Palma de Mallorca, 13th Sep 06
ART IN PALMA
An update on exhibitions and shows in Palma...
Today, art enthusiasts can visit approximately over 30 independent art galleries in Palma alone. The capital is said to have more galleries per capita than any other European city. Shows and expositions are being organised for up and coming artists almost on a weekly basis.
This great energy and activity coupled with the fact that Palma is only two hours flying time from most major European cities is attracting international art investors to the city, which is further fuelled by its growing international residential population.
On September 21st all the art galleries in Palma open their doors to the public for an “Art Open Night” when the city’s art institutions, galleries and artists gather.
Several days are required to get around all the galleries in Palma alone, herewith a few examples; ABA Contemporary Art (www.abaart.com) , La Caja Blanca (www.lacajablanca.com), The Joanna Kunstmann Galeries (www.kunstmann.com), Pelaires (www.pelaires.com), Altair (www.galeriaaltair.com) and Horrach Moyá (www.horrachmoya.com).
In Palma art is everywhere and the visitor can see excellent examples in the city’s streets and plazas such as Plaza de la Reina, Jaime III (main shopping street), Las Ramblas, el Parc de la Mar.
Palma’s stunning Cathedral La Seu, features works of Gaudi and the international renowned local artist Miquel Barceló, who has completed a vast (300 metres sq) ceramic mural for St Peter’s Chapel depicting the miracle of the loaves and fishes. Barcelo is currently working on five stained glass windows for the cathedral – all 12 metres high – which are are scheduled to be completed by the end of the year.
A new exhibition launched this week in the Fundació La Caixa (within the Gran Hotel in Plaza Weyler) will show the celebrated work of Edvard Munch featuring 20 paintings including “The Scream” and “The Madonna” and 43 drawings and prints. The “Sublime Spirit” exhibition closes on January 7th, 2007. Further information: www.fundacio.lacaixa.es/centros/balears_ca.html.
In The Centre d’Art La Real (www.galerialareal.com) a new exhibition will open next week showing the work of local Mallorcan artist, Manuel Ros, until the end of October.
Artevisita Exhibition, 5- 8th October. Visitors have another opportunity to meet artists during the second annual Artevisita event which runs all over the island. Local artists open their workshops to the public providing them with an opportunity to buy directly from the artist. For more information: www.laartevisita.com.
For further general art/cultural information go to: www.palmademallorca.es or www.palmavirtual.es
For further information, please contact:
Mallorca Tourist Board, Dominique Carroll / Anna Skidmore,
Tel:(+34) 971 725 396 Fax: (+34) 971 713 540
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