Monday, March 14, 2011

ArtTraveler Spanish digest: Miro' opens 14 April at Tate Modern

Josep Grau Garriga, "Blau de Roba"
Juan Miro', Tate Modern, London, “The Ladder of Escape:” Opens 14 April through 11 Sept. 

Tate puts up a show of 150 of Juan Miro’s (1893 - 1983) works.

Juan Miro, "Daybreak" (1968)

London hasn’t seen so many paintings by the Barcelona-born artist in 50 years. 

The exhibition is considered to be among the artist's largest.

Josep Grau Garriga, Spanish textile sculptor born in 1929, who lives in a commune in Saint-Mathurin-sur-Loire in the Maine - et - Loire department, southwestern France, exhibits permanently at the contemporary tapestry Jean-Lurcat Museum.

Jaume Piensa, Spanish installation sculptor, perhaps best known for “Crown Fountain” at Chicago’s Millennium Park, searches for oriental faces for his new commission: “State Tower-Gwanghwamun,” planned for central Seoul, South Korea in July 2012.

"Nomade" by Juame Piensa.
“Monument of Tolerance”: Plans to revive Spanish sculptor Eduardo Chillida’s visions of an expansive artificial cave in a Canary Island mountain appear lacking tolerance by greens, archeologists and others.

Eduardo Chillida's vision: "Monument of Tolerance"
This ongoing cultural clash between Chillida art-cave proponents and opponents heats up again.

According to The Art Newspaper, about 200 ancient, indigenous carvings are at risk. The 75-million Euro Tindaya project has been off and on the table for about 20 years.

Artist Dora Garcia named curator for Spanish Pavillion at Venice Biennale (2011): Katya Garcia-Anton, 2010 curator for the Spanish Pavilion, selected Garcia for the event that runs from 4 June to 27 November.

Pablo Picasso’s “Nude, Green Leaves and Bust,” reputed to be the world’s most expensive painting ($81 million), purchased last May at Christie’s in New York, is now on show at Tate Modern--only the second time it has been publicly exhibited. 

A private collector in Los Angeles kept it under wraps for better part of a century.
Picasso's Nude, "Green Leave and Bust"

“Morphing into Milieu and Matrix and Singular Sensations”: Maria Jose' Royuela and Jorge Berlato, 1- 22 March, Agora Gallery, New York.

Spanish & Neapolitan drawings, Christ Church Picture Gallery, Oxford, UK: The gallery hosts 29 drawings from the Baroque period, from 1 March – 15 May, including those by Jusepe de Ribera, Salvator Rosa, Mattia Preti and Luca Giordano.
by Jorge Berlato

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