• Andres Serrano, The Rabble, 1984. ARTIUM de Álava, Vitoria-Gasteiz. Private collection
  • JAM Montoya, Los encantos del monje, 1990. Juan Redón Collection
  • En Privat 2. L´opció desamable
  • Es Baluard. En Privat 2. Sala 2 (Petició de rescat)
Andres Serrano, The Rabble, 1984. ARTIUM de Álava, Vitoria-Gasteiz. Private collection


The second installment of the series that aims to rescue works that, as they belong to private collections in the islands, are not within the reach of the general public. "The Unamiable Option" develops these premises to the full, questioning both the “abductions” previously carried out by the collectors, and the term “the general public” itself, which appears, at first glance, to cover all public and institutional actions.

Curated by Carlos Jover, the exhibition is a selection of the most controversial works, for different reasons, in the collections; those that are not visible even in the private sphere of the collector and have therefore been “doubly abducted”. Although of difficult coexistence, these works are valued by agents active in the world of art. They interpret a fiercely contemporary view of the reality; they are critical, irreverent and free from the classic concept that a priori unites art and beauty.

With works by Joseph Beuys, Christian Boltanski, Carmen Calvo, Montse Carreño, José Pedro Croft, Pepe Espaliú, Lluís Fuster, Regina José Galindo, Bruce LaBruce, Juan López, Jorge Macchi, Teresa Margolles, Jonathan Meese, Jam Montoya, Joan Morey, Martha Pacheco, Pablo Picasso (in the last case a piece catalogued for the first time here), Wilfredo Prieto, Tim Rollins + KOS, Gregor Schneider, Andrés Serrano, Do-Ho Suh, Miguel Trillo, Mayte Vieta and Marcelo Viquez,  the exhibition "In Private 2. The Unamiable Option" offers a new way of looking at collecting, using the thesis that there are no actions that can be considered as innocent.

Location-Hall: Floor 0
Production: Es Baluard Museu d'Art Modern i Contemporani de Palma

21st May 2010 → 5th September 2010
Curator: Carlos Jover