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  • Juan Muñoz, Conversation Piece (detail), 1996, dimensions variable. Photo: Luis Asin Image.

    Juan Muñoz

    Guggenheim Museum | Bilbao
    Avenida Abandoibarra, 2
    May 27 - September 28

    Tate Modern
    Bankside
    January 24 - April 27

    Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art
    Rua Dom João de Castro, 210
    October 31 - January 18

    Curated by Sheena Wagstaff

    Juan Muñoz, who died prematurely just a few weeks after his installation Double Bind opened in Tate Modern's Turbine Hall in 2001, described his activity as that of a storyteller. Inspired by a deep curiosity about the world, his work too many forms—illusionistic perspectives of patterned floors; chalk drawings of rooms and doorways; balconies providing a detached, but still engaged, viewpoint; statues of dwarfs, prompters to the play of life; sound works; performances; and, of course, those conversational groups of figures with laughing Chinese faces. The full range of his practice will be represented in this major show of more than ninety works, including several that have not been previously exhibited. Travels to the Guggenheim Bilbao, Spain, May 27–Sept. 28; Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Serralves, Porto, Portugal, Oct. 31, 2008–Jan. 18, 2009.