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9: Finished / Unfinished
MADRID  •  Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza  •  7 July - 21 September 2014
For the 9th in its series of exhibitions, the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza is presenting an analysis of the concept of the “unfinished” in painting through fourteen works from the Permanent Collection and the Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection. Structured around the traditional genres of history, landscape and portrait painting, the exhibition features sketchily executed works by both Old Master and modern painters. Works on show range from oil sketches by Rubens, Tiepolo, Géricault and Delacroix to a plein air study by Matisse and compositions by Manet, Cézanne, Van Gogh, Heckel and Kokoschka. Nineteenth-century French art was the scene of a battle that pitted the advocates of the finished and the unfinished in painting against each other.

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum Website

Contact: Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum
Paseo del Prado 8
28014 Madrid
Tel: (34) 91 369 01 51

Oskar Hansen: Open Form
BARCELONA  •  Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA)  •  10 July 2014 - 6 January 2015
Following MACBA’s line of research on the relation between architecture and other artistic practices, the exhibition traces the evolution of Polish architect and urban planner Oskaar Hansen’s theory of Open Form from its origins in his own architectural projects through its application in film, multi- screen slide projections, visual games and the performance art of other practitioners. Oskar Hansen (1922–2005) was a member of the architectural group Team 10, who voiced the first criticism of the modernist orthodoxy of the Athens Charter and the followers of Le Corbusier.

Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA) Website

Contact: MACBA
Plaça dels Àngels, 1.
8001 Barcelona
Tel: (34) 93 481 33 56

Yoko Ono
Yoko Ono
Yoko Ono
BILBAO  •  Guggenheim Museum Bilbao  •  14 March - 1 September 2014
On the occasion of her eightieth birthday, the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao presents an extensive itinerant retrospective devoted to Japanese artist Yoko Ono. Through a consideration of characteristic works from the last sixty years, it showcases the wide variety of media the artist has worked in, and the central themes of her oeuvre. Ono became well known in the early 1960s with her germinal work, which first appeared in New York and then in Japan. This work included Instructions for Paintings, exhibited in 1961 and 1962, Cut Piece, and the publication of Grapefruit in 1964, which solidified that reputation. The exhibition takes a particularly close look at Ono’s works from the sixties and seventies, including her influence on Fluxus, Concept Art, Performance, Environments, film, music, her work for peace, and her role in pioneering those groundbreaking ideas. Several large installations and other current works will also be exhibited.

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao Website

Contact: Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
Avenida Abandoibarra, 2
48001 Bilbao, Spain

Tel: : (34) 94 435 90 23

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