A Stunning 14th-Century Residence in Mallorca Will Become a Second Home to Esther Schipper Gallery This Summer—See Images Here

The pop-up exhibition “En la Casa de Marquès” features work by 24 gallery artists.

Casa Museo Can Marquès. Courtesy of Casa Museo Can Marquès. Photography by Domingo Llull.
Casa Museo Can Marquès. Courtesy of Casa Museo Can Marquès. Photography by Domingo Llull.

Last summer, many New York galleries headed to the Hamptons to set up shop amid the ritzy vacationing crowd. In Berlin, Esther Schipper gallery is making a similar move this summer by heading to the famed shores of Palma de Mallorca for a three-week exhibition, running July 12–31.

Esther Schipper’s venue, however, is a little more eye-catching than anything in the Hamptons. The exhibition, titled “En la Casa de Marquès,” takes place in the former residence of Martí Marquès Marquès, a wealthy 19th-century man who settled in the house in 1901 after returning from Puerto Rico. Now known as Casa Museo Can Marquès, the 1,640-square-foot home dates back to the 14th century but is, in its current existence, an architectural melange of styles including medieval, Baroque, Neoclassical, and Art Nouveau—a living testament to the home’s storied existence. 

“We were fascinated by the complexity of different architectural styles co-existing in great harmony under one roof showing part of Palma’s history,” said Violant Porcel, associate director at Esther Schipper. “Martí Marquès Marquès settled in this house in 1901 and an important part of the interior also dates back from this period.” The building was renovated by the architect Francesc Roca i Simó, who is behind some of the area’s greatest examples of Art Nouveau.

Martin Boyce, The Light Pours Through (2018). Courtesy of Esther Schipper. Photography by Andrea Rossetti.

Martin Boyce, The Light Pours Through (2018). Courtesy of Esther Schipper. Photography by Andrea Rossetti.

The exhibition will take place on the main floor of the house and will feature works by 24 gallery artists including Martin Boyce, Angela Bulloch, Simon Fujiwara, and Ann Veronica Janssens. The show will encompass installations, sculptures, paintings, photographs, and works on paper. 

This summer, Esther Schipper will also hold a pop-up exhibition in Taiwan. Together, the shows mark the gallery’s first pop-up satellites since its founding in 1989. 

See more images of Casa Museo Can Marquès below.

Casa Museo Can Marquès. Courtesy of Casa Museo Can Marquès. Photography by Domingo Llull.

Casa Museo Can Marquès. Courtesy of Casa Museo Can Marquès. Photography by Domingo Llull.

Casa Museo Can Marquès. Courtesy of Casa Museo Can Marquès. Photography by Domingo Llull.

Casa Museo Can Marquès. Courtesy of Casa Museo Can Marquès. Photography by Domingo Llull.

Casa Museo Can Marquès. Courtesy of Casa Museo Can Marquès. Photography by Domingo Llull.

Casa Museo Can Marquès. Courtesy of Casa Museo Can Marquès. Photography by Domingo Llull.

 

Esther Schipper’s pop-up exhibition in Palma de Mallorca “En la Casa de Marquès” will take place July 12–31, 2021. 


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