It’s these days between Christmas and Los Reyes when everything seems to slow down. We seize the days to spend time with our loved ones. And together we watch a movie or visit an exhibition that we have missed so far. If you haven’t seen “Hibridaciones” at Casal Solleric yet, this is your opportunity. The works shown in the Baroque town palace on Palma’s noble El Borne stem from a unique cooperation between Mallorcan and Chinese artists.
If you are familiar with the local art scene you will recognize the handwriting right away. The huge mural “Again” by Albert Pinya in the first room tells a lively story. Or actually many of them about the time he spent in Beijing. And while his style reminds me of New York in the 80s the paintings of Jose Fiol, Pep Girbent, Tomás Pizá and Liu Wei circle around motifs from contemporary China.
The exhibition also comprises installations like the giant embrace-like “Salvavidus” by Amparo Sard. Or the flickering transformations of Miao Xioachun’s video “Bubble Lift” where kids frequently squat in front of the screen. Like at home where the TV set served as the fireplace around which families gathered in the second half of the 20th century.
“Hibridaciones” runs until 6 January 2020. And like all of the great exhibitions at Casal Solleric the entrance is free. Also between 24 December 2019 and 2 January 2020 Es Baluard, Palma’s museum for contemporary art, offers free guided tours of its exhibition in Castilian and Catalan.