Barceló (Felanitx, 1957) is one of most renowned and international living Spanish artists whose works decorate cathedrals, museums or more lately… UN’s Palace of Nations in Geneva.
Two decades ago La Caixa foundation gave Barceló the opportunity to exhibit his works for the first time in Madrid, since last Thursday and for the next 4 months La Caixa’s new cultural pole “CaixaForum Madrid” will reopen once again his rooms to the Mallorquin, giving us the possibility to discover & review the great pictorial experience Miquel has created over the past 25 years.
180 works (sculptures, paintings, textiles…) distributed along 7 rooms not willing to review Barceló’s life chronologically but more willing to demonstrate his capacity to create tangible and visual poetry mixing his obsessions with different materials, time & spaces. From his youth to the adult age, from Mallorca to Paris, Africa, from the mountain to the sea and from “guache” to clay.
A very primitive artist who has mostly worked laying on the ground…. “like a farmer who agitates his land” says Catherine Lampert (exhibition commisioner), with very organic and corporeal results on his paintings.
The objective of the exhibition is to make the public feel Barceló’s works as an experience. That’s why La Caixa asked him directly to select himself which of his works should be exhibited, even lending some of his personal collection. This is more like an event rather than exhibition.
As we said before you have 4 months to go to Madrid and visit the CaixaForum (which in itself as a building is quite worthy)… and btw, the ticket is free 😉