The Institut Ramon Llull, in line with the recommendations in the Document of Good Practice in Museums and Art Centres, appointed a committee of outside international experts to draft the guidelines for Catalonia�s participation at the Biennale and decide, through an international public competition, the project that would shape the Catalan pavilion at the Biennale di Venezia International Art Exhibition 2011.
This committee, which also acted as the jury of the international competition, was chaired by Vicent Todol�, former director of the Tate Modern, and constituted by members Bartomeu Mar�, director of the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art (MACBA); Laurence Rassell, director of the Fundaci� T�pies (Barcelona), Cristina Ros, director of the Es Baluard Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Palma, Joan Fontcuberta, artist, Joan Cort�s, artist, and the artistic team Bestu� Vives, who exhibited in the international exhibition at the Venice Biennale in 2009.
The jury proposed a conceptual framework establishing that the candidate projects must address the current economic crisis and the dialogue between the roots and contemporaneity of the creative context, placing it in the specific context of the Venice Biennale.
The Institut Ramon Llull received a total of 28 proposals. A third came from abroad, and the rest were from Catalan, Balearic and Spanish curators.
After interviewing five finalists, the jury has chosen the project MABEL PALACIN 180� presented by Catalan curator David G. Torres.