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Fundació Antoni Tàpies

Opening times

Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Saturday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Friday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Closed: Mon, public holidays, Jan 1st and 6th, Dec 25th

Admission until 15 minutes before closing.


C/ Aragó 255, 08007 Barcelona

Tel. 93 487 03 15 Fax 93 487 00 09

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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.


With more than fifty major works, this exhibition aims to show how it was possible to be modern under a fascist regime that systematically repressed any attempt to exercise the freedom associated with critical modernity. The selected works suggest a discontinuous journey marked by censorship and political activity. Mostly in Catalonia where, between 1966 and 1977, there was an intense process of mobilisation against the Franco regime.

All this makes Tàpies’ work the site where the viewer becomes a citizen, willing to turn aesthetic interests into political motives. Yet, seen today, against the current political conditions facing Catalonia, many of those paintings provoke a feeling that history is repeating itself. These are works that aspire to retain their relevancy in relation to the viewer’s present moment.

Until February 24, 2019.


Erkan Özgen. Giving Voices

13.11.2018 – 24.02.2019

The Fundació Antoni Tàpies and the Han Nefkens Foundation present the first solo exhibition of Erkan Özgen (Derik, Turkey, 1971) in Catalonia and Spain. The artist intends to give them a voice to tell their individual stories and their shared experiences of war, of suffering and displacement. The real force, nonetheless, is the power of “Awakening” (a stirring and often direct document), and its incredible capacity to reveal a vision that can be shared. In the current political and social context, it is fundamental not only to show this work, but also to contextualise the reflections and vital questions that are raised in Erkan Özgen’s films. A public programme of talks with experts from different backgrounds will contribute to gaining a deeper understanding of the topics that are touched on in the film.

Erkan Özgen. Giving Voices


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