Juan Manuel Diaz-Caneja
Rafael Perez Contel
Joan Antoni Vicent
Cristino de Vera
Carlos Pascual de Lara
Wang Xieda explores an aesthetic feeling that is pure and abstract through visual forms, for example totems and primitive calligraphic symbols. His painting and sculpture construct concise and unpredictable moulds through simple lines. The museum possesses works donated by over 500 artists, ranging over the period from the end of the 19th century to the present day. The exhibition 'Ivam donations' presents this works arranged on the basis of major focuses of affinity. A monographic show is dedicates to the 20 years of professional background of the architect and designer Ramon Esteve.
27/07/10 al 29/08/10
The latest works of Wang Xieda have the exquisite and restful classical style as well as the well-turned and innovative rhyme of the aesthetic roots of China. For these reasons, his painting and sculpture construct concise and unpredictable moulds through simple lines.
Wang explores an aesthetic feeling that is pure and abstract through visual forms, for example totems and primitive calligraphic symbols. In this way, he perfectly grasps the dimension’s cadence and rightly composes the rhythm of the space.
Dealing with the changing 21st century, cultural traditions of each nation should find new and contemporary languages in order to adapt themselves to the changes of time that are related to the aesthetic expression. Only in that way, the rising generations are involved in the study of inherited traditions. In a changing and complex environment, we can observe in the works of Wang Xieda the calmness and confidence, as well as his magnificent reproduction of national aesthetics which is a polished example
Jul 22 - Sep 12, 2010
The Institut Valencià d’Art Modern IVAM has received numerous gifts of works of art during the last 25 years. Of the 10,643 items in the IVAM’s collection, 61% are the result of gifts from collectors or artists and their heirs who considered the IVAM was the right museum to conserve these works and make them more widely known. With their gifts they have helped to increase the museum’s cultural and artistic heritage. The IVAM possesses works donated by over 500 artists, ranging over the period from the end of the nineteenth century to the present day.
Thanks to the gifts of artists or their heirs and private individuals the IVAM has become a museum to which scholars turn to study the work of numerous artists, including Julio González, Miquel Navarro, Gerardo Rueda, Equipo Crónica, Jacques Lipchitz, Gabriel Cualladó, Ignacio Pinazo, Bernard Plossu, Eduardo Arroyo, Juan Manuel Díaz-Caneja, Horacio Coppola, Gabriele Basilico, Juana Francés, José Sanleón, Manolo Gil, Rafael Pérez Contel, Salvador Victoria, Paco Caparrós, George Zimbel, Carlos Cánovas, Grete Stern, Joan Antoni Vicent, Roberto Otero, John Davies, Cristino de Vera and Carlos Pascual de Lara, among others.
The IVAM wishes to make a significant part of the works donated available to the public in a major exhibition comprising over 500 works and occupying five areas in the museum: the Julio González Gallery, Galleries 3, 4 and 7, and the landing on the second floor. The works exhibited, some of which are now shown to the public for the first time, are arranged and organised not so much on the basis of art-historical trends of broad validity for the history of twentieth-century art but rather on the basis of major focuses of affinity that are characteristic of the museum’s identity and in many cases constitute distinctive features of it.
In the Julio González Gallery, Julio González’s work is set alongside the “tradition of sculpture in iron”, and affinities with drawings by his brother, Joan González, and paintings by his daughter, Roberta, are highlighted.
Galleries 3 and 4 begin with the “preliminaries of modernity in Valencian art” and then review “experimental abstraction” and the influence of the avant-garde on graphic design. The development of new abstract languages is paralleled by the “survival of figuration”, with various particular paradigmatic cases shown in the following room.
Photography, which is one of the main focuses in the IVAM’s collection, penetrates more and more deeply into the category of art in the course of the twentieth century, exercising a decisive influence on the questioning of the pictorial image which gave rise, halfway through the century, to a prevalence of “colour, matter and gesture”, presented in Room 5, before its transformation into the “turned” images of Pop Art and its periphery in Rooms 6 and 7.
The following rooms recount the process of “moving away from the modern tradition”, in which lived experience and myth provide a structure in the search for new languages. The last rooms of Gallery 4 present the painting and sculpture of our contemporary situation, while Gallery 7 concentrates on the contributions of installation and the new media.
Jul 08 - Oct 02, 2010
RAMÓN ESTEVE. FROM ARCHITECTURE
This monographic exposition that the Valencian Institute of Modern Art dedicates to Ramón Esteve is organized in four areas: Study situates the visitor in terms of time and space, by means of a presentation of the architect and designer and a chronological resume of his twenty years of professional background. Architecture immerses us in the formal and creative universe of Esteve as an architect: panels, photographs, models, texts, plans and drafts demonstrate the visual language present in public buildings and private houses developed by the study. Design shows some of the most significant furniture pieces created by this multidisciplinary artist. Finally, the area Tenders is designed as an approach to the most recent projects of the study, presented by video projections and models.
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Image: Miquel Navarro, Cactus con puas, 1998
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