Begoña and I have visited today the exhibition of Antonio Lopez (Tomelloso, 1936) at the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid.
The exhibition is articulated through the artist’s own gaze on his recent and earlier work, given that López has steered the selection of works and overseen their installation, working with the two curators, his daughter María López and Guillermo Solana, the Museum’s Artistic Director, as well as with the exhibition’s technical curator, Paula Luengo.
Many of the works in the present exhibition have been loaned from private collections, mostly in Spain, including that of the artist himself. A large number of them have never been published or exhibited and some are still unfinished. There are also important loans from institutions such as the Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, the Museo de Bellas Artes, Bilbao, the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, the Hamburger Kunsthalle and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Place: Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza. Palacio de Villahermosa. Paseo del Prado 8, 28014 Madrid. Spain.
Dates: 28 June to 25 September 2011.
Timetable: Tuesday to Saturday from 10.00 am. to 11.00 pm. Sundays from 10.00 am. to 07.00 pm.
You can find additional information HERE. In particular, the virtual visit is highly recommended if you can’t be in Madrid within this time frame.
La emoción de la verdad (Artículo de Francisco Calvo Serraller en El País 16/07/2011)