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Les flors del mal. Edition of serigraphies

A collection of serigraphs has been edited on the occasion of the exhibition Messa. Palpitacions i art gandul in the MuVIM. With the title and pretext of Charles Baudelaire’s book The flowers of evil, 75 units of dimensions 39×32 cm on Canson paper of GuarroCasas have been made. Selection and translation of poems by Anacleto Ferrer and Eduard Verger. Graphic design by Pablo Mestre. Printing in Imprimint la Vall. Art direction by Artur Heras. More information: messa@messa.es

01 Les flors del mal 02 Baudelaire - Messa 03 La bellesa 04 La bellesa 05 L'aparegut 06 L'aparegut 07 La geganta 08 La geganta 09 Bohemis de viatge 10 Bohemis de viatge 11 Un fantasma III.El marc 12 Un fantasma III.El marc 13 Don Juan als inferns 14 Don Juan als inferns 15 Final 41-75

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Next exhibition at Muvim (València).

Next exhibition at Muvim (Museu Valencià de la Il·lustració i la Modernitat). Messa. Palpitacions i art gandul. 3 November 2016 until 5 February 2017.


“Why not painting without painting?” The Valencian artist Messa (Albaida, 1915-1996) wondered amid its drive to combine old, useless, absurd objects.

Francesc Sempere Fernández de Mesa, confined in his house-workshop in Albaida, undertook a free path of constant experimentation among combinatorial influences of Dada, art-brut and Environnements that the exhibition at MuVIM will present in a wide sample of his career production.

The recreation of his workshop, full of objects “papered” with newspapers, along with the self-styled series Art gandul, Apegasants and white paints, will allow to discover the maverick spirit and the throb of a bold artist, constant in his erotic drawings full of irony.

The exhibition “Messa. Palpitacions i art gandul” is an excellent opportunity for the recovery of a lonely and indomitable author, whom the society of his time failed to appreciate.

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Artists awarded in the 2nd Mural Painting Contest “Messa”

Joan Kilis, another artist from Albadia, who deserves a recognition. This year the 2nd Mural Painting Contest “Messa” has tributed this great artist. Organized by the city council of Albaida, the foundation Per Amor a L’Art and the cultural association “Centenari Messa”.

Congratulations to the awarded artists and the participants!

1st 1st Prize – Vincent Company van Der Spek – Place mural: Estació Nova

2nd 2nd Prize – Oscar Ripoll Chacó – Place mural: Antic institut

3rd 3rd Prize – Agustí Soler Calatayud – Place mural: Romeral

Eduard Torres Andrea Barrachina – Place mural: Eduard Torres
Fira Ruben Ripoll – Place mural: Avinguda Fira

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Exhibition of Messa’s work at Centre Cultural Caixa Ontinyent

Within the activities of the Centennary of Messa we are pleased to invite you to the exhibition of Messa’s work at Centre Cultural Caixa Ontinyent (C/. Gomis, 3 Ontinyent). The exhibition will be inaugurated on Friday December 4th of 2015 at 19:30 hours.
The exhibition will be open until Sunday January 3rd of 2016.

Visiting hours:
Tuesday to Friday from 18 to 21 hours.
Saturday and Sunday from 12 to 14h, and from 18 to 21 hours.

Download catalogue of the exhibition

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Today Messa would be 100 years old

Today that Messa would have celebrated his 100th birthday, we are pleased to present the catalogue of the exhibition that commemorates this important date (download catalogue).

The timetable of the exhibition that can be visited at Milà i Aragó’s Palace of Albadia until November 29th is the following:

  • Monday to Friday from 10 to 13h.
  • Saturday from 11 to 14h and 17 to 20h.
  • Sunday from 11am to 14pm.

If the exhibition is closed during these periods please ask in tourist info, which is at the entrance of Pintor Segrelles square, in the first tower of the Palace.

To arrange group visits plese phone +34 96 239 0186.

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Artists awarded in the 1st Mural Painting Contest “Messa”

The following artists have been awarded in the 1st Mural Painting Contest “Messa”. Congratulations to the participants and awarded artitst for their works!

1 1st Prize – Agustín Soler Calatayud – Place mural: Bitxitos

2 2nd Prize – Alejandro Serrano Orellana – Place mural: Raval Jussà

3 3rd Prize – Vincent Company van Der Spek – Place mural: Romeral


El Convent Blai Tomás – Place mural: El Convent

Fira Pepe Llorens – Place mural: Passeig Fira

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Inauguration of Centenary Messa

We are pleased to invite you to the MESSAbandIMP.indd inauguration of the Centenary Messa, with the awards of the 1st Mural Painting Contest Messa, and the exhibtion at the Palau dels Milà i Arago of Albaida on Sunday October 4, 2015 at 12 in the afternoon. Acts will be as follows:
– 11h Discovery of te commemorative plaque at Messa’s birthplace.
– 12h Presentation ceremony:
· Delivery of the prizes of the 1st Mural Painting Contest Messa.
· Speeches, music performances :
Rafael Soler Vilaplana (piano)
Dos + Dos Quartet, Inés Llácer, Elies Lorente, Aaron Bonet (clarinets)
Contemporary Dance: Toni Aparisi and Santiago Sempere
– Messa opening of the exhibition .
– 15h Lunch (Restaurant Casablanca, menu 20 € . Booking at Albaida city council, telephone +34962900960. Please confirm reservations for lunch before 1st of October).