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Body word object x Tàpies


During the 2019–20 academic year, the Department of Education and Public Programmes of the Fundació Antoni Tàpies has conducted the educational project ‘body word object x Tàpies‘,conceived and developed by the A Bao A Qu Association with the participation of Isabel Banal (visual artist), Antoni Clapés (poet) and Àngels Margarit (dancer and choreographer). These three creative artists have devised dialogues with the work of Antoni Tàpies based on visual art, poetry and movement together with students and teachers from Year 6 of Primary School Drassanes, Year 1 of ESO of the Institut Escola Artístic Oriol Martorell and Year 4 of ESO of the Institut Moisès Broggi.


Open to anyone interested, in this seminar we will discuss these processes with the organisers of the project, and offer them to other centres as engines of educational research.


This activity is part of the Fundació’s thirtieth anniversary celebrations. With this seminar, our Department of Education and Public Programmes aims to promote educational research by stimulating work through long-term projects.





10.00 – 10.30 h

Accreditations and group assignment.


10.30 – 10.45 h

Welcome and introduction

Given by the A Bao A Qu Association and the Fundació’s Department of Education and Public Programmes.


10.45 – 12.00 h

x TÀPIES. In dialogue with the exhibition.
Participatory visit to the exhibition Antoni Tàpies at 30.


12.00 – 13.30 h

Workshops by the artists:

BODY. Àngels Margarit
WORD. Antoni Clapés
OBJECT. Isabel Banal

The workshops will take place in small groups. All participants will attend the three workshops on a rotating basis throughout the day.


13.30 – 14.45 h



14.45 – 16.15 h

Continuation of the workshops.


16.15 – 16.45 h



16.45 – 18.15 h

Continuation of the workshops.


18.15 – 19.00 h

In dialogue. Conclusions and closing of the seminar.




A Bao A Qu is a non-profit cultural association dedicated to the creation and development of projects linking artistic creation and education. Founded in 2004, it introduces artistic creation to primary and secondary schools through the participation of filmmakers, photographers, artists and other creators.

Its projects include Cinema en cursFotografia en curs, Creadors EN RESiDÈNCiA als instituts de Barcelona and collaborations with major museums and cultural facilities, such as CCCB, CGAI, Filmoteca de Catalunya, Foto Colectania, Fundació Antoni Tàpies, MACBA, MNCARS, Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, La Virreina Centre de la Imatge. Another important strand of A Bao A Qu’s activity is the training of teachers, educators and cultural managers.

A Bao A Qu has developed several European projects, including Moving Cinema and CinEd . In 2015, it was awarded the City of Barcelona Visual Arts Prize.


Isabel Banal i Xifré (Castellfollit de la Roca, 1963) is a visual artist and teacher at the Escola Massana. She was awarded a scholarship to the Spanish Academy in Rome (2013–14).

Her solo exhibitions include in(certeses) (MUME La Jonquera, 2020), intents (Museu de la Mediterrània. Torroella de Montgrí, 2019), locus amoenus. (Rad-Art/ Bòlit. San Romano (Itàlia), 2019), Llunyanies. (Espai Dieu. Cadaqués, 2017), Natura morta amb passos (Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona 2016) Via Lactea (Arts Santa Mònica, Barcelona 2014), La maleta [blava] de W.B. (Portbou, 2011), Ascensioni (Galleria Enrico Fornello. Prato, 2007), feix petit pel camí creix (Centre de Lectura. Reus, 2004), Allez (Centre d’Art Contemporain. Saint-Cyprien, 2004), Rumiant (Espais. Girona, 2003), Sense revelar (Espai Zero1. Olot, 2002).


Antoni Clapés (Sabadell, 1948) is a poet, translator and poetry editor.

His latest books of poetry are Clars, aquest matí, són els teus records (Collected works 1989–2009) (2020), Finestra sobre el buit (2019) and L’arquitectura de la llum (2012).

He has translated about thirty books, including much poetry from French (Philippe Jaccottet, René Char, Denise Desautels, Nicole Brossard, etc.), and from Italian (Pietro Civitareale, Remo Fasani). And the prose of Paul Valéry, Jean Cocteau, Jules Renard and Marguerite Duras.

In 1989 he created Cafè Central, an independent poetry publishing house.


Àngels Margarit. Since the late seventies, she has participated in different aspects of dance, as a dancer, pedagogue and choreographer.

In 1985, she began her career with her company Àngels Margarit/cia. MUNDANCES and created her own projects, which included productions for the stage, site specific events, improvisation, dance video, installations and research into new media.

Her work has a high international profile and has been co-produced and presented in festivals and programmes around the world.

Since the beginning, Margarit has developed a very personal creative style that has made her one of the benchmarks of dance in our country. Throughout her career she has received numerous prestigious national and international awards.

As a pedagogue, she regularly teaches courses, workshops and repertoire in schools and centres throughout Europe. She has created and/or collaborated in various pedagogical programmes for different institutions.
Since March 2017, she has been director of the Mercat de les Flors, the ​​home of dance in Barcelona.

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