Art Madrid'24 – Great retrospective of Kandinsky in CentroCentro Cibeles

 

 

 

From October 20 to February 28 in CentroCentro Cibeles we can enjoy "Kandinsky. A Retrospective" a great exhibition dedicated to the Russian artist Vassily Kandinsky (1866-1944) that has been organized in collaboration with the Centre Pompidou in Paris and Arthemisia Group, organizer of roaming, and it is curated by Angela Lampe, Curator of Modern Art at the National Museum of Modern Art at the Pompidou Centre.

 

 

 

 

Organized into four major sections in chronological order: 1896-1914 Munich, Russia, from 1914 to 1921, Bauhaus, 1921-33 and Paris from 1933 to 1944, the exhibition covers the first figurations of the pioneer painter of abstract art and one of the most influential painters of all time, also their stays and experiences in Germany and Russia, his years at the Bauhaus, his research on line and color, abstraction and his last years in France.

 

 

 

 

The works belong to the personal collection of Vassily Kandinsky which was donated by his widow, Nina Kandinsky, to the Pompidou Center and is a live collection that continues to grow. In 1937 and 1939, the National Museum of Modern Art acquired two early works of the artist, still alive at that time. After an initial gift in 1966, the Centre Pompidou received in 1976 the donation of fifteen paintings and fifteen watercolors from painter's widow. Four years later, in 1980, the museum received all the paintings and the material that was in the painter's studio in Neuilly (drawings, watercolors, prints and files), forming the largest part of his legacy. Since 1988, the Kandinsky Society is in charge of enhancing and ensuring the integrity of the artist's work. The collection now has over 100 paintings, 900 drawings and nearly 500 etchings.

 

 

 

 

Among the 100 pieces on display in CentroCentro there are fundamental works as Alte Stadt II / Old Town, 1902; Lied / Song, 1906; Improvisation III (1909); Im Grau / En Grey (1919); Rot-Blau-Gelb / Yellow, Red and Blue (1925), and Bleu Ciel / Sky Blue (1940).

 

 

 

 

This traveling exhibition has passed through the Palazzo Reale in Milan, where more than 200,000 people visited it before traveling to Milwaukee and Nashville, United States.

 


During the exhibition, there will be free tours with groups of primary and secondary schools. Workshops will also be conducted. These guided tours, conducted by staff CentroCentro, are free, but it is necessary to purchase a ticket to enter the exhibition.
 

 

 

“I paint in a completely free way, I don't have a plan, it's chaotic, but everything has a reason. I don't prepare anything before I start painting, what I paint is what I feel or try to communicate at that moment, so it changes a lot (from one work to another)”.

Chão limpo e o resto. Mixed media on canvas. 2023. Ana Malta. Courtesy of the artist.

Cultura Inquieta once again joins the experience of discovering and celebrating creative talent within the broad spectrum of artistic expressions present at Art Madrid'24. As a supporter of culture and contemporary art, its commitment to promoting and supporting emerging artists is reflected in a special initiative in this edition: highlighting and supporting the work of the REVELATION ARTIST of the 19th edition.

Só durmo na minha almofada. Mixed media on canvas. 2023. Ana Malta. Courtesy of the artist.

In this context, Ana Malta emerges into the contemporary art scene with a fresh voice and her own visual aesthetic. Born in Lisbon in 1996, Malta is a talented visual artist and freelance designer who has captivated the public with her distinctive approach and bold exploration of the beauty of everyday spaces through her investigations of color.

Her studies in Painting at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon, as well as her Master's Degree in Creative Industries Management at the Catholic University of Portugal in Porto, have provided a solid foundation for her artistic practice. Currently, she also collaborates in the Communication and Production Office of Carpintarias de São Lázaro - Centro Cultural e Galeria Belo-Galsterer, showing her commitment to the cultural fabric of her community. She is also part of the artistic collective VÊS.TRÊS.

Ana Malta has been recognized in several platforms and media, including the 14th Edition of QUADRANTE, Melancia Mag and the SCROLL program of the RTP2 channel. Her participation in the book (AS)ARTISTAS - Ensaio Gráfico sobre Histórias e Práticas Artísticas no Feminino and in the April 21st Edition of Nova Awareness Club underlines her impact and relevance in the contemporary art scene.

Só um é que ganha. Mixed media on canvas. 2023. Ana Malta. Courtesy of the artist.

Ana Malta's work is characterized by her exploration of color, patterns, composition, and texture. These elements are not only vehicles of her plastic and visual expression, but also embody an intimate dialogue between aesthetic restlessness and the transformation of error into opportunity.

It is exciting to see Ana Malta make her debut at Art Madrid'24, represented by Galeria São Mamede (STAND B3). Her presence promises to further enrich the artistic experience of the event, inviting the public to approach the visually captivating and conceptually stimulating universe that the artist creates to narrate the chaos she rearranges in shapes and colors.

Não fico pendurada. Mixed media on canvas. 2023. Ana Malta. Courtesy of the artist.

In a world in constant movement, Ana Malta reminds us of the importance of experimentation and continuous exploration in the search for authentic and sincere artistic expression.

Her work has been REVEALED to us in the 19th edition of ART MADRID, thanks to the precise point of view of CULTURA INQUIETA as a testimony of the transforming power of art. In her hands, the entropy of forms brings us the possible memory of an endless summer; the luminosity of the sun becomes the caress of everyday life; we may even be surprised by the formula of happiness turned into a companion animal.

Ana Malta's pieces combines the restlessness of a space that appears to be in a state of chaos with the delicate synesthesia of vibrating at the velocity of light, nuances, lines and colors in her paintings.