Text: Biel Amer.
Last year there was in this space a critical article about the objective of the Nit de l’Art in Palma. The debate was not innocuous as the professionals questioned its suitability, the model and its function. A year later, with almost no need for changes, the Nit de l’Art 2020 changed the appearance of the event and postponed the debate, without the debate being necessary. The pandemic of the cursed virus forced, by medical and government prescription, to disperse visitors, opening new dates and forcing a reduction in the number of attendees in all galleries, museums and art centers.
The gallery managers showed their resilience to this viral invasion and showed their willingness to keep their spaces open with new artistic proposals. The popular result was uneven, the interested public continued to attend the call, the voyeur remained at home. Despite the dystopian situation created by the pandemic, art won the battle by showing how creativity was not swept away by the disastrous human effect of the pandemic. In these times of crisis the spirit matters and it remains unchanged.
We do not know what tomorrow will be like, nor how we will react to the future that is presented to us. These evil pests will be left behind, then it will be good to discuss how to improve as a species. Without a doubt, art and culture will continue to be essential to understand the meaning of life.
Under the title “Cadmio Limón”, the curator Cristina Anglada proposes an exhibition made up of ten artists of different nationalities without attending to any generational link. The title refers to the pigment of that color widely used in the first avant-gardes of the 20th century. The solo exhibition of Prudencio Irazabal opens immediately. Until March 12, 2021.
Ca’n Verí, 3-Palma
Es Baluard, a leading Contemporary Art museum on the island, proposes a well-deserved tribute to Tur Costa along with three exhibitions by artists as diverse as Miguel Angel Campano, Teresa Margolles and Nuria Marqués. Three artists with different plastic languages but very involved in their contemporary arguments. Until February 28, 2021.
Pl. de la Porta de Sta Catalina, 10. Palma
Anglada Camarasa’s and Joaquim Mir’s paintings show the dazzling image of the Mallorcan landscape seen by these two painters from the first half of the 20th century. On the other hand, “Camera and City” is an exhibition that reviews the work of modern and contemporary photographers and filmmakers who pose different scenarios of urban life. Until the end of March 2021.
Plaza de Weyler, 3-Palma.
Galeria Horrach Moyà
“Girbent Zone” is a proposal presented as a representation of the artist’s workshop. The idea that inspires the genesis of this installation is none other than opening the doors of the private studio to the public to offer them the possibility of an immersive experience in a parallel world: the baroque and complex artistic world of Girbent. Until the end of February 2021.
Catalunya, 4. Palma
Pep Llabrés Art Contemporani
”Thread conductor” is the proposal that the gallery owner Pep Llabrés brings together in which he shows the work of four artists who have made geometry their plastic discourse. Robert Ferrer Martorell, Albo Puigserver, Dos monos and Emilio Gañán base their work on the game between the line and the space that generates images in which light plays a leading role. Until February 28, 2021.
Sant Jaume, 17. Palma.
The annual appointment with the Premis Ciutat de Palma, brings together an extensive selection of contemporary artists in the Plastic Arts section. Eclectic and disruptive, it generates controversy and enthusiasm for its disparity and independence. Meanwhile, the interventions of Tomás Pizá (Box 27) and Gabriel Pericás (Espai Dipòsit) remain. Until March 31, 2021.
Paseo del Borne. Palma
Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró
“La llum al taller de l’artista” is an exhibition proposal by the Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró that seeks to experiment, explain and transmit the importance of light in Miró’s workshop in Mallorca. The project is based on the photographs that Joaquim Gomis made in 1961 of the workshop designed by J.L. Sert. The artists Bea Sarrias and Morrosko Vila-San Juan carry out a review-homage with drawings, paintings and audiovisuals that, for now, can be seen virtually on the Fundació’s website.
Carrer de Saridakis, 29. Palma