The Estate of Josep Grau-Garriga

Exhibition at MACBA: Josep Grau-Garriga: Dialogue with Light

Overview of Josep Grau-Garriga, a major innovator in the art of tapestry who experimented across different disciplines using large-format techniques to create his so-called environments.

In this context, Diàleg de llum (Dialogue with Light, 1986–88) enabled the production and dissemination of textile art to develop new possibilities during that period. Besides the eponymous installation, the exhibition includes a series of photographs, documents and drawings of some of the environments made by the artist.

Sant Cugat will have a center dedicated to the work of Josep Grau-Garriga. Article in La Vanguardia (April 15, 2015)

Sant Cugat delVallès.(EFE) -The municipality of Sant Cugat and the family of the local artist Josep Grau-Garriga have signed a declaration of intent to define the lines of work of the future Grau-Garriga Center for Textile Art. The agreement contemplates that, initially, the future center will be located in the current Museum of Contemporary Tapestry and in the Masia Can Quitèria, and the intention is to convert this project into a reference center throughout the State.

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Tapestries? well, not in the classic sense. Article at the New York Times (March 8, 1971)

They conjure up images of unicorns, knights jousting, women playing lutes, lofty, stony Gothic castles. But they can also be elephant heads, transparent tubes, waterfalls, telephone switchboards, constructions that viewers can walk into and be enclosed. Perhaps for want of a more suitable definition, a startling variety of flat and three‐dimensional works in materials from silken threads to metal fibers are being called tapestry.

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El Macba fa justícia a Grau-Garriga instal·lant el monumental "Diàleg de Llum". Video at tv3

TV3 news about the opening of Diàleg de llum at MACBA, on November/22.