“Carl Andre. Sculpture as Place, 1958-2010” showing in Madrid until end of September

The MNCARS -Reina Sofía Museum of Contemporary Arts- is holding a retrospective on the American sculptor and multi-talented artist Carl Andre. The contents of this vast exhibition are displayed in two venues, open until September 28 and October 8, 2015.

 

Carl Andre, Sculpture as place. Velázquez Palace © Joaquín Cortés / Román Lores

Carl Andre, Sculpture as place. Velázquez Palace © Joaquín Cortés / Román Lores

 

Carl Andre: Sculpture as Place, 1958-2010, the first retrospective on the artist to be held in Spain, reviews his fifty years of artistic production, in the course of which he created over two thousand sculptures and an equal number of poems, plus dozens of assemblages that are hard to classify, and hundreds of postcards.

Organized along a loose chronology to construct different modes of looking, the exhibition unfolds over three sections. The first, consisting of sculpture, is mostly on display at the Palacio de Velázquez, while the others can be seen at the Sabatini Building. One brings together his unclassifiable productions, ranging from his ephemera to the enigmatic assemblages known as Dada Forgeries, which establish an irreverent dialogue with Marcel Duchamp, while the third and final section is devoted to visual poetry.

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