Contemporary art

Contemporary art
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In the main building of the museum, realised by Egyptian architect Hassan Fathy, the visitor can find a collection of modern and contemporary art.

In the first room on the first floor of the Hassan Fathy building, works by contemporary African artists are exhibited under the title Ex Africa semper aliquid novi. The artists are: Sara Ouhaddou (Morocco, 1986), Soly Cissé (Senegal, 1969), Gresham Tapiwa Nyaude (Zimbabwe, 1988), Thierry Oussou (Benin, 1988), Serge Attukwei Clottey (Ghana, 1985), El Anatsui (Ghana, 1944), Houston Maludi (Democratic Republic of the Congo, 1978), Kane Kwei / Eric Adjerty Anag, (Ghana). A twentieth century hunter tunic from Nigeria is also displayed.

It also exhibits a selection of drawings and illustrations by the Italian artists Domenico Gnoli, made in Majorca and Rome between 1964-69, among these are the famous series "The Monsters", for which the English author Robert Graves, who had lived on Majorca, wrote the text and that in 2013 was exhibited in the central Pavilion of the Venice Biennial.

On the first floor you can also see a selection of more than 50 photographic portraits of key artists of the 20th and 21st centuries, in black and white and in colour, by the renowned German art critic Werner Krüger, who kindly gave part of his personal archive to the Foundation. Among the represented artists are: De Chirico, Kounellis, Moore, Tàpies, Tinguely, Beuys, Baselitz, Oldenburg, Ando, Newton, Schnabel, Vostell, Johns, Kiefer, Barceló, Serra, and Hartung.

This wing also contains a sculptures room, including  works by Meret Oppenheim, Miralda, Takis and Alan Rath, among others.

The great Hall and part of the second floor is reserved for temporary exhibitions. On the second floor, are the sculptures by Vu Cao Dam (1908-2000), father of Yannick Vu, considered one of the best Vietnamese artists of the 20th century.

The eastern subtlety of the exhibition contrasts with the beauty of the polychrome “Mudejar”coffered ceiling of the last room, dated 1498 and declared "Heritage of the Balearic Islands", a unique experience and that will delight those who are interested in the art of that period. 

Following images, from top to bottom and from left to right:

-Ground floor, Ali Maimoune, M'rabet, Tahar Benjelloun, mezzanine first floor with paintings of Moroccan artists from Essaouira

-First floor, series of drawings "An afternoon of bulls in Palma de Mallorca", 1966, Domenico Gnoli, Takis, Meret Oppenheim, Artists’ Chairs, "Les Marocains" by Leila Alaoui

-Second floor, sculptures and paintings by Vu Cao Dam

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