The cultural control of the Spanish and Catalan Communist parties took the baton from the window-dressing politics of Francoism. In the midst of the transition to democracy, the 1976 Venice Biennale bore clear witness to this.
The figure of Joan Obiols Vié (Granollers, 1918 – Cadaqués, 1980) is multifaceted. This recognised psychiatrist and academic, art collector and cultural activist in times of Francoist restrictions… has not had a complete exhibition dedicated to him until now.
Estrany-de la Mota has announced that it will close its doors as a commercial gallery.
As the twentieth century progressed, the portrait became increasingly sidelined when not directly condemned.
The Mayoral Gallery exhibits a joint show of the best pieces of Spanish Informalism.
The MNAC has just opened two new halls dedicated to Catalan art from 1940 to 1980.
Since the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art (MACBA) finally opened its doors to the public in November 1995, there have been 34 presentations of its collection.
A work rescued from the past, a sarcastic portrait of Antoni Tàpies, opens up the stark debate between formalism and realism, between ethics and the desire for the powers of art.