“catalan art”

MACBA between art and activism – Eulàlia Grau

Barcelona, 6 February 2013, Art Media Agency (AMA). The Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA) is currently featuring the first monographic exhibition of one of the most militant Catalan voices of the 1970s and 1980s: Eulàlia Grau. The exhibition, titled “I Have Never Painted Golden Angels”, runs from 7 February to 26 May 2013. Through her work, Grau addressed topics such as corruption, exploitation of labour, real estate speculation, gender stereotypes, and in general the capacity of the mass media to influence our image of the world. Her work was deemed topical by MACBA, as well as a perfect illustration of the museum’s will to rediscover important local artists which are little known. Over a hundred works are on show, many of them presented for the first time. Eulàlia Grau was born in 1946. She first briefly studied Fine Arts in Barcelona, studied film at Sala Aixelà, design at the Escola Eina and then in Milan. There she began creating collages and photomontages with a strong political charge and social content. In the late 1980s, she spent a lot of time in Berlin and later on in China, where she found new material for her work, exploring the concepts of loneliness and cultural...

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The new galleries of Museo Nacional de Arte de Cataluna

Barcelona, July 4th 2011, Art Media Agency (AMA). The Roman art collection of the MNAC (museo Nacional de arte de Cataluna) features different forms of Roman Catalan art, uniting various artworks such as a group of paintings, wooden sculptures and a monumental sculpture made of precious metal. A permanent exhibition is now available. Viewers can discover information on the collection’s origins and the museum’s renovation techniques. These insights have been made possibly by researchers from the museum but also from all over the world, who have been contributing to the museum’s efforts for 15 years. The exhibition was created in partnership with the Fundacion Mapfre in Madrid. The event will consist of a selection of sixty paintings from MNAC’s collection, each piece was chosen for its artistic qualities, and aims to present the main techniques and subjects of Roman Art. It is the first time that an exhibition of this type is shown outside of Catalonia, except the 1937 Paris exposition, which took place during the Spanish Civil War. The visit will be divided into five parts and each part will be preceded by a presentation illustrating the work linked to architecture (murals, stone statues), and the artworks linked to furniture and other objects used when praying (paintings, wooden statue, works in precious metal and in enamel.) Amongst the pieces from Madrid, is a fragment of the stoning of Saint Stephen, by San Joan de Boi, the Batllo Majesty and a fragment of a mural from the monastery of San Pedro de Arlanza. The exhibition will include catalogues written by renowned specialists providing comprehensive biographies as well as other documentary sections....

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