Monday, January 28, 2013

Winter Art Shows in Madrid

The ARCO Art Fair is coming up this month (February 13-17th), and with it there are some interesting shows in town, particularly at the Reina Sofía Museum of Contemporary Art.

Highlights so far:

imagen de Robert Adams
Robert Adams, The Place We Live
Photographer of the American West
Reina Sofia Museum
January 16 - May 20

Print and web images can little convey the engraving-like detail and printing of these intimate, classic photos, with ideas from oriental art and Robert Frank but forged into something strong and personal.

image of Concrete Invention: Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros
Mira Schendel. Untitled, from the series Objetos gráficos.
1973. Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection

Concrete Invention: Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros
Geometric abstraction from South America
Reina Sofia Museum
January 23 - September 16

Follows closely on the 2011 show on the same subject at the Juan March Foundation, Cold America, but this is a different private collection. Museum Director Manuel Borja-Villel told me he is forging new strategic alliances with international private patrons, especially in South America, and this is one of the results.

image of Cristina Iglesias: Metonymy
Cristina Iglesias: Metonymy
Reina Sofia Museum
February 6- March 13

Link: Fietta Jarque interviews Cristina Iglesias in Babelia, El Pais. January 26, 2012

Miguel Barceló
Galería Elvira González
January 26 - March 27

Link: Barceló interviewed in El País, January 27, 2013

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