The art world celebrates the 50th anniversary of Picasso’s death – Art & Culture

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From the Prado Museum to the Center Pompidou via the Met in New York, the art world has mobilized to organize “an unprecedented number” of 42 exhibitions marking the 50th anniversary of Picasso’s death, announced Monday officials.

Prepared over the last 18 months by France and Spain, the Picasso Year initiative will involve “38 very important artistic institutions in Europe and the United States”, Spain’s culture minister told reporters. , Miquel Iceta.

The aim is to “show all sides” of Picasso, said French Culture Minister Rima Abdul Malak, describing him as “the most famous and iconic modern artist”.

Picasso was born in the Spanish city of Malaga in 1881 and died in Mougins on the Côte d’Azur in 1973.

A series of conferences on him and his work will also be held on the sidelines of the exhibition.

The celebrations will begin on September 23 at the Mapfre Foundation in Madrid with the exhibition “Pablo Picasso and the decomposition of sculpture” and will continue until April 2024 with the closing exhibition at the Petit Palais in Paris.

Although most of the events will take place in Spain, France and the United States, others will take place in Germany, Switzerland, Romania and Belgium.

Among the institutions involved in the celebrations are the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Prado in Madrid, the Guggenheim in Bilbao, the Center Pompidou in Paris and the Picasso museums in Barcelona and Paris.

“We want to present Picasso as he was”, highlighting his “artistic heritage” and the “permanence of his work”, declared the Spanish Minister of Culture.


Helen D. Jessen