The point of sculpture

Type: 
Exhibitions

For this exhibition, the artist David Bestué has selected a hundred works that offer us a journey through modern and contemporary sculptural practice, although it also includes ancient works and objects without authorship. The exhibition shows the ambition of 20th century sculpture to go beyond the representation and generation of images, and also wants to explain the great transformation of this discipline throughout the 21st century, with the application of new techniques and the appearance of new imaginaries and sensibilities.

The works selected by Bestué are presented in seven areas and bring us closer to issues such as the copying and representation of reality, experimentation with materials, the exploration of physical properties in sculpture, the relationship between object and subject, the relationship of the sculpture over time, or the representation of the human figure and the expression of complex emotions such as sexual desire. In the exhibition you can see works by Antoni Gaudí, Julio González, Joan Miró, Alexander Calder, Apel les Fenosa, Lygia Clark, On Kawara, Robert Smithson, Bruce Nauman, Pipilotti Rist, David Medalla, Eva Lootz, Susana Solano or Wolfgang Tillmans, among others.

The title of the exhibition is due to the writings of the Peruvian poet and linguist Mario Montalbetti, in which he defends "meaning" as a concept closer to direction than to the fixation of meaning.

Price

  • The price of general admission for the permanent collection of La Fundación Miró + the temporary exhibitions is € 13.00.
  • The general admission price for a temporary exhibition is € 7.00.