Madrid

Madrid

Antoni Tàpies

Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
Calle de Santa Isabel, 52
March 7–May 8, 2000

It’s been years since a major Spanish institution (other than the Tàpies Foundation, of course) has devoted a full-scale retrospective to their native Catalan son: The time has come, it seems, to pay homage again. This large-scale exhibition—some ninety-five paintings—promises to address the complete spectrum of Tàpies’s output. At nearly eighty years of age, this elder statesman of European gestural abstraction still paints daily, so one can expect to see new work on view as well. Curated by Manuel Borja-Villel, the survey will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue. Mar. 7–May 8; Haus der Kunst, Munich, May 24–Aug. 27.