Federico Solmi is featured in this exhibition publication, Punk. Its Traces in Contemporary Art, which was on view at MACBA (Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art).
Featuring over sixty artists, both national and international, the exhibition traces a journey through the influence of punk in contemporary art and echoes the importance of its presence as an attitude and as a referent for many creators. It includes installations, documentary excerpts, multiples, photographs, videos and paintings, together with a section documenting the origins of punk and its vestiges in the present day.
Some of the themes addressed include noise, denial, violence, nihilism and sexuality. Dissatisfaction, nonconformity, the loss of faith in progress and a fierce criticism of the icons of the economic and social system appear in the work of these creators.
Featuring texts from: David G. Torres (curator), Glòria Guso, Eloy Fernández Porta, Iván López Munvera, Servando Rocha.