Southern Stars:

An Exploration of the Iberian Peninsula

Southern Stars: An Exploration of the Iberian Peninsula

Southern Stars: An Exploration of the Iberian Peninsula

Following its extensive survey of the Latin American scene in 2019, Art Paris turns to the Iberian Peninsula, bringing light to Spanish and Portuguese art from the 1950s to the present day. 18 galleries will be presenting works by a selection of 50 artists – from modern masters to contemporary artists. In parallel, projects including a video programme, site-specific installations, and conferences at the Instituto Cervantes and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Paris will highlight the creative effervescence flourishing in this part of Southern Europe.

Guest curator: Carolina Grau, independent exhibition curator

Carolina Grau has been working as an independent curator specialising in contemporary art for the last two decades. She has produced exhibitions for a wide range of institutions in the public and private sector in the United Kingdom, the USA, France, Portugal, Brazil, Italy and Spain, working both with established and upcoming artists. Grau was co-founder and co-curator of the Biennale of Jafre (2003 to 2015) and associate curator at the Arquipélago Centro de Artes Contemporaneas (Azores) in 2017. In 2019, she curated the mid-career retrospective of Spanish artist Angela de la Cruz at CGAC Santiago de Compostela and she is currently working on the solo exhibition of Portuguese artist Vasco Barata for the MAAT (Lisbon).

Pedro Moreno-Meyerhoff, Castellammare del Golfo (Sicilia), 2018
Miguel Branco, Untitled (After Aert Schouman), 2015
Mateo Maté, Discóbolo negro de la serie Canon, 2016
Patrik Grijalvo, Serie Gravitación Visual, Calatrava, Valencia, 2019
Kepa Garraza, Series Propaganda 'Comtesse d'Haussonville', 2019
Maria Helena Vieira da Silva, Les petits carreaux se débinent ou les étendards, 1953
Juan Garaizabal, Lost Amsterdam Façade, 2019

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