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Fundació Antoni Tàpies

Opening times

From 10 am to 7 pm, from Tuesday to Sunday.

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

Admission until 15 minutes before closing.

Address

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.

Programme

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.

ANTONI TÀPIES. OBJECTS

In the late 1960s, coinciding with an increase in his political commitment, Antoni Tàpies emphasized work with objects. This interest, however, was not new. Tàpies had already entered the world of objects from the beginning of matter paintings. Tàpies’ production with objects forms an important part of his mature work. As with the matter paintings, Tàpies intended to link his work to the real, concrete, and material through the objects. As a result, those that attracted his attention formed part of his everyday life, such as a pile of dishes or newspapers, brooms, chairs and folded napkins. Tàpies would incorporate them on the surface of the painting, make assemblages or represent them on a two-dimensional surface.

Until January 14, 2018

ANTONI TÀPIES. OBJECTS

ALLAN SEKULA. COLLECTIVE SISYPHUS

The artist’s first individual exhibition in Spain. The Fundació will show the work in which Sekula observes and analyses the impact of maritime economy on the incipient globalisation of the 1990s, as well as the new moral premises imposed by neoliberalism. Allan Sekula (Erie,1951 – Los Angeles, 2013) is one of the most important figures in modern photography of the second half of the twentieth century. His work focuses on a critique of the links that photography has always maintained with the economy, work and the politics of representation. From his beginnings in the seventies, Sekula became a reference by incorporating textuality into photography in a way that had been previously denied it by modern art.

June 14 – September 25, 2017

ALLAN SEKULA. COLLECTIVE SISYPHUS

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