• Daniel Loves the Sodomites, Danse Macabre, 2017 (video still). Video, single-channel, colour, sound. Videographer: Laura Ribatallada. Duration: 7’ 41’’. Collection of the artist. © of the work of art, Daniel Loves The Sodomites, 2019
  • Irene de Andrés, Pokoj s vyhledem na more (Room with sea views), 2011 (video still). Installation. Full HD Video (single-channel, colour, sound, duration: 7’) and a colour photograph. Dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist. © of the work of art, Irene de Andrés, 2019
  • Cati Cànoves, El viatge de Leah, 2013. Acrylic and chinese ink on wood, 40 x 135 cm (triptych). Antoni Riera Vives Collection. © of the work of art, Cati Cànoves, 2019
  • José Fiol, To lose a performance meter in an anonymous painting, 2018. Oil on linen, 160 x 120 cm. Private Collection. © of the work of art, José Fiol, 2019
  • Joan Morey, TOUR DE FORCE, 2017 © Joan Morey. A co-production of the CCCB and Han Nefkens Foundation, in collaboration with the Public Health Agency and the Healthcare Consortium of Barcelona. Documentation Photography: Noemi Jariod. Courtesy of the artist
  • Olimpia Velasco, Pulsión nómada, 2018. Installation. Two drawings (mixed media on paper) and one sculpture (white resin and polyester). Dimensions variable. Ajuntament d’Inca Collection © of the work of art, Olimpia Velasco, 2019
  • Albert Pinya, Coreografía de artefactos pictóricos frente a dos personajes observando un frenesí, 2019. Installation made up of a wall painting and eight sculptures made of paint (double layer) and double lacquer on resin and fibreglass. Dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist/Drew Aaron & Hana Soukupova Collection, New York-Mallorca/Courtesy of Galeria Pelaires/Courtesy of Martina's Gallery. © of the work of art, Albert Pinya, 2019
  • Tomás Pizá, Arco Mediterráneo 04, 2019. Acrylic on canvas, 290 x 210 cm. Collection of the artist. © of the work of art, Tomás Pizá, 2019

Where does reality reside?

Location: Planta 0

Drawing on the reserves of the Collection, we propose a new interpretation that centres on the oeuvre of creators associated to the Balearic Islands, specifically artists born between the 1970s and the 1990s whose creative process takes on a figurative route, with a concept of realism. The selection includes proposals based on the pictorial medium and is projected through an exploration of other, more recent ones, such as video, installation or performance, which invoke issues such as the individual, gender perspective, the art system, the urban environment and the conflicts that have arisen in the new millennium, amongst other themes.

“Where does reality reside?”, an exhibition including works from the Collection and complemented by the work of artists who are not represented in the museum’s reserves, is a continuation of Es Baluard’s line focussing on a distinct gaze directed towards present-day creation. The selection of works we present – created from 2007 to 2019 – is based on a particular, diffuse and personal reality, detached from any behaviourist movements and open to broad spectrum of meanings.

20th September 2019 → 12th January 2020
Curator: Biel Amer, Soad Houman and Catalina Joy
Irene de Andrés, Joan Bennassar Cerdà, Cati Cànoves, Diana Coca, Daniel Loves The Sodomites, José Fiol, Núria Marquès, Joan Morey, Albert Pinya, Tomás Pizá, Marta Pujades, Olimpia Velasco, Marcelo Viquez, Nicholas Woods
Guided tour for Members of Es Baluard with the curator Biel Amer. October 2, 7:00 pm.