Estão a chegar os convites de Madrid. Paula Rego inaugura a retrospectiva no Museu Reina Sofía dia 25 de Setembro às 8 pm.
Marco Livingstone é o comissário e Robert Hughes escreve no catálogo.
Paula Rego Retrospective Exhibition
26 September 2007 until 31 December 2007
Reina Sofia Museum of Art
Paula Rego, Broken Promises, 2006 (Marlborough Fine Art Ltd.)
Via Marlborough Gallery:
"Paula Rego is one of the leading figurative painters working today, producing a richly imaginative art rooted in her own experience and memories, in her dark fantasies, in literature and art history and not least in direct observation. Born in Portugal in 1935, she travelled to England in the early 1950s to study at the Slade School of Fine Art and has made London her main home ever since. The retrospective planned for the Reina Sofía, which is being curated by the London-based art historian and independent curator Marco Livingstone, will be by far the largest and most comprehensive museum show ever held of Rego’s work.
"The last full retrospectives took place as long ago as 1997, at Tate Liverpool and the Centro Cultural de Belém in Lisbon. With more than fifty years of work now behind her, and with another decade of what is perhaps her most compelling art having followed that last retrospective, the time is ripe for a complete reassessment of Rego’s work in all media – paintings, prints, collages and drawings – seen in force in such a way that their interrelationships and evolution can be fully explored.
The exhibition will feature approximately 80 paintings (including the monumental pastels that have been Rego’s prime medium since 1994), 60 etchings and lithographs from her prolific production of over 200 editioned prints, and 60 drawings (many of which are studies for paintings and prints, shedding much light on the process by which she arrives at a final resolution in painting).
"The show will be accompanied by a substantial catalogue illustrating all the selected works, with an introduction by the curator, Marco Livingstone, an interview with the artist conducted by him, and one further essays by the art historian Robert Hughes.
Paula Rego, The Old Republic, 2005 (Marlborough Fine Art Ltd.)