The Institut Valencià d’Art Modern (Carrer Guillem de Castro, 118. 46003 València) was born in 1986, and promotes knowledge, expansion, protection, promotion and diffusion of modern and contemporary art. Along with its permanent art collection, there are a plethora of temporary exhibitions.

Starting from April 25th 2024 and running until next February, Pinazo: Identities proposes a new reading of the work of Ignacio Pinazo and is mostly made up of paintings and drawings from IVAM’s collection.

Running until the 2nd of June, Photography in between focuses on the role of photographic image as a device of special significance within artistic practices after 1950. The exhibition will showcase a number of key works and international artists including the New Documentalism of Robert Frank and Lee Friedlander and the pop and post-pop productions of Baldessari and Prince.

From the 30th may, an exhibition entitled The power with which we leap together. Women artists in Spain and Portugal between dictatorship and democracy, will arrive at IVAM. It will jointly explore the work of female artists in Spain and Portugal in the sixties and seventies, and the range of media styles that they adopted in opposition to the authoritarian and repressive regimes.

At the Museu de Belles Arts València, (C/ Sant Pius V, 9 46010 VALENCIA) there are two current exhibitions to enjoy, both running until June 9th 2024. Fiercely human. portraits of Baroque holiness, will analyse baroque sanctity through a selection of 36 Spanish and Italian paintings and sculptures that show the community of intentions in the Mediterranean of the 17th century. Surrealisms. Graphic work from the BBVA Collection, will commemorate the centenary of surrealism with 54 works by artists who explored the universe of the subconscious and the dreamlike.

Another surrealism exhibition will take place at  Bombas Gens Centre D’arts Digitals (Av. de Burjassot, 54-56 46009 Valencia). Dalí Cibernetic, is an immersive experience through Salvador Dalí s most recognised works. Putting a digital spin on a traditional exhibition, the audience will witness Dalí  through large-format projections, interactive installations, holograms, virtual reality and artificial intelligence. Tickets are available for sale until May 27th.

Following on from the more modern theme, La Ciutat de les Arts les Ciències has just opened a new exhibition, running until the 13th of October (Av. Professor López Piñero, 7,  46013 Valencia). The exhibition, Atchugarry. Towards the future is a fusion between architecture and sculpture which aims to showcase the importance of dialogue between the two. The exhibition, which is free admission, invites visitors to immerse themselves in the stories of seven captivating sculptures.

At the Centre del Carme (Calle Museo 2, 46003 – València), there are many free exhibitions over the coming months. Until May 5th, Monique Bastiaans presents, The Void Between Words. It is a reflection on the possibilities of art to awaken consciousness, and the artist will show works with a disturbing appearance.


Report By Polly Watton

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