Spain and France will hold more than 40 exhibitions and events to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Pablo Picasso’s death in celebration of Picasso 1973 – 2023.
The events will take place in 38 major institutions in Europe and the United States from October, the Spanish and French culture ministers said at a joint press conference in Madrid.
Miquel Esita, Minister of Culture and Sports of Spain, explained the goal of the program: “Our ultimate goal is to claim Picasso’s artistic legacy and the authenticity of his work. If there is an artist who defines the twentieth century, who represents it. With all its cruelty, violence, emotion, transgressions and contradiction, this is without a doubt Pablo Picasso.”
“It will also allow us to confront him from a contemporary perspective, helping us to understand with the eyes of today an artist who is still alive 50 years after his death,” added Isita.
From old to new – Get Picasso ready for the younger generations
French Culture Minister Rima Abdelmalek said the aim of the events was to introduce the teacher and help explain it to a younger audience.
“Let us not hide our faces, today there are many debates about the reception of Picasso’s work, in particular from his relationship with women. To lead the younger generations towards his art, we must give them keys to understanding his work and his life and open spaces for exchange to embrace his work as a whole, and to show all aspects,” Abd al-Malik said. all possible readings of his work.
Picasso was born in Malaga in 1881 and died in France in 1973.
His artwork will be displayed in places such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and also in the city of Guggenheim along with the Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Belgium.