Theory of Joy Exhibition at MACE
The Museum of Contemporary Art of Ibiza (MACE) commemorates the 50th anniversary of its creation with the exhibition Theory of Joy. To commemorate the 50th anniversary, MACE is preparing the exhibition of eleven young artists from the Balearic Islands, jointly curated by Enrique Juncosa, an independent curator linked to the island of Eivissa, and the director of MACE, Elena Ruiz. With Theory of Joy, MACE wants to emphasize its commitment to the local scene and the most recent practices.
The exhibition will have two venues, the Arms Room in the Museum of Contemporary Art of Ibiza and an external room where different works can also be visited.
The artists included in the sample are Joan Bennàssar Cerdà (Palma, 1991); Irene de Andrés (Ibiza, 1986); Lara Fluxà (Palma, 1985); Bel Fullana (Palma, 1985); Adrián Martínez (Ibiza, 1984); Julià Panadés (Mallorca, 1981); Albert Pinya (Palma, 1985); Cristóbal Pons (Ciutadella, 1981); Stella Rahola Matutes (Barcelona, 1980); Bartomeu Sastre (Palma, 1986) and Marcella Barceló (Mallorca, 1992).
Their works also have some important common characteristics. All of them were made known at the beginning of the deep economic and political crisis recently experienced in different countries of the European Union, including ours. Therefore, a difficult period for his professional development. The crisis put art galleries and institutional spaces in precarious situations, and in which they still find themselves.
The work of all artists is influenced by the revisitation of conceptual art that has taken place in recent decades, even if they do so from drawing and painting. Their practice is multidisciplinary, ranging from performance and educational projects.