Catalonia / The Fundació Antoni Tàpies and MNAC begin a new policy of collaboration #europe

The Fundació Antoni Tàpies and the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya begin a new policy of collaboration and are jointly organising a retrospective exhibition of Antoni Tàpies. The Fundació Antoni Tàpies and the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya (MNAC) are jointly organising a retrospective exhibition of the work of Antoni Tàpies, which will open in June 2013. The exhibition will be curated by Vicent Todolí and will be shown in two venues in Barcelona: the Fundació Antoni Tàpies and the MNAC. Afterwards it will travel to various museums in Latin America.

In his first foray into the work of Antoni Tàpies, Todolí will offer a personal outlook on the production of the Catalan artist, eshewing the usual clichés and addressing a public willing to re-examine the work of one of the most significant creators in the history of contemporary art.The exhibition opens the way for the MNAC to go beyond its usual limit of the 1940s and address the entire twentieth century, while allowing the Fundació Antoni Tàpies to highlight the importance of the artist and to collaborate with the MNAC in the articulation of a genealogy of Catalan art.

The President of the Trustees of the MNAC and the Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Miquel Roca and Xavier Antich respectively, and the directors of the MNAC, Pepe Serra, and the Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Laurence Rassel, will announce in a press conference that the two institutions are initiating with this exhibition a policy of collaboration that will create a new framework between the museums in the city and in the country in order to share missions and objectives. This new way of working, with a wider international projection, will enhance our artistic heritage and public collections with projects of great quality, independently of the ownership of the works or the title of the institutions.  

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