The Statute of Autonomy, a source of inspiration for 59 artists from the islands

Mar 29, 2023 | Current affairs, Featured, Revista Lloseta, Thursday Daily Bulletin, Tradition

\ Minister Garrido attended the inauguration of the exhibition “Arte por el Estatut” (Art for the Statute).

\ The exhibition can be seen at the Archive of the Kingdom of Mallorca until April 23rd.

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Statute of Autonomy

The Minister of the Presidency, Public Function and Equality, Mercedes Garrido, inaugurated this Tuesday the exhibition “Art for the Statute”, organised on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Statute of Autonomy. The Archive of the Kingdom of Mallorca is hosting the exhibition from today until 23 April, which features the works of 59 artists (2 from Formentera, 10 from Menorca, 16 from Eivissa and 31 from Mallorca).

Councillor Garrido claimed that “the viewpoint of these 59 artists through their works allows us to rediscover the Estatut, which at first glance may seem unattractive and uninspiring; and here we see that this is not the case and that behind each article there can be a whole world of imagination and creation”.

The text of the Statute has been the source of inspiration for the artistic creation of these creators, who have developed their creative process based on one of the 139 articles of the Statute. Most of the works are in A3 format, although the exhibition also includes sculptures. This exhibition, curated by Toni Torres, which can be visited on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 am to 7.30 pm, and on Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 am to 2.30 pm, is organised by the Directorate General for Institutional Relations and Local Cooperation, which is responsible for coordinating and promoting the events to commemorate the anniversary of the Statute.

The opening ceremony was also attended by the President of the Parliament, Vicenç Thomàs; the Minister of European Funds, University and Culture, Miquel Company, and the Director General of Institutional Relations and Local Cooperation, Francesc Miralles.

The exhibition is also conceived as an exercise in reflection for the visitor, as a paper copy of the Statute is provided at the entrance so that each work can be related to the exact content of the statutory text.

Artists taking part in the exhibition:

Mariano Mayol, Beatriz Polo, Tomeu Estelrich, Carles Moll, Maria Puerto, Rita Bretones, Álvaro Mendoza, Carles Guasch, Miguel Ángel Garcia, Mateu Bauzà, Luis Febrer, Pilar Cerdà, Ana Uceda, Lluís Vidaña, Aphon, Joan Pascual, Cristina Torbellina, Toni Planells, Paca Florit, Marga Guasch, Marga Juan, Enric Servera, Marga Pons, Antoni Marí, Pacífic Camps, Yolanda Adrover, Ramon Company, Daniel Castilla, Pau Garriga, Tomeu Coll, Yoa Covas, Josefina Torres, Ener Asniak, Pep Guerrero, Gabriela Seguí, Luis Maraver, Matilde Hernández, Dolors Comas, Diana Bustamante, Carmen de los Llanos, Nuria Bosch, Florit Nin, Francesc Ramis, Jorge Cabral, Mar Ample, Zulema Bagur, Joan Costa (sculptures), Catalina Martorell, Esther Olondriz, Patricia Boned, Miquel Planas, Jaime Roig de Diego, Doralice Souza, Carmen Liberal and Bàrbara Juan.