This fall Galeria Toni Tàpies will participate in Barcelona Gallery Weekend, an event for art lovers, collectors, professionals and artists which was created in 2015 with the aim of becoming one of the annual musts of Barcelona. A unique weekend to discover a comprehensive programme in the most prominent city galleries, artistic interventions in special venues, guided routes, project spaces and exhibitions at the main museums and institutions.

Galeria Toni Tàpies is proposing an exhibition project entitled Roba blanca, which reflects on the value and meaning of the most intimate object in Tàpies’ pictorial work. On display will be a selection of pieces in which we will find a constant return to a series of very specific items: his personal belongings, things the artist had to hand at home or in his studio; close, familiar, simple and useful objects, among them handkerchiefs, scarves, socks, slippers, pieces of white fabric that had a life and were then abandoned and no longer used

In these works, we can identify everyday elements that were part of the artist’s most private experiences and which were given a new existence in the form of a collage on fabric or wood; once they had been manipulated, impregnated with paint or varnish, they were reborn and acquired a symbolic and universal meaning.

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