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MACBA in Barcelona Presents 250 Works by Rodney Graham

BARCELONA.- With source material deriving from Georg Büchner, Sigmund Freud, Edgar Allan Poe, Herman Melville, the Grimm brothers, Richard Wagner, Stéphane Mallarmé and Picasso, among many others, Rodney Graham (1949, Abbotsford, Canada) never ceases to delve, playfully and theatrically, into the history of the art of our times. The Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA) explores the evolution of this fundamental artist’s oeuvre through his literary appropriations, as well as through his films, photographs and pictorial works. The exhibition’s title, Through the Forest, is taken from a key phrase in the English translation made by C.R. Mueller of Lenz, the only work of prose by the dramatist Georg Büchner which gives expression to the romantic subject of being lost in the forest. Rodney Graham became aware of a peculiarity in the