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The exhibitions not to be missed this autumn in Málaga



The exhibitions not to be missed this autumn in Málaga

The Málaga of museums fills with art in autumn with new exhibitions

The Málaga of museums fills with art in autumn with new exhibitions that renew the halls of the Museo Casa Natal Picasso, the Russian Museum Collection, the Centre Pompidou Málaga, the Museo Picasso Málaga, the Museo Carmen Thyssen Malaga and the CAC Málaga.

OSGEMEOS, When the leaves turn to yellow
7th September 2022–4th December 2022

The Centro de Arte Contemporáneo of Málaga presents the first solo exhibition in a museum in Spain of OSGEMEOS, the artist duo formed by the twins Otávio and Gustavo Pandolfo. OSGEMEOS: When the leaves turn to yellow, curated by Fernando Francés, consists of a selection of more than twenty previously unpublished works, with music as the protagonist, including 22 paintings and an installation with loudspeakers made between 2006-2022.

OSGEMEOS have developed a pictorial language, influenced by the culture and music of São Paulo in the early 1980s, which shows surrealist scenarios with a dreamlike aesthetic, dealing with themes such as dreams, the family and the folkloric elements of Brazilian culture.

Picasso as seen by Otero
Until 1st November 2022

The images reveal Pablo Picasso's daily life, whether he was working on his last exhibition of ceramics in Vallauris, selecting the backgrounds for the retrospective Homage to Picasso or receiving friends and visitors in the company of his wife, Jacqueline Roque. They also illustrate the artist's solitude in his creative process and the works he lived with daily.

Picasso as seen by Otero also presents part of the unpublished archive material of the Roberto Otero Fund: notebooks handwritten by the photographer in which he recorded conversations he had with Pablo Picasso.

The more than fifteen hundred images that make up the archive acquired by the Museo Picasso Málaga in 2005 - including negatives, slides, paper copies and internegatives - constitute an important documentary testimony centred on the last period of Pablo Picasso's life and on the moment when he moved to Notre-Dame-de-Vie in the town of Mougins, in the south of France, in 1961.

Hors Pistes 2022. The ages of the images
6th October 2022 – 7th November 2022

Hors Pistes continues its collaboration with the Centre Pompidou Málaga. In its sixth edition, curated by Géraldine Gómez, Elena Robles and José María Luna, this group exhibition will showcase the photography and video projects of 17 artists who will address the themes of old age, the passage of time, the ages of life, memory, ruins, archives, transhumanism and digital eternity. The Centre Pompidou Málaga will also have a programme of parallel activities, including performances, conferences, workshops for families and guided tours, which will complement this multidisciplinary event.

In Hors Pistes will participate Cécile Proust, Olaia Sendón, Bill Morrison, Saleta Rosón, Bolan Bao, Barbara Hammer, William Delgrande, Irma Álvarez-Laviada, Jose Quintanilla, Eduardo Nave, Miguel Ángel Tornero, Jeroen van Loon, Grégory Chatonsky, Fernando de la Rosa, Mendía Echeverría, Nastassja Krassoulia and the collective El silencio de lo viejo.

Belgian Art. From Impressionism to Magritte
11th October 2022 –5th March 2023

This exhibition will explore the main aesthetic trends developed in Belgium from the end of the 19th century to the beginning of the 20th century, through a complete and unique collection of works from the Musée d'Ixelles (Brussels). Belgian art from this period has both international influences and specifically local characteristics, and is particularly significant for its advanced proposals, creative daring and the tension between a deep attachment to reality and a propensity for overflowing imagination.

The possibility of presenting an overview of the artistic development in Belgium through a selection of works from the magnificent Ixelles collection is an exceptional event: to get to know-first hand, and through remarkable examples, the essence of modern Belgian art; based on creative freedom, dazzling colour and enigmatic atmospheres.

Bernardí Roig. The last face and the aphonia of the Minotaur.
19th October 2022-28th May 2023

Bernardí Roig exhibits for the first time in Málaga and does so with The last face and the aphonia of the Minotaur, three simultaneous exhibitions at the Museo Casa Natal Picasso, the Russian Museum Collection and the Centre Pompidou Málaga. This exhibition is part of the international programme of events to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the death of Pablo Picasso (1973-2023).

The Museo Casa Natal Picasso will be showing the project Between the Mirror and the Mask, which is based on an interpretation of what is considered to be Picasso's last self-portrait, dated 30 June 1972. It shows the frontal image of a head that covers the entire surface of the paper and whose gaze is so intense that the eyes no longer fit on his face. He did another very similar one just two days later, Figure, in this case in black and white, in which Picasso has torn off a piece of his skull, his gaze has been emptied, leaving his eye sockets in the open, he has lost his lips and his teeth are bared.

Obsessed by these two drawings, in 2017 the artist created the series P.R.P. (The last portrait), the embryo of this entire project. Five drawings are the journey of an image - Picasso's last self-portrait - that dehumanizes in a metamorphosis. In the Exhibition Hall of the Museo Casa Natal Picasso, a succession of images twists in a monologue to trap the remains of the frontality of a face and its hollows, and whose identity escapes through some of its orifices.

Joan Fontcuberta: Sputnik.
November 2022

The Russian Museum Collection will host Sputnik in November. It is a fake documentary exhibition about an alleged Soviet cosmonaut, Ivan Stochnikov - Russian translation of Joan Fontcuberta's name - who was lost in space.

In this project, Fontcuberta invents a character to whom he not only gives his name, but also own face, and provides persuasive texts from the history of the Soviet space programme and manipulated photographs that reliably support the veracity of the project. In this story, real and fictitious facts, and real and manipulated documents are intermingled, raising doubts about the veracity of the project.