This autumn, the artist Txomin Badiola (Bilbao, 1957) will be the subject of a wide-ranging retrospective at the Palacio de Velázquez. It will include a selection of his production of photographic works, drawings, sculptures and multimedia installations from the 1980s to the present day.
The show is the result of a dialogue between Badiola and both João Fernandes and various artists in his milieu, since, to use his own words, "the process of conception of an exhibition of my work cannot be a simple development of conceptual order leading to a form; it must rather be the process itself that is constituted as a form per se, a form that leads to another." Badiola has therefore invited seven artists who are close to him – Ana Laura Aláez, Ángel Bados, Jon Mikel Euba, Pello Irazu, Asier Mendizabal, Itziar Okariz and Sergio Prego –to select ten of his works each and make recordings of the meetings where they explain their choices.
DATES: September, 22, 2016 – February, 26, 2017
PLACE: Palacio de Cristal, Parque del Retiro
ORGANIZATION: Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
CURATORSHIP: João Fernandes
COORDINATION: Beatriz Jordana and Soledad Liaño