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9: Finished / Unfinished
MADRID  •  Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza  •  7 July - 21 September 2014
For the 9th in its series of exhibitions, the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza is presenting an analysis of the concept of the “unfinished” in painting through fourteen works from the Permanent Collection and the Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection. Structured around the traditional genres of history, landscape and portrait painting, the exhibition features sketchily executed works by both Old Master and modern painters. Works on show range from oil sketches by Rubens, Tiepolo, Géricault and Delacroix to a plein air study by Matisse and compositions by Manet, Cézanne, Van Gogh, Heckel and Kokoschka. Nineteenth-century French art was the scene of a battle that pitted the advocates of the finished and the unfinished in painting against each other.

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum Website

Contact: Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum
Paseo del Prado 8
28014 Madrid
Tel: (34) 91 369 01 51

Oskar Hansen: Open Form
BARCELONA  •  Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA)  •  10 July 2014 - 6 January 2015
Following MACBA’s line of research on the relation between architecture and other artistic practices, the exhibition traces the evolution of Polish architect and urban planner Oskaar Hansen’s theory of Open Form from its origins in his own architectural projects through its application in film, multi- screen slide projections, visual games and the performance art of other practitioners. Oskar Hansen (1922–2005) was a member of the architectural group Team 10, who voiced the first criticism of the modernist orthodoxy of the Athens Charter and the followers of Le Corbusier.

Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA) Website

Contact: MACBA
Plaça dels Àngels, 1.
8001 Barcelona
Tel: (34) 93 481 33 56

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