What is UPF ART TRACK?
UPF Art Track opens on 18 May 2016, International Museum Day, as part of the activities to celebrate UPF’s 25th anniversary. An original way of linking the university, art and culture that opens UPF’s artistic heritage to the public, it is a stimulating tour of the most iconic buildings on the Ciutadella campus that will allow visitors to enjoy and experience first-hand the works created for the university by such internationally acclaimed contemporary artists as Jaume Plensa, Miquel Barceló, Susana Solano, Eduardo Chillida, Antonio Saura, Roy Lichtenstein, Frederic Amat, Josep Guinovart, Albert Ràfols-Casamada and Antoni Tàpies.
One of the most singular spaces is Tàpies’s Reflection Room, the nerve centre of the tour and one of just two secular chapels of contemporary art.
Visitors will be enthralled by the stunning Dipòsit de les Aigües building, calculated by Antoni Gaudí and with close aesthetic links with the Basilica Cistern in Istanbul. The interior takes the form of a hypostyle hall, with 100 pillars rising 14 metres high to support labyrinth of arches that offers a mesmerizing visual play with the history of architecture.