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Almine Rech

Antoni Tàpies The Practice of Art

Sep 15, 2023 — Jan 7, 2024 | BOZAR - Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium

As part of the Spanish Presidency of the Council of the EU and on the occasion of the centenary of the birth of Antoni Tàpies (1923-2012), Bozar presents the most important Tàpies retrospective in almost 20 years. 

The exhibition, organised by the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, in collaboration with Bozar and the Fundació Antoni Tàpies, offers a  comprehensive overview of Tàpies' work, comprising more than 120 paintings, drawings and sculptures. 

After his self-portraits and works influenced by Surrealism and Dadaism, the exhibition displays Tàpies' first “matierist” paintings, produced in the 1950s, which incorporate raw materials, marks and signs. But beyond the artist’s experimentation with form and material, which continued throughout his career, the visitor can also penetrate the mystical, philosophical and political dimensions of the Tàpies universe. 

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