Art Listings

Major Museums

Museo de Bellas Artes de Valencia

“Joaquín Agrasot. An International Painter.” 

If peasants in traditional costume or nudes reclining on oriental cushions are your thing, you will absolutely love this retrospective of paintings by Joaquín Agrasot, a proponent of the “Costumbrismo” genre of painting. Attempting to reinstate Agrasot amongst the echelons of Valencian painters, this exhibition is well worth a visit. The museum itself is stunning and has an impressive collection of 15th Century Icon paintings and a good number of pictures by Sorolla.

C/ San Pío V 9, 46010 VALENCIA
Tel: 963 870 300
museobellasartesvalencia@gva.es

From 18/2 until 23/5 Open Daily, 10am till 8pm except Mondays, Admission free,

IVAM: “As we used to….” Asunción Molinos Gordo

Indiana Jones fans will love this installation! Over 20 metres of chest high mud walls have been physically built in Gallery 6 which trace the route of the irrigation channels used to water farmland around Valencia. Embedded with fragments of pottery and other ephemera, the viewer can see how knowledge has filtered down in sediments from the Muslim era to the present day. There are also several other exhibitions and a permanent collection focussing on Contemporary Art.

From now till April 2021. Free on Fridays from 7.00pm till 9pm, Saturdays from 3pm to 7pm and Sundays all day. Otherwise 6 euro.Opening times: Tuesday to Sunday 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
Closed on Mondays

Guillem de Castro Street 118, 46003, Valencia
Tel: 963 176 600
https://www.ivam.es/en/exposiciones/como-soliamos-as-we-used-to/

Centre del Carme

There’s a lot of really great shows on at the CCCC right now starting with….

“PARRATHONMartin Parr

Martin Parr is an internationally recognized British photographer known for his offbeat, humorous images of British Culture. He specialises in documenting the kitsch of the everyday as well casting light on the rituals of the Upper Classes. Highlights are the images of British tourists in Benidorm. Highly recommend! The museum has several temporary exhibitions and has a beautiful 15th Century cloister at the heart of the building.

C/ Museo, nº 2. 46003 Valencia
Tel: 963 152 024
consorcidemuseus@gva.es

From 3/3 to 6/6 2021, Free admission, open daily 11am to 9pm except Mondays

“Rondella del Fang” by DULK

This is a stunning immersive installation on the top floor of the CCCC by the artist DULK aka Antonio Segura, who has won the prize to design the main Falla for 2021. With the obvious influence of Hieronymous Bosch, the installation deals with environmental problems in the Albufera and the mutant creatures that might emerge. Painted in a glorious Fallas like Disney-ish technicolour style, the main spectacle is a huge 3D sculpture of a pink flamingo’s head and legs. Look up and you will see a fishing net with plastic detritus trapped in it and suddenly you feel underwater too, trapped in this polluted nightmare. Well worth seeing! Free. Opening times as above.

Now until October 2021.

MuVim “The skin of days gone by” by VINZ

In this work by the Valencian artist VINZ, a huge canvas of 700 m2 has been wrapped around the exterior of the building showing digitally retouched photographic images of 64 balconies in memory of those 64 days we spent confined at home. On each one you can see 146 volunteers aged between 18 and 77 years old, who posed naked for the artist. The artist has replaced the human heads with animal ones : birds, reptiles, fish, frogs, rabbits, and others in danger of extinction, such as the Iberian lynx, the golden eagle, and the wolf, because, says the artist,” We all felt naked and helpless against the virus, like an endangered species that had to be protected with drastic measures.

Entrance fee: Free Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays, otherwise 2 euro.
Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday: 10am to 2pm / 4pm to 8pm. Sundays and public holidays from 10am to 8pm.

Quevedo 10 i Guillem de Castro 8, 46001 Valencia.
http://www.muvim.es/va/content/pell-dels-dies-passats

Ana R. Leiva, “Osama the King” at La Llotja del Cànem, Castellon.

Osama The King” (Tapas Duras, 2019) is a photo and sound project about Osama, a Nigerian migrant, and his Kingdom in Valencia, built with his own hands using earth and water. Ana R. Leiva captures him and his process as he physically builds the walls of the imaginary kingdom that exists in his mind, as well as its culture in writings and small sculptures. Outside the limits of official culture, Osama constructs his own identity out of mud bricks to ease the pain of migration. Osama’s story raises many questions, which make us reflect on issues such as identity, territory, art and architecture. This is a powerful personal turned social project that raises many burning questions.

La Llotja del Cànem, C / Colón, 22 Castellón, from March 18 to April 17. Open: Tues/Thurs 18.30 to 20.30h, Fri/ Sat 11.30 to 13.30 h/18.30 to 20.30h.  Closed on holidays, Sundays and Mondays.

https://www.facebook.com/photobookclubcastellon/photos/pcb.746175322762918/746174226096361

Independent Spaces

The RW Project ‘Tabula Impressa’, by Francesca Ricci

Opening: Friday, April 23 at 6:00 p.m.
The RW Project presents ‘Tabula Impressa’, an installation by artist Francesca Ricci. The exhibition consists of mixed media works on paper, panel, canvas and textile, and a video work. All the works are part of a multidisciplinary project in constant development, which emerged in 2011 as a joint venture between the artist Francesca Ricci and the writer Kiril Bozhinov.

Calle Cuba 25, Valencia

Contemporary Galleries

Joan Sebastián,“Screenshots” at Rosa Santos

C/ Carrasquer, 1. 46001 (València)
Tel:  960 066 397
www.rosasantos.net

March 12 – May 21, 2021. M- F: 11 to 13h/17h. to 19 h. and by appointment.

“Weaving Time Group show at Set Espai d’Art

Artists: Ana Esteve Llorens, Chingsum Jessye Luk, Pamen Pereira
Curator: Ricardo Forriols. From March 27 to May 29, 2021

Pl. Miracle del Mocadoret, 4. 46001 (Valencia)
Tel: 963 920 024
www.setespaidart.com

H. M-F: 10:30-14 h& 17:00-20 h. S: 11-14 h. and by appointment

Rosa Torres, “70-21” at Shiras Galería

C/ Vilaragut, 3  46002 (Valencia)
Tel: 962 062 734
www.shiragaleria.es

H. M/F 11 -14 h. and 17-20 h. Saturday 11- 14 h. and by appointment

“Her” Group show at Galería Cuatro

C/ La nave 25, 46003 (València)
Tel: 963 510 063
www.galeriacuatro.es

From 8/3- 24/4 M-S: 10-14 h. and 17-20:30 h.

Idea as Model” Irma Álvarez-Laviada at Luis Adelantado

46003 VALENCIA. Spain
Tel: 963 510 179
www.luisadelantadovlc.com
From now until 30/4. M-F 10- 14 h. and 16 -18 h. Saturday by appointment