2023 starts with a lot of art: the exhibitions you can't miss in Málaga this year
The new year is full of exhibitions dedicated to the work of Málaga's most universal painter in his native city, which pays tribute to him in Picasso Year 2023
Málaga this year offers you more art than ever and this time with its name: Pablo Picasso. Picasso Year 2023 is packed with exhibitions about Málaga's most universal painter on the 50th anniversary of his death, but the city is also hosting other exhibitions, some of them international. But the city is also hosting other exhibitions, some of them international, that you can't miss. Take note!
Museo Casa Natal Picasso
Until 23 May, the Museo Casa Natal Picasso is hosting the exhibition 'The last face and the aphonia of the Minotaur', by the Mallorcan Bernardi Roig. It consists of three simultaneous exhibitions at the Museo Casa Natal Picasso, the Centre Pompidou Málaga and the Russian Museum Collection.
This is the artist's first exhibition in Málaga, an exhibition comprising drawings, sculptures, light installations, large blocks of coagulated light, text, photography and video.
Thus, the Centre Pompidou Málaga hosts the part entitled 'Occupying the void with blocks of stopped light;’ and the Collection of the Russian Museum of St. Petersburg Málaga, 'Dancing the silence of time.’
This exhibition is part of the international programme of events to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the death of Pablo Picasso (1973-2023).
Collection of the Russian Museum of St. Petersburg-Málaga
In addition to Bernardí Roig's exhibition, the Collection of the Russian Museum of St. Petersburg-Málaga hosts the exhibition 'Picasso, draftsman of words', which exhibits several of Picasso's sketchbooks in facsimile edition together with a selection of illustrated books belonging to the collection of the library of the Museo Casa Natal Picasso.
In addition, this space also exhibits the exhibition 'The odyssey of Soyuz 2', which traces a mysterious episode in the history of the conquest of space: the disappearance of the cosmonaut Ivan Istochnikov in 1968 in mid-flight, the victim of a failed operation of the Soyuz 2 spacecraft. It will be on display until 24 April 2023.
Thus, the museum completes its exhibition offer with 'Absent', photographs by José Manuel Ballester; 'For sale,' an installation by Ilya & Emilia Kabakov; and 'Russian art, an English look,' the private collection of the British Jenny Green. It will be on view until 5 June 2023.
Centre Pompidou Málaga
In addition to Bernardí Roig's exhibition, the Centre Pompidou Málaga is hosting the exhibition 'Un Tiempo Propio. To free oneself from the bonds of the everyday', an exhibition that brings together works by Matisse, Picasso and Ernst and which will be on show until 15 October 2023.
The museum, located on Pier One, also exhibits 'Living Images. Yaacov Agam'. Specially designed for children and families, this exhibition allows visitors to immerse themselves in the artistic world of the author to discover and understand his work. It will be on display until February 2023.
Until 23 April, the space also hosts the exhibition 'Lucio Fontana, recto-verso', which presents a selection of the Argentinean artist's work between 1947 and 1965. The exhibition brings together the artist's early, central and late works.
Museo Picasso Málaga
The Museo Picasso Málaga is hosting throughout the year the exhibition 'Dialogues with Picasso. Collection 2020-2023.’ The exhibition covers Pablo Picasso's artistic career thematically and chronologically, grouping his work to make it easier to understand. There are 162 works in addition to the 233 in the gallery's collection.
As part of the celebration of Picasso Year 2023, from 8 May to 10 September 2023, this space is hosting 'Picasso. Matter and Body', the first exclusive exhibition on Picasso sculpture to be seen in Spain. The exhibition highlights an artistic discipline that the Málaga-born artist considered to be central to his work.
Also as part of the celebration of the anniversary, from 21 June to 1 October, the museum is exhibiting 'The Ages of Pablo', with pieces from Málaga City Council's municipal collection and other public and private institutions in Spain. It is a chronological and stylistic journey through the work of Picasso through the stages that marked his life.
From 1 October 2023 to 24 March 2024, the space will host 'The Echo of Picasso', which reflects the influence of the painter and his styles on the art of the last century.
Museo Thyssen Málaga
Until 5 March, the Museo Thyssen Málaga is showing 'Belgian Art. From Impressionism to Magritte. Musée d'Ixelles', an exhibition of major works of modern Belgian art in collaboration with the Musée d'Ixelles in Brussels, featuring works by Hippolyte Boulenger, Constantin Meunier, Jan Toorop, Théo Van Rysselberghe, Émile Claus, Anna Boch, James Ensor, Fernand Khnopff, Félicien Rops, Léon Spilliaert, Jos Albert, Jean Brusselmans, Gustave de Smet, René Magritte, Paul Delvaux, among many others. The exhibition is sponsored by the Fundación Unicaja and McArthurGlen Málaga.
The Centro de Arte Contemporáneo CAC Málaga is hosting, until 12 February 2023, Eduardo Sarabia's first solo exhibition in a museum in Europe, 'Tú eres otro yo'. The exhibition includes a mural intervention and a selection of 30 acrylic and gold leaf drawings on paper.
Until 29 January 2023, the iconic installation 'Coeur' (2005) by the French artist Christian Boltanski can be visited in Space 5. A light bulb flickers synchronised to the rhythm of the artist's heartbeat
Thus, the space is also the venue for Miquel Navarro's exhibition 'Dominio y sueño', which focuses on the city and brings together a selection of almost 40 works, including some of his best-known cities, sculptures and materials, silkscreen prints on canvas and watercolours. On view until 5 March 2023.