The renewal of Museo Picasso Malaga's permanent collection, every three years, results from a joint effort between the Fundación Almine y Bernard Ruiz-Picasso (FABA) and the artistic team of the museum. Entitled Dialogues with Picasso. Collection 2020-2023, the current exhibition has been made in close collaboration with the Professor of History of Art at New York University, Pepe Karmel, invited as associate curator. Around 200 works from the collection of the Museo PIcasso Malaga and the collection from FABA, plunge us into Picasso's work, from his beginnings to his last creations.
« We have decided, for this three-year cycle, to display his work in small groups of related pictures and sculptures. Each group is focused on a traditional subject such as the human body, the portrait, or the still life. One room is a ‘bestiary’, with paintings and sculptures of bulls, birds, and cats. There is also a rich selection of his story-telling drawings and prints, some illustrating Aristophanes’s bawdy comedy Lysistrata, others recounting the myth of the Minotaur.
Arranging the works by theme and placing them in chronological order, we have divided Picasso’s artistic evolution into three broad epochs, “The revolutionary”, “Leader of the avant-garde” and “the Old Magician”. »