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Vila Casas Foundation inaugurates Can Framis, new cultural reference in 22@Barcelona
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The new facility houses the Vila Casas permanent collection of paintings as well as temporary exhibits by artists from the collection.

President of the Vila Casas Foundation, Antoni Vila Casas, presented the Can Framis center of contemporary painting, located in the innovation district. With the inauguration of Can Framis, Barcelona has gained a new museum space that improves on the city’s current selection.

Located in the old Can Framis factory complex, this new art center will allow visitors to see 270 paintings, in 3,400m2, from the Vila Casas permanent collection. This new facility follows in the footsteps of other contemporary museums, with large rooms, formal austerity and the predominance of the color white.

The Vila Casas Foundation’s collection is made up of work from artists born or living in Catalonia, with examples of the most important art movements of the second half of the 20th century, like minimalism or neo-conceptualism.

Apart from the exhibition space, the museum also has a workshop dedicated to teaching the different techniques used in artwork from the collection.  The aim of this space is to give school children the opportunity to learn about contemporary art.

In addition to promoting contemporary art, the Vila Casas Foundation also aims to conserve and re-use Catalonia’s historical heritage sites. Conserving the old cotton factory and adapting it to serve as a cultural facility is just one example of this dedication. Can Framis is a perfect example of Poblenou’s industrial complexes, which were one of the most important textile centers in 19th-century Barcelona.

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