Agreement between ”la Caixa” Foundation and MACBA Foundation launches with four exhibitions in Barcelona, Madrid and Palma
Barcelona, 3 December 2010
The cooperation between ”la Caixa” Foundation and the MACBA to organise joint exhibitions will begin with a show at the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA) in 2011, under the generic title of Volumen [Volume].
This cooperation will then continue with two exhibitions staged successively at CaixaForum Madrid and CaixaForum Palma, featuring different selections from the joint collections, and will culminate in 2013 with a simultaneous presentation at CaixaForum Barcelona and MACBA.
These exhibitions are the result of the agreement signed in July between Isidro Fainé, Chairman of ”la Caixa” and ”la Caixa” Foundation, and Leopoldo Rodés, Chairman of the MACBA Foundation. The agreement, which has now been extended to include the MACBA Consortium, establishes a joint collection that comprises some 4,500 works.
Other joint activities to be organised over the next four years under as a result of the cooperation agreement include education, research and social cohesion programmes and specific art projects.
Moreover, two international symposia on contemporary art will be jointly organised in 2012 and 2013.
The single advisory committee set up under the agreement, whose members are Chris Dercon, Suzanne Ghez, Ivo Mesquita, Joanna Mytkowska, Paul Schimmel and Vicente Todolí, will enable the two foundations to establish a joint policy for the acquisition of contemporary artworks.