Z Cultural Space Association was established in 2012, with the aim to protect and promote the work of
the painter Ignacio Zuloaga and his Historical Collection.
Since its constitution, Z Association exhibits in his Workshop, oil paintings and drawings by Ignacio Zuloaga and in his Historical Collection room, works by El Greco, Goya, Rodin, Plácido Zuloaga etc., together with contemporary artists.
In 2019 Ignacio Zuloaga remains one of the most recognized painters from the current artistic panorama.
Z Cultural Space has lately collaborated in different exhibitions such as those held in the Kunstpalast · Düsseldorf · 2012 ·, Biblioteca Nacional · Madrid · 2013-14 ·, Grand Palais · Paris · 2014 ·, Museo Nacional del Prado · Madrid · 2014 ·, Palazzo Fortuny · Venezia · 2014-15 ·, among others.
On the eve of its 150th anniversary, Zuloaga remains a classical and contemporary artist, valued by renowned historians, art critics and a source of inspiration for
Mr. Enrique Lafuente Ferrari announced it in his essential biography about the artist · 1950 ·.
Undoubtedly, he was right, therefore Z Cultural Space and its Collection of Contemporary Art follow his path.
Leading national museums, managed by Boards comprised of politicians, bankers, entrepreneurs and benefactors, who organize important exhibitions obtaining profits (tickets, catalogues, merchandising, curator’s masterclasses etc.), request private collector’s artworks for free, besides the fact that they benefit from significant discounts on royalties, consecuently they should compensate economically their essential collaboration.
Major museums consider that their exhibitions promote the artist, when in reality, the one who gives value to the exhibition is the artist and his work.
Nowadays, It is politically worthwhile to invest public resources in expanding leading museums, instead of using them to create internationally renowned artistic training centres.
Since 1945, Z is a private space for cultural diffusion, a historical and artistic set, designed by Zuloaga who returned to the Basque Country in 1922, to live and paint, until the end.
Finally, Z Cultural Space thanks visitors for their support and recognition. “We all love art”.
• GRACIAS • ESKERRIK ASKO • MERCI • THANK YOU •