Retrat de Maria Palau


Journalist specialising in visual arts. She has been the editor of the culture section in the newspaper El Punt Avui for almost two decades. She covers issues related to art, architecture, design and cultural policy.

A member of the Catalan Association of Art Critics (ACCA), she has won the GAC [Catalan Art Galleries] and ACCA awards for art criticism.

Articles by Maria Palau

Retrat d'Antoni Vila Casas © Flaminia Pelazzi
“The spirit of patronage has been very much lost, and that saddens me”

Antoni Vila Casas

Antoni Vila Casas (Barcelona, 1930) has long donated part of his fortune to philanthropic projects. The foundation he set up has two directions: in the social...

Fabra i Coats: Centre d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona © Eva Parey
A new boost for contemporary art

The circuit of public amenities dedicated to promoting the visual arts in Barcelona has widened and has been given renewed impetus with generational changes in their...

Una exposició a La Virreina. © Vicente Zambrano
Hits and misses. The state of photography in Barcelona

Barcelona’s cultural scene cannot be understood without photography. The link stretches way back and has reached the 21st century with renewed vigour. The...

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