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Anson's Shop

NOV 2015

In a new example of re-appropriation, the artist Martí Anson is inaugurating a shop selling furniture and objects located in Barcelona’s Poblenou district, a space at street level that temporarily stocks his work, this time transformed into the project of creating a furniture shop. Once again a work taken out of the context of the conventional museum sphere.

Previously he had been a shipbuilder in “Fitzacarraldo, 55 days working on the construction of the Stela 34 sailboat”, a driver in “Mataró chauffeur” or an architect in the “Pavelló català, Arquitecte anònim” (Catalan pavilion, anonymous architect). Now, Anson presents his shopkeeper vocation and narrates this new project from the start of its inception to the search for premises, their refurbishment or the products on sale to the start-up, as if it were a conventional shop.

Conceived as a place for furnishing an apartment interior, the products on display are inspired in the designs of his father, Joaquim Anson. They are designs dating from the 1960s-‘70s, together with lamps from the Maio studio and also photographs, fabrics and other decorative objects.

The work transcends the artistic domain and gives continuity to ”Espècies d’espais” (Kinds of spaces), the exhibition curated by Frederic Montornès and staged in the MACBA which explored the book of the same name by Georges Perec.

Anson’s shop is located in calle Pallars, 175 and will be open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 17.00 to 20.00 h.


Pallars 175, Barcelona

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