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Ida Applebroog. Marginalias


Until September 27th you can visit "Ida Applebroog. Marginalias", the largest retrospective of the American artist on display at the Reina Sofia Museum, the first in the world, with 200 works and 8 installations from more than five decades of her artistic career.

Ida Applebroog was born in New York City in 1929. Her work, created over the course of more than fifty years, focuses on the interests and concerns that have been addressing the artist throughout her life, such as violence, power, gender politics and female sexuality.

The retrospective that you can find at the Museum, part of the various works that Ida made during her recovery therapy at Mercy Hospital. In addition, the exhibition includes her first abstract sculptures created in the 1970s, now lost, but of which a quality technical and photographic archive has been preserved.

From the 1980s onwards, Applebroog began to work with paper and canvases of a larger size. Through these works the artist plays with the perspective of the viewers, using various resources such as illustrated frames or even interposed curtains, among others.

Ida Applebroog has an internationally renowned career, having previously exhibited her work in such emblematic places as the Institute of Contemporary Art, the Brooklyn Museum, the Irish Museum of Modern Art, the Contemporary Arts Museum and the Whitney Museum of American Art.

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Image credits: Exposición Ida Applebroog. Marginalias © Archivo fotográfico del Museo Reina Sofía