Summer exhibitions in the Museo
This summer, in addition to the Collection, five exhibitions can be viewed in the Museo. These include an outstanding overview of 20th century art courtesy of the Kunstmuseum Basel collections, ranging from early modernist art in Collectionism and Modernity. Two Case Studies: The Im Obersteg and Rudolf Staechelin Collections to an expansive journey that travels from avant-garde movements to Pop Art in White Fire. The Kunstmuseum Basel Modern Collection.
Two artists that are key to understanding contemporary art, Carl Andre and Ree Morton, reveal two different paths artistic practices took from the 1960s onwards in the exhibitions Carl Andre. Sculpture as Place 1958–2010 and Ree Morton. Be a Place, Place an Image, Imagine a Poem.
Finally, creating a space of hospitality and conversation between cultures is the aim of the exhibition Federico Guzmán. Tuiza. The Cultures of the Bedouin Tent. Held in the Palacio de Cristal, it welcomes visitors into a large Bedouin tent erected inside.
Guided tours are available for the exhibitions White Fire. The Kunstmuseum Basel Modern Collection and Carl Andre. Sculpture as Place 1958–2010
Paul Gauguin. Nafea faa ipoipo
Paul Gauguin. Nafea faa ipoipo (When Will You Marry?) (detail), 1892. Oil on canvas
Nafea faa ipoipo, one of most important works Paul Gauguin painted in Polynesia, joins the exhibition Collectionism and Modernity. Two Case Studies: The Im Obersteg and Rudolf Staechelin Collections after its spell in the retrospective on the French artist held in the Fondation Beyeler.
The relationship between the title of the painting and the global meaning of the work remains unclear, yet the mysterious question When Will You Marry? forms part of the scene’s general symbolism. The work also reflects the extent to which Gauguin cast his European imagery upon a Polynesian paradise which, under France’s colonial empire, had lost its innocence some time before.
Until 14 September, the work can be viewed within the context of the collection it belonged to until only a few months ago: the Rudolf Staechelin collection. Normally exhibited in the Kunstmuseum Basel, it currently finds itself in Madrid due to the renovation work being carried out on the Swiss museum.
Date: July 4 - September 14, 2015
Location: Sabatini Building, Floor 4
Film series. Scene Games. Contemporary Cinema in Latin America
Open-air cinema at Nouvel Building’s outdoor terraces
This film series presents a panoramic view of recent independent film from Latin America, while also introducing a new screening area in the Museo – the transformation, for the first time, of the Nouvel Building’s outdoor terraces into an open-air cinema. Scene Games is linked to the critical legacy of new film movements from the 1990s, offering an interpretation of the latest films from Latin American cinema, barely seen in Europe, where theatricality is the key element in approaching reality.
The series includes films that differ greatly from one another, produced by directors such as Lucrecia Martel, Kleber Mendonça Filho, Dominga Sotomayor, Joshua Gil and Adirley Queirós, to name a few. Yet all of them put experiments with the unreal into practice –from theatrical representation to cinematic deconstructions of narrative, as well as white lies that, at least, aspire to reveal other bigger lies.
Date: July 16 - August 13, 2015
Location: Nouvel Building, Outdoor Terraces
Time: 10:00 p.m.
Admission: €2.50, on sale at the Museo Ticket Offices from one day before each session
Access: Ronda de Atocha, on the corner with plaza del Emperador Carlos V
Programme: Check website
Curator: Gonzalo de Pedro, in collaboration with Chema González
Organised by: Museo Reina Sofía