Bête Noire is an art exhibition that reflects on conceptual positions and creative opportunities of the colour black (and de-saturation) in the context of contemporary art practices. Includes the work of nine multidisciplinary emerging artists from Spain: Ruben Guerrero, Alain Urrutia, Maria Leon, Ubay Murillo, Anna Talens, Inma Femenia, Alex Marco, Maria Tinaut and Fernando Martin Godoy.
BWA AvantGarda Gallery, Wrocław, Poland
15 January – 13 March 2016
As part of Wrocław’s year as European Capital of Culture, twinned with the Basque city of San Sebastián, the Polish city showing work by the Basque 20th-century sculptor, Eduardo Chillida. The exhibition focusses on the inspiration offered by his work to contemporary musicians.
Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, Barcelona, until 28 February 2016
19 still-lifes and flower-pieces from the Museum’s own collection, by artists such as Juan van der Hamen, Tomas Hiepes and Juan de Arellano are being exhibited before some of them are permanently incorporated into new Renaissance and Baroque displays in 2016. Catalogue in Catalan and Castilian by the curator Joan Yeguas (€28.-).
The Hermitage, Amsterdam, 28 November 2015 – 29 May 2016
More than sixty paintings and a rich collection of graphic works and applied arts masterpieces are on show.
The exhibition Picasso Sculpture, previously showing some 140 works spanning 1902 to 1964 at MoMA, New York (until 7 February 2016), re-opens, in a reduced form, as Picasso: Scuptures (Musée Picasso, Paris: 8 March – 18 September 2016).
MOMA installation reviewed by Rosalind McKeever, Burlington Magazine, December 2015 pp. 880-82 .
Museo del Prado, Madrid
Exhibition closed 10 January 2016
Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao, 9 February – 16 May
Museu Nacional d’Art Catalunya, Barcelona, 16/06-16/09 2016.
Nineteen works owned by the Prado, including the Christ on the Cross and the Resurrection gifted by Plácido Arango, plus 35 from national and international museums, private collectors and religious institutions. Works include the Virgin with the Little Bird from the parish church of San Agustín in Madrid, the Virgin and Child with the Infant Saint John from the New Cathedral in Salamanca and the Ecce Homo from the Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga in Lisbon, which was recently restored in the Prado workshops.
Catalogue: 272 pages, 26,60 €
Disney and Dalí: Architects of the Imagination
Dalí Museum (St. Petersburg)
23 January – 12 June 2016
Exhibition includes “original paintings, story sketches, conceptual artwork, objects, correspondences, archival film, photographs, and audio”.