A Conversation with Miquel Barceló

Thu, May 10, 2012, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Free admission (all visitors, all hours)

Art historian and critic Dore Ashton will chat with Miquel Barceló, the renown painter and sculptor from Mallorca. There will also be a Q&Awith the audience, as well as a documentary screening about Barceló by Spanish filmmaker Eusebio Lázaro.

From the beginning, Barcelo’s work has revealed a notable interest in natural imagery from the land as well as from the sea, rendered in a dark and often heavy palette. His monumental sculpture Gran Elefandret has been one of the most acclaimed public art installations to grace New York´s Union Square.

Barceló has also attracted the attention of the press this year by featuring in two films by Catalan director Isaki Lacuesta: “El cuaderno de barro” (The Clay Diaries) and “Los Pasos Dobles” (The Double Steps), winner of the Golden Shell, the top award at the San Sebastián International Film Festival. Set in the barren African landscape,  both movies were inspired by Mr. Barceló’s fascination for the people, artistic traditions and natural beauty of the Dogon country in Mali. Simultaneous interpretation.

Other Language(s): Spanish

Bay Ridge Festival of the Arts

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Fort Hamilton Station

Brooklyn, NY 11209

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