About sixty painters and sculptors gather around the myth of Eros in the first temporary exhibition of the European Museum of Modern Art after the confinement. A show around libido and desire that is expressed through the bodies, with works by Golucho, Lita Cabelludo, and many others. The exhibition proposal aims to present the concept of Eros not as an ideal of sexual reverie, but as something natural that awakens in the depths of each individual, regardless of their beauty, sex, or sexual characteristics.
26 October 2020
The MEAM reopens with a temporary exhibition that explores the concept 'Eros'
The European Museum of Modern Art (MEAM) in Barcelona explores eroticism in art in the temporary exhibition "Eros, your body as an excuse", which brings together more than sixty pictorial and sculptural works by as many international artists.
The exhibition seeks to explore the concept 'Eros' as "expression of the libido of each human being, as something natural and independent of their beauty or sex condition," Miguel Ángel Mayo, known by his artistic nickname, explained this Wednesday at the presentation. Golucho, who has been in charge of organizing, selecting and presenting the works and artists of various nationalities.
16 October 2020
The MEAM explores the concept of "Eros" with a sample of 60 works of painting and sculpture
The MEAM explores the concept of "Eros" with a sample of 60 works of painting and sculpture The MEAM explores the concept of "Eros" with a sample of 60 works of painting and sculpture The European Museum of Modern Art (MEAM) in Barcelona exhibits Starting this Thursday, a total of 60 works of painting and sculpture with which he seeks to explore "the concept of 'Eros' as a motif that emanates from the libido of every human being.
16 October 2020
The new exhibition is now open to the public
Official video of the opening of the new temporary exhibition that can be visited at the MEAM until December 13.
15 October 2020
Opening «Eros, your body as an excuse»
The MEAM presents next Thursday, October 15, at 7:30 p.m. the exhibition “Eros. Your body as an excuse ». The sample, made up of more than 60 works between painting and sculpture from more than 60 internationally recognized artists, seeks to explore the Eros concept as a motive that emanates from the libido of each human being, being something natural and independent of their condition of beauty or sex. Miguel Ángel Mayo, better known as Golucho, has been in charge of organizing, selecting and presenting the works and artists, among painters and sculptors, of various nationalities.
6 September 2020
We are back!
Next Tuesday, September 8, the MEAM reopens its doors at its usual hours. Visitors will be able to find the exhibition of the collection «Figurative Contemporary Art», with new unpublished works added to this permanent collection. The resumption of activities, adapting to compliance with all safety and prevention measures, entails a re-planning of the calendar of pending exhibitions that you can consult below.
16 March 2020
Suspension of activities and exhibitions
Due to the total stoppage of activities and the closure of the MEAM, the opening of the EROS exhibition, which was due to take place in the first week of April, will be postponed until the situation is clarified.
In principle, both the exhibition and all the activities planned around it, still stand, but will be postponed for as long as necessary. We understand that a reasonable period would be June of this year.
We will keep you informed when the reopening of the MEAM and the restart of its activities are authorized.
13 March 2020
As a result of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, since last Saturday, March 13, following the Government's guidelines, we had all face-to-face activities suspended until a new date, in which the situation will be evaluated again and you will be notified of any change.
Although the MEAM facilities will be closed, the administrative staff of our foundation will continue to provide services via email.
25 February 2020
Lohengrin competition results
The Wagner Club and the MEAM bring together the jury of the new painting competition on the theme of the opera Lohengrin, DE Richard Wagner. a collaboration with the Gran Teatre del Liceu and Katharina Wagner, great-granddaughter of the composer. The jury's decision includes four ex aequo winners
DeAngel, for his work 'The spell of Ostrud and Elsa's dream'
Juan Gil, for his work 'Thought for the study of a square'
Carlos Saura, for his work 'Lohengrin'
Mikel Olazábal, for his work 'Lohengrin and Elsa'
The winners will exhibit at the Gran Teatro del Liceu in Barcelona, ??at the Wahnfried House in Bayreuth during the 2020 Summer Festivals and finally at the Leipzig Opera House. Among those selected are 17 pre-selected artists and 23 whose works can be seen in the exhibition at the MEAM scheduled for May 2020 and in the official catalog of the exhibition.
In this way the MEAM introduces figurative art in the most important redoubt in the world of opera and in the most prestigious festival in Europe.
17 February 2020
Jury meeting week of the Lohengrin painting competition
This week the deliberative process of the Richard Wagner opera painting contest is taking place. The jury is composed of Katharina Wagner, great-granddaughter of the composer, Christina Scheppelmann, artistic director of the Seattle Opera, Dr. Lourdes Jiménez, curator of Wagnerian iconography in Europe, Dr. Sven Friedrich, director of Wahnfried Haus, Victor García Gomar, director of the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Manel Bertrán, director of the Wagner Club, José Enrique González and Jose Manuel Infiesta of the Arts and Artists Foundation. The results will be published shortly.
15 February 2020
Figurativas 2019 is now closed
A tour of what has been the exhibition Figurative 2019 ended on February 15. See full album ?? https://bit.ly/37LogwS
30 January 2020
The MEAM extends the duration of the figurative exposure to the great success of the visits. Ara the show can end on February 15.
31 December 2020
Pedro del Toro exhibition at MEAM
Exhibition of works by Spanish artist Pedro del Toro. The artist has been one of the ex aequo winners of the prestigious International Painting and Sculpture Contest Figurativas, which the Arts & Artists Foundation convenes bianually.
13 December 2019
Barcelona hosts the most important exhibition in the world of figurative art
The MEAM brings together more than 220 works from the 10th edition of 'Figuratives'. In its 10th edition, the contest deepens its internationalization strategy. The exhibition will be distributed on two floors of the museum.
6 December 2019
The MEAM brings together more than 220 works in a large exhibition of figurative art
The European Museum of Modern Art (MEAM) in Barcelona hosts a large exhibition of figurative art, composed of more than 220 works by artists from about 90 countries, in collaboration with the Art Renewal Center, an American foundation dedicated to the promotion and dissemination of this type of art.
The works of the exhibition come from the tenth edition of the 'Figurative' contest (70 paintings and 60 sculptures), convened by the Arts and Artists Foundation, and the 14th edition of the "Arc International Salon" contest (more than 90 works), organized by Art Renewal Center,
Both competitions have the objective of making visible the current figurative art and for this reason the MEAM will exhibit these works until February 2, 2020, period in which various activities and events will be held, such as the Artist's Party, which will be held next Saturday and will host about 300 painters and sculptors from around the world.
1 October 2019
Exhibition of sculptures of the MEAM in Burgos.
The Caja de Burgos Foundation hosts at the Casa del Cordón the exhibition ‘The body and matter’
The exhibition, which will remain open until January 26, proposes a stimulating thematic tour through the art of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries
The exhibition hall of the Casa del Cordón hosts from today until January 26 the exhibition The body and matter in sculpture of the collection of the European Museum of Modern Art (MEAM), composed of more than eighty works by more than seventy authors who trace a stimulating thematic journey through art from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
20 August 2019
The MEAM presents Sandorfi's work in Japan
For the first time, starting on September 5, the Japanese public will be able to see live the work of the Hungarian painter Istvan Sandorfi. The exhibition is the result of the collaboration of the Hoki Museum with the MEAM.
1 July 2019
The MEAM, the Liceo and the Wagner Club call a new painting competition
Signature of the contract between the Wagner Club, the Gran Teatre del Liceu and the Fundació de les Arts i els Artistes, to convene the Lohengrin Painting Contest.
25 June 2019
Jury meeting Figurativas 2019
This weekend, in Barcelona, will take place the jury meeting of the 10th international contest of painting and sculpture Figurativas 2019, convened biannually by the Foundation of Arts and Artists. The members of the jury will deliberate on the works presented this year to choose the winners and mentions of honor. Among them we can find artists and personalities of culture such as Antonio López García (artist), Odd Nerdrum (artist), Daniel Graves (artist), Tomás Paredes (President of the Spanish Association of Art Critics), Jose Enrique González (Gallerist) and Jose Manuel Infiesta (Director of the MEAM).
27 May 2019
Inaugurated the exhibition of MEAM in Japan
The European Museum of Modern Art (MEAM), entity that promotes and disseminates the figurative art of the 20th and 21st centuries, inaugurates for the first time a large collective exhibition with contemporary figurative Spanish artists at the Hoki Museum in Tokyo, Japan. From May 16, the Hoki Museum hosts the exhibition 'Contemporary Spanish Realism', which brings together the 59 works of Spanish painters that make up the most interesting of the permanent fund of the MEAM as Golucho, María Jose Cortés Antequera, Jordi Díaz Almà, Carlos Morago, Miguel Angel Moya, Eudardo Naranjo, Jaime Valero, Dino Valls, Kike Meana, José Manuel Cajal, Rosa Diaz or Miriam Escofet, among others.
6 May 2019
Deadline for sending works.
From Monday, May 20 to Monday, June 17, the Arts and Artists Foundation opens the deadline for delivery of the shortlisted works in the 10th international figurative painting and sculpture contest.
1 May 2019
Contemporary Spanish Realism
From May 16 and until September 1, the MEAM disembarks in Japan with "Contemporary Spanish Realism", a sample that includes the work of 59 figurative Spanish painters.
The exhibition is part of the exchange project between the Hoki Museum and the MEAM, the only two museums dedicated to contemporary figurative art in the world, which began last year with the exhibition 'Contemporary Japanese Realism' in Barcelona.
After this first exhibition in Tokyo, the MEAM will exhibit the work of the artist Istvan Sandorfi and later move his permanent collection to the Japanese cities of Saga and Setouchi until the beginning of 2020.
The gap between civilizations: horizon and margins.
Han Xuejun’s oil paintings almost show the living conditions of the people in the minority areas in the border areas. Although modern society has entered the 21st century, although the wind of globalization has spread all over the world, there are always some people who are still far from modern civilization and modern life, and their lifestyles are still extremely primitive. But no matter how bad of the people's living conditions are, people's desire for happiness, the pursuit of love, and the yearning for good things will not change because of the different living environment...
Han Xuejun observes and examines the living conditions of different nationalities and different ethnic groups from a global perspective, and explores the humanity's light with the artist's keen sense of smell, thus making people living in relatively developed and enjoying modern civilization pay attention to those being Another group of people that modern civilization ignores and forgets.