The poems are gorgeous visual gestures and playings. Cutting, sticking and inserting, playing with the paper as a three dimensional object. Often including newspaper type or cuttings as well as tickets, string, pins, matchsticks and other ordinary items. There are also some more traditional poems and some small sculptural works.
Lack of Catalan wasn't a problem, though I would love to read some of his other poems and even in the drawings there were titles and a few incorporated words, only a few of which I understood.
Odd to call them visual poems - like a different way of looking at drawings- not as drawings but more abstract, as ideas rather than gestures perhaps? Or maybe just drawings by a poet.
Definitely a show to mull over on a second visit.
Also two other great shows on at MACBA at the moment:
Beneath the Surface. Works from the collection looking at sculptural paintings, including the gorgeous Derek Jarman film Blue
Rosemarie Castoro, Focus at Infinity.