A collection is an assembly of items such as works of art, pieces of writing, or natural objects systematically ordered because of its value. But what is it that leads the collector to undertake this action? Which psychological, social and economic mechanisms enter into play?
Oriol Vilanova (Manresa 1980, lives and works in Brussels). Vilanova is interested in the paradoxes inherent to mass culture, an obsession that has prompted him to collect a whole range of postcards he finds at second-hand markets. His artistic approach is conceptual through minimalist and architectural installations, performances and writings, based on repetition and exaggeration.
Solo exhibitions (selected); Renoncer à te décrire, Centre d’Édition Contemporaine, Geneve (2014); Petit taxi, Grand Taxi, L’Appartement 22, Rabat (2014); She corrects manners laughingly, Fundació Joan Miró – Espai 13, Barcelona (2013); The Small Collection Room, Nottingham Contemporary (2013); Quizá es cierto en teoría, Parra & Romero Gallery, Madrid (2012); Ex Aequo, Palais de Tokyo – Modules, Paris (2012), Group exhibitions (selected); The whole world, up to today, Villa du Parc, Annemasse (2015); Generación 2015, La Casa Encendida , Madrid (2015); Sous nos yeux, MACBA, Barcelona (2014); Le Tamis et le Sable, Maison Populaire, Paris (2013); Au revoir, FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Reims (2012).
Special thanks to: Triangle Postals