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 Mai 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 Mai 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 Mai 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.
New international painting competition on the occasion of 'Lohengrin'
The Wagner Club, the MEAM and the "Foundation of Arts and Artists" organize the contest with the collaboration of the Gran Teatre del Liceu and the support of Katharina Wagner, who, with other personalities of the artistic field, form the jury.
The theme revolves around the famous opera by Richard Wagner, as a result of the new production that the Liceu premieres next season.
The MEAM and TIAC Academy of Fine Arts Florence inaugurate on April 11 the exhibition Beyond Language - Contemporary Chinese Realism, a total of 55 works by 30 Chinese figurative artists.
This exhibition shows the growing interest in the art and culture of the Asian country, which also takes our pictorial tradition and our contemporary masters as references for the development of the oil technique.
The oil painting was first introduced in China in the 18th century, but it was not popularized in artistic circles until the end of the 19th century. Beyond Language - Contemporary Chinese Realism hosts the work of a total of 30 Chinese artists dedicated to the oil technique, including the painter Xu Mangyao and Golucho as a guest artist.
Open to the general public. Free entry.
8 Mars 2019
14 Février 2019
Antonio López at the jury panel of Figurativas 2019
The Spanish artist Antonio López García will be part of the jury panel of the 10th international figurative painting and sculpture contest, organized biannually by the Arts and Artists Foundation.
ARC is pleased to present the winners and finalists of the 13th International ARC Salon Competition. This year we had over 3,750 entries from 69 countries. The finalists represent approximately 28% of entries. ARC has acquired 11 new works for the ARC collection, valued at over $118,000. Our Best in Show went to Ming Yu, for his painting of In Bvlag, where Yu emphasizes light as a central focus. This masterful work rivals any portrait from current or prior centuries. The Bouguereau Award went to our runner up for Best in Show, Woman in the Forest, by Katsu Nakajima, which is set in the deep, vast and magical forest of Jukai, Japan. In addition to these awards, a Purchase Award given out by the MEAM Museum in Barcelona Spain, went to Casey Childs for his painting of Sliver.
Art Renewal Center will be holding the official award ceremony for the winners of the 13th ARC Salon on the eve of the opening at the MEAM, the final 13th ARC Salon exhibition venue, after being exhibited around from the Salmagundi Club, New York City, to Sotheby's, Los Angeles.
ARC will be accepting entries to the next, 14th International ARC Salon Competition from December 1st, 2018—March 15th, 2019.
It was only chance that there were seven months separating the inauguration of two Contemporary Painting Museums that, at two opposite ends of the world, have made Figuration its banner. They did not know each other, they knew nothing of their existence from each other and very little of the artists in each of them represented. They were, in conclusion, two very distant worlds that have come to be in an identical sensitivity to the art of our day.
I suppose that the same surprise that I had when receiving the visit of Hiroko Hoki in Barcelona to propose collaboration and friendship, was the one Masao Hoki would have at the time to learn of the existence of a sister museum in distant Europe, moved by similar ones criteria of management and aesthetics.
For me, it has been exciting to be able to collaborate with a family that is capable of creating an institution like the Hoki. That can conceive such a Museum and entrust to a prestigious architectural firm the construction of a building specially designed to house its collections and that has earned the Japanese Architecture Award. That gives body to a collection of works of art of such magnitude and that present them with such dignity. And finally, it is an honor that we are in charge of presenting, for the first time in Europe, the work of a whole generation of artists that will surprise not a few visitors from all over the world.
I sincerely believe that this exhibition of current Japanese artists will arouse the admiration of my European fellow citizens and deserve more than interesting comments outside our borders. The official world of art can not continue to ignore the strength, the category and the decision with which Figuration is invading and all corners of the contemporary. The return to respect for tradition as the basis of the creative act to make the leap to the new expressiveness of the 21st century is already an indisputable fact. And the quality of the work that is being presented all over the world is already of an absolutely irresistible power.
I am sure that this first step of collaboration between our two Museums will continue in many fruitful acts of collaboration between both institutions.
On the occasion of the exhibition of works of the Museum of Hoki in the European Museum of Modern Art (MEAM) from September 20 to December 2, 2018, on September 19 was held at the official residence a reception with assistance of the organizers and artists involved. Likewise, the following day, Consul General Naohito Watanabe attended the inauguration ceremony held at the MEAM, where he offered a parliament with the director Mr. Infiesta, the public relations manager of the Hoki Museum Mr. Yasuda and the representative of the artists Mr. Noda. The Consul General highlighted the celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the establishment of relations between Japan and Spain, of which the present exhibition is a commemorative event, and expressed his hope that it contributes to a strengthening of the artistic exchange between both countries. The inauguration event had more than 500 attendees and was a success.Plus d’information
18 Septembre 2018
Reception of the Artists form the Hoki Museum Collection
On Wednesday, September 19, the Japanese painters took part in the Japanese Contemporary Realism exhibition that can be seen at the MEAM from 20/09 to 2/12 of 2018.Plus d’information
7 Août 2018
Contemporary Japenese Realism
The European Museum of Modern Art (MEAM), an entity that promotes and disseminates figurative art of the 20th and 21st centuries, will present for the first time in Europe the work of the most prestigious contemporary Japanese artists, in the field of figuration and realism. From September 21, will host the exhibition ’Contemporary Japanese Realism’, which brings together the 60 most outstanding works of the permanent fund of the Hoki Museum in Tokyo, the first museum in Japan dedicated exclusively to the current realistic painting.
Female figures endowed with the sensibility and exquisiteness of Japanese art or carefully worked landscapes are some of the main reasons that will form the exhibition. ’Contemporary Japanese Realism’ will feature the participation of 14 Japanese painters of great prestige, among which the pioneer Hiroshi Noda (1936) or Masayuki Hara (1956).
As a correspondence, starting in 2019, the MEAM will organize a large collective exhibition with more than 50 current figurative Spanish artists in the Hoki Museum and other points of reference in Japan. Later, he will present an anthological sample of the Hungarian painter Istvan Sandorfi.Plus d’information
1 Juillet 2018
The MEAM (Museu Europeu d’Art Modern) exposes from June 22 to July 29, 2018 the works selected in the V Contest ModPortrait of figurative painting in portrait mode and showing that the bar of this international contest is every time higher. Prior to his visit to Barcelona, his promoter, José Enrique González, director of the Galería ArteLibre, will show next June 3 at the Pablo Serrano Museum the result of his efforts, at an evening in which the first prize will be presented. Fifth edition. Conor Walton was the winner for an oil portrait under the title "The key". Six honorable mentions will also be given to painters whose works stand out among all the participants. Among them we can mention the works of Marcos Rey, Carmen Mansilla or Iván Franco. Plus d’information
1 Mai 2018
Luisa Granero, the strenght of a woman
Worthy culmination of the long series of activities carried out in the MEAM, since the opening of the exhibition on Mujeres Artistas Hoy, started on March 8, is this anthological exhibition of the work of the sculptor Luisa Granero.
To organize this exhibition, the son of Luisa Granero has made available to the MEAM the entire legacy of Luisa Granero: Hundreds of sculptures, oil paintings, notes, personal notes, etc., etc. The result is the most complete anthological of his work, with many sculptures made in terracotta, plaster, bronze and marble, with many different oils and paintings, and with works by many well-known artists (Mallol Suazo, Ernest Santasusagna, Lluís Muntaner, Jaume Otero , Martí Llauradó, etc.) in which she herself is the model.
An authentic example of how a woman, made to herself, and with the sole weapon of her will, can achieve all the goals that have been proposed in life.Plus d’information
9 Avril 2018
The sculptor Joan Seguranyes i Redorta was born in Vic in 1932, son of the sculptor Jaume Seguranyes i Solá. He studied at the Municipal School of Vic and at the Escola d’Arts i Oficis of Barcelona (Llotja), helping in the workshop of Josep Clarà. He has participated in several collective exhibitions and, since 1970, in individual exhibitions in a multitude of Catalan and Spanish locations. Gold Medal of Sculpture of the City Council of Vic and Silver Medal of the I International Exhibition of Aix-en-Provence.
The sculptor has donated the "Legacy Seguranyes" to the Fundació de les Arts i els Artistes, a set consisting of 25 sculptures of different materials (terracotta, plaster and bronze) and numerous drawings. All of them will become part of the Foundation’s funds. To make them known to the general public, the MEAM will organize an exhibition that will open on April 12, 2018 on the second floor of the Museum.Plus d’information