Radically contemporary art in El Born

Fundacio Gaspar

A new contemporary art space housed in a 15th-century palace and located next to the Picasso Museum in the Palau Cervelló, The Fundació Gaspar, is the new institution founded by Moishan Gaspar whose great-grandfather, Joan Gaspar i Xalabarder, inaugurated Sala Gaspar in 1909, a key commercial gallery in the city.

The new Foundation aims to put Barcelona “at the forefront of the international exhibition circuit”, say the founders of the Fundació Gaspar venue.  “The foundation is a new and independent project, which we hope will be radically contemporary,” Gaspar says.

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Three temporary exhibitions will be held annually in the new gallery. The opening show, Art Strikes Back! (20 November-28 March 2016), includes work by , Subodh Gupta and Mira Schendel, Martin Creed and Louise Bourgeois; an exhibition of recent works by Paul McCarthy is due to launch in the space in 2016.

This are some pictures belonging to the ART STRIKES BACK! exhibit.

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And if you want more Contemporary Art in El Born…

…don’t miss The Blueproject Foundation, a multidisciplinary arts centre and creator of quality content, aimed primarily at offering a respectful and in-depth vision of modern and contemporary artistic creation.

Thanks to its 500 square meters, spread over two floors, the building, located in Carrer Princesa, 57, presents collective unreleased exhibitions to the viewer, from private collections, as well as ambitious personal projects carried out by renowned artists of our time.

The large exhibition area of the foundation is divided into two complementary spaces. Il Salotto is reserved for the most celebrated artists and iconic works, while the Sala Project is characterised by its multidisciplinary dimension, which allows it to house work by both promising artists and renowned figures from the art world.

Nowadays hosts the solo exhibition of Michelangelo Pistoletto, which can be seen in Il Salotto from November 13th 2015 to March 27th 2016.

The exhibition features a selection of works by the famous Italian artist that comprise a career of almost forty years, from the mid-seventies until today, in which he reflects on the perception of the self and the society to which we belong through everyday objects like mirrors, used as an element of identification and turning them into artworks by themselves. These pieces are not only part of the history of a great creator but also the testimony of a key period in the history of contemporary art.

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Both art spaces are included in the Contemporary Art Barcelona route dedicated to El Born. Conctact us in order to preprare your personalized art walk in Barcelona and enjoy emerging art places and the coolest restaurants in the city.

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