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Jujol, designer

Jujol, designer
The Cultural Centre of the Fundación "la Caixa", in the old building of the Gran Hotel in the Plaza de Weyler in Palma, will hold between September 18 and November 10, 2002, the exhibition "Jujol, diseñador" dedicated to Josep M. Jujol (Tarragona, 1879 - Barcelona, 1949), architect, artist, designer and one of the main collaborators of Antoni Gaudí (Reus, 1852 - Barcelona, 1926).

Commissioned by Mariàngels Fondevila and produced by the Fundación "la Caixa" and the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya (MNAC), the exhibition is the first grand anthology dedicated to Jujol as a designer, and collects together some 100 works, between furniture, metal objects (lamps, tabernacles and screens), glass partitions, embroidery and drawings.

The exhibition, that has already been on show this summer at the MNAC in Barcelona as part of the International Gaudí Year, is presented in six sections: "Inicios de Jujol. Colaboraciones con Gaudí", where the artist's first work is shown and some works carried out with the architect Antoni Gaudí, such as the work carried out in 1910 on the reformation of the Palma cathedral; "Un cliente singular de Jujol: Pere Mañach", which shows the groups that Jujol designed for his friend Pere Mañach;  "Mobiliario y trabajos con madera", with furniture mostly from Jujol's studio in the Rambla de Catalunya in Barcelona;   "Constantes de Jujol: valor cromático y caligrafía", that shows his domination of colour and singular calligraphy; "Naturaleza humilde de los materiales: el espíritu franciscano de Jujol", the area that presents the artist's capacity for recycling all kinds of objects; and "Trabajos de forja", the section that has different significant pieces created by the artist in iron.

At the same time as the exhibition, three conferences have been programmed. The first on September 24 at 7 p.m. by Lluís Gueiburt, sculptor and director of the Centro de Estudios Gaudinistas; the second on October 8 at 7.30 p.m. by the architect Pedro Pablo Vaquer; and the third on October 22 at 7.30 p.m. with  Josep-Maria Jujol, the artist's son.

Meanwhile, on Saturdays September 28 and October 5 and 19, at 11.30 a.m. there will be commented visits for families, from Tuesdays to Saturdays at 6 p.m. commented visits for the general public, and from Saturday to Tuesdays school visits-work shops can be arranged 25 pupils as from 8 years.

More information:

Fundación "la Caixa"
Plaça de Weyler, 3
07001 Palma
Telephone: 971 17 85 00
Fax: 971 72 21 20
e.mail: ccpalma.fundacio@lacaixa.es

Monday to Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday and holidays, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Monday, closed

Free entrance

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Date of publication: 05/09/2002

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