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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