The Castell de Vila-seca will continue as an art exhibition hall
In 2019, the Vila-seca City Council signed an agreement with the Fundació Vila Casas to convert the Castell de Vila-seca into one of the foundation's exhibition venues. Since then, the facility has hosted exhibitions by Catalan artists such as Antoni Tàpies, Agustí Centelles, Josep Clarà and Mayte Vieta, author of the last exhibition that ended last week. Now, the council has renewed that alliance to continue programming contemporary art exhibitions for at least another four years, until 2026.
The mayor of Vila-seca, Pere Segura, and the president of the private institution, Antoni Vila Casas, signed the renewal of the agreement this Wednesday, which will start in 2023 with new collections from the Barcelona foundation.
It should be remembered that the Fundació Vila Casas began exhibiting at the Castell de Vila-seca in 2020, coinciding with the opening to the public of this historic building after more than 15 years of renovations. Although access was free to begin with, as of November 2021, a 3-euro ticket began to be charged to see the exhibitions, which continue to be freely accessible for VilaCard card users.
Jordi Forniés, next artist
The extension of this agreement establishes that the next exhibition to be organized by the Fundació Vila Casas in Vila-seca will not arrive until February. Before, the Castell will house an exhibition organized by the City Council that will be carried out by the artist from Vila, Jordi Forniés.
In this case, the exhibition will open on Friday, December 2 and will coincide with the performance that the versatile artist from Vila-seca, currently based in Singapore, has scheduled at the Josep Carreras Auditorium, with the show From l'Art Visual to l'Art Sonor.