Lluis Barba: Travellers in Time - Young Masters: Focus on New Work
The Cynthia Corbett Gallery, an international contemporary gallery based in London is delighted to announce our forthcoming exhibition in New York which combines a solo presentation of works by renowned Catalan artist Lluis Barba accompanied by a group exhibition of the Gallery's non for profit initiative, the Young Masters Art Prize.
Lluis Barba | Travellers in Time presents work which reread masterpieces from the past, which is a constant in the artist's work. Lluís Barba (Barcelona, 1952), exercises reinterpretation, materialised in a body of work reminiscent of collage, which blur historical boundaries to interrogate the insubstantiality of our memory. The centrepiece of the exhibition will be Barba’s seminal work, a reimagining of Picasso’s ‘Guernica’, this will be the first time the work will be shown in New York, following Barba’s major solo museum show ‘Travels in Time’ at the Fundacio Vila Casas, Barcelona (May 7 – July 20, 2015). The Vila Casas Foundation Museum is dedicated to the display of contemporary Catalan art dating from the 1960’s to the present day.
“Guernica Returns to New York”
New York has a remarkable affinity with Picasso’s ‘Guernica’ having been made custodians of the work. At Picasso's request the safekeeping of the piece was entrusted to the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City. It formed the centrepiece of a Picasso retrospective at MoMA which opened six weeks after the Nazi invasion of Poland in 1939.
The Young Masters Art Prize | is a not-for-profit initiative of The Cynthia Corbett Gallery which launched in 2009. The Prize is a unique competition, open to international and UK-based artists, celebrating artistic skill and innovation with awareness of the Old Masters and the art of the past. The third edition took place in 2014 to great critical and popular acclaim, receiving national and international press coverage judging panel included art historian Godfrey Barker and Chief Executive of the Royal Academy of Arts, Charles Saumarez Smith. The fourth edition of the Prize will take place in 2017. This will be the first presentation of Young Masters in the US.
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