Antoni Tàpies, Sóc terra (I Am Earth), 2004, mixed media on canvas, 69 × 79".

Antoni Tàpies

Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)

Antoni Tàpies, Sóc terra (I Am Earth), 2004, mixed media on canvas, 69 × 79".

The exhibition “Tàpies: From Within” distilled the prolific career of Catalan artist Antoni Tàpies into a succinct group of fifty paintings, works on paper, and assemblages. Organized by Vincente Todolí with the help of Pérez Art Museum’s Tobias Ostrander, and culled from a much larger show Todolí mounted in 2013 at the Fundació Antoni Tàpies and the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya in Barcelona, the PAMM iteration attempted to break free from the conventions of a typical monographic retrospective. Todolí limited his selection to artworks found in only three spaces: the artist’s studio, his family home, and the Fundació Antoni Tàpies, which Tàpies founded in 1984 to preserve his own work and to show that of his contemporaries. This brought the exhibition into the realm of the autobiographical, if only ever so slightly. Todolí’s curatorial input notwithstanding, the viewer

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