Friday, November 22, 2019

*Genealogies of Art, or the History of Art as Visual Art

Museo Picasso Málaga

27th February - 31st May 2020

This exhibition brings together a broad selection of artists and auteurs associated with visual thinking, including highly diverse representations of genealogical trees, tables, allegories and diagrams, created from the 15th century until today. Genealogies of Art, or the History of Art as Visual Art is far from being either a group or a thematic exhibition: it is instead an exhibition that looks at forms of visual narration, aiming to offer a range of representations broad enough to complement the standard discursive presentation of art history.

One of these visual representations,

the diagram composed by Alfred H. Barr, Jr. (founder of the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1929), for the dust jacket of the exhibition Cubism and Abstract Art (1936), is transferred to the 3D space of the exhibition, replacing the references to artists and movements with similar artworks to those included in the original 1936 exhibition:

Pablo Picasso, Constantin Brancusi, Paul Cézanne, Robert Delaunay, Alberto Giacometti, Juan Gris, Wassily Kandinsky, Fernand Léger, El Lissitzky, Kazimir Malevich, Franz Marc, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró, 

Piet Mondrian, Georges Braque, Paul Klee and Henry Moore are just some of the artists whose work can be seen  at Museo Picasso Málaga.