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Turning the clock back to Spanish painting in the 80s 

If you are interested in contemporary art, why not plan a trip to Candelaria and visit a new exhibition in the recently-resorted arts space in the old town hall.

The venue is hosting “Pintura de los 80 en España” (“Painting of the 80s in Spain”) as part of the decentralisation of cultural activities by Tenerife Cabildo and the TEA Tenerife Espacio de las Artes in Santa Cruz.
The exhibition brings to-gether a selection of works from the Los Bragales Collec-tion and features the versatile and colourful creations of Juan Muñoz, Menchu Lamas, Víctor Mira, Bonifacio, José Manuel Broto, María Girona, Manuel Rivera, Joan Brossa and Santiago Serrano.
It can be visited free of charge until March 20th, Monday through Friday from 9am to 1.30pm and from 4pm to 8pm.
“Espacio TEA de Candelaria contributes to this decen-tralisation of the culture we want. It is an opportunity for this centre to host this important exhibition of the Los Bragales collection,” said the Cabildo’s culture councillor, Concepción Rivero.
The decade of the 80s of the last century will go down in art history as that of the return of painting after the excessive conceptual and minimalist theorisation of the years that preceded it. This celebrated return to painting was una-nimously welcomed by museums and art centres throughout Europe and the United States at a time when the emergence of new artistic spaces occurred, as happen-ed in Spain.
Also, in the heat of this impulse of the artistic sector, the international circuit of contemporary art fairs was born, which in Spain began its journey in 1982 at the initiative of the Juana de Aizpuru gallery with the creation of ARCO Madrid.
The Los Bragales Collection was born as a result of the work that Jaime Sordo has been developing as a collector of modern and contemporary art. The importance of its collection is not only estimated by the exceptional quality of the pieces that shape it but by their social value. Jaime Sordo’s commit-ment to art and collecting led him to found, together with an important number of national collectors, the 9915 Association.