Besides the monographic retrospective dedicated to multidisciplinary practitioner Paul McCarthy, the film Aribau will host a marathon of video performance proposals created by the American artist between 1970s and 1980s.
For the second year in a row, LOOP Barcelona is again collaborating with the Fundació Gaspar with the aim of putting in value the look of the back, in the present, with the video sample of the artist Paul McCarthy. The project brings together an outstanding selection of video-performance pieces made by the artist during the 70’s and 80′s that break the limits of painting using his body as a brush and even as a canvas. His work criticizes the media and American society with a sarcastic and ironic language, penetrating the limits of sexuality, hypocrisy and the norms of the consumer society. The performances made by McCarthy put his body as a depository of social taboos generating a work that bothers and shocks the viewer and at the same time positions itself as a reference in the contemporary art scene.