MIQUEL BARCELÓ (1957-)
Forfattere: Joana Maria Palou, Alberto Manguel, Éric Mézil og Marie-Josée Roig
To celebrate its ten years of museum activity, the Collection Lambert en Avignon will organise, in three historic sites within the papal city, a summer exhibition devoted to the abounding and protean body of work of Miquel Barceló, Catalan artist living between Paris, his natal Majorca and Mali of the Dogon. This ambitious exhibition will be made possible under the double, emblematic legacy of Pablo Picasso who, in 1970, made headlines by proposing one of his last great exhibitions of paintings in the Chapel of the Papal Palace four years before his death, and the legacy the Kings of Majorca who came to visit the popes installed in Avignon in the 14th century.
The Collection Lambert will present a group of works from the past decade that, for the most part, have never before been exhibited - essentially paintings, large-scale works on paper and a selection of his famous travel journals, whilst at the Papal Palace, bronzes, ceramics and other monumental installations in terracotta will take over the forecourt and the Great Chapel. Finally, to continue this event, the Petit Palais Museum, a veritable jewel box devoted to Medieval and Gothic art, will welcome an ensemble of works of conquest, religious paintings and polychrome sculptures coming from the Palma Museum, that have never before left the island.
Published to accompany the exhibition showing in Avignon 2010, this book presents an ensemble of recent works by acclaimed Spanish artist Miquel Barcelo. Jean Clottes, anthropologist and pre-history specialist, explores the instinctive and technical dimension in Barcelos work; Alberto Manguel contributes an essay on ten years of artistic creation, from solitary studio paintings, monumental commissions and the Palma Cathedral to the massive domed ceiling at the United Nations in Geneva. Finally, Eric Mezil interviews the artist, the fruit of long conversations held in Paris, Majorca and Avignon.