Catalunya La Pedrera Foundation presents its cultural commitment for the next three years, with an ambitious programme of exhibitions as its backbone
The Catalunya La Pedrera Foundation is launching a new cultural strategy for the future that will focus on the programming of five major exhibitions of contemporary art, between September 2022 and January 2025. A first-rate artistic proposal with names such as Miquel Barceló, Jaume Plensa, Barbara Hepworth or Antonio López, or some of the main national and international abstract artists. An ambitious programme with which the Foundation wants to transmit knowledge, provoke emotions and encourage critical thinking and reflection.
Catalysts of art for the territory
With the intention of making art more accessible and expanding it to different spaces and disciplines, a strategy of partnership and diffusion has been proposed. The Foundation's new strategy is to design a programme of activities related to these exhibitions through partnerships with leading entities and to build ties with the territory's cultural ecosystem.
A good example is the first exhibition, The Paths of Abstraction, 1957-1978. Dialogues with the Museo de Arte Abstracto Español in Cuenca, which will take place from September 29, 2022 to January 15, 2023 at La Pedrera.On this occasion, the exhibition has been organised in collaboration with the Juan March Foundation. It will present the variety and complexity of the various forms adopted by abstraction during the second half of the twentieth century, and will feature big names such as Antoni Tàpies, Rafael Canogar and Eduardo Chillida, as well as Jackson Pollock, Alexander Calder or Nicolas de Stäel.
With the desire to work in a network with the cultural ecosystem, the exhibition has been conceived as a beacon of light that wants to radiate throughout the city. For this reason, artistic activities and proposals will be programmed throughout Barcelona, in close collaboration with entities such as the Filmoteca de Catalunya, the Suñol Foundation, ESMUC or the Library of Catalonia, allowing the exhibition to extend beyond the walls of La Pedrera, reaching the city's theatres, concert halls and cultural spaces.
Barceló, Plensa, Hepworth or López, some of the big names
The other exhibitions planned until January 2025 feature names of recognised international prestige such as Miquel Barceló and his ceramics, the sculptures of Jaume Plensa and Barbara Hepworth and the work of the painter Antonio López, who will have the first monographic exhibition ever held in Barcelona at La Pedrera.