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Fundació Antoni Tàpies

The Fundació Antoni Tàpies was created in 1984 by the artist Antoni Tàpies to promote the study and knowledge of modern and contemporary art.

To that end, the Fundació opened its doors in June 1990 in the building of the former Editorial Montaner i Simon publishing house, the work of the Modernist architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner, restored and refurbished by the architects Roser Amadó and Lluís Domènech Girbau. Constructed between 1880 and 1885, at an early stage of the evolution of Catalan Modernism, the building was the first in the Eixample district to integrate industrial typology and technology, combining exposed brick and iron, into the fabric of the city centre.

The Fundació Antoni Tàpies takes a plural, interdisciplinary approach and aims to set up cooperative ventures with experts in different fields of learning to contribute to a better understanding of contemporary art and culture. It combines the organisation of temporary exhibitions, symposia, lectures and film seasons with a range of publications to go with the activities and periodic shows of Antoni Tàpies’ work. The Fundació owns one of the most complete collections of Tàpies’ work, mostly made up of donations by Antoni and Teresa Tàpies.

The Library of the Fundació Antoni Tàpies is in the old Editorial Montaner i Simon warehouse; the original shelves have been conserved. The Library specialises in modern and contemporary art. It also houses the largest archive on Tàpies’ work, collections on Asian and Pre-Columbian arts and culture as well as the arts of Africa and Oceania which have had such a great influence on the evolution of 20th... [ Read all ]

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28/09/2007 - 09/12/2007
Curator: Catherine David

Bahman Jalali (Teheran, 1944) is the foremost representative of contemporary photography in Iran. His images are an important visual document of the evident and hidden memory of the Iranian people since the beginning of the 1970s. They are a testimony to the Iranian revolution as well as the Iran-Iraq war and the post-war years. His work also documents aspects of daily life in Iran, the work of the fishermen in the ports and the country’s traditional architecture, and includes photomontages of historical events. His role in the conservation, study and transmission of Iran’s photographic heritage has made him an outstanding figure in contemporary Iranian culture.
The exhibition looks at all aspects of Bahman Jalali’s work. There is a wide selection of documentary photographs. The exceptional series, Days of Blood, Days of Fire (Teherán, 1978-1979) – which documents the popular revolt against the Shah and the development of the revolution – and Khorramshahr, are particularly outstanding. The city of Khorramshahr is used to document the horror of the Iran-Iraq war. The photographer also looks at the history of the city in southern Iran that was occupied by the Iraqi army between November 1980 and June 1982.

Forthcoming exhibitions

Curators: Nuria Enguita Mayo and Carles Guerra
9/3/2007 - 1/5/2007

Curator: Armando Silva
10/5/2007 - 24/6/2007

30/6/2007 - 30/9/2007

Opening hours

Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Mondays closed.
Closed 25 and 26 December, 1 and 6 January.
Admission to the Fundació Antoni Tàpies until 15 minutes before closing.

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