The Partido Popular (PP), announced today that if it wins the Palma election, it will convert the GESA building into a Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of international level, according to the PP candidate for mayor, Jaime Martínez.
He pointed out that the city has a long tradition in the world of the arts and that it is incomprehensible that it does not have a museum of this kind.
Martínez also explained that the figure of Joan Miró and the work of the Foundation will be highlighted, and that Es Baluard will be promoted as a Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art.
“The reinforcement of these two spaces and the renovation of the GESA building “will be the beginning of a transformation that will turn Palma into the capital of culture and art in the Mediterranean”, he added.
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I actually liked it when it opened, so modern and different. But everything has its day and its time this building was pulled down and nothing large put in its place. As for the tram it has to happen, a complete no brainer. As well as helping residents commute I cannot think of anything that will better promote Palma as a weekend tourist destination like Prague. More tourists on the weekends, less cruise ships in the week.
The same thing will happen as the tram from the airport to Palma, never going to happen, it's just an election gimmick.
Marvin Le MartianYes it is (an eyesore). And it would be really great if they could rebuild the whole thing in some truly iconic stylish manner (like the Guggenheim). However, with economics as they are, I seriously doubt such a ridiculously expensive project would be without major controversy, and never be sanctioned. Unless of course, the funding came from elsewhere. But it's not impossible. Yet even with just a complete renovation, I seriously doubt they'd leave it in its current eyesore state. In any case, it's a very good idea. But politicians really should stop using things like this for election rhetoric. Election promises like that always make me doubt whether it would ever happen.
It’s a horrible eye-sore. If Palma needs a modern art gallery then they should show some cajones. Demolish it and build something truly worthy, Much like in Bilbao and their stunning Guggenheim.
Any idiot can promise anything when in oppostion. And as for 'tras 15 años de abandono por parte del PSOE', correct me if I'm wrong, weren't the PP in control of Mallorca and Palma for some of those 15 years, so why didn't they do something with the building then?
I don't know if this is actually dependent on one political party or another, but it's an excellent idea. It would also be a good idea to examine repurposing other derelict buildings dotting the landscape. I think there's been a bit of that going around, and another example of positive forward thinking. Keep it up.