This exhibition narrates the career of a sculptor from Olot and highlights his most important work
MEAM, Barcelona’s modern art museum, is a showcase for the finest contemporary figurative art. It’s backed by the Fundació de les Arts i els Artistes, and its objectives are to promote and raise awareness of figurative art of the 20th and 21st centuries. The aim of the MEAM is to find a new contemporary language that does not shun tradition but rather builds on it in order to take a leap forward into the new century. The foundation also gives an annual award for figurative painting and sculpture and, through its website Figuratives on the Web, gives art lovers an insight on the work of artists currently working in the figurative tradition. The museum is located in Palau Gomis, amid the narrow streets of Barcelona’s Born district, where culture is a pervasive force, and is currently featuring this tribute to the figure of Josep Clarà, one of the most outstanding Catalan artists of the first half of the 20th century and one of the figures of his generation with the most important international profile.
The exhibition traces his career and highlights his most important works, from his beginnings in Olot to his time in Paris, his symbolist and noucentista works, public projects and portraits, to his final years. It also seeks to introduce the idea of the artist’s workshop and the process of creation, from the original conceptualization to the execution of the final work and the process of collaboration between the sculptor and his assistants. The exhibition runs from the 10th of March to the 19th of June and admission is €9. Check out timetables here.
In Josep Clarà's workshop, at MEAM
When: 10 March to 19 June
More information aquí.
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