Exhibition

Antoni Tàpies

Retrospective

18 Feb. to 09 May 2004

Antoni Tàpies

Antoni Tàpies "Personatge amb gat", 1946

  • Fecha:
    04 June - 19 Sep. 2004
    Lugar:
    Patio Herreriano de Valladolid
  • Fecha:
    26 Nov. 2004 - 15 Feb. 2005
    Lugar:
    Museo de Arte de Zapopán (Mèxic)
  • Fecha:
    29 Mar. - 29 May 2005
    Lugar:
    Hara Museum of Contemporary Art (Japan)
  • Fecha:
    30 Sep. - 02 Nov. 2005
    Lugar:
    Singapore Art Museum

The work of Antoni Tàpies (Barcelona, 1923) played a fundamental role in Catalan art and culture during the second half of the twentieth century. But in spite of the numerous exhibitions and publications organised around the artist’s work, it continues to give rise to stereotyped interpretations in which it is linked to the Romantic myth of the artist as creator of spontaneous gestures, in this case attached to an Orientalist mysticism of symbolist origins.

Antoni Tàpies. Retrospective aimed to return the myth to history. The exhibition sought to reinterpret the work of Tàpies, starting from an exploration of its material nature: matter that is constantly moving and changing, that leads us to the performative nature of the pictorial act and of its contemplation, and at the same time invokes the obsolete and fragmented status of the contemporary subject.

The exhibition brought together over one hundred works – including drawings, paintings and objects-assemblages – in what was the most comprehensive exhibition on Antoni Tàpies to date.

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