Exhibitions

2002

FERNAND LEGER “LEGER MONUMENTAL   EXHIBITION

From 17 October to 12 January 2003.

Exhibition organised jointly with Caixa Girona.

The show by Fernand Léger consisted of works produced between 1924 and 1952 from public and private collections in Canada, the United States, Japan and diverse European countries, focused basically on those other materials he also used apart from painting, ceramics, tapestry and mosaic: unknown pieces, that had never been shown together, which gave this exhibition great international importance.

2003

MARCEL MARTI “UN CLASSIC DE LA MODERNITAT ” (A CLASSIC OF MODERNITY) EXHIBITION

From 8 July to 5 October.

Exhibition organised jointly with the Generalitat de Catalunya.

Marcel Marti ’s work proposes a journey starting from the first pieces in stone, iron and marble of the sixties, passing through the very detailed work of the seventies when he opted for compact sculptures with polished surfaces, also exhibiting a summary of work form the eighties of great virtuosity in marble, to end with the current work preferred, working in cut sheets of iron or stainless steel.

2004

OFFICIAL OPENING – SCULPTURE GARDEN  ( Permanent collection)

Opening 27 March 2004

The sculpture garden is one of the latest enlargements of the Foundation, located 200 m away and is entered via the Montblanc door, having recovering 3,500 m2 of land to be able to enjoy a permanent collection made up of 29 sculptures by 21 contemporary artists, forming a wide range of forms and colours that bring us closer to contemporary art in a distinct way.

EUSEBIO SEMPERE 1923-1985 EXHIBITION

From 19 May to 18 July (extended until 25 July)

Exhibition organised jointly with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, the State Society for International Cultural Action (SEACEX) and the Museum of La Asegurada (Alicante).

Before reaching Barcelona, the exhibition was shown in Rome, Moscow and the Czech Republic.

Eusebio Sempere is one of the most original and well-known representatives of geometric abstraction and optical and kinetic tendencies in Spain. His works, as well as being the result of the rigorous and continuous study of geometric forms, their possibilities for optical illusions and the sensations of movement, possess a unique lyricism and great formal beauty that makes them easily identifiable as the works of their creator.

2005

LUCIO MUÑOZ EXHIBITION – MADERA DE FONDO (WOODEN BACKGROUND) – 1929-1998

From 3 February to 3 April

Exhibition organised jointly with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, the State Society for International Cultural Action (SEACEX).

The large retrospective of this well-known Madrid painter compiled work produced over more than forty years of intense artistic creation. A renowned painter and graphic artist, he was one of the great creators of contemporary art, with work that has become one of the major exponents of naturalist abstraction .

APEL.LES FENOSA EXHIBITION – LOS CUATRO ELEMENTOS (THE FOUR ELEMENTS)

From 14 June to 18 September

Exhibition organised jointly with Caixa Tarragona and the Fundación Apel.les Fenosa.

This retrospective exhibition opened up one of the most interesting examples of an approach to the figure and work of the artist in his profound relationship with nature. The four elements: earth, air, water and fire, summarise recurring motifs of his iconography and central subject matters, which articulate a series very characteristic of his productive work.

AFINIDADES EXHIBITION (AFFINITIES)

From 3 November 2005 to 8 January 2006

Exhibition organised jointly with the Institut Europeu de la Mediterránia (EIMed).

The idea behind this “Afinidades” exhibition (affinities) arose from the challenge of seeing if there were indeed sufficient similarities between contemporary Moroccan and Spanish culture to be able to draw similar conclusions between their creative artists.

2006

ANTONI CLAVÉ EXHIBITION – LA RAÓ DE PINTAR (REASONS FOR PAINTING)

From 28 June to 17 September

Exhibition organised jointly with the Generalitat de Catalunya and Ibercaja.

The Clavé, la raó de pintar exhibition , the first retrospective, presented in his city after the artist’s death, showed the different stages of his painting, from the earliest period of his career in France, after the liberation of Paris, to his last works in 2002 and 2003. The show enables us to discover an impetuous temperament, which conceived painting as a process to materialise the inner ideas he had and which only became real at the moment of painting. According to the words of Daniel Giralt-Miracle in the exhibition catalogue, “Clavé was a tremendously restless artist, aware that painting has an inherent dynamic that must be followed with passion and tenacity. The plurality of registers in his creative work is not the result of an eclectic attitude but rather one of obstinate struggle against the easy and the trite”.

50 YEARS OF THE EL PASO GROUP EXHIBITION – PUENTES A LA ABSTRACCIÓN (BRIDGES TO ABSTRACTION)

From 25 October to 7 January 2007

Exhibition organised jointly with Ibercaja.

The Puentes a la abstracción exhibition (bridges to abstraction), 50 years of the EL PASO group, recovered the spirit of the four years in which EL PASO was active, a group of avant-garde artists and writers who revolutionised the panorama of Spanish art at a time –the post-war period– in which it had stagnated. The exhibition took a look at some of the best pieces from several private collections and showed a selection of 33 works with the aim of providing a complete vision of the artistic creation of those years.

2007

OFFICIAL OPENING OF SCULPTURE GARDEN ENLARGEMENT (Permanent collection)

Opening 29 June 2007

With this new opening the enlargement of the sculptural garden to more than 5,000 m2 was completed . Since it opened, in 2004, the garden collected new works until becoming a green space where 41 large-format sculptures by 27 artists formed a landscape that enables the visitor to enter into a world where figurative art coexists alongside abstraction.

II FIGURATIVE PAINTING AND SCULPTURE COMPETITION 2007

From 4 December 2007 to 6 January 2008

Exhibition organised jointly with the Fundación de las Artes y los Artistas

This exhibition showed a representation of the best figurative art today, a style that, despite being outside the circuits of the current art world, has a long history, an heir to the best realist tradition .

The show had a selection of 40 works that were a sample of the pieces presented at the second competition, in which there were 855 pieces from 35 countries .

2008

PABLO SERRANO EXHIBITION – LAS HUELLAS DEL CAMINANTE (THE WALKER’S FOOTPRINTS)

From 27 February to 10 April

Exhibition organised jointly with Ibercaja.

This exhibition was planned as a journey that helped understand the complex but unusual work involved in the oeuvre of Pablo Serrano. It is an oeuvre immersed in a surprising eclectic and rich path, made possible by the dominion of work materials and the skill acquired during many years of learning. On the route, the works with similar theoretical approaches were grouped together and all of them showed us the evolution. They were accompanied by some illustrations, with reproductions of manuscripts written by Serrano himself to support and develop the theories that the works reflect.

GOYA EXHIBITION – LOS DESASTRES DE LA GUERRA (THE DISASTERS OF WAR)

From 10 July to 28 September

Exhibition organised jointly with Ibercaja.

To mark the bicentenary of the Spanish War of Independence , Ibercaja, together with the Fundación Fran Daurel, organised this exhibition of the first complete series of “The Disasters of War”, 80 engravings by the Aragon painter Francisco Goya y Lucientes, (Fuendetodos, Zaragoza, 1746 - Bordeaux 1828) that the painter produced in the middle of the struggle between 1810 and 1814, and which constitute a graphic chronicle of the tragic event.

III FIGURATIVE PAINTING AND SCULPTURE COMPETITION 2008

From 27 November 2008 to 11 January 2009

Exhibition organised jointly with la Fundación de las Artes y los Artistas

This exhibition showed a representation of the best figurative art today, a style that, despite being outside the circuits of the current art world, has a long history, an heir to the best realist tradition .

The show had a selection of 46 works that were a sample of the pieces presented at the third competition, in which there were 950 pieces from 39 countries .

2009

DAU AL SET EXHIBITION

From 26 February to 26 April

Exhibition organised jointly with Ibercaja.

To celebrate the 60th anniversary a retrospective was shown of this heterogeneous group, which 60 years ago contributed to broadening the artistic panorama in this country, and recover the tradition of the Spanish artistic avant-garde that had been interrupted in 1939.

In September and October of 1948, the first issue was published of the magazine that gave the group its name, “Dau al Set” , heir in some way of the magazine Algol , of which only one issue was published. It very title, which means “The seventh side of the dice” already revealed its mould-breaking character.

The founding members were the poet Joan Brossa (who created the name of the group and the magazine), the philosopher Arnau Puig and the painters Joan Ponç (director of the magazine), Antoni Tàpies , Modest Cuixart and Joan-Josep Tharrats (publisher and printer of it). Shortly afterwards the group was joined by the writer on a wide variety of subjects, Juan Eduardo Cirlot.

 

IV FIGURATIVE PAINTING AND SCULPTURE COMPETITION 2009

From 19 November to 10 January 2010

Exhibition organised jointly with la Fundación de las Artes y los Artistas

The 09’ Figurative exhibition exemplified the diversity of stylistic proposals within figurative art , a tendency that forcefully claims its presence in the international artistic context.

The exhibition showed a selection of 53 finalist works that were a sample of the pieces presented in this 4th event, in which 950 artists from 41 countries took part.

2010

IBERCAJA PRIZE – PINTURA JOVEN 2009 EXHIBITION (YOUNG PAINTER)

From 21 January to 14 March 2010

Exhibition organised jointly with IberCaja

In the Ibercaja Pintura Joven 2009 Exhibition, on view were a collection of 31 pieces in which the aim was to continue promoting new generations of artists, providing them with opportunities and from which may emerge great names in the world of art.

UNA VENTANA ABIERTA A L OS TITERES DE QUEBEC (AN OPEN WINDOW TO THE PUPPETEERS OF QUEBEC)

From 25 March to 24 May 2010

Exhibition organised jointly with el Poble Espanyol.

The international exhibition showed us the work of puppeteer artists and artisans from Quebec and reflected the vitality and diversity of the puppetry arts in Quebec. It showed the pioneers, conquerors and hearts of Quebec thanks to its old art, which opened the way to a whole world of puppeteers and companies, which since then have established the art of puppet shows within the kingdom of theatre-art of Quebec.

P ÓRTICO GROUP – ZARAGOZA GROUP EXHIBITION
LA PUERTA ABIERTA: EL INICIO DE LA ABSTRACCIÓN (THE OPEN DOOR: THE BEGINNING OF ABSTRACTION)

From 15 July to 26 September 2010

Exhibition organised jointly with Ibercaja

This exhibition showed us the work of the Pórtico Group (1947-1952) formed by Fermín Aguayo, Santiago Lagunas and Eloy G. Laguardia – pioneers in the founding of post-war avant-garde Spanish painting and the Zaragoza Group (1963-1967) which continued the renovating impulse of Pórtico and which was formed by Daniel Sahún, Ricardo Santamaría and Juan-José Vera.

The show presented 30 oil paintings, five by each artist who made up the groups and two drawings and was completed with diverse documentation about the activity of both groups.

V PAINTING AND SCULPTURE COMPETITION - FIGURATIVAS 10’

From 21 October 2010 to 9 January 2011

Exhibition organised jointly with la Fundación de las Artes y los Artistas

The 10’ Figurative exhibition is the result of the finalist works of the V Figurative Painting and Sculpture Competition, a non-profit initiative, the main aim of which is to promote the figurative art of emerging artists. It is an event of an international character and currently among the most important of its type in Europe.

On show are a total of 55 finalist works (40 paintings and 15 sculptures), which are a sample of the pieces presented in this 5th competition, in which 700 artists from 35 countries have taken part