Fundació Antoni Tàpies is closed due to the installation of the upcoming exhibition "Susan Meiselas. Mediations". Opening on Tuesday October 10, 2017, at 7 p.m. Free entrance.
Access to the Library through the right side door (by appointment only): To schedule an appointment, please call at 934 870 315.
Night of the Museums
Open nigth.The Night of the Museums can trace its roots back to 1997, and today, supported by the Council of Europe and UNESCO, it has spread to over 4,000 museums in 40 countries. This Saturday, 21 may 2016, the Fundació Antoni Tàpies museum will open for free from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. This special night events will include free guided visits (only in catalan & spanish languages), to the current exhibitions and free guided tours of some services of the museum.
Archive of the Fundació Antoni Tàpies
The Archive of the Fundació Antoni Tàpies will be closed from 15 February until 20 March. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Carles Guerra, new Director of the Fundació Antoni Tàpies
The Fundació Antoni Tàpies is pleased to announce that Carles Guerra Rojas has been appointed Director of the Fundació Antoni Tàpies by the Board of Trustees of the institution, according to the unanimous resolution of the Committee of Experts who evaluated the different applications submitted to the International Open Competition.
The Committee of Experts was formed by Xavier Antich, Manuel Borja-Villel, Josep Maria Carreté Nadal, Catherine David, Llucià Homs, Pere Portabella and Toni Tàpies Barba.
Carles Guerra (Amposta, 1965) has a PhD in Fine Arts from the University of Barcelona and a Master in Media Studies from The New School for Social Research, New York. His professional career has developed in the fields of exhibition curation, art criticism, visual production, teaching and academic research. In 2004 he was appointed Director of the Primavera Fotogràfica de Catalunya. He was Director of the Virreina Centre de la Imatge, Barcelona, from 2009 to 2011, and Chief Curator at the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA) from 2011 to 2013.
His work and research investigate the dialogical aspects of artistic practice and the cultural policies of Post-Fordism. He is professor of Social Structures and Cultural Trends at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra and has been a member of the Greenroom Project dedicated to the analysis of contemporary documentary practices at the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, New York. He has been visiting lecturer at numerous universities and institutions.
Among the exhibitions he has curated are Art & Language Uncompleted. The Philippe Méaille Collection (2014), Nitrate. Xavier Ribas (2014), 1979. A Monument to Radical Moments (2011), Antiphotojournalism (2010), This is not an Exhibition (2008), Zone B: On the Margins of Europe (2007), Situationist Cinema. Joaquim Jordà (2006), After the News. Post-media documentaries (2003) and Perejaume. Dis-Exhibit (1999). He is the author of the video-essay N for Negri (2000), as well as numerous texts, essays and publications.
He has been part of the advisory board of the Cultura/s supplement published by La Vanguardia and a member of the editorial board of Desacuerdos published by UNIA, MACBA and MNCARS. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Institut de Cultura de l’Ajuntament de Barcelona (ICUB) and in 2011 was awarded the Premi Ciutat de Barcelona in the category of visual arts (for the exhibition Antiphotojournalism).
MINUTES OF THE COMMITTEE OF EXPERTS OF THE INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION FOR THE POST OF DIRECTOR OF THE FUNDACIÓ ANTONI TÀPIES
The Committee of Experts was constituted to resolve the international competition for the post of Director of the Fundació Antoni Tàpies. After evaluating the twenty applications, a first meeting was held to determine a first selection on 1 June 2015, followed by a second meeting on 26 June to interview the final candidates. After careful deliberation, it was unanimously agreed (by all seven votes of the individual members) to propose to the Board of Trustees of the Fundació the appointment of Carles Guerra Rojas as Director of the Fundació.
The Committee of Experts wishes to note the high level of some of the applications, both for the competent and professional profile of the candidates, and the rigour, ambition and quality of their submitted proposals.
Moreover, the Committee of Experts wishes to make clear that before announcing their decision to the Board of Trustees, they had to ensure that the candidate met all the requirements specified in the open competition, and that his application had obtained the highest evaluation according to the above mentioned requirements.
In this regard, the Committee of Experts wishes to specify the merits that were taken into account when deciding on the selection, including the following:
The level of his academic and professional training, as well as the knowledge required for the development of the responsibilities that, according to the Statutes of the Fundació, correspond to the post of director of the Fundació. Together with this, the depth and coherence of his professional training has also been taken into account, with special merits awarded for some specific qualifications (Master in Media Studies from the New School for Social Research, New York) and his academic status (Doctor of Fine Arts from the University of Barcelona), as well as his experience as a teacher at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra and the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, New York. Also valued were the breadth, rigour and interest of his published work as an art critic and essayist.
The very positive assessment of his professional experience in the field of museums and contemporary art centres, as director and curator, which will ensure that the Fundació maintains its prestige as an institution of local, national and international reference, and should allow the development of the exhibition programme and activities in accordance with the aims of the Fundació as formalised in its Statutes. Especially taken into account were his experiences as Director of the Primavera Fotogràfica, Director of the Virreina Centre de la Imatge, Barcelona, chief curator at MACBA, as well as curator of exhibitions and organiser of activities, and the institutions in which these projects were held, apart from those already mentioned. Equally valued was his experience of teamwork and leadership, and his skills in communication, negotiation, planning and decision-making.
His knowledge of the work of Antoni Tàpies and the trajectory of the Fundació, as well as the accuracy of his assessment and diagnosis of the current situation of the institution in the local and global context. In addition to his in-depth knowledge of the work of Tàpies, special value was granted to his analysis and diagnosis of the trajectory of the Fundació during its first twenty-five years, and his ability to present a new project capable of giving it a fresh impetus, without renouncing its history and the unique aspect of its public contributions by reinforcing some of the strongest policies developed so far.
The accuracy, rigour, attractiveness and operability of his project based on a diverse, innovative and attractive programme for the Fundació. Specially valued was the articulation of his proposal on three levels that refer to the preservation of the Fundació’s Collection and its dissemination; the proposed programme of contents, exhibitions and public activities; and the proposed interventions in the remodelling of the institution. Similarly evaluated was the suitability of his projective design of the Fundació’s horizon for the coming years, both in terms of the ambition of the proposal for the institution, its networking and its relationship to other areas, groups and organisations, and in terms of the more pragmatic and operational dimension of the proposal, regarding the management and improvement of resources.
The recognition of his ability to build and develop relationships and networks to develop collaborations and joint projects. Highly rated in this regard were significant aspects of his curriculum vitae, such as his commitment and participation in the European network Culture@Work (formed by the Lisbon Consortium, the University of Copenhagen and MACBA), and his participation in projects with very different art institutions and museums (such as the Fundació Antoni Tàpies, MACBA, CCCB, ARTIUM, IVAM, CA2M, Lieven Gevaert Research Centre for Photography, Belgium, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Bluecoat, Liverpool, Jeu de Paume, Paris, and Fundaçao de Serralves, Oporto, among many others) and a remarkable network of universities around the world, such as Princeton, Mexico, Geneva, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Lisbon, London and Zurich, as well as Catalan universities.
- The verification of his knowledge and links with the cultural and artistic worlds on a Catalan, Spanish and international level, as well as the international dimension of the centres and institutions with which he has collaborated (Shenker Forum for Culture, Tel Aviv; Helsinki Photography Biennial; Museo Carrillo Gil, Mexico City; Wiels Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels; School of Fine Arts and BildMuseet Umeå, Sweden, among many others).
Positive assessment of his ability to conduct the financial management of the Fundació and his proposals for stimulating and coordinating initiatives to increase the Fundació’s resources and develop programmes of patronage and sponsorship.
Finally, the Committee of Experts is available to the Board of Trustees of the Fundació Antoni Tàpies, should they consider it necessary to obtain greater clarification on any of the aspects or assessments evaluated during the various stages of the competition and synthetically formulated here.
Barcelona, 26 June 2015
The Fundació Antoni Tàpies will be closed on February 17. Due to change of exhibition.
Miquel Tàpies book of remembrance
The Fundació Antoni Tàpies is saddened to announce the death of Miquel Tàpies i Barba, on Saturday 12 October. He was fifty-two-years old, and the youngest son of the artist. He was Director of the Fundació Antoni Tàpies from 1990 to 2010, and President of the Fundació Antoni Tàpies from 2008 to 2011.
From Tuesday 15 October, the Fundació Antoni Tàpies has placed at the reception a book of remembrance for those who wish to contribute their thoughts. It has also enabled an online book of remembrance.
The Fundació Antoni Tàpies will pay homage to someone who, together with the artist Antoni Tàpies, was the Fundació’s main driving force from the beginning. The date and content of this homage will be announced shortly.
The Fundació Antoni Tàpies will be closed from 10 to 20 June 2013. Due to change of exhibition.
The Fundació Antoni Tàpies will be closed from 23 to 31 May 2016. Due to change of exhibition.
Pere Noguera. Archive Histories (1974–2011) wins art criticism award ACCA 2011
The ACCA Prizes for Art Criticism have been proclaimed annually since 1982 by ACCA’s General Assembly, on the basis of an open and free debate on the most remarkable exhibitions, initiatives and events of the artistic season. These are honorary awards consisting of a diploma with the symbol that Joan Miró created especially for ACCA.
This year, the prize for the best contemporary art exhibition will go to Pere Noguera. Archive Histories (1974–2011), curated by Pilar Parcerisas, and exhibited at the Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona, from May to September 2011. To the Fundació Antoni Tàpies for programming a research project around Pere Noguera, based on the image, memory and archives, which consolidates the engagement of this institution with the archive as aesthetic dimension, of which it has become a referent.
To Pilar Parcerisas for discovering and presenting to the public the rarely seen artistic work of Noguera, placing it in a fair and updated context, and valuing it as a pioneer historic referent. To Pere Noguera, for his research on the photographic and cinematographic image as memory, time and process using found archives, and for his display of a work in progress from the 1970s to the present.
For more information: http://www.acca.cat
Saturday 24 September, 10 a.m to 7 p.m.Free entrance by La Mercè.
Live Stream: Law and access to culture in the information society: questions and legal challenges
The Fundació Antoni Tàpies participates in the Digitising Contemporary Art (DAC) project
As part of the project Digitising Contemporary Art (DCA), the Fundació Antoni Tàpies will be digitising twenty-five books by the artist Antoni Tàpies that until now have remained out of the public domain.
New opening hoursFrom 15 October 2010, the museum’s regular opening hours will be 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday.
New online catalogue of the Library
The new catalogue contains over 47,000 books, 500 periodical publications and 1,000 DVDs and music CDs. It incorporates, among other new measures, the possibility of seeing the contents or summaries – as notes or multimedia links – of all the books and catalogues on Antoni Tàpies, as well as many of the other books in the Library. Specialising in modern and contemporary art, the Library includes books, magazines and audiovisual material on painting, sculpture, drawing, prints, decorative arts, performance, photography, cinema and video, as well as the more emergent trends in art. Of special interest are the collections of books on Asian, African and Oceanic art and culture, as well as the extensive collection of publications on the work of Antoni Tàpies.
Laurence Rassel, member of the jury that will select the project for the Catalan and Balearic Pavilion at the 2011 Venice BiennaleLaurence Rassel, Director of the Fundació Antoni Tàpies, will be part of the jury that will select the Catalan and Balearic Pavilion at the 2011 Venice Biennale. The jury, proposed by the governing board of the Institut Ramon Llull, will be formed by seven professionals of recognised international standing. Together with Laurence Rassel, other members include: Bartomeu Marí, director of the MACBA; Joan Fontucberta, president of the Associació d’Artistes Visuals de Catalunya; Cristina Ros, director of Es Baluard, and Bestué-Vives, invited artists in the international exhibition of the 2009 Venice Biennale. The jury will be presided over by Vicente Todolí, director of Tate Modern, London.