16th Edition of Art Palma Brunch
The 16th edition of Art Palma Brunch -the event that celebrates contemporary art in Mallorca by presenting the work of more than 45 artists of different nationalities- is kicking off with more force and a more extensive program, after being cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic.
The exhibited works explore a wide range of formats and themes, with a predominance of painting, however, it expands beyond the traditional conception of the canvas, incorporating all kinds of image creation processes, dialoguing with popular culture and artists. Digital environments, even, making the canvas ready-to-wear to demand a more just and egalitarian society.
Women artists’ individual exhibitions
In this edition, which opens on March 20, there are individual exhibitions dedicated to women artists: Lin Utzon (Copenhagen, 1946) at ABA Art Lab, Alicia Framis (Barcelona, 1967) at the Horrach Moyà gallery, Dasha Shishkin (Moscow , 1977) at L21 Gallery, Mireia Sallarès (Barcelona, 1973) at Casal Solleric, Teresa Margolles (Culiacán, Sinaloa, 1963) and Nuria Marqués (Ciutadella, 1975) at Es Baluard Museu.
“The Stone” by Teresa Margolles
“The Stone” recovers some of the central ideas that run through all of the artist’s work. Teresa Margolles denounces the current migratory crises in an outspoken manner; she opens the debate around the work; above all, she bears witness to the vulnerability of women in any situation. Likewise, the exhibition presents some unpublished works and invites, in this order, to: listen, accept the challenge of the gaze and think distances.
International artists for the first time in Palma
This 16th edition of the Brunch is special due to the fact that some galleries present individual exhibitions of artists from the international circuit for the first time in our country, such as Oliver Osborne (Galeria Pelaires), Theo Viardin i Entre Tót (L21 Gallery) and Martin Paaskesen, Galina Munroe, Hunter Potter and Jacob Gerard (Fran Reus Gallery).
The call initiated by the Art Palma Contemporani association in collaboration with the Palma Town Hall, the Mallorca Council, Rosa Blanca, CaixaForum, the Andratx Town Hall and the associated spaces Casal Solleric, CaixaForum, Es Baluard Museu, Fundació Miró Mallorca, 6a Galeria d’Art y Center de Cultura “Sa Nostra” is a celebration of contemporary art and culture in Mallorca that is more necessary than ever.
Balearic Islands artists
The presence of artists from the Balearic Islands in solo exhibitions is also particularly notable. From historical figures and names of recognized prestige to artists who are consolidating their careers.
Tomás Pizá (Palma 1983) in Xavier Fiol; Pep Coll (Palma, 1959) to the “Sa Nostra” Culture Center; Núria Marquès (Ciutadella, 1975) and Rafael Tur Costa (Santa Eulàlia des Riu, Eivissa, 1927-2020) at Es Baluard Museu.
The Gallery Walks
The program is extended this year with the incorporation of L21 Gallery in its new space in s’Escorxador.
Offering citizens the opportunity to get closer to the most current artistic creations and the most consolidated figures both in the panorama of the Balearic Islands and internationally, the galleries open their doors with all health prevention measures.
The public will be able to enjoy contemporary art walking through the historic centre of Palma, freely visiting the exhibition spaces or signing up for one of the 25 free guided tours that will take place until May 15 with the collaboration of the Palma Town Hall and the Andratx Town Hall.
The Gallery Walks will be carried out in small groups accompanied by the expert curator in contemporary art Pau Waelder.