NON FINITO. THE ART OF THE UNFINISHED
Museo Nacional de Escultura - Palacio de Villena
From 23 September 2021 to 9 January 2022
Exhibition produced in collaboration with Spain's National Museum of Sculpture
The notions of what makes a perfect as opposed to an unfinished work of art have constantly changed over time. In classical times, being unfinished was seen as a "defect" but this distinction gradually became porous and modern society has been increasingly attracted to this fragmentary state, considering it more authentic and full of life, more exciting and evocative. Like a breath of fresh air.
While a masterpiece seems to have a sacred aura that paralyses us with its perfection, a faulty, broken or sketchy work uncovered in the corner of a museum sparkles with its own special light because it's more likely to cause surprise and inspire unexpected connections and less permanent interpretations. As if it contained a secret we can't quite discover but which awakens our appetite to find out more and to understand.
Further information about the exhibition "Non finito. The art of the unfinished"
This exhibition invites us to embark on a "liquid", fluid and fluctuating interpretation of art, focusing on processes, movements, fractures, minor existences and what is left unsaid.
PICASSO, GUERNICA'S TRAVELS
San Pablo Square
From 23 December 2021 to 27 January 2022
Picasso's Guernica is one of the most famous and widely reproduced, admired and reinterpreted works in the history of art, and an icon of the 20th century.
Originally created for the Paris Exhibition of 1937 as propaganda for the Second Spanish Republic, the painting was later used to support refugees from the Civil War. After the Second World War it was deposited at the MoMA and became a symbol of modern art.
Guernica has travelled far and wide: from Paris to New York, from São Paulo to Stockholm, from London to Milan, from Munich to Madrid, as well as many other cities in Europe and America. It has also become a symbol for a host of civil protests and unrest: from the Vietnam War in the 1960s to the war in Syria and the refugee crisis.
The impact of Picasso's work, and in particular Guernica, challenges the memory and visual imagery of our time and is still entirely valid today.
Further information about the exhibition "Picasso, Guernica's travels"
Materials of interest
Leaflet from the exhibition "Picasso, Guernica's travels" (PDF, 1,52 MB) (in Spanish only)