MALAGA – Museo Picasso Málaga presents the Miquel Barceló.Metamorphosis exhibition which takes its name from Franz Kafka’s famous story. The exhibition runs until 26th September 2021.
Comprising almost 100 works created between 2014 and 2020, Metamorphosis characterises the themes of Barceló’s works: mutation, mobility and transition. Named after Kafka’s famous 1915 story, the works are a mix of ceramics, paintings, watercolours, travel logs and bronzes.
Curated by Enrique Juncosa, the exhibition Miquel Barceló.Metamorphosis focuses on “the artist’s culturally nomadic nature”.
Barceló’s work has been shown at leading institutions all over the world, such as Museo del Prado, Madrid; Musée du Louvre, Paris; Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna, Rome; and the Marlborough Gallery, New York.
For Barceló, as it was for Pablo Picasso, the different art forms are all variations, experiments on a whole. “Each work is experimental. Each work is a trial run for another that will probably never exist. I think this is as true of my painting as my ceramics – or any other thing I make”.
He says he learned from Picasso “a kind of generic influence, a way of relating to life, a way of being in the world”.
Barceló also shares with Picasso a fascination with mythology and the archaic symbolism of bullfighting, illustrating books… And, like Picasso, Barceló is both cosmopolitan and a child of the Mediterranean, creating art both modern and primitive in its style.
Entrance to solely the temporary exhibition costs €8. For more information on the exhibition and to buy tickets, visit the Museo Picasso Malaga.