day, Delfina Aliaga and Marc Tapia talk about humour.

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*Deaf Ears, 2019 is a work produced thanks to the 2018 Multiverse Scholarship for creation in video art, BBVA Foundation - Bilbao Fine Arts Museum, in collaboration with the Federation of Deaf People of Catalonia, the Phonos Foundation and the Pompeu Fabra University.

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