• Mónica Fuster, 'DAY OFF', 2007. Es Baluard Museu d’Art Modern i Contemporani de Palma. ©of the work, Mónica Fuster, 2016. ©of the photo: David Bonet
  • Bernardí Roig, 'El Hombre de la lámpara', 2000 (videoframe). Es Baluard Museu d'Art Modern i Contemporani de Palma, donation of the artist and Galería Kewenig. ©of the work: Bernardí Roig, 2016
  • Pilar Montaner de Sureda, 'Esperant els nuvis', c.1910. BMN - 'SA NOSTRA' Collection, deposited in Es Baluard Museu d'Art Modern i Contemporani de Palma. ©of the photo: Es Baluard Arxives
  • Joaquim Mir, 'Torrent de Pareis, Mallorca', 1902. Es Baluard Museu d’Art Modern i Contemporani de Palma, deposit Serra collection. ©of the photo: Joan-Ramon Bonet
  • María Blanchard, 'Bodegón con frutero, botella y vaso', 1918. Es Baluard Museu d’Art Modern i Contemporani de Palma, deposit Serra collection. ©of the photo, Joan-Ramon Bonet
  • Marina Abramović, 'The Family A'. Series «8 Lessons on Emptiness with a Happy End», 2008. Es Baluard Museu d’Art Modern i Contemporani de Palma. ©of the work: Marina Abramović, VEGAP, Palma, 2016
  • Christian Boltanski, ‘Le juif errant’, 2001. Es Baluard Museu d'art Modern i Contemporani de Palma
  • Ana Mendieta, ‘Mirage’, Octubre, 1974 (video still). Courtesy of The Estate of Ana Mendienta Collection LLC & Galerie Lelong, New York
Mónica Fuster, 'DAY OFF', 2007. Es Baluard Museu d’Art Modern i Contemporani de Palma. ©of the work, Mónica Fuster, 2016. ©of the photo: David Bonet

Permanent collection

Location: Planta 1

Continuing with the objective of promoting the works in its collection and sharing them transversally with the different interlocutors, Es Baluard is organising the expositive review of its reserves, configuring a new museographic arrangement based on a genealogy that vectorises dogmatic, alternative interpretations and unprecedented case studies.

This new presentation of the Permanent Collection on the main floor of Es Baluard develops – through several stages – a critical survey of local, national and international artistic practices, starting with the nineteenth-century academicism of proximity to the natural landscape of Mallorca and expanding into different stages and styles to situate us in some of the contemporary discourses which analyse that evolution between the subversion of the landscape and the quest for aesthetical and social balance.

As is customary in our montages, we explore new mechanisms in the language of exhibitions,, and to achieve this the museographic project presents works from different eras with a certain chronological continuity. However, this is not a project on the past, but on the present. It is a panoramic view from the watchtower of doubt, like an unanswered question mark between observer and observed.

The non-dogmatic tour is intersected with academic conceptions on art history to work from the fissure and displacement and impact on the ideal of the museum as a great custodian of heritage, its review and transmission.

A museum is a living organism in which one can delve into the proposals set forth by the histories of art and show new methodologies for approaching them, questioning them constantly. On the margins of centrality, from the periphery, several interwoven vectors emerge as well as the possibility of delving deep into combinations of some works based on the absence of others.

For the first time, the public can see a notable selection of the new works recently incorporated into the museum’s reserves from donations and deposits by collectors, artists and institutions, complemented by several specific loans for this new interpretation we are presenting. All of them correspond to a period that goes from 1949 to 2016, highlighting 16 relevant pieces produced by Joan Miró.

Some other novelties besides this are painting, the sun, the sea and the earth, conflict and the search for equilibrium, the possibility of re-opening the history of the participation of feminisms, genders and transgenders, correlations between attitudes that provided the means of communication for the immaterial side of things conceptual and performance or explored the interstices of Land Art.

This review of the collection is the third one carried out by the museum’s director, Nekane Aramburu, since 2013 – a kind of museographic arrangement in different stages open to the intervention of other agents, as occurred with Carte Blanche for Agustín Fernández Mallo or Isaki Lacuesta.

Collection Es Baluard artworks included in the exhibition
Collection, Temporary
Colección, Collection, Gender, Género, Landscape
1st December 2016 → 7th January 2018
Production: Es Baluard Museu d'Art Modern i Contemporani de Palma
Curator: Nekane Aramburu
Marina Abramović, Ricard Anckermann, Irene de Andrés, Hermen Anglada-Camarasa, Miquel Barceló, Francisco Bernareggi, María Blanchard, Christian Boltanski, Katy Bonnín, Norah Borges, Georges Braque, James Brown, Miguel Ángel Campano, Patty Chang, Salvador Dalí, William Degouve de Nuncques, Vicenç Furió Kobs, Mónica Fuster, Joan Antoni Fuster Valiente, Antoni Gelabert, Leo Gestel, Archie Gittes, Manuel Hernández Mompó, Elmyr de Hory, Concha Jerez, Sebastià Junyer Vidal, Fernand Léger, Robert Mapplethorpe, Núria Marquès, André Masson, Eliseu Meifrèn, Ana Mendieta, Joaquim Mir, Joan Miró, Pilar Montaner de Sureda, David Nash, Jürgen Partenheimer, Perejaume, Pablo Picasso, Juli Ramis, Antoni Ribas, Bernardí Roig, Llorenç Rosselló, Francesc Rosselló Miralles, Santiago Rusiñol, Gabriel Serra, Antoni Socías, Joaquín Sorolla, Antoni Tàpies, Javier Vallhonrat, Isabel Villar, Nicholas Woods y Peter Zimmermann
Teaser permanent Collection
11th January 2017 at 7.00 pm. Visit guided by Nekane Aramburu. Free activity. Enrolment at marketing01@esbaluard.org.
23rd March 2017 at 7.00 pm. Screening of the documentary Dora Maar, a pesar de Picasso (Alejandro Lasala and Victoria Combalía). Free activity.