EMMA-Espoo Museum of Modern Art is having the first retrospective exhibition of Antoni Tąpies in Finland. To mark the occasion the catalogue Antoni Tąpies is to be published. On 5 November, the Fundació Antoni Tąpies presents the portfolio 7 poemes a Antoni Tąpies (7 poems to Antoni Tąpies), with poems by Jordi Carrió and a print by Antoni Tąpies. The exhibition Tąpies Posters and the Public Sphere, organised by the Fundació Antoni Tąpies, tours to the Cervantes Institute, Madrid, and to the Museu Valencią de la Il·lustració i de la Modernitat (MuVIM) in Valencia.
In February, two almost simultaneous exhibitions – Galeria Toni Tąpies, Barcelona, and Waddington Galleries, London – present the artist’s most recent work, produced in his studios in Barcelona and Campins during spring and summer 2007. The retrospective exhibition Tąpies Posters and the Public Sphere tours to the Cervantes Institutes in Toulouse, Prague and Berlin. In May, Galerie Lelong, Zurich, exhibits a selection of drawings and sketches from the nineteen nineties and the present decade. At the end of November, an amended version of the exhibition tours to Galerie Lelong, Paris. In December, Galerķa Soledad Lorenzo, Madrid, has an exhibition of the work produced by the artist during the summer in Campins. To mark the occasion of the artist’s 85th birthday, D. Sam Abrams, Jordi Carrió, Marc Cuixart and Enric Satué have edited the portfolio Tąpies escriu (Tąpies writes), with a selection of texts by Antoni Tąpies and prints by Antoni Llena, Soledad Sevilla, Manel Esclusa, Pere Formiguera, Joan Fontcuberta and Euląlia Valldosera. The portfolio will be presented on 13 December in the Auditorium of the Foment de les Arts i del Disseny (FAD).
Xavier Antich publishes the book Antoni Tąpies. En blanc i negre (1955-2003). Assaigs, an anthology of texts by Tąpies previously published in La prąctica de l’art (1970), L’art contra l’estčtica (1974), La realitat com a art (1982), Per un art modern i progressista (1985), Valor de l’art (1993) i L’art i els seus llocs (1999). The book also includes an interview with Jean-Louis Andral, realised in Barcelona in 2002, and a text rewritten by the artist on the occasion of the award ceremony of the Premio Velįzquez de Artes Plįsticas in 2003. Together with Indiana University Press, the Fundació Antoni Tąpies publishes A Personal Memoir. Fragments for an Autobiography (Complete Writings. Volume I), the first English version of the book by Antoni Tąpies Memņria personal. Fragment per a una autobiografia (1977), and the first volume of the artist’s complete written works. The publication presents Tąpies’ memoirs, together with historical illustrations from various sources, including his own and his family’s private archives, a chronology and a selection of works that show the development of Tąpies’ artistic language from the 1940s to today. From May to October, the exhibition Antoni Tąpies: The Resources of Rhetoric will be at the Dia: Beacon, New York. He participates in the visual creation of Event (2009), presented by the Merce Cunningham Dance Company at the Mercat de les Flors, with five works from the Fundació Antoni Tąpies’ Collection. Xavier Barral i Altet publishes Abecedari Tąpies. The exhibition Antoni Tąpies: Materia e tempo opens at the MARCA Museum in Catanzaro.