Max Bill in the Abstract Art Museum of Cuenca

 

The Museum of Abstract Art of Cuenca hosts the exhibition "Max Bill: artworks multiplied as original (1938-1994)", a magnificent example to know the 'concrete art' of this Swiss artist.

From June 24 to September 18 the spacious rooms of the Museum of Abstract Art will serve to approach the vast universe of the versatile artist Max Bill (1908-1994) which also was a painter and graphic designer architect, sculptor, publicist and educator.

 
 

 
 

Trained at the Bauhaus with teachers such as Paul Klee, Wassily Kandinsky and Josef Albers, Max Bill stressed soon as a researcher with theories about what was 'concrete art' , as Theo Van Doesburg advanced years before. Concretism was based on the total liberation of Abstract forms with any association with reality because, for them, the lines and the colors are sufficiently interesting for themselves.

 
 

 

 

Shapes, color, spot color, multiplicity and essence, the exhibition developes, with the guidance of the artist's son Jakob Bill, one of the leading experts in the work of his father, this is one of the few exhibitions dedicated in Spain to his graphic, multiple, experimental and diverse work, that has been synthesized in the hanging houses of Cuenca.

 

 
 
 

The exhibition "Max Bill: artworks multiplied as original (1938-1994)" is based on a text by the author in which dissects the concept of "originality" in the age of mechanical reproduction, very in tune with Benjamin, and offers the opportunity to see more than a hundred graphic works (121) and paints (7) around the notion of "form"/"shape", pillar of the theoretical research of the artist and his engine as an artist, architect and designer.

 

 

In Art Madrid, we love art in all its aspects. Therefore, on the occasion of our 15th anniversary and thanks to Cooltourspain.com , visitors at Art Madrid’20 will have the possibility to enjoy a free guided tour of urban art to discover the street art hidden by Lavapiés, one of the most multicultural and colourful neighbourhoods of Madrid.

With the code ARTMADRID2020

and your ticket to the Art Madrid’20 fair, you can enjoy "Street art Tour Lavapiés" for free, on days 26th, 27th and 28th of February at 11:00 a.m. The capacity is limited, so do not doubt, book your place at Cooltourspain.com Once the confirmation is received, you just have to go with your open eyes to enjoy this magnificent experience.

Street art is the expression of art in public spaces either in the form of murals in restored buildings; graffiti; street painting or curated artistic actions. What are the backstories of each artist? What are the social issues affecting our city? This social, cultural and educational project was born in 2016 to answer these questions and show the message hidden by the works of art of so many national and international artists who have painted the Embajadores neighbourhood. It became the first daily street art tour in Madrid.

Cooltourspain will show you the Spanish capital in an alternative way and its guides will share their knowledge about the best street art in the Lavapiés and Malasaña areas. In the same way, its Foundation collaborates with non-profit projects and local associations so that people at risk of social exclusion can learn the techniques used by Madrid graffiti artists. The tour lasts two hours and begins at the Valle Inclán Theater Entrance.