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Tàpies, Dalí and Picasso inaugurate the new season of Barcelona's CaixaForum

The CaixaForum has released the details of its upcoming season, one that is surely not to be missed. This season brings in everything, from Spanish modern masterpieces, to Teotihuacan artefacts, to Soviet avant-garde architecture and more.

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22 July 2010 01:26 AM

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Barcelona (CNA).- For the first time, the Contemporary Art Collection at the La Caixa Foundation will exhibit works from the Picasso Museum of Barcelona, the Tàpies Foundation and the Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation in Figueres. With the title of Friedrich Nietzsche\u2019s book \u2018Humà, massa humà (\u2018Human, all too human\u2019), the exhibition will include works from the fifties and sixties from Antonio Saura, Manuel Millares, José Guerrero, Pablo Picasso, Antoni Tàpies and Salvador Dalí. The cultural director of La Caixa Foundation, Ignasi Miró, said that it is a project with both \u201Cweight and ambition\u201D. \u2018Routes of Arabia\u2019 and \u2018Teotihuacan, city of gods\u2019 are two of the grand exhibitions of the new season.


\u2018Human, all too human\u2019, a title coming from the book by Friedrich Nietzsche, will be the grand opening of the new season at the CaixaForum, the museum of the Catalan savings bank La Caixa. The exhibition will unite Spanish works of art from the fifties and sixties from Antonio Saura, Manuel Millares, Antonio Clavé, José Guerrero, Equipo Crónica, and, for the first time, create a dialogue with works from Pablo Picasso, Antoni Tàpies and Salvador Dalí. \u2018Human, all too human\u2019, a title coming from the book by Friedrich Nietzsche, will be the grand opening of the new season at the CaixaForum, the museum of the Catalan savings bank La Caixa. The exhibition will unite Spanish works of art from the fifties and sixties from Antonio Saura, Manuel Millares, Antonio Clavé, José Guerrero, Equipo Crónica, and, for the first time, create a dialogue with works from Pablo Picasso, Antoni Tàpies and Salvador Dalí.

In addition to this exhibition, the CaixaForum will premiere two large exhibitions about other cultures. The first, called \u2018Routes from Arabia\u2019, will be the first in Europe to display the great archaeological treasures of Saudi Arabia thanks to collaboration from the Louvre Museum of Paris.

The second exhibition, entitled \u2018Teotihuacan, city of gods\u2019, comes with the museum\u2019s resumption of relations between the National Institute of Anthropology and History of Mexico. The institute has one of the most comprehensive collections of Teotihuacan culture, with over 400 pieces from over a dozen of Mexico\u2019s most important museums.

Along the lines of architecture, the CaixaForum\u2019s upcoming season will include an exhibition entitled \u2018Lost Vanguard\u2019, the first time architecture from the Soviet avant-garde movement of the 20s and 30s will be displayed in the Spanish state. \u2018Lost Vanguard\u2019 is made up of some 300 works including original black and white photographs from the time and over a hundred drawings, models and paintings from the Costakis Collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art of Thessaloniki. It will also include a selection of colour and large format photographs from the British photographer Richard Pare.

Other exhibitions will be \u2018The effect of cinema: illusion, reality, and the moving image\u2019, \u2018Portraits from the Belle Époque\u2019, a review of late 19th and early 20th century European and North American painting, and \u2018Windows of the World\u2019, an exhibition of the events that followed the situation in Haiti.

The director of the CaixaForum, Valentí Farràs, has said that the latest season at the CaixaForum brought 750,000 people to the museum, 47% being men and 53% women.

Ignasi Miró has affirmed that, despite the crisis, La Caixa savings bank has maintained its social work budget at 500 million euros. Of these, 60 million are destined for cultural projects in the various CaixaForums of Spain.

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  • Photo of Tàpies, Dalí and Picasso inaugurate the new season of Barcelona's CaixaForum

  • Photo of Tàpies, Dalí and Picasso inaugurate the new season of Barcelona's CaixaForum