Picasso. Untitled - mai 2023
La Casa Encendida - Madrid
"Picasso never gave his works a name; his friends, agents and curators did it for him." Bernard Ruiz-Picasso
Picasso: Untitled features 50 works from the final period (1963-1973) viewed through the gaze of 50 contemporary national and international artists.
Unlike the work he produced in the first five decades, Pablo Picasso's later works do not lend themselves to any immediate political or formal considerations. Academically condemned by western critics-possibly for ideological rather !han aesthetic reasons-and celebrated by artists in search of new freedoms, the work from Picasso's final period is open to multiple interpretations.
The 50 works on display, each with a new title and description proposed by a guest artist, are transformed, interrogated and resignified through parallel stories that offer a radically contemporary perspective of Picasso's work. Collectively, the new tiltes and exhibit labels-some produced through speculative processes, others through poetic or political interpretations-construct a narrative composed of our modern perceptions and the legacy and influence of Picasso.
Conceived by La Casa Encendida and Fundación Almine y Bernard Ruiz-Picasso (FABA), the exhibition is curated by Eva Franch i Gilabert as part of the fiftieth anniversary celebrations of Pablo Picasso's death. lt is organized with the support of the National Commission for the Commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the death of the Spanish artist Pablo Picasso.