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EXHIBITION:

 

 Simon Edmondson. During Supper 1987

 

THE ESLEEP OF REASON


Goya's shadow in Contemporary Art s

 

2020.01.24 - 2020.04.12

Curator: Oliva María Rubio

 

 




 

Simon Edmonson, During supper, 1987. ©VEGAP, Donostia / San Sebastián, 2020

 

 

2019 is the 200th anniversary of the year Francisco de Goya y Lucientes started to paint the Pinturas Negras in two rooms of the Quinta del Sordo. They are now on display in the Prado Museum.

 

This exhibition is an approximation to the enormous influence that Goya continues to exert on the art of our time, following the success of the exhibition titled Goya y el arte moderno held in the Museum of Zaragoza in 2008. It is produced by the Fernán Gómez Centro Cultural de la Villa (Madrid) and La Fábrica.


 

Goya’s work (1746-1828) reflects his era, that Age of Enlightenment in which Reason did not guarantee anything, and the great disappointment felt by the artist in the face of the inequality and injustice of the times of warfare he experienced. Francisco de Goya was a revolutionary painter -in both substance and form- who awakened the West’s awareness around the relationship between power and war. His battle scenes and sculptures have been used since then as elements to represent power and as  propaganda art, and he introduced themes such as subjectivity, grotesqueness, deformity, madness and the world of dreams into art. As André Malraux said, “modern painting starts” with Goya.

 

Many artists have worked on these themes since Goya, incorporating them into their own socio-political contexts. Valeriano Bozal defines Goya as an “icon of modern art who will cast his shadow over the art of the future”. This exhibition delves into this long shadow through 83 pieces, created by 54 artists between 1960 and 2019.

 

 

The exhibition is structured in 5 thematic sections according to Goya’s series, made after contracting the illness that would leave him deaf in 1792 at the beginning of the crisis of the Old Regime, a crucial moment in the history of Spain: Los Caprichos, Los Desastres de la Guerra, Los Disparates, the Pinturas Negras and other works such as El 3 de mayo en Madrid

 

Production:

 

Ekoizpena Produce

 

 


ARTISTS:


 

Carlos Aires

Pilar Albarracín

Bonifacio Alfonso

Eduardo Arroyo

José Manuel Ballester

Joan Barbarà

Natalio Bayo

John Berger e Yves Berger

Fernando Bellver

Pascual Blanco

Christian Boltanski

José Manuel Broto

Ricardo Calero

Carmen Calvo

Daniel Canogar

Harold Charre

Martín Chirino

Alicia Díaz Rinaldi

Simon Edmondson

Mounir Fatmi

Luis Feito

Jorge Galindo

Juan Genovés

Luis Gordillo

Günter Grass

Josep Guinovart

José Hernández

Cristina Iglesias

Alfredo Jaar

William Kentridge

Francisco Leiro

Dora Longo

Eva Lootz

Rogelio López Cuenca

Jaime Lorente Sainz

Cristina Lucas

 

Enrique Marty

Victor Mira

Yasumasa Morimura

Blanca Muñoz

Zoran Mušič

Jaume Plensa

Manuel Rivera

Mariano Rubio

Simeón Saiz Ruiz

Avelino Sala

Fernando Sánchez Castillo

Antonio Saura

Pablo Serrano

Antoni Tàpies

Manolo Valdés

Darío Villalba

Manuel Viola

 

 




ACTIVITIES:



 

Cronos vomitando a su hijo 2014

Free guided visits

Every Saturday

At 6:30 in Basque and at 7:30 in Spanish.

 

Family Workshops: Goya's dog

Goya painted a dog. Just a dog hidden in the sand. A painting with much more to it than meets the eye. Sometimes few words are needed to tell a story. Come and learn to say a lot with very little.  

 

For acompanied participants aged 5-11

Every Saturday from 17:00 to 17:30 hours.

Price: €3

 

 

For further information and to book activities, you can call us on 943 25 19 39 or email us at    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Francisco Leiro. Cronos vomitando a su hijo, 2014 / © VEGAP, Donostia / San Sebastián, 2020

Programmes for groups:

 

Guided visits

60 min

Price: €60

 

Guided visit + workshops

90 min

Price: €80

 

Programmes tailored to groups with special needs

 

For further information and to book activities, you can call us on 943 25 19 39 or email us at    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 


RELATED ACTIVITIES:


 

 

Talk: El Horror y la Gloria: La Guerra en la Historia del Arte

by Ramón Esparza

13 February, 7pm 

In Spanish. Free entry on a first-come first-served basis. Limited spaces.

 

Presentation of the Moving Artists project

20 February, 7 pm 

In Spanish / Free entry on a first-come first-served basis. Limited spaces.

 

Micro- tales workshop El sueño de la razón produce monstruos. Yurre Ugarte.


13 March // from 6 pm to 8 pm 

Basque. / Free

Registrations and further information at the Gallery itself, on 943251939 or via email at   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Goya & Bertso-saio

Led by Ana Galarraga.

Bertsolaris: Alaia Martin and Amets Arzallus

2 April, 7 pm

In Basque / Free

Prior registration required.Further information at the Gallery itself, on 943251939 or via email at   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.