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William Turner arrives at the MNAC

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William Turner arrives at the MNAC

bonart barcelona - 26/01/22
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The National Museum will present, in 2022, a dozen exhibition projects of different formats and characteristics, always related to the collections, and some connected with inescapable themes of our present. This will be a year of intense collaboration with the country's museums and at the same time strengthening alliances with international museums. It will also be a year in which the collections will continue to grow in all areas of the museum but with special emphasis on making women artists visible and on continuing to build the extension of the museum's collection until the post-war and second avant-garde. .

In collaboration with the Tate of London, in May the MNAC will present an exhibition by William Turner and, in parallel, will exhibit a selection of works from the nineteenth century, from the museum's collection, which show the sensitivity of artists to nature. These two exhibitions focus on the environmental issue. It is also the result of international collaboration, this time between three institutions (Museo del Prado, Museo Barberini and Museo Nacional), the exhibition that will bring together for the first time the murals that Annibale Carracci made in the early seventeenth century in the Herrera Chapel in Rome. This exhibition, scheduled for 2020, was affected by the health crisis and will be presented in Barcelona from 1 July. 2022 will also be the year in which the great Gaudí exhibition organized by the museum will travel to Paris, to the Musée d'Orsay.

Two monographic exhibitions continue the task of recovering and revising key figures in the country that the museum has been carrying out for years. First of all, there is a practically unpublished artist, the Ampurdan photographer Mey Rahola, who paved the way for modernity in the 1930s and has remained hidden until now. The exhibition will have a parallel exhibition at the Empordà Museum in Figueres. The second monographic exhibition will be dedicated to a multifaceted figure from the modern art collection, Feliu Elias, painter, illustrator, cartoonist and art critic. In this case, the museum's exhibition will be complemented by another exhibition at the Sabadell Art Museum. Two projects bring new research and knowledge about two artists in the collection. The first, the exhibition Borrassà and the Cathedral of Barcelona, which will present two works by this outstanding international Gothic artist acquired by the Generalitat de Catalunya and deposited in the museum and explain the work of his workshop, active in Barcelona at the end of the century. XIV. The second project, Arxiu Anglada Camarasa, thanks to the donation of the artist's archive by the painter's daughter, will allow to discover unpublished aspects about his work process.

Finally, and as a continuation of an already consolidated line of the museum as a space for the work of artists and contemporary creation, we should highlight the ID Project installation by the artist Jordi Bernadó, which will be presented at the beginning of the summer in the Oval Room, which will once again allow the museum to raise issues of the utmost importance today, such as climate change, the defense of human rights, feminism and scientific challenges. The Maternasis intervention will present works by artists such as Núria Pompeia, Mari Chordà and Roser Bru on the subject of motherhood. The work of the National Museum, however, goes far beyond the walls of the museum itself in Montjuïc, and extends thanks to the collaborations that in 2022 cover more than twenty museums and institutions throughout Catalonia, through loans and deposits and participating in exhibitions and museographic projects. The museum also makes its collections known outside Catalonia thanks to the agreement with the “la Caixa” Foundation and the loans it makes to different Spanish and foreign museums.

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