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 Visitors will be able to find the exhibition of the collection «Figurative Contemporary Art», with new unpublished works added to this permanent collection.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.
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 Marzo 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 Febbraio 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Maggio 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 Maggio 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 Maggio 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 Marzo 2019
14 Febbraio 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.