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Apr
26
Thu
Patricio Vélez. Las formas del tiempo @ Fundació Suñol
Apr 26 @ 7:30 pm – Sep 8 @ 4:30 am
Patricio Vélez. Las formas del tiempo @ Fundació Suñol | Barcelona | Catalunya | España

For this first retrospective exhibition by Patricio Vélez (Quito, 1945; based in Barcelona since 1976), we have selected almost a hundred works of art from amongst a vast oeuvre of paintings, drawings, engravings and photographs, with the intention of offering a representative panorama of the work carried out by the artist over more than half a century.

Patricio Vélez studied architecture in Quito, Barcelona and Paris, but shortly after obtaining his degree, painting became a priority in his life. His first solo exhibition took place in 1977 in the Ciento gallery in Barcelona. His works are like atlases or mental and sensory cartographies of the natural world. Their author likes to say that they are “transfigurations of nature”.

The vegetal world is the base fabric of his work. In it, a framework populated by signs is formed in which every stroke organises and creates images of rich ambiguity. This in turn strikes a balance between a near and at the same time distant vision, resulting in a sort of “landscape writing”. He very often creates different works around a same theme.

In the exhibition we present some of these “variations”, which in certain cases become narrative sequences. In much the same way, we can observe that the exhibition addresses the constant matters of the visual arts: colour, line, surface, chiaroscuro, fragmentations and analogies, amongst others.

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Apr
27
Fri
Guided tours: PATRICIO VÉLEZ. The Shapes of Time
Apr 27 @ 7:53 am – Jun 30 @ 8:53 am
[:ca]Visites comentades: PATRICIO VÉLEZ. Las formas del tiempo[:es]Visitas comentadas: PATRICIO VÉLEZ. Las formas del tiempo[:en]Guided tours: PATRICIO VÉLEZ. The Shapes of Time[:]


The Fundació Suñol organizes two commented tours for individual audience to the exhibition Patricio Vélez. The shapes of time. For this first retrospective exhibition by Patricio Vélez (Quito, 1945; based in Barcelona since 1976), we have selected almost a hundred works of art from amongst a vast oeuvre of paintings, drawings, engravings and photographs, with the intention of offering a representative panorama of the work carried out by the artist over more than half a century.

UPCOMING DATES

Saturday May 5th at 18 p.m → Catalan
Saturday June 30th at 18 p.m → Spanish

Limited capacity. It is essential to book by phone (934 961 032) or e-mail (info@fundaciosunol.org).

Entrance fee:
Normal – 4 €
Reduced – 3 €
Students and teachers – 2 €

This guided tours are offered in Catalan or Spanish. If you want to do a guided tour in English, do not hesitate to contact us to arrange a date at info@fundaciosunol.org

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May
10
Thu
ACTE 39: Antoni Abad. measure X measure. 1992’2015
May 10 @ 7:30 pm – Sep 8 @ 8:30 pm
[:ca]ACTE 39: Antoni Abad. mesura X mesura. 1992’2015[:es]ACTE 39: Antoni Abad. medida X medida. 1992’2015[:en]ACTE 39: Antoni Abad. measure X measure. 1992’2015[:]

Fundació Suñol presents the exhibition ACTE 39: Antoni Abad. measure X measure. 1992’2015, a project specifically set for Nivell Zero, which includes Antoni Abad’s work from the 90’s up until 2010. All these works are directly related to his own research about the idea of measurement and language, and the relation between them.

In 1992 Antoni Abad met Josep Suñol in the building of Passeig de Gràcia that later became Fundació Suñol, but back then it wasn’t open as a museum. The artist had the opportunity to discover the Josep Suñol Collection at its early developing stages. He did an installation with measuring tape all around Butaca (1987) – an Antoni Tàpies’ piece of art that belongs to the Collection, which was exhibited at that time. This piece will be shown again at Nivell Zero along with many other works from Antoni Abad.

The curator of the exhibition, Eugeni Bonet, added an original text from 1995 that describes Abad’s work called Pesos y medidas that has been rewritten for the occasion. There will also be a downloadable online publication on the website with all the information and content shown in the exhibition.

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May
11
Fri
Guided visits ACTE 39: Antoni Abad. measure X measure
May 11 @ 9:43 am – Jul 28 @ 10:43 am
[:ca]Visites comentades ACTE 39: Antoni Abad. mesura X mesura[:es]Visitas comentadas ACTE 39: Antoni Abad. medida X medida[:en]Guided visits ACTE 39: Antoni Abad. measure X measure[:]

The Fundació Suñol organizes two commented tours for individual audience to the exhibition ACTE 39: Antoni Abad. Medida X medida, a project specifically set for Nivell Zero, which includes Antoni Abad’s work from the 90’s up until 2010. All these works are directly related to his own research about the idea of measurement and language, and the relation between them.

UPCOMING DATES

Saturday July 28th at 18 p.m → Catalan

Limited capacity. It is essential to book by phone (934 961 032) or e-mail (info@fundaciosunol.org).

Free admission through 240 Rosselló Street.

This guided tours are offered in Catalan or Spanish. If you want to do a guided tour in English, do not hesitate to contact us to arrange a date at info@fundaciosunol.org

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May
30
Wed
Daniel G. Andújar. The Disasters of War
May 30 @ 7:30 pm – Sep 15 @ 8:00 pm
[:ca]Daniel G. Andújar. Els desastres de la guerra[:es]Daniel G. Andújar. Los desastres de la guerra[:en]Daniel G. Andújar. The Disasters of War[:]

The Fundació Suñol is pleased to present the project that Daniel G. Andújar (Almoradí, 1966) created for documenta 14, in 2017. Conceived as a visual protest against violence, it offers a present-day take on the representation of conflict in order to reveal its effect on people.

The first edition of documenta was held in 1955 with the aim of renewing the dialogue between Germany and the rest of the world that had been broken off by the Second World War, as well as making contact with the international art scene through a “presentation of 20th-century art”. The city of Kassel has played host to this event ever since and over time has become an indisputable benchmark for the evolving arts. The 2017 edition was entitled Learning from Athens, since it was not only held in Kassel, as usual, but was also on show beforehand in Athens.

The curators for documenta 14 invited the selected artists to think about the social and political situation in Europe and the rest of the world, as well as the palpable tension between North and South. This was the framework in which Daniel G. Andújar created the piece on display at the Fundació Suñol.

In Athens, the artist presented the first part of the project, entitled The Disasters of War: Repatriation Akademia, an interdisciplinary work centred on the ideas of nationality, public domain and cultural and intellectual property, as well as authenticity, reproduction, theft and the plunder of antiques. In Kassel, Andújar presented the second part of the project, The Disasters of War: The Trojan Horse, which explores ideas such as cultural identity and memory, as well as monuments, stereotypes and the concept of falsification and truth.

These two projects are being presented together for the first time, in conjunction with this publication, which contains texts by Imma Prieto and María Dolores Jiménez-Blanco.

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May
31
Thu
Guided tours: Daniel G. Andújar. The Disasters of War
May 31 @ 11:37 am – Sep 15 @ 12:37 pm
[:ca]Visites comentades: Daniel G. Andújar. Els desastres de la guerra[:es]Visitas comentadas: Daniel G. Andújar. Los desastres de la guerra[:en]Guided tours: Daniel G. Andújar. The Disasters of War[:]

The Fundació Suñol organizes two commented tours for individual audience to the exhibition Daniel G. Andújar, The Disasters of War, the project that Daniel G. Andújar (Almoradí, 1966) created for documenta 14, in 2017. Conceived as a visual protest against violence, it offers a present-day take on the representation of conflict in order to reveal its effect on people.

UPCOMING DATES

Saturday September 15th at 18 p.m → Catalan

Limited capacity. It is essential to book by phone (934 961 032) or e-mail (info@fundaciosunol.org).

This guided tours are offered in Catalan or Spanish. If you want to do a guided tour in English, do not hesitate to contact us to arrange a date at info@fundaciosunol.org

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Jul
2
Mon
SUMMER WORKSHOPS – Educational leisure time at Fundació Suñol
Jul 2 @ 10:04 am – Jul 31 @ 11:04 am
[:ca]TALLERS D'ESTIU - Casals i esplais a la Fundació Suñol[:es]TALLERES DE VERANO - Casales y esplais en la Fundació Suñol[:en]SUMMER WORKSHOPS - Educational leisure time at Fundació Suñol[:]

Summertime is coming and the Fundació Suñol offers two different workshops addressed to the catalan educational leisure time organisations, esplais and casals.

IMAGINE AN ISLAND

Who wants to travel to an island when you can make up a new one? Come to our foundation and imagine a new island based on the smallests details that forms it: bright and little stones that you find walking at the seashore, winding seaweeds that move graciously, dancing trees to the rhythm of the gentle breeze, wild plants that grow caothically… any of these things will be useful as a source of inspiration in order to create our own paintings.

Workshop related to the exhibition Patricio Vélez. Las formas del tiempo

METROLOGIES… Or Measuring the Impossible

Come and learn how to measure intangible concepts such us friendship, love or happiness. Also you can help us to rethink our own exhibition room… we’re sure that after years working here you make us discover a lot of new things.

Workshop related to the exhibition ACTE 39: Antoni Abad. medida X medida. 1992’2015

These workshops are offered only in Catalan or Spanish. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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Jul
7
Sat
Performance VARIABLE MEASURES
Jul 7 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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The blind dancer Joan Casaoliva presents Variable Mesuresa performance on the ongoing exhibition ACTE 39: Antoni Abad. measure X measure where the dancer relates to the Nivell Zero exhibition space using different sensory strategies. Because of his blindness he explores the space using alternative measurement parameters and also experiment with a new ones on the basis of his own body and using the language of dance. This action is conceived as a statement on visual disability but also deconstructs the stigmas associated whit it. There is audio-description system by Llorenç Blasi in order to make the performance accessible for visual impaired people, but at the same time this element offers a different approach to the action that challenges our own spectator role.

Joan Casaoliva (Barcelona, 1966) is a blind dancer, actor and performer. He started to practise dance after losing his vision, guided by the choreographer and dancer Jordi Cortés. He belongs to Liant la troca collective from 2013 and has participated at different shows such Sin contacto or El último. He also has collaborated in Jordi Cortés’ Fuck-ing-Progress dance show and has worked with many different dancers and choreographers such Alberto Velasco, Marta Carrasco or Carolina Alejos from El Mur dansa, in Espais Cecs initiative.

Variable Measures is a performance by Joan Casaoliva with the collaboration of Antoni Abad and the participation of Llorenç Blasi

PERFORMANCE WITH AUDIO-DESCRIPTION ACCESSIBLE TO VISUAL IMPAIRED PEOPLE (Catalan)

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Jul
12
Thu
12/07 – INCH-BY-INCH. Family workshop with the artist Antoni Abad
Jul 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
[:ca]12/07 - PAM-A-PAM. Taller familiar amb l'artista Antoni Abad[:es]12/07 - PALMO-A-PALMO. Taller familiar con el artista Antoni Abad[:en]12/07 - INCH-BY-INCH. Family workshop with the artist Antoni Abad[:]

How many hands fit in a body? How many feet do we need to measure a leg? In this family workshop the artist Antoni Abad encourage us to explore ourselves using alternative measurement parameter. We will find out that we don’t need the metre, the ruler, nor the right triangle, to take the measure of things. Our own body will be the reference to relate to each other and with the world around.

WORKSHOP LED BY ANTONI ABAD

Practical information (Activity in catalan)

Workshop aimed to children from 6 to 12 years old with adult companion
Date and time:
 Thursday, July 12th, 2018 from 6PM to 7:30PM
Place: Nivell Zero at Fundació Suñol (Entrance by Passeig de Gràcia 98)
Price: 3€ per person
Sign-up: by e-mail (info@fundaciosunol.org) or phone (934 961 032)

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Jul
19
Thu
19/07 – GUIDED TOUR BY THE ARTIST. Daniel G. Andújar. The disasters of War
Jul 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
[:ca]19/07 - VISITA A CÀRREC DE L'ARTISTA - Daniel G. Andújar. Els desastres de la guerra[:es]19/07 - VISITA A CARGO DEL ARTISTA - Daniel G. Andújar. Los desastres de la guerra[:en]19/07 - GUIDED TOUR BY THE ARTIST. Daniel G. Andújar. The disasters of War [:]

The Fundació Suñol organizes a commented tour to the exhibition Daniel G. Andújar, The Disasters of War, led by the artist himself. This project gathers together the two works that Daniel G. Andújar (Almoradí, 1966) created for documenta 14, in 2017. Conceived as a visual protest against violence, it offers a present-day take on the representation of conflict in order to reveal its effect on people.

This guided tour is offered in Spanish.

Limited capacity. It is essential to book by phone (934 961 032) or e-mail (info@fundaciosunol.org).

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