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Art and Nature Centre. Beulas Foundation

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  • Façade of the Art and Nature Centre. Beulas Foundation © Centro de Arte y Naturaleza. Fundación Beulas

    Façade of the Art and Nature Centre. Beulas Foundation © Centro de Arte y Naturaleza. Fundación Beulas

  

Category

Contemporary art, Other museums / collections

Owner

Regional government
Avenida Doctor Artero s/n, Carretera Ayerbe
22004 Huesca
Huesca, Aragon

Telephone+34 974239893

Fax+34 974223762

E-mailcdan@cdan.es

Websitehttp://www.cdan.es

Representation of contemporary culture

CDAN, the Beulas Foundation's Art and Nature Centre, is set in a building in the city of Huesca by architect Rafael Moneo.

Since it was inaugurated in January 2006, the centre has aimed to become an international focal point for everything that relates art and nature with contemporary culture. The CDAN has two collections: the Beulas–Sarrate legacy, with works of Spanish contemporary art from the second half of the 20th century; the Art and Nature collection, with works of land art and public art by international figures such as Richard Long, Siah Armajani, Fernando Casás, Ulrich Rückriem, David Nash and Alberto Carneiro. They are both located in the Region of Huesca.

The CDAN centres its activities around temporary exhibitions from its two collections and reflection on the relationship between contemporary art and nature. Its programme is complemented by international courses such as the annual "Think the landscape" season, meetings, conferences, competitions and research grants. It also has INDOC, a documentation centre specialising in art and nature that publishes a monthly digital bulletin.

Essential works

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  • 'Trees as archaeology'. Art and Nature Centre. Beulas Foundation © Fernando Casás

    Trees as archaeology

    This sculpture by Fernando Casás was created in 2003 as part of the museum's Art and Nature itinerary. In his works, the artist seeks to eliminate the boundaries built around nature by human civilisation.

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  • 'Brett und Felsen', Per Kirkeby. Detail. Art and Nature Centre. Beulas Foundation. Huesca © Per Kirkeby

    Brett und Felsen

    In his works, Kirkeby has used his profound relationship with nature as an instrument of perspective of his own personal outlook on the world.

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  • 'Canyon water line', Richard Long. Art and Nature Centre. Beulas Foundation. Huesca © Richard Long / De las reproducciones autorizadas, VEGAP, 2011

    Canyon water line

    The work of Richard Long is related with the practices of the genre known as 'land art'.

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  • 'En el seno de la tierra los árboles florecen', Alberto Carneiro. Art and Nature Centre. Beulas Foundation © Alberto Carneiro

    En el seno de la tierra los árboles florecen

    This piece, whose title means 'in the bosom of the Earth the trees flower' is the result of the artistic intervention carried out by Alberto Carneiro in the landscape of Huesca.

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  • 'Study for Fallujah', Siah Armajani. Detail. Art and Nature Centre. Beulas Foundation © Siah Armajani

    Study for Fallujah

    Its creator, Siah Armajani, is one of the leading representatives of the movement known as public art, which proposes the presence of art in daily life.

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  • 'First Foot – midnight', Thomas Joshua Cooper. Art and Nature Centre. Beulas Foundation © Thomas Joshua Cooper and Haunch of Venison

    First Foot - midnight

    This image by Thomas Cooper represents one of the first steps in his project 'True', the result of a two-year journey in which he took photos at key points on his route to the north and south poles.

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  • 'Memory of the Taunus', Ricardo Calero. Art and Nature Centre. Beulas Foundation © Ricardo Calero / De las reproducciones autorizadas, VEGAP, 2011

    Memoria del Taunus

    The works of Ricardo Calero are a testament to the creative processes and aesthetic developments which occur over time. They thus became transformed into artistic footprints through which actions are reflected.

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  • 'Metamorphosis' © Manuel Rivera. De las reproducciones autorizadas, VEGAP, 2011

    Metamorphosis

    The year in which he produced this work, Manuel Rivera set aside traditional pictorial materials and began to use metal sheets as his support.

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  • '20th century', Ulrich Rückriem. Detail. Art and Nature Centre. Beulas Foundation © Ulrich Rückriem

    20th century

    The work '20th century' was built in 1995 in Abiego, as part of the museum's Art and Nature itinerary. It connects with 'Stele 21', installed in the centre's own gardens in 2007.

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  • 'Wooden Woulder', David Nash. Art and Nature Centre. Beulas Foundation © David Nash / De las reproducciones autorizadas, VEGAP, 2011

    Wooden Woulder

    This audiovisual work documents the process of creation and transformation of a spherical wooden sculpture until its complete and total disappearance.

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Collections

The museum's collection is part of the collective catalogue of the Digital Network of Spanish Museum Collections (CERES), conceived as a space for dissemination which enables visitors to browse the various museum collections using the identifying features of each item (author, type of object, iconography, etc.).


Come and visit

Timetables

Nov 01 to Mar 31

Thursday to Friday and Saturday

11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Public holidays and Sunday

11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Closing days: Monday

Apr 01 to Oct 31

Thursday to Friday and Saturday

11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Public holidays and Sunday

11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Closing days: Monday

Rates

General: €5

Retired persons: Free admission

ICOM members and associations: Free admission

Children: Free admission

Disabled persons: Free admission

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