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Art of the Seventies

The Es Baluard Museu d’Art Modern i Contemporani de Palma is a bit of a strange place as I may have mentioned here before. Be that as it may, I find it too expensive to go there on a regular basis with entry admission being charged at 6 € (4,50 € on Tuesdays). However, about a year ago, someone intelligent introduced a new fee structure, valid every Friday, when visitors can decide how much they would like to pay for their museum visitation. Now you can see as much as you can stomach for as little as 1 €, even 50 cents will do, or even as little as 10 cents. The new show, Abstract Art in Latinamerica from the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation would certainly be worth such a small outlay, as long as you are into geometric art, Op Art or kinetic art of the likes of Jesús Rafael Soto, Julio Le Parc, Lucio Fontana, Hélio Oiticica, Carlos Cruz-Diez or Lygia Pape (see photo above). There are two more shows on display: sculptures by Dietrich Klinge, and ‘La opción desamable‘, a contemporary show with contributions by private collectors, as well as photographs by Lou Reed, and art by Joan Miró and his contemporaries.

Brazilian artist and filmmaker, Lygia Pape (1927 – 2004) won a scholarship from the Guggenheim Foundation in 1980.

The photo was taken in Palma de Mallorca, Baleares, Spain. The date: May 28th, 2010. The time was 14:19:47.

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