(P) - Bilbao Fine Arts Museum

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ASC (Artistic Surveillance Committee

Bibao, active between 1979 and 1985


300 x 600 x 520 cm


Last quarter of the 20th century


Acquired in 2002

In the early stages of his career, Moraza based himself on Constructivism and Oteiza's ideas on sculpture. Later, he moved towards Minimalism and conceptual art after being influenced by artists like Bruce Nauman, Marcel Broodthaers and Joseph Beuys. In 1979 he founded the Art Watch Committee (CVA) with María Luisa Fernández (Villarejo de Orbigo, León, 1955). Basically CVA's activity revolved around the relationship between artistic creation and art theory. In this period they worked together to produce (P), a highly conceptual experimental work, which reflects their concern for finding other formats for sculpture and new spatial projections. This fragile, delicate-looking piece comprises strips and fragments of frames of different styles and sizes arranged in space in an apparently random way. It plays with the infinite possibilities of chance and probability. Indeed, the piece varies in shape and size every time it is installed. [Silvia García Lusa]

Selected bibliography

  • Adquisiciones 02/07 [Cat. exp.]. Bilbao, Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao, 2007. pp. 134-135, n° cat. 58.
  • Guía Artistas Vascos. Bilbao, Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao, 2008. pp. 198-199.
  • Gida Euskal Artistak. Bilbao, Bilboko Arte Eder Museoa, 2008. pp. 198-199.
  • Guide Basque Artists. Bilbao, Bilbao Fine Arts Museum, 2012. pp. 198-199, n° cat. 113a.
  • Viar, Javier. Historia del arte vasco : de la Guerra Civil a nuestros días, 1936-2016. Bilbao, Bilboko Arte Ederren Museoa-Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao, 2017. pp. 818, 820, il.
  • Después del 68 : arte y prácticas artísticas en el País Vasco, 1968-2018 [Cat. exp.]. Bilbao, Bilboko Arte Ederren Museoa-Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao, 2018. pp. 190, 433, il.