David Bestué “ROSI AMOR” at Museo Reina Sofía Madrid

The artist, David Bestué (Barcelona, 1980) presents this exhibition in which he carries out material and formal research inspired by the Madrid neighbourhoods of Las Tablas and Vallecas and the El Escorial Monastery.

 

David Bestué "ROSI AMOR" © Joaquín Cortés / Román Lores

David Bestué “ROSI AMOR” © Joaquín Cortés / Román Lores

 

In recent years, David Bestué (Barcelona, 1980) has realised a series of sculpture projects which critically review certain historical events and aesthetic/formal developments characterising last century’s avant-garde movements in the fields of art, architecture and literature. (more…)

“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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“Tuiza. The cultures of the jaima” installation at Retiro Park by Federico Guzmán

The Reina Sofia Museum opens the spring season for exhibitions at the “Palacio de Cristal” (Crystal Palace) in the Retiro Park with the exhibition organized together with Donostia/San Sebastian Foundation, European Capital of Culture 2016.

 

Federico Guzmán. "Tuiza. The Cultures of the Jaima." Palacio de Cristal. Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, 2015 © Joaquín Cortes/ Román Lores.

Federico Guzmán. “Tuiza. The Cultures of the Jaima.” Palacio de Cristal. Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, 2015 © Joaquín Cortes/ Román Lores.

 

The sevillian artist Federico Guzmán (1964), together with Museo Reina Sofía, brings to the Palacio de Cristal in the Retiro Park a part of his personal experience at the Sahara. Tuiza means collective solidary work and refers to meeting, participating and building something together. With this word as statement, Guzmán suggests an investigation about the relation between art and cultural identity through a large and colorful Saharan “jaima” that will welcome the visitors into a space where many workshops and activities will take place to promote the hospitality and conversation between cultures.

 

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