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AN exhibition of recent works by Josep Guinovart, in which he expresses his rejection of the Iraq war and the Palestinian conflict, opens at the Ses Voltes exhibitions rooms in the Parc de la Mar today. It can be visited until December 11. The exhibition comprises 49 paintings, mostly large size and in mixed technique using acrylics on wood or earth with the incorporation of organic material and everyday objects, according to Nuria Poch, spokesperson for the Guinovart Foundation. Guinovart was unable to attend the presentation, but sent a message in whichhe expressed his love for the island.
The exhibition has been organised by the Foundation, the Caja de Ahorros del Mediterraneo, the Caixa de Girona and the Palma city council, which owns Ses Voltes. It is divided into several series, including Pentagon, Betrayal of Geometry, in which the artist critcises the American government's decision to invade Iraq. The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is the subject of two works, called The Jerusalem Retable.
The curator of the exhibition, Daniel Giralt-Miracle, explained that another of the series, Decapitations, is inspired in the poetry of Pere Quart and recalls “the human tragedy.” He added that the exhibition is a broad example of the latest works by Guinovart, and added that the intensity of the messages was “tremendously modern.” Guinovart was born in 1927 and his work has always been characterised by political commitment.


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