Tapiès: La pratique de l’art – De praktijk van de kunst (Bozar)
Antoni Tàpies, Manuel Borja-Villel
Bozar looks back on the work of Antoni Tàpies (Barcelona, 1923-2012) with a retrospective that travels through time between 1944 and the 1990s. It is the first major exhibition in Belgium that provides a complete picture of the artist’s work. More than 120 works can be seen again at Bozar for the first time after several decades. From early drawings and self-portraits, the exhibition continues with his ‘matter paintings’ from the 1950s and the objects and assemblages from the 60s and 70s. The exhibition continues with his varnishes from the 1980s, which he started a few years earlier when the Spanish democracy saw the light of day, and concludes with works from the 1990s, in which Tàpies continued the formal and material experiment that had always been central to his practice.
As a self-taught artist during the interwar period, Tàpies reflected on the human condition, his own historical situation and artistic practice, more specifically on the boundaries and contradictions of painting. His highly productive oeuvre is spread all over the world. IN DUTCH AND FRENCH!
Bozar-Palais des Beaux-Arts, Bruxelles (15.09.2023 – 07.01.2024)
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia (20.02.2024 – 24.06.2024)
Fundacio Antoni Tàpies (17.07.2024 – 12.01.2025)