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Avant garde in Dalt Vila
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Ibiza
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The MACE, a cultural forum in the walled citadel, exhibits many of the most avant-garde visual expression artworks in the realms of Ibiza and the Balearic Islands.

The MACE —Ibiza,’s Museum of Contemporary Art, is located within the Renaissance walls of Dalt Vila. Established in 1969 to house exhibitions of the Ibiza Biennial, it was extended in 2012 through an architectural intervention that includes the archaeological sites discovered during the building work, the legacy of the different civilisations that occupied the fortified citadel.

The MACE brings together a fair display of the latest vanguards, and above all the conceptual, optical-kinetic, informalist and geometric abstraction movements represented by international artists. Its collections of paintings, sculptures, engravings and photographs include the most notable artistic expressions of the last 50 years in Ibiza and the Balearic Islands. An exhibition of works by Edmund de Waal, a distinguished British artist renowned for the large volume of his installations, has been on display here since June of 2018. The museum also organises didactic initiatives, conferences, recitals and debates on art, film or literature.

Very close to the MACE, it is well worth paying a visit to the Puget Museum, a noble stately home in Calle Mayor with a beautiful courtyard and Catalan Gothic windows where the works of Narcís Puget Viñas (1874-1960) and Narcís Puget Riquer (1916-1983) —father and son— are exhibited, in a luminous, expressionist style reminiscent of Joaquín Sorolla. Until April 2019, the museum is housing another exhibition of over a hundred drawings from the youth of Ibizan painter Vicent Calbet.