MATADOR 25 YEARS
MATADOR magazine turns 25 years old. In 1995, with a photograph of Jimmy Fox on the cover showing the bandaged fist of a boxer moments before the fight, MATADOR volume A was released. A risky, unique and finite project that will end in three years with the last letter of the alphabet and that treasures in its more than 5.000 pages the testimony of an era. Since that first issue, MATADOR has traveled the fields of art, culture and thought with the help of great artists, writers, photographers and philosophers of our time, who have participated in its preparation with unpublished texts, works conceived especially for the magazine , striking visual essays that explore in each issue the dimensions of a theme, which always goes further, facing a sensation, an idea, an obsession. We celebrate its anniversary with an exhibition that covers the 25 numbers that make up a story whose end has yet to be told.
The volume Le Grand Verre de terre collects the impressive images of the skylight of the National Library of France, in Paris, intervened by Miquel Barceló in 2016: a gigantic ephemeral fresco 190 meters long by 6 meters high that the Mallorcan artist made in clay on the crystals of the mythical library, and erased just a few months later. A living work, conceived to be observed from inside and outside the building, which introduced the visitor to the Barceló universe, populated by fantastic shapes, skeletons, beasts, sea monsters, prehistoric figures, magical creatures and self-portraits that contain obsessions. that run through the artist's work, his great vital impulse and his effervescent creative drive.