- EUROPEAN MUSEUM OF MODERN ART (MEAM) - BARCELONA.In june 2011 the European Museum of Modern Art (MEAM) has finally opened. Moreover, it has done so by presenting to the general public an extremely original collection of figurative painting and sculpture by contemporary artists. The MEAM is the material form of a long period work and effort made by the "Fundación de las Artes y los Artistas" (www.fundaciondelasartes.org) created in 2005 with the sole aim of supporting and giving value to modern art and contemporary artists that have remained loyal to figurative creation.
The collection that the MEAM presents has been formed, in the main, by the best works selected in the Figurative Painting and Sculpture Competition, which the "Fundación de las Artes y los Artistas" holds each year. In each year's competition, a thousand artists from more than fifty countries take part, and their participation provides solidity to the very reason of exist of the Foundation. (www.figurativas.org)