In the heart of the capital and in Móstoles, Madrid pays a double tribute to the artist Juan Muñoz, one of the most important European artists of the second half of the 20th century.
From 14 February 2023 to 11 June 2023, the Sala Alcalá 31 will host an exhibition that will cover two decades of Juan Muñoz's intense career, precisely in the year that marks the 70th anniversary of the artist's birth.
The exhibition at the Sala Alcalá 31 brings together in "Everything I See Will Survive Me" some of his most iconic works, produced between the 1990s and 2001, the year of his death. The name of the exhibition is a quote from the Russian poet Anna Akhmatova (1889-1966) that the artist collected in his notebooks during the preparation for his large installation in the Turbine Hall of the Tate Modern in London.
Among all the works on display, Plaza, a piece from the Kunstsammlung K21 Düsseldorf, stands out, with loans from various collections, both national and international, from museums such as the Stedelijk van Abbe Museum in Eindhoven, the S.M.A.K. in Ghent and the Botín Foundation.
This exhibition will be continued at the Museo Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo between June and November 2023 with a show that will include various installations, sculptures, drawings and paintings from the first decade of his career.
The last ten years of Juan Muñoz's career were marked by the recovery of the human figure as the central element of his work and by his mastery of space in a neo-baroque conception. The career of Muñoz (Madrid, 1953 - Ibiza, 2001) was cut short at the moment of its peak. Muñoz spent months developing a large installation, which was opened to the public in 2001, the year of his death, at the London museum.
More information: Juan Muñoz. Todo lo que veo me sobrevivirá
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