6. CARMEN THYSSEN SPACE
The Carmen Thyssen Space is a centre for temporary exhibitions which opens its doors in the summer of 2012 with Light landscapes, dreamy landscapes. From Gauguin to Delvaux.
The exhibitions of 2013 (Sisley-Kandinsky-Hopper), 2014 (The ideal in the landscape . Among Meifrén, Matisse and Goncharova) and 2015 (Barcelona - Paris - New York. From Urgell to O'Keeffe)had again a good acceptance from both public and critic.
The Carmen Thyssen Space has become an artistic point of reference in the Costa Brava, placing Sant Feliu in the apex of a cultural triangle, together with Girona and Figueres. This Space does not have a permanent collection. Until now, it offers temporary exhibitions of the Carmen Thyssen Collection from June to October.
The Carmen Thyssen Space is divided between the second and the third floor of the Abbot’s Palace, at the Sant Feliu de Guíxols Monastery, with is Benedictine with Romanesque roots.
We find the rooms 1, 2 and 3 of the exhibition on the second floor of the palace. There were the services of the Monastery in this part of the building as well as the administration and the secretary’s offices.
The Carmen Thyssen Space has 5 more rooms (from 4 to 8) on the third floor of the old Abbot’s Palace. These rooms look like a stately home or a little rural palace, which have plenty of natural light. These rooms were the Abbot’s private space (his bedroom and his office) and the place where he received politicians or clergymen. There were his private room, a dining-room and an office for his guests.
The Carmen Thyssen Space has offered its fifth exhibition with The Illusion of the Far West, curated by Miguel Ángel Blanco and has consolidate its cultural centre. There is a project that takes the extension of the Space into account, referring to activities and spaces, in a near future, aiming to be positioned at the same level of the Madrid and Malaga Museums.
At present, we are working in the next summer exhibition.