Joseba Sánchez Zabaleta becomes part of the permanent collection of the recently inaugurated Museum of Contemporary Spanish Realism in Almería.

Art Gaucín member Joseba Sánchez Zabaleta becomes part of the permanent collection of the MUREC.

On Friday 15th March 2024 the Museum of Contemporary Spanish Realism, MUREC, was inaugurated in Almería: the only museum in the country dedicated to this artistic movement. It is housed in an emblematic 16th century building, the former Santa María Magdalena Provincial Hospital. A new exhibition space that houses 300 works of art within its walls steeped in history.

The permanent collection of the MUREC shows works by artists with a name of their own in 20th century Art History: Sorolla, Zuloaga, Romero de Torres, Antonio López, Ramón Gaya, Andrés García Ibañez and Carmen Laffón. Also the famous group of Madrid realists which, in addition to Antonio López, includes artists such as María Moreno, Amalia Avia, Francisco López and Isabel Quintanilla, Julio López and Esperanza Parada.

Room 10 exhibits works by the most significant realists of the 21st century. Two works by the Basque artist Joseba Sánchez Zabaleta hang on the walls of this room and become part of the museum’s permanent collection.


The work of Juan Antonio Sangil at the XVI International Biennial of Artistic Ceramics of Aveiro

Aveiro Museums 28 October 2023 to 28 January 2024

The member of Art Gaucín, Juan Antonio Sangil is exhibiting at the XIVI International Biennial of Aveiro.

Aveiro occupies a privileged place in the centenary depth of ceramic creation and production, being synonymous of an identity assumed as a factor of innovation and economic, social and cultural development of the City, the Municipality and the Region.

Celebrating and projecting artistic ceramics as a distinct and distinctive art, and seeking its creative dynamics towards the future, the International Biennial of Artistic Ceramics of Aveiro was created in 1989, which this year celebrates its 16th edition. It is more than three decades of constant commitment that, from 2017, acquired a unique brilliance, the result of the commitment and investment made by the City Council of Aveiro, on the path of affirmation and consolidation on a global scale.

This edition of the Biennial has the largest participation in its history, with 565 artists and 915 works in competition. 62 nationalities from the five continents are present, combining and showing, from Aveiro to the world, different geographies, conceptual lines, techniques and methodologies of artistic work with ceramic body.

Congratulations to all those who made the success of yet another edition possible, especially to the Jury, who took the arduous decision to choose for exhibition only 9% of the works that reached us, the national and international Artistic Community, and to the Great Team of the Aveiro City Council for the intensity of work and dedication in this project that will allow us to have, in the near future, a museum space of Contemporary Art dedicated exclusively to Artistic Ceramics, designed by the architect João Mendes Ribeiro, which we present publicly in this Biennial 2023.


Raffaela Zenoni. New exhibition in Zagreb.




The National Museum of Modern Art concludes its exhibition programme in 2023 with Raffaele Zenoni’s exhibition Gallery of Other Ancestors at the Josip Račić Gallery.

For the inaugural presentation of her artistic work in Zagreb, the artist chose a dozen intensely coloured portraits from the cycle of the same name, executed in acrylic technique on canvas, and a monochrome anthropomorphic sculpture whose elongated, slender volume, according to an art historian Branko Franceschi, evokes the memory of Giacometti’s emaciated figures… continue reading…

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Raffaela Zenoni designs sets for the opera Don Pasqualele

Donizetti’s opera Don Pasquale is a turbulent, timeless comedy full of twists, intrigue and poignant moments.

Don Pasquale, a wealthy old bachelor, decides to marry to disinherit his nephew Ernesto who, against his uncle’s wishes, wants to marry the penniless widow Norina. But his confidant Malatesta sides with the young couple and sets a trap for them. Caterina Panti Liberovici’s production, in vaudevillian style and with characters typical of commedia dell’arte, offers an entertaining show. With young talents as soloists and an expressive set design with paintings by the Swiss artist Raffaela Zenoni, Compagnie Sequenda underlines its excellent reputation in the field of international opera.


Sánchez Zabaleta : “Art and science in the XXI century”

Joseba Sánchez Zabaleta is part of the collective exhibition”Art and science of the XXI century”.This exhibition organized by the Arcilla Foundation and the National Museum of Natural Sciences of Madrid can be seen, brings together some thirty artists to talk about Art and Science.It can be visited from March 25 to August 30, 2021.