Following the Sun


Following the Sun is an experimental series of sound and theatrical expressions of a performative nature, presenting novel sessions with young creators on the museum terrace.

In 1991, Antoni Tàpies presented the maquette of his sculpture Mitjó (Sock), accentuating the importance of small things in the cosmic order of the universe. He made a statement for those things that might seem insignificant, expressing himself (not without controversy) in favour of fragility. In 2010, eighteen years after that initial presentation, the maquette was finally converted from a protype into the sculptural piece it is today: a large sock with holes in it, on the museum terrace.

With Following the Sun, the Fundació Antoni Tàpies extends an invitation to follow the phases of the sun, along with stars, skies, magic spells and the youthful, enduring energy of artists, called to endow the solitary sock of Tàpies with light and newfound life.


Planned programme:

23/3/24 at 12 noon. Júlia Barbany + Petit Ibèric

20/4/24 at 12 noon. ASRA3, Catarata de culos, Els Cundits and Irieix

18/5/24 at 12 noon. Candela Capitán

15/6/24 at 7 pm. Belén Barenys

20/7/24 at 7 pm. Berta Prieto + Aina Serena

21/9/24 at 7 pm. Meritxell de Soto

19/10/24 at 12 noon. Deprerreo

16/11/24 at 12 noon. Max Grosse

21/12/24 at 12 noon. Opimelissa collective (closing party)


This series is curated by Carolina Olivares.

Design by Ana Habash and Ignasi Ayats. Illustration by Eduard Sales.

All sessions place on the terrace of the Fundació Antoni Tàpies, with the exception of 18 May, coinciding with International Museum Day, when part of the session takes place in the exhibition galleries. Entrance with the general museum ticket (general, €12; concessions, €8). Tickets can be acquired through the Fundació’s website and at the ticket counter. Limited capacity.


Carolina Olivares. Valdivia, Chile, 1973. Olivares studied performing arts at the ARCIS (University of Arts and Social Sciences) in Santiago de Chile and in 1995 set up the first contemporary art gallery in the city of Valdivia (Chile). After moving to Barcelona, she co-founded the KKB (Kültur Büro Barcelona), an independent structure she co-directed from its opening until 2004, when it closed. In 2008, she founded CO producciones, an independent artistic project and cultural events production and management platform that she directs. In 2016, she set up the ANFITRIONA project, which she ran from home, in Barcelona. This was a self-managed, independent project that mounted a series of artistic encounters, literary happenings and performative talks and was intended to become a refuge for the active spectator.

In 2018, she and Jordi Colomer founded La Infinita, an artistic creation, research and production lab that encompasses the performing and visual arts based in L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona. As an audiovisual producer, she has worked with numerous artists, among them Iván Argote, Valérie Jouve, Itziar Barrios, Camille Llobet and Enrique Ramírez.

Since 2022, she has participated as an artistic producer and curator of the Crea festival, a festival of art and contemporary creation in l’Hospitalet.

In the course of her career, she has worked on various projects with famous institutions such as Jeu de Paume in Paris, the Bronx Museum of the Arts in New York, MACBA in Barcelona and the Venice Biennale, among others.