“Once Upon a Place” is an exhibition that came about as a result from Nieves Barber’s invitation to Óscar Florit (director of L21) to carry out an exhibition project in Can Marqués, a manor house with 700 years of history located in the centre of Palma. Together with Ian Waelder, L21’s artist, Florit has curated an exhibition exercise that responds to the essence, architecture and decoration within the different rooms of the house.
Bringing together renowned international artists with key pieces by some of L21’s artists, the selection and arrangement of works has been conceived as a way of inhabiting Can Marqués with new guests. Including the courtyard and upstairs entrance, the visitor can find a work by an artist in each room so that the pieces coexist within and with the historic space.
As part of the project, L21 will publish with Printer Fault Press a comprehensive publication about the exhibition and the importance of Can Marqués as a material document of different architectural styles and ways of occupying domestic life in the periods during which the house was in use.
Exhibition in collaboration with The Estate of Bas Jan Ader/Mary Sue Ader Andersen & Meliksetian | Briggs, Los Angeles and Galleria Franco Noero, Torino.