With the new season, there are also new exhibitions. In the list that you will find below, we propose some of the most interesting ones. Let's get started!
Tramas. El Palacio visto por David Bestué
CentroCentro Palacio de Cibeles is hosting this exhibition until 12 January 2020 on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Palace. 'Tramas', unfolds in three complementary interventions: on the one hand, a more informative one that pays special attention to the iconography chosen for the palace and to the reactions it aroused at the time, on the other hand, wefts or decorative patterns, and finally, a sculptural intervention in which functionality and architectural ornamentation, the past and the present dialogue through a poetic play of materials.
Ópera. Pasión, poder y política
CaixaForum proposes this exhibition, in which attendees will travel until 11th August, eight premieres that have taken place in the main theatres of Europe, with the aim of contextualizing them by relating them to the city. Completing the exhibition, it will be possible to attend conferences, presentations and 'cafés tertulia'.
Discover the lesser-known aspects of the engraver Henri Matisse, thanks to this exhibition that will be on view from May 17 to August 18 at the Canal Foundation, and which includes a careful selection of 63 engravings from the collection that Matisse bequeathed to his son, the art dealer Pierre Matisse.
Berenice Abbott. Portraits of modernity
From 1st June to 25th August, don't miss the largest retrospective organised in Spain by the extraordinary photographer Berenice Abbott at the MAPFRE Recoletos Echibition Hall. Structured in three thematic sections, we will be able to see 200 photographs from some of the most important American collections.
Severed heads. Symbols of power
The National Archaeological Museum allows us to know until 1st September the trophy head and its meaning, from antiquity to the contemporary world. Produced by the Museu d'Arqueologia de Catalunya, it houses archaeological and ethnographic examples from various museums, as well as an artistic iconography and audiovisual resources allowing us to get to know the dimension of this culture.
Tetsuya Ishida. Self-portrait of Other
Until 8 September, the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía is offering this exhibition by the Japanese artist Tetsuya Ishida (Yaizu, Shizuoka, 1973 - Tokyo, 2005) at the Palacio de Velázquez, which brings together a selection of 70 paintings and drawings produced between 1996 and 2004, representative of Ishida's obsessions and particular aesthetic universe.
Giovanni Battista Piranesi
The National Library of Spain is hosting the exhibition 'Piranesi' until 22nd September, organised to mark the third centenary of the birth of this Italian artist. It will be possible to see the almost three hundred works included in the exhibition, which give a good account of his career and how his work influenced in our country.
Modern Vices. Ceesepe 1973-1983
La Casa Encendida will host this singular exhibition from 31st May to 22nd September, with which we will get to know a very specific period in the production of this cartoonist, where the language of comics and cartoons take centre stage.
PHotoESPAÑA: Donna Ferrato. Holy
The Minerva Hall of the Círculo de Bellas Artes offers us the possibility of seeing the exhibition dedicated to the photographer Donna Ferrato, which brings together portraits and photographs of women from the sexual revolution of the 60's to the current #metoo, making visible the violence exerted on women.
Cazando impresiones. Sorolla en pequeño formato
The Sorolla Museum offers us the opportunity to discover, creations of the Valencian artist, small in format but big in quality. The ones known by Sorolla as 'spots of colour', or 'notes', are now the protagonists of this singular exhibition, which you will be able to see until September 29th.
BICENTENARY OF THE PRADO MUSEUM
The Central Gallery of the Villanueva building will be one of the main venues for Alberto Giacometti's work, which can be seen from 2 April to 7 July. Curated by Carmen Giménez, Stephen and Nan Swid Curator of 20th Century Art at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, the exhibition has the special collaboration of the Beyeler Foundation in Basel and the Region of Madrid, and with the support of the Swiss Embassy and Mirabaud.
Their Majesties' Retiring Room
From 9 April to 24 November you can see this exhibition project by the Madrid art gallery, which seeks to evoke the original appearance of room 39, originally conceived as a portrait gallery of the Bourbon dynasty. Organized in different levels, it will allow us to see furniture and articles as original as Fernando VII's toilet.
Fra Angelico and the Rise of the Florentine Renaissance
From May 28th to September 15th, you will be able to see this exhibition that will study the beginnings of the Florentine Renaissance around 1420 and 1430, with special attention to one of the great masters of that period: Fra Angelico (Guido di Pietro Muguello, h. 1395/1400 - 1455). Among the works to be seen are 'The Annunciation', the 'Funeral of Saint Anthony Abbot' and the 'Alba Madonna'.
Velázquez, Rembrandt, Vermeer. Miradas afines en España y Holanda
As a result of the collaboration agreement between the Prado Museum and the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, this exhibition will be available from 25 June to 29 September and will be dedicated to Dutch and Spanish painting from the end of the 16th and 17th centuries. Curated by Alejandro Vergara, head of Conservation of Flemish Painting and Northern Schools until 1700, the exhibition is an invitation to reflect on the pictorial traditions represented by Spain and the Netherlands.
El maestro de papel. Cartillas españolas para aprender a dibujar de los siglos XVII y XVIII
From 15 October to 2 February 2020, the Madrid art gallery will host this exhibition, which aims to highlight and give special prominence to Spanish drawing primers from the 17th and 18th centuries, placing them in their international context. We will be able to see the drawing manuals by Pedro de Villafranca and Malagón together with those by José García Hidalgo or Fray Matías de Irala.
A Tale of Two Women Painters: Sofonisba Anguissola and Lavinia Fontana
Curated by Leticia Ruiz, Head of the Spanish Painting Department of the Renaissance, we can see this exhibition from 22 October to 2 February 2020, which aims to show the artistic personality of two of the most notable women in the history of Western art: Sofonisba Anguissola (ca. 1535-1625) and Lavinia Fontana (1552-1614). A journey through sixty works that will give a good account of her talent, which for 30 years has once again captured the attention of researchers and the general public.
Image credits: Balthus. La calle, 1933 (La rue). Óleo sobre lienzo, 195x240 cm. The Museum of Modern Art, Nueva York. Legado de James Thrall Soby, 1979. ©Balthus, 2019. Museo Nacional Thyssen- Bornemisza