He travels to New York for the opening of his solo exhibition at the Pace Wildenstein Gallery. In June he attends the opening of the Biennale di Venezia, XLV Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte, and presents his work Rinzen – winner of the Leone d’Oro – at the Spanish Pavilion. In Frankfurt, the Schirn Kunsthalle presents a retrospective exhibition of his work. Publication of Valor de l’art, a fifth collection of his writings. UNESCO awards him the Picasso Medal. The Fundació Antoni Tàpies presents the exhibition Tàpies. Celebració de la mel in Barcelona. Publication in Sankt Gall of the book Brodsky/Tàpies, with texts by Joseph Brodsky and lithographs by Tàpies. Takes part in the exhibition Manifeste. Une histoire parallèle. 1960-1990 (Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris). Solo exhibitions in Leipzig, Madrid, Caracas, Narbonne, Vaduz, Zaragoza, Girona, Liechtenstein and Lund.
Travels to Stockholm for the opening of his retrospective exhibition at the Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde. Presentation of a selection of his recent work done in Montseny during the summer in London (Waddington Galleries). The Palacio de Sástago in Zaragoza hosts the exhibition Antoni Tàpies. Obra gráfica 1947-1990. He is invested doctor honoris causa by Universitat Rovira i Virgili in Tarragona and honorary member of the Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh. He receives the Herbert-Boeckl-Preis awarded by the Rupertinum Museum in Salzburg. He also receives the European Grand Prix for Graphic Work at the Graphic Arts Biennial in Slovenia, and the Académie des Beaux-Arts of the Institut de France chooses Tàpies to occupy one of the fifteen places reserved for foreign associates. Travels to Paris to attend the opening of his retrospective exhibition at the Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume. Together with a hundred other artists and intellectuals he signs the manifesto promoted by the Coordinadora d’Entitats Cíviques to demand a stop to the environmental degradation of Montseny. Publication of the monographs Tàpies. Objetos del tiempo, by Gloria Moure, and Tàpies, by Démosthènes Davvetas. Solo exhibitions in Paris, Cologne, Hannover, Essen, Barcelona and Salzburg.