Vernissage of the exhibition “1966: Spain’s Awakening – An Artists’ Museum of the future” with solo piano performance by Josep-Maria Balanyà
For the opening of the exhibition
on Saturday, 02 September 2023, at 4 p.m.
in the Ludwig Museum in the Deutschherrenhaus,
we look forward to welcoming you, your family and friends.
PRIV.-DOZ. DR. MARGIT THEIS-SCHOLZ
Head of Education and Culture of the City of Koblenz
ENRIQUE CRIADO NAVAMUEL
Consul General of the Kingdom of Spain in Frankfurt am Main
DR. CARLA CUGINI
Executive Director of the Peter and Irene Ludwig Foundation
PROF. DR. BEATE REIFENSCHEID
Director, Ludwig Museum, Koblenz
MANUEL FONTÁN DEL JUNCO
Director de Museos y Exposiciones de la Fundación Juan March
JOSEP MARIA BALANYÀ
“A PIANO AT THE EDGE OF THE ABYSS
The Museum Night 2023 begins at 7 p.m.
A PIANO ON THE EDGE OF THE ABYSS
In a world premiere, Spanish pianist, composer and multidisciplinary artist Josep-Maria Balanya transforms the works in the exhibition “1966: Spain’s Awakening – An Artist’s Museum of the Future” into a sound experience. His composition “A Piano on the Edge of the Abyss” – permeated by imaginative sound carpets and the staccato of a typewriter – is inspired by his early memories of the Castilian city of Cuenca, later home of the Museo d’Arte Abstracto Español established in 1966. The impressions of the narrow streets, the narrow valley gorge and the “hanging houses” built high above the river on the hillside symbolise, as it were, that state of permanent risk which is characteristic of avant-garde art.
His touch and form of expression with the instrument, coupled with risk and improvisation, allow his music to merge with the paintings and sculptures on display and establish a dialogue between abstract art and our present.
You can find the flyer here.
A detailed description of the artist and performance can be found here.