In just the second year since it was established Mirador de les Arts has received the GAC Award for Best Media.
Given the current health situation the awards ceremony was live-streamed from the Ona bookshop in Barcelona.
The 2020 GAC Awards – 13th Gallery Nights, organised by the Art Galleries of Catalonia and the Barcelona Art Association are the most prestigious arts awards in our country.
The winners of this year’s GAC Awards in the eight different categories are:
Collector’s Award: Josep Maria Civit
Best Historical Exhibition in a gallery: Magda Bolumar. Papers dels anys 60 i 70 in the Marc Domènech Gallery
Best Gallery Programme: RocíoSantaCruz Gallery
Best Curator Award: Arnau Horta for the exhibition Art Sonor? at the Joan Miró Foundation
Artist’s Award for the best gallery exhibition: Gonzalo Elvira for Idilio at the RocíoSantaCruz Gallery
DKV Emerging Artist Award for the best gallery exhibition: Glenda León for Mecánica Celeste at Senda Gallery
Best Critic Award: Ángela Molina
Best Media Award: Mirador de les Arts
The trophy received by all the winners is a sculptural reinterpretation of a work on paper by artist Joaquim Torres-Garcia.
The GAC Awards have the support of the Banc Sabadell Foundation, which also lends its name to the awards. On an institutional level the awards also receive the support of the Department of Culture of the Government of Catalonia, through the Catalan Institute for Cultural Industries (ICEC), the Institute of Culture of Barcelona City Council (ICUB) and the Barcelona Provincial Council.
The jury considered that Mirador de les Arts is an “impressive, brave and resolute initiative that has decided to fill the void in the existing publications dedicated to art and exhibitions in our country, with contributions by recognised art critics and historians as well as writers and journalists”.