Exhibition. Franz Erhard Walther. A Place for the Body

Exhibition view: Franz Erhard Walther. A Place for the Body, Palacio Velázquez, Madrid 2017

Exhibition view: Franz Erhard Walther. A Place for the Body, Palacio Velázquez, Madrid 2017

The work of Franz Erhard Walther (Fulda, Germany, 1939) spans a period from the late 1950s to the present day. It anticipates many issues that came to the fore in later art history, such as the condition of the artistic object (sculpture, its materials, techniques and uses) and the nature of the viewer as receiver and participant.

A Place for the Body, the first major anthological exhibition to be held in Spain on Franz Erhard Walther, presents a large number of sculptures, drawings, paintings, photographic documentation and archive material from the whole of his career. The exhibition is articulated around the two main themes of action and language.

Dates: From April 6 to September 10, 2017
Location: Palacio de Velázquez. Parque del Retiro
Curatorship: João Fernandes
Organized by: Museo Reina Sofía
In collaboration with: Goethe-Institut

 

Exhibition. Kobro and Strzemiński. Avant-Garde Prototypes

Katarzyna Kobro. Kompozycja przestrzenna (4) [Spatial Composition (4)], 1929. Oil and metal 40 x 64 x 40 cm. Muzeum Sztuki, Łódź

Katarzyna Kobro. Kompozycja przestrzenna (4) [Spatial Composition (4)], 1929. Oil and metal 40 x 64 x 40 cm. Muzeum Sztuki, Łódź

Katarzyna Kobro (Moscow, 1898 - Lodz, 1951) and Władysław Strzemiński (Minsk, 1893 - Lodz, 1952) are two key figures from the Central European avant-garde, the creators of original artistic concepts in the fields of sculpture and painting, respectively, which at once radicalised and breached the premises of modernity. Taking Suprematism as their point of departure, both actively participated in the international art scene, taking an interest predominantly in Neo-plasticism, the Bauhaus and Constructivism, a movement in which they are considered forerunners in Poland.

The exhibition spans different stages and areas of both artists’ working activity, at the same time as it questions certain established notions of modern art.

Dates: From April 25 to September 18, 2017
Location: Sabatini Building, Floor 3
Curatorship: Jaroslaw Suchan, director of Muzeum Sztuki w Łodzi
Organized by: Museo Reina Sofía
In collaboration with: Instituto Polaco de Cultura de Madrid