Museo Picasso Málaga and Fundación Almine y Bernard Ruiz-Picasso are pleased to announce the exhibition « The Echo of Picasso », curated by Eric Troncy.
From October 3, 2023 to March 31, 2024 the museum will be presenting the exhibition « The Echo of Picasso ». Pablo Picasso made use of an enormous range of styles while his exceptional influence on 20th-century art has lasted into the 21st century. In addition to Cubism, his principal contribution to modern art was the freedom that characterises every aspect of his painting, sculpture and graphic work. There is wide-ranging consensus regarding Picasso’s profound impact on the art world, allowing it to be said that no previous artist attracted followers and admirers on a comparable mass scale, in addition to critics.
Curated by Eric Troncy, the exhibition focuses on this effect of Picasso’s artistic practices on today’s world and above all on the current globalised art scene, bringing together work by more than 50 artists in dialogue with Picasso. As Troncy explains, the exhibition features works that reveal echoes of Picasso’s art, resonances which came about either in “real time”, during the artist’s lifetime, or in the present day. Rather than attempting to present an exhaustive catalogue, which would probably encompass most artists of the last 100 years, this exhibition project proposes a dream-like journey through the echoes of Pablo Picasso’s remarkable experiments experienced through different periods, styles and generations in the work of Willem de Kooning, Jean-Michael Basquiat, Louise Bourgeois and Jeff Koons, among many others. In this sense The Echo of Picasso, which includes a selection of influential works by the artist himself, functions like an echo in an enclosed space, exploring the visual experience of these resonances through exceptional loans of works by artists from the 1920s to the present.
Eric Troncy is a French art critic and exhibition curator. He has organised more than 100 monographic exhibitions at both the Consortium Museum in Dijon, of which he is co-director, and at many other leading art institutions.
This exhibition is organized in collaboration with Fundación Almine y Bernard Ruiz-Picasso.