Thursday, 4 March 2010
Tapies Foundation re-opens
Antoni Tàpies, 731, 2008 © VEGAP/Fundació Antoni Tàpies
I have copied this from the press section of the foundation's website:
" Antoni Tàpies. The Places of Art
The Fundació Antoni Tàpies will reopen with Antoni Tàpies. The Places of Art, an exhibition that includes works realised by the artist in the last twenty years (to coincide with the two decades of existence of the Fundació), and a selection of earlier works acting as counterpoints (namely works from the mid-forties) that can be seen as the seeds for his later production.
Antoni Tàpies, Colors sublims (Sublime Colours), 1999 © VEGAP/Fundació Antoni Tàpies
This selection includes works ranging from Egyptian art to modern Western art, from ritual objects to scientific books, which are not only the habitat of the artist but are also linked to his particular way of conceiving art, and represent a heterodox questioning of its origins, history and meaning. The selection brings together pieces that have rarely, if ever, been seen in an exhibition space. "