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C/ Aragó 255, 08007 Barcelona
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The Fundació Antoni Tàpies (Antoni Tàpies Foundation) was created in 1984 by the Catalan artist, Antoni Tàpies, to promote the study and knowledge of modern and contemporary art. The Foundation opened its doors in June 1990 in the building of the former Montaner i Simon publishing house, originally designed by the Modernista architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner. The Foundation owns one of the most complete collections of Tàpies’ artwork, largely made up of donations by Antoni and Teresa Tàpies, and combines temporary exhibitions, symposia, lectures and film seasons with a range of publications that complement the activities and periodic shows of Tàpies’ work.
The Fundació Antoni Tàpies (Antoni Tàpies Foundation) offers a changing programme of works from its own collection and temporary loan exhibitions. The collection demonstrates the evolution of Tàpies’ work from the 1940s to the present decade, including paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings and illustrated books.
In addition to the permanent displays devoted to the Catalan artist, the museum realises a continuous programme of temporary exhibitions featuring contemporary artists.
In 1991, just under a year after the Fundació’s opening, Antoni Tàpies produced a series of works in Barcelona on synthetic textile mats that he used to cover and protect his studio floor.
Manuel Borja-Villel, then Director of the Fundació’s Museum, assembled nineteen of these pieces in an exhibition entitled Profound Certainty. The Fundació revives the exhibition adding pieces that had not been included in the previous edition, and accompanied by a series of bronze and chamotte clay sculptures from the same period.