Miquel Barceló and the Spanish pavilion in the Biennial one of Venice

Finally we will be able to see something of the Spanish pavilion of the Biennial one of Venice, which representative in this edition is neither more nor less than the most mentioned contemporary artist of Spain: Miquel Barceló.

For this one 53rd edition of Venice, Barceló has gone a little of everything of his work: they will be able to see his ceramics of big format, paintings of the series of Africa and projections of the performance Double Step. The commissioner of the pavilion is Enrique Juncosa.

We remember that the Biennial one of Venice 2009 will have his doors open until next November 22, so you have time to visit the work of Barceló in the Spanish pavilion.

Imaginings of the eighties, exhibition of paintings in CaixaForum Barcelona

music - lejanas-o-doble-voz

Distant music or double voice, 1981, Ferrán García Seville

Imaginings of the eighties there is the title of the exhibition of paintings of the collection of The Caixa that you will be able to visit in CaixaForum Barcelona.

What will we be able to see? The sample assembles artists' paintings like Julian Schnabel, Baselitz, Penck, Anselm Kiefer, Miquel Barceló, Miguel Ángel Campano, Enzo Cucchi, Xavier Grau, José Maria Sicilia, I sprout, Ferrán García Seville and Navarrese Baldeweg, doing a paneo of the imagining in the collection of The Caixa.

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The sea of Barceló, exhibition of creation of the dome in CaixaForum

Photo: ®ONUART-Agusti Towers

The Barceló sea is the title of the exhibition that we will be able to see in the CaixaForum of Barcelona and that recreates the whole process of creation of the dome of Miquel Barceló for the head office of the UNO in Geneva.

What will we be able to see? The sample is assembled by a mock-up of the work, photos, audio-visual, preparatory works and a binnacle of work that the Spanish artist took along the process of creation of the work of the UNO.

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Miquel Barceló will represent Spain in the Biennial one of Venice

Photo: Pep Vicens

Since it was already rumored in the polvadera that raised the dome of the UNO, Miquel Barceló will be the Spanish contemporary artist who will represent to the country in the Biennial one of Venice, the most important art fair on a global scale.

The Barceló sample in this new edition of Venice will be comisariada for Enrique Juncosa, the director of the Irish Museum of Modern art of Dublin (IMMA). The same one will be a review of the career of Barceló from 2000, composed by works of big format in painting.

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Essential Spanish contemporary artists

Today me given for think what Spanish contemporary artists are those who really are doing history and leaving trace in the contemporary art.

Task not easy at all, especially if we think that this following list only corresponds to the subjective taste of a person, but that I will try to base with the production of every artist. Also there is another quandary: what is the contemporary art?

Since small ask since the plastic eclectisismo and the limits of the contemporary art are already not those of other moments of the art, exactly perhaps this freedom of the contemporary art is his biggest treasure and his biggest perdition, because on behalf of the contemporary art sometimes we see every thing, which for God! Interesting the video that he accompanies is ready and tries to explain also the situation of the contemporary art.

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Parody of Morantinos and the dome of Barceló in the UNO

I have found this video that parodies the intervention of Miquel Barceló in the dome of the UNO and have begun a few infarction laughs.

The video corresponds to the segment The Clones of the program INTERECONOMÍA TV and it is the criticism spent one for the expense that has ordered itself Spain headed by the Secretary of State, don Miguel Angel Moratinos, in the work of the room of Geneva. To keep on reading»

Contemporary art in Arch 2009

Boatman's sculpture

In walk along Arch 2009, he is sick to some contemporary artists that we follow in Artespain. Here the works and consecrated artists of the Spanish ambience, like Antoni Tàpies, Jaume Plensa, Eduardo Chillida y Miquel Barceló.

Of the international ambience, a fabulous sculpture of Fernando Botero, the most recognized Colombian artist on a global scale. I hope that you should like this works selection.

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Portugal Series of Miquel Barceló in the auction of contemporary art of Christie's

A picture of the series Portugal of Miquel Barceló is the one that is present in the auction of contemporary art of Christie's, to be realized on February 12 in London, let's see it:

Without title (Portugal Series)

Signed 'Barceló' (below right) and dating ‘3 IV 84 ′ (below left)
Oil, grasito and sand on role established on linen
99 x 151.3cm
Executed in 1984
Starting price: 57.000 – 80.000 euros

Arch 2009 begins already

Work of the series Systematic Citizen, of the Indian artist Riyas Komu,

that will be present in ARCH

From February 11 until February 19 we will have the new edition of the fair of Spanish international contemporary art, Arco 2009. With the bogey of the crisis, less galleries and invited countries, Arco 09 will set in shop window from the avant-garde art up to the new tendencies of the contemporary art.

In whole we will have 238 galleries of 32 countries, 79 of Spanish them and with India like the invited country, with the exhibition of the work of 50 artists. The mitigation for Arch 09 will be the presence of artists dedicated like Francis Bacon, Bill Viola, Miquel Barceló and Damien Hirst.

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Barceló, behind the mirror, book of photos of Jean Marie Del Moral

Front of the book Barceló, behind the mirror

Barceló, behind the mirror is the book of photos in which author, Jean Marie Del Moral, discovers to us the most intimate profile of the Spanish artist, Miquel Barceló.

With more than 100 photos, in Barceló, behind the mirror, we are present at the creative process of the mallorquí, frozen by the camera of Of The Mulberry tree from 1985 to the actuality.

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