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La Caixa Contemporary Art Collection, Spain
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Juan Muñoz, Conversation Piece (Hirshhorn), 1995 / Georg Baselitz, Schwarze Mutter mit schwarzem Kind, 1985 © 2017, ProLitteris, Zurich
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Rodney Graham, Rheinmetall / Victoria 8, 2003
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Joseph Beuys, Hinter dem Knochen wird gezählt – SCHMERZRAUM, 1983 © 2017, ProLitteris, Zurich
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Mario Merz, Sentiero per qui, 1986 © 2017, ProLitteris, Zurich
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Gerhard Richter, I.G. (790-3), 1993

About the collection

Exhibition public space:

The collection is on show at CaixaForum Barcelona almost permanently with different thematic presentations. Some of the shows tours to main CaixaForums. Entry fee: 4€

Barcelona
Av. Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia, 6-8.
Barcelona.
Open daily from 10 to 20h.

Madrid
Paseo del Prado, 36.
Madrid.
Open daily from 10 to 20h.

Palma
Plaza de Weyler, 3.
Palma.
Mo-Sa. 10 - 20h. Su 11 - 14h.

Zaragoza
Av. Anselmo Clavé, 4.
Zaragoza.
Open daily from 10 to 20h.

Website:
coleccion.caixaforum.com


Launch year:
1985

Number of artworks:
Over 1000 artworks of 389 artists and 37 nationalities

Artistic domain:

The collection focuses on art since the eighties and up to the present day, though with a referential framework set in the sixties and seventies and represented by figures as influential as Joseph Beuys, Bruce Nauman, Antoni Tàpies, Mario Merz, Jannis Kounellis, Luis Gordillo, Robert Ryman, Donald Judd, or Gerhard Richter, with works produced since the eighties.

The collection includes painting, sculpture, photography, video, film and installations.
It is a collection which has been built with a museum spirit with the purpose to promote public knowledge and understanding of contemporary art. The collections program makes the artworks accessible to all kind of publics mainly through exhibitions and educational activities.

Status of collection:
International

Commission program / Site-specific order(s) :

Sol LeWitt drawing wall, Splat (2001), which is placed in the hall of CaixaForum Barcelona, was commissioned to the artist in 2001.

Prize(s):

“la Caixa” Banking Foundation sponsors Joan Miró Prize, which is awarded by The Joan Miro Foundation at Barcelona. It is an award in recognition of present-day artistic work and with the aim of promoting the visual arts.

The prize, amounting to €70,000, is not an open competition but is awarded every two years by an international jury.
The winning artist is also invited to present a monographic exhibition at Fundació Joan Miró in Barcelona and at CaixaForum.

The 2015 Prize, which is the fifth edition, has been given to Ignasi Aballí. Previous winners of the Prize are Olafur Eliasson (2007), Pipilotti Rist (2009), Mona Hatoum (2011) and Roni Horn (2013).

Fundación Bancaria La Caixa, Spain

Launch year:
1904

International presence:
Spain

Profile of the company:

Culture & Art Programmes
Public exhibition spaces:
7 CaixaForum centers throughout Spain: 
social.lacaixa.es/nuestroscentros/english

CaixaForum centers activity:
- Temporary exhibitions (yearly, about 30 exhibitions): classic and contemporary art, cinema, archaeology, architecture, photography.
- Music
- Lecturing
- Educational activities for scholars
- School and family shows
- Activities for the elderly

Yearly number of CaixaForum visitors: over 2 million visitors.

“la Caixa” agreements with Museums and Art Institutions:
- Museo del Prado
- Musée du Louvre
- MACBA – Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona
- Reina Sofía
- Guggenheim
- Miró Foundation

Annual revenue:
Net Assets: €20,000 million. Trust fund: €5,868 million. Annual budget for social, cultural and scientific projects: €500 million. Annual number of beneficiaries: 8.7 million people.

Number of employees:
372