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Garcia Torres at the Reina Sofia

by Andrew Berardini
Faxes always bear the marks of transit. Though only data transferred through phonelines, faxes always come out looking like banged up suitcases, damaged from distant travel. With the ink-faded printout of a fax machine, over twenty letters on display at the Reina Sofia document a kind of a journey. These letters, ostensibly by artist Mario Garcia Torres, lay tilted in a long vitrine, bearing the marks of their journey via fax, looking altogether real, and all the more serious, given their home in a museum. The twenty-two or so letters all come, if you’re not reading too closely, from Afgha... [more]
Posted by Andrew Berardini on 2/22/10
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Juan Muñoz- Humanity reconquered

by Stéphanie Bliard
Walking around in the Juan Muñoz exhibition is like a journey with strange people whispering, reading, looking or laughing.  Silence and at the same time, conversation and loudness, are self-evident and exceed from the spaces. Although he died quite young, Munoz acquired a particular artistic language. Visitors have to develop a real contact with the strangely displayed pieces to penetrate the artist’s world and make it their own. Scenography plays an important role in understanding Munoz’s world. The Reina Sofia museum, with its huge space has offered quite a lot of rooms to display a... [more]
Posted by Stéphanie Bliard on 5/29/09
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The Secret Worlds of Juan Muñoz

by Frances Guerin
    Unfortunately, all the galleries in Madrid were closed last weekend in obeyance of the Feast of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. But fortunately, the city is so rich in art that there was still plenty to see. The pick of the current exhibitions has to be the Juan Muñoz. Retrospective at the magnificent Museo Nacional de Arte Reina Sofia. If you missed the exhibition in London, then you are in luck, because I can think of few better museums in the world in which to wander, both indoors and out, from one Muñoz world to another, meeting all his familiar figures. The Muñoz retrospective takes over an enti... [more]
Posted by Frances Guerin on 8/20/09