The Fundació Antoni Tąpies will be closed from 10 to 20 June 2013. Due to change of exhibition.
Pere Noguera. Archive Histories (1974–2011) wins art criticism award ACCA 2011
The ACCA Prizes for Art Criticism have been proclaimed annually since 1982 by ACCA’s General Assembly, on the basis of an open and free debate on the most remarkable exhibitions, initiatives and events of the artistic season. These are honorary awards consisting of a diploma with the symbol that Joan Miró created especially for ACCA.
This year, the prize for the best contemporary art exhibition will go to Pere Noguera. Archive Histories (1974–2011), curated by Pilar Parcerisas, and exhibited at the Fundació Antoni Tąpies, Barcelona, from May to September 2011. To the Fundació Antoni Tąpies for programming a research project around Pere Noguera, based on the image, memory and archives, which consolidates the engagement of this institution with the archive as aesthetic dimension, of which it has become a referent.
To Pilar Parcerisas for discovering and presenting to the public the rarely seen artistic work of Noguera, placing it in a fair and updated context, and valuing it as a pioneer historic referent. To Pere Noguera, for his research on the photographic and cinematographic image as memory, time and process using found archives, and for his display of a work in progress from the 1970s to the present.
For more information: http://www.acca.cat
Saturday 24 September, 10 a.m to 7 p.m.Free entrance by La Mercč.
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The Fundació Antoni Tąpies participates in the Digitising Contemporary Art (DAC) project
As part of the project Digitising Contemporary Art (DCA), the Fundació Antoni Tąpies will be digitising twenty-five books by the artist Antoni Tąpies that until now have remained out of the public domain.
New opening hoursFrom 15 October 2010, the museum’s regular opening hours will be 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday.
New online catalogue of the Library
The new catalogue contains over 47,000 books, 500 periodical publications and 1,000 DVDs and music CDs. It incorporates, among other new measures, the possibility of seeing the contents or summaries – as notes or multimedia links – of all the books and catalogues on Antoni Tąpies, as well as many of the other books in the Library. Specialising in modern and contemporary art, the Library includes books, magazines and audiovisual material on painting, sculpture, drawing, prints, decorative arts, performance, photography, cinema and video, as well as the more emergent trends in art. Of special interest are the collections of books on Asian, African and Oceanic art and culture, as well as the extensive collection of publications on the work of Antoni Tąpies.
Laurence Rassel, member of the jury that will select the project for the Catalan and Balearic Pavilion at the 2011 Venice BiennaleLaurence Rassel, Director of the Fundació Antoni Tąpies, will be part of the jury that will select the Catalan and Balearic Pavilion at the 2011 Venice Biennale. The jury, proposed by the governing board of the Institut Ramon Llull, will be formed by seven professionals of recognised international standing. Together with Laurence Rassel, other members include: Bartomeu Marķ, director of the MACBA; Joan Fontucberta, president of the Associació d’Artistes Visuals de Catalunya; Cristina Ros, director of Es Baluard, and Bestué-Vives, invited artists in the international exhibition of the 2009 Venice Biennale. The jury will be presided over by Vicente Todolķ, director of Tate Modern, London.